Hi guys, you almost definitely don’t know me anymore, and that’s absolutely fine. It’s been years and we’ve all definitely evolved some way or the other.
I started this blog in 2011 where I wrote about my daily life, experiences, loves and complaints. I am now Táétáé and will probably be doing the same thing, just under a different name or maybe I’ll add some more things(?) I don’t know, we’ll figure it out.
So here’s a little update of what yours truly has been doing in the past year and a half.
Turning 30 in November of 2020. I’d been looking forward to this since I was 26. My friend, coerced me into a shoot and I loved it all.
Taking care of myself a little more so this body of mine lasts as long as I need it to. So, hello sunscreen, exercising and multivitamins.
Opening myself to people more. No, I have not been hacked! I’m just embracing some changes in me that just feel… right.
Having sex. I had sex for the first time January of 2020. Hurt like the dickens! And though I tried and tried again and again, I’ve now accepted that I am among the percentile of women who will probably just not ever enjoy the act of sex in itself. It was just painful. The silver lining is that I didn’t let myself be cajoled into doing it when I was younger. I would have been so sooo angry 😖.
Smiling more. I’ve always thought I looked better when I had on a straight face because my face just never looks great in pictures when I smile. But then my favourite picture AND whatsapp profile picture is one where I’m smiling in. Go figure!
Wondering if there’s a balance between astrology in spirituality. I’ve been reading from some spiritual guides who embrace God, spirituality and astrology and it has been comforting to be so seen and understood especially because of some difficult circumstances I am in.
Getting entangled in something I had no business in getting into because I didn’t know myself and my limitations well enough.
Changing my personality type from ISFJ-T to ISFP-T. I didn’t even know that was possible and yet, here we are!
Allowing myself to grow into the person I think, I was always supposed to be and embracing this new personae regardless. It’s hard though. Because your fighting instincts that would normally guide your choices but now, those instincts can’t be trusted because they’re battling your new personality.
Trying to make healthier career choices, by going into the 9-5 race. It’s out of town and I love that for it though it remains a very, very challenging role.
Planning to relocate sometime this year. While my new job isn’t so far from home, it’s also not that close either. So, I plan to save up for my own place closer to work and move there. I’ve already started buying furniture pieces in bits!
Shifting my tailoring business from tailoring to purely crafts. While also been an outlet to my creative side, it also helps me supplement my income. I’m still working on building it up but I’m really proud of how well we’ve done
Watching summer camp Island, it’s my new favorite cartoon. Yes, I still LOVE cartoons.
Carrying around a lump in my breast. It was tolerable before but now, it’s like double the size of the normal breast and I’m done. This baby is getting out of me this month!
Losing weight. I’m a size and a half down, and now I remember all the clothes I gave out because of the ‘just give your small clothes away, you’ll never be that size again’ and I want to fight .
Cycling that’s how I lost weight. I joined a cycling group and we cycle about two and a half hours every weekend. I also do Intermittent fasting Currently, I’m on holiday-mode so, don’t hold me to that. 😁😁
Using sunscreen religiously, even when I’m indoors! I barely recognise myself! But yeah, outdoor cycling has it’s challenges and burning my skin will not be one of them.
Learning how to be better for and to my friends. No one talks about how friendships can die from the stress that adulthood brings but I’m fighting back. Well, trying
Making friends everyday and not constraining myself to a particular circle of people. If you’re an introvert, you’ll get what I mean by constraining.
Struggling emotionally to fully put behind me a relationship I should have let die a LOOOOOONG time ago.
Buying a vision board to keep all my plans and dreams around me and in my sights.
Sewing for myself again, I really don’t know how long this will last or how much time I can spare for it when work resumes but, you know what, I’m just going to go with the flow, do it when I can and enjoy it while I’m at it . I Made this sweet number for New year’s day and tell me I don’t look like a smooth criminal 😁
Happy new year, everyone! Have a wonderful year ahead. ♥️