Monday, 29 December 2014

A Letter from Your Emotions: Why They Can't Stand being Bottled Up

Hi Human,
I'm Emotions. Yea, Emotions. Those feelings you feel? Happiness, anger, jealousy, frustration, sadness, joy, disgust? That's me. I don't know exactly where in your body I reside, but I cause you to feel things. So I guess I'm everywhere. 

Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Business of Starter Packs

An Interview with Entrepreneur Darissa Mertici  

  "Making a starter pack is so simple," says entrepreneur Darissa Mertici. "You take the four things that are essential to a person, thing or situation, and create an accurately labelled collage. So simple, yet so effective."

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Christmas, Daily Planners & the Art of Growing Up

2006. Trinidad. It's December 25th, 7:30am. A quiet house sits nestled between the mountains. The sun rises over Petit Valley to welcome the Christmas morning. Three young children wake up with eager eyes and twitching hands. There are gifts to be unwrapped and surprises to be had. Their greatest hope, however, is that Santa was good to them this year, and upon looking beneath the sparkling tree, it's obvious that he has been. Before long, strips and bits of wrapping paper lay abandoned on the floor, and the excitement begins. And although they know the real reason for the season, you can't blame them for their misplaced enthusiasm - for that was just a taste of more gifts and surprises to come.

Monday, 22 December 2014

I am not freaking out

A letter from me to you

It’s Christmas eve eve,
and all through my brain,
all the thoughts were running,
trying to drive me insane.
I took to my laptop 
and let them spew.
because i refused to freak out
thats one thing i knew!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

20 Facts About Me Yo

Hi hello & welcome!
First Post! For starters, 20 facts about me:

1. My name is Astrid. It means "divine strength". There's no doubt that names have power. Without this strength God gave me, I'm not sure where I would be today.
2. I'm 18
3. I'm done with secondary/high school. Am I at university? No. Have I applied anywhere? No. Do I know where i want to study? Do I know what I want to study? No and nope. Does this bother me? No. Was I lying? Yes. It's like looking into your future and seeing a cloudy mist of uncertainty. Am I trusting that God will work it out for me? Yes. (Do I have a choice? No.)