Monday, 4 September 2017

Fiercely journeying through our 20s

Hello there!😊

I recently read a great quote from a friend’s Twitter account which said ‘I am enough. I have enough’. I have had a lot of time to do a lot of thinking these past few weeks, and I have also reconnected with many friends, and ignited some genuinely great friendships along the way.

Throughout all this, I have had some good banter and candid conversations. Most of them begin with a catch up on how life is going and then meander into this beautiful journey we call our 20s. Lots of us 20-somethings are going through important milestones.. I’m talking life changing events such as marriage, scholarships and the pursuit of second degrees, new jobs and career changes, new relationships, new businesses, starting families, pursuing new passions.. the list is endless!

I honestly feel my heart really warm up when I see all of this. It signifies growth, maturity, progress.. which are all incredibly positive! But not all the change comes easy or comes pretty, other people are also going through painful processes such as miscarriages and difficult pregnancies, difficult marriages, retrenchment and job loss, struggling businesses, difficult family trials, death of loved ones, sickness, depression, self doubt.. And these are very trying, traumatic and daunting periods..

No one can fully understand a situation (whether good or not so good), except the individual who finds himself in it.

I am writing this post to:-
-really laud those who are flourishing in this season of life, to fully cheer them on, root for them 110%!! To that person who just managed to break a bad habit/ addiction, the person that just moved out of home, the person who just bagged a scholarship and entry into their dream school (shoutout to those starting grad school this September, yay!), to that person who just started a blog (shoutout to the fitness blog Tizi), that person who just landed their dream job, the person who just bought their first home, the one who started a new business.. and to anyone who has achieved their own personal version of success..Congratulations through and through!

-to encourage those going through a stage called being in the ‘waiting room of life’. Where things are neither here nor there. Where you are frustrated at your job or just lost that job, lost that business deal, lost a loved one, missed that promotion, started that venture that just isn’t picking up, lost money in that investment.. or you who is just going through an incredibly difficult time.. may you always be reminded that this is just a season, and it too, shall pass.

Lastly we need to take time to pray and be there for each other, intentionally and truly. Journeying our 20s and into our 30s is a bittersweet roller coaster, but, an overall amazing, wholesome and beautiful experience. I’ll leave you with another beautiful quote:


‘Surround yourself with people who add value to your life, who challenge you to be greater than you were yesterday, who sprinkle magic into your existence, just like you do to theirs. Life isn’t to be done alone. Find your tribe- and journey freely and loyally together’ Alex Elle

PS: As you may/ may not have noticed, this is my old blog and my actual blog (calibratedblossom.com) is still under construction. Literally! But I will redirect all my traffic to the main site when it is fully up and running 😊Thank you to EVERYONE who encouraged me to get back to writing.. a heartfelt and sincere thank you! Love and light.

24 comments:

  1. Yay! I am so happy to see you back here. Thank you for the encouraging words πŸ’Œ. I am looking forward to more encouraging articles❤❤

    Founder of Tizi,
    LOISE M

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    1. Thank you Loise. Certainly alot more coming. And proud of the journey and milestones of Tizi

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  2. Yay! Calibrated Blossom is BACK! We've missed you hun' looking forward to more uplifting content and all the best!

    Founder, Backdrop Agency!

    Sharon Machira

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    1. Thank you Sharon for the support! Also definitely following the amazing progress of Backdrop!

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  3. "..anyone who has achieved their own personal version of success" The term Version has really struck me in this statement. It is very key for one to understand their "Version" of success in this age. An inspiration indeed. Keep em coming :-)

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    1. Thank you Frank, for constantly challenging me to go back to this! I will definitely keep them coming! And yes, success is defined differently for each of us.

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  4. Pick the words right out of my mouth. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us.

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    1. G! Thank you, the support means a lot! :-)

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  5. Yes!!!! I'm so happy to see you back to blogging, sharing & inspiring! This post speaks to me! In so many ways.

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    1. Thank you D! I am glad it spoke to you :-)

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  6. Finally, Karibu nyumbani 😊😊😊. In this day and age it's so important to realize that we all move at different paces, and to encourage ourselves and each other yo embrace the strides made. Thank you for this. Much love

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    1. Couldnt have said it any better! we are all individuals with such different paths. Thank you Nasi :-)

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  7. Beautiful piece!!! Looking forward to reading more of this and continuous encouragement along our journeys we all need it! �� To greater heights, self discovery and more happiness ❤️

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    1. Indeed! To greater heights and digging deep and discovering ourselves. Thanks Jany :-)

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  8. This has been a heartfelt read that has woken me up to the reality that we are all going through something at some stage in our lives.

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    1. Yes we are, and it never stops! even into our 30s, we will still be going through this beautiful journey. Looking forward to reading content on your blog too. Thanks Carol :-)

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  9. Hi Lydia! I needed to read this today :)
    Glad that you're back to blogging and look forward to reading most posts and cheering you on. Excellent quote by Allex Elle.
    My key take-a-way, take time to pray and be there for each other, intentionally and truly...we can't do this enough.

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    1. *more posts

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    2. yes its not enough to succeed alone, you must do it with your team/squad! Thank you Carol for stopping by to read this :-)

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  10. So this is where we get to tap into your soul!!! Looking forward to so much more

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    1. Thankyou Neemo! And I hope to deliver a whole lot more, from the heart :-)

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  11. Great article Lydia :) Always nice to read something utterly relatable, looking forward to more posts!

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    1. Thankyou for taking time to read and comment Sharon. Hope to post a whole lot more!

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