I was so sure it wasn’t just me and everyone around me has remarked on how quickly the year has flown. I mean, it’s August. Next thing we get to the ’ember’ months – and then Christmas. But before Christmas, there’s November, my birth month. I’m quite excited about this one. But let’s not jump the gun, back to a recap of July and hopes for August.
July was pretty good. I was in Nigeria for the first 2 weeks, and close to family. I had a great time. Lagos is forever buzzing. So from eating way too much Asun*, to speaking with the guy who hit our car, spending time with friends and family, holding the Career Workshop and finally visiting Olumo rock – it was eventful!
Here’s what August is looking like:
Creating: blog posts. This blog actually makes me feel like I create something. I look at it and feel so much pride. I’m the least tech savvy person ever, and to think I actually did this from scratch? Whoop!
Drinking : only water and healthy drinks for the month of August – because I’ve signed up to the #Whole30 challenge.
Reading : Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. I’ve always wanted to read it but I just kept procrastinating. I’m only a few pages into it and I can already identify with some of the issues she’s raised about women in the work place. I’ll definitely do a review. I’m also reading “The Purpose Room” by Heather Lindsey. It’s the first book of hers I’m trying out and I hope it inspires me. What life without purpose? Also trying to generally read more ‘serious’ books.
Needing: to braid my hair. I think I’m convinced that weaves are not for me, and I don’t take care of them really well. Obviously, I’ll be sticking to my regular twist braids.
Wondering: how far I’ll go with this #Whole30 challenge where essentially one eats only whole foods. The worst bit of it, is probably that I can’t eat rice. Today is Day 2. I had eggs and cucumber for breakfast and having roasted potato and sauce for lunch (and cucumber again!). Not doing it for any particular reasons, but just for fun and maybe to see how disciplined I can be. I’ll be tweeting occasionally about it. Follow me and give some encouragement? @KacheeTee
Loving: the fact that my morning challenge pretty much worked. So, I’m kind of becoming a morning person. At least, I hardly snoozed my alarm, in the past three weeks since I started. Hope that continues in August!
Hoping: Everything good will come. All the plans and hopes for the year 2016. pS: Anyone read that book that Sefi Atta – Everything good will come? I have, but I can’t really remember and I hear it’s great!
Liking: everything Blush Pink! I’ve never really liked pink but this is definitely my favourite colour at the moment. There’s something so calming about it.
Marvelling: at the fact that the blog will be six months on the 10th and I have pretty much blogged consistently. Feels surreal. You can check out the very first published post here and why I felt the need to blog starting from Ash Wednesday. Thank you for reading, for sharing, for commenting. You make it all worth it.
Wearing: Culottes. This has to be my go-to item these days. If I could I’ll wear them everyday. Just so free and comfy. I’m probably just becoming old to be honest. In other news, not looking forward to winter and back to wearing tights. Arggh.
Feeling: Inspired to work on my bingo wings this month! I’ve signed up for the challenge with Coach E, so let’s see what happens at the end of the month.
Following: Jesus. To be more intentional about making time out to study God’s word this month and spend time with Him.
Noticing: that some of the early readers have disappeared from the comment section of the blog. Come back, guys! I miss you.
Looking: forward to the wedding we get to attend this month! I really love weddings and everything associated with it. As usual, I’ll be a SeatMover / Spouse Clinger type of dancer.
Playing: Pokemon. Not! Has anyone downloaded and played this game. Seriously I had never even heard about it. What’s your experience like?
Wasting: time in updating my CV. It was on my July to do list and now got carried forward into August. But we gotta do, what we gotta do!
Enjoying: the very last bits of summer this August. I really hope we can have an outdoor picnic as well, by the lake.
Waiting: for my skin to start glowing. I’ve now dumped my regular body lotion for Coconut Oil. As you all said in this post, that it’s the best thing ever.
Thinking: about how Instagram has essentially created an inbuilt SnapChat with it’s new Instagram Stories. So essentially you can upload videos and they disappear after 24 hours. It’s crazy. There had to be some legal loophole to allow them do this. But, I can’t wait to get the update, I’ll definitely be uploading so much videos (as SnapChat just seemed like an extra social media I couldn’t be bothered with). Let’s hang on IG – @KacheeTee
Bookmarking: A lot of blogs via bloglovin‘. As I always say, I never realised there were a lot of blogs around. There’s something interesting about getting into people’s heads via their blogs. Interestingly for many of the blogs, I’ve been the very first follower. If you’re a blogger, you should probably have your blog on bloglovin‘. Please follow mine here!
Opening: my eyes each day, knowing it’s a blessing to be in the 8th month of the year, hale and hearty.
Wishing: I could be closer to friends and family and everyone wasn’t so far away. But deciding to consciously make time out this month for phone calls and Skype.
Wanting: To get the hang of Pinterest! Hopefully, I tick that off my list this month.
How was July for you, and have you got any August plans and hopes? Share Share!
Hope you all have an amazing month, filled with good news and so much positivity!
pS: It’s so humbling when people send me messages and say ‘Kachi you should write about this’. I got about 5 requests in July, and I’m working on it – because they are actually things I’ve identified with. There’s just so little time. Couple of days ago, someone reached out to me saying how grateful she was that the post on Men’s gifts helped her decide what to get her fiance. And two couples reached out to me as well, that they’ll like to feature in the Inter-Ethnic Love Stories. I’m so touched that this blog makes such an impact, and has connected me with so many amazing people. Thank YOU! *now running off before I get anymore emotional*
'DaraAugust 3, 2016 at 14:57
I feel like a superhero right now; feels great to start the discussion for this post. **pops collar and flips hair** lolI really to outline my monthly goals. I think it gives one a sense of direction for the month.Yes! to the Asun goodness. One of the few good things in this life. It’s hard deciding which should top the list- Asun or puff puff or Kilishi
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 3, 2016 at 15:26
I was never really a puff puff fan oh….but I’m slowlyy getting converted. It’s good! Kilishi, goodness Dara! Outlining goals are great and ticking them off, even greater!ps: Welldone Superhero!
1 + The OneAugust 3, 2016 at 17:52
HEyyyy! My first comment. Love reading your blog posts! Your post got me thinking about what goal(s) I’ve set for the month of August!
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 3, 2016 at 18:07
And I was just about to read your Dear Diary post! Thank you SO much babe! Set goals all the way! 😘😘. And thank you for commenting!!
Sarah Enuwa AuduAugust 3, 2016 at 19:04
i feel you dear, this year is just going way too fast. I too am hoping for only good things this month and absolutely loving culottes. And yes to intentionally following Jesus. I love this version of taking stock.Princess Audu
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 4, 2016 at 10:22
Thank you Sarah!!
Tunrayo A.August 3, 2016 at 21:30
I didn’t know Bloglovin was still widely used. I used to follow blogs on bloglovin before I started my blog and I don’t use my bloglovin account anymore. Who knows, I may reopen it this week.
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 4, 2016 at 10:12
Maybe because I’m new to the blogging thing, but it helps me find blogs and follow them, else I’ll just forget!
TunrieAugust 4, 2016 at 08:41
Oh Kachee. Culottes are the gospel. I found myself wearing mine so consistently I had to gently respect myself. I think the whole 30 challenge should be a breeze. Don’t sweat it. Haha maybe you should chill with the cucumber, so you don’t start hating it.Also hoping everything good will come and keeping a good attitude while waiting. I’m enjoying my transition period and wait what? Isn’t your skin glowing already?Hoping you could forward me your CV when you’re done so I could learn or should I send mine? Pinterest is pretty easy. Again don’t sweat. Cheers to an amazing August!
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 15, 2016 at 09:04
How dare I not reply to my Tunrie’s comment? Lol! I’ve chilled with Cucumber and i think I’m on Carrots now. You can send your CV love – I’ll take a look. Mine may have some office confidential information + I’m not even done. My skin isn’t glowing oh. But early days so I’m still watching the effects of coconut oil.Thanks love! Have a great one as well.
BagosMutendiBlogAugust 4, 2016 at 09:59
If i hear…Busy trying to set up other ‘sturvs’ but I’m back..
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 4, 2016 at 10:11
Yay! Hahahahahah. I actually had you in mind. Loool!
BagosMutendiBlogAugust 5, 2016 at 14:07
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 5, 2016 at 14:10
Are you not just the best? And for all reading this, This was the very first subscriber on the Blog!
BagosMutendiBlogAugust 10, 2016 at 08:18
*adopts peacock pose
TheShanyiLifeAugust 4, 2016 at 11:17
You really have been blogging for just 6 months?? Goodness gracious. I ‘throwa’ salute o, nne.Yeah, it’s really a blessing to have come this far.Happy Birthday in advance dear..
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 4, 2016 at 11:22
Hahahahaa. Thank you!Birthday is in November, but thank you for this very first wish!
SkyAugust 4, 2016 at 17:52
Even when we don’t comment, we are here reading…I’m not a game person, so i think that Pokemon thing is just crazy.I’m not much of a meat person, so i feel indifferent about Asun. And Suya. And Kilishi. etc.Kachee this blog is just six months old?! great job!SkyNotFancy
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 4, 2016 at 18:06
Awww Thank you Sky!! I’m too much of a meat person! LolThank you SO much!! 😘
AmakamediaAugust 8, 2016 at 07:20
You inspire me. Thanks for coming over on the blogosphere. Keep doing what you do and getting better at it. That your post about your visit to the Olumo rock is still fresh in my head.amakamedia.com
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 8, 2016 at 08:32
Thank you Amaka!! You inspire me so much as well! Have a great week!
NedouxAugust 8, 2016 at 08:30
Hi Kachee,I enjoy these “Taking stock” type posts, very precise updates. July was very good to me. :-)Water, Culottes and Hoping. – I need to drink more aqua, I need to sew culottes, I hope that everything good will come. :-)’Everything good will come’ is on my list of top 10 favourite books, an excellent story.Best wishes for August!
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 8, 2016 at 08:34
Ah! Thank God for July. Plus you held that Sewing workshop which was really good!. I need to read “Everything Good will Come” again! Hahahaha. Can’t wait to see your Culottes!Have an awesome week and best wishes for August too! (I see you’ve started off unleashing your artistic genius)…
Chinelo OkoliAugust 9, 2016 at 17:52
Wishing u an awesome august Kachee.Btw, you are doing an awesome job being a consistent blogger. To think u’ve only been at it for 6 months? Well done girl. I like the fact that u take the time to engage and reply comments. Some bloggers don’t have half ur comments yet don’t bother engaging with their readers.Nelo’s Halo Blog
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 10, 2016 at 08:41
Thank you Nelo! The comments are the best bit for me, as I really care what people think and I like to engage, Makes it feel like a two-way conversation. I understand it could be quite tiring replying every comment, but we have to make time if that’s what matters to you. Have an amazing August too!
AbbyAugust 10, 2016 at 20:16
Your blog is such a breath of fresh air!honest and light hearted! Nice you got on the ‘taking stock’ review format! Love it!If you are looking to read more serious books re purpose you should read The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. I have been reading Everything Good will come for like 5 months now.quite witty and interesting. I just cant find time to finish it. Smh for meWelcome to the braids gang! I can’t stand weaves especially because they need to be properly maintained and I rush out of the house almost every day(another smh for me)oh and welcome to coconut oil gang!Hope your August has been going well!Cheers 🙂
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 10, 2016 at 20:21
Abby! Thank you. I have the Purpose Driven Life starring at me from my dressing table. I’ve had it for over 7 years as Tee got it for me after we had dated six months. Lol! Interestingly, it’s the one book I haven’t been able to finish. I just breezed through. Lol.August is going well! I’ve braided my hair girl. Such a relief that I can touch my scalp again. I rush out of the house well most times! Loool. Have a wonderful month love! 😘😘
Oladeji Olayinka DoyinAugust 12, 2016 at 08:19
I cannot believe that I am just seeing this post. It is amazing how your blog has been bookmarked on my phone and PC.My colleagues at work have caught the virus too. We just cannot get enough of it. Thank you for always blogging with a fresh perspective to things and being so awesome.
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 12, 2016 at 22:38
Awwww! When I saw this comment, it made my day. Thank you so much for dropping a comment! And for getting your colleagues hooked too. Lol! Xx
ChidinmaAugust 12, 2016 at 22:22
Like Abby said. Your blog is a breathe of fresh air. Your personality is amazing even though we’ve not met and I can only pray for greater heights for you. Meanwhile : I’m liking this taking stock trend o. I’d follow suit on the blog too.
Kachee || KacheeTee.comAugust 12, 2016 at 22:37
Thanks love! That means a lot to me! Guess I’ll stick to this pattern then.