Kufungua roho

Decided to get started on my deadline and made a call this morning. Uber scary opening up (yes I know I have spilled my guts on this here blog but still)…

Kufungua roho..I’m told its quite draining but heh, anything is better than this current feeling.

So let’s see how it goes.

ValFM:

  • Zuzu (remix)- Elani

Deadline

I told myself during one of my “aha” moments that I have  until the end of this year to stop dwelling. Still don’t understand why I feel no further along that I did in January which sucks.

Yes I know it is an arbitrary deadline and if January fikas and I still feel the same way I shall be  upset but still…its something to work towards.

Recently I’ve had some conversations where people either assume I’m back in the game or encourage me to get back in the game. When I say “meh”, they nod somewhat smugly and say that will change soon when I meet the right one. But what makes one the “right one”? Really what? I thought I had figured that out, turns out I was seriously wrong….so I don’t trust my judgement right now.

Had some other conversations and read some interviews lately that show me when it works, it really works…but again “meh”. I’ve been rethinking my personal narrative lately, what I thought was wasn’t in many aspects and at the same time, I don’t want what I currently mirror.

Too many thoughts rattling around.

ValFM:

  • Down on one- Sarkodie ft Fuse ODG

 

 

 

Transitory

I almost made a stupid decision jana. But I didn’t and today I’m thankful I didn’t. It made me realise that I am not willing to seek short term solutions which have long term consequences any longer. Before I always wanted to feel better right that instant, not thinking of how I’d pay for that later.

Reminding myself that how I was feeling was transitory also helped.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This may be a cliched saying but it is quite true. I kept hopping back on the merry-go-round, getting excited yet again at the beginning, only to inevitably crash and burn and begin the process of dusting myself again. Yet somehow I tend to forget this when an opportunity presents itself. Not this time though… So yeah minor yet major win for me!

 

ValFM:

Just do you- India Arie

Team block

So usually when I say I am done with something…I am but upto a point. There is always a ka-door left open somewhere which usually allows bullshit to come back. Gah!

Deleting only used to be my preferred mode. The good thing, I can’t contact you anymore…the bad, you can still contact me. Then I’m back in the quagmire.

Something struck me leo during my weekly sessions. If something is bothering you, find out if its a transitory feeling. If its not, either do something about it or suck it up. Now I refuse to continue letting things within my sphere of influence irritate my life. I can’t change someone’s actions/words but I can choose how I respond or react to them.

Slight digression: Ever felt that you might have dreamed up a conversation? When someone denies what they said before, of course under the guise of “Just to be clear” mpaka you wonder if you hallucinated the whole thing. I now see why certain friends take screen shots or refuse to delete conversation threads. You need proof sometimes, because some people will deny and deny and deny and continue to deny so well mpaka you wonder if you made it all up.

Anyhu, I’m now team blocking. No arguments, no convoluted discussions about “then why did you say xyz”. Nah, “ok then” and block…and move on.

I can’t say I’m moving on if I keep attracting the same old bullshit in my life.

ValFM:

Shake it off- Taylor Swift

Review

As I get older (eeek) a few things have been occurring to me.

1. I can’t have a year like this one. I refuse, I rebuke it all.

2. I thought alot about giving up on my dream. I told myself that all this trying and trying and trying some more is getting me nowhere. Doubts set in with each disappointment and makes me question myself. But as one of my friends is fond of saying, its not over until you’re dead. So yeah I guess I’ll try some more. Plus try new things..even those I don’t particularly wish to do.

3. I refuse to center my life on someone. Never again. I have really thought about the reasons why this breakup has really wezad me, and this is one of the reasons. Trying to center my life on my values. Those are unchanging regardless of time.

4. I watched this TED talk by Brené Brown on “The power of Vulnerability” on Friday, and it felt like she was inside my head. You can’t suppress feelings selectively. So when you numb negative feelings, you numb the good ones as well. I think that’s why this year I have felt like I’ve been living under a permanent grey cloud. So I started doing a gratitude exercise suggested by a pal. Writing down 3 things I am thankful for everyday. I don’t write everyday, but I am working on it.

 

ValFM:

  • Try- Jill Scott

Be gone…and stay gone.

When some people decide to go, why can’t they stay gone? Everyone comes with their own brand of weirdness yes? So if you feel you can’t handle my particular brand, you are free to leave. I’ll get over it.

My confusion comes when you decide you want to make a comeback. Did you think it through? Ask yourself if really you want to get involved again? I honestly think some people don’t take this step. You just decide to show up fuuaaa like that. I don’t understand. Is it that you had forgotten the reason why you decide to go in the first place, or you figured you can handle it now, or it is not an issue for you anymore? All the questions.

The way I am so calm when I tell you to just stay away…and you insist that no, you want us to talk again. I’m like really? Because sooner or later (usually sooner) the same issues resurface. Also one helpful point, wait for me to tell you I am angry. Don’t assume I am…because you think you know me better than I know myself. Another thing…if I say the issue is “x”, why do you decide my issue is “y”? Am I not speaking in plain English?

Today I just shrugged and thought “this is why I didn’t want to get into this in the first place”.

What amused me today is I seriously sat and wondered if maybe I am imagining my own things. The way you can deny certain behaviours so hard mpaka I’m like “is it me?”…then I found out it wasn’t me! It was a real thing. Ha!!

 

ValFM:

  • Magic- MNEK Cover
  • Wrote a song about you- MNEK

 

Currently

Things that are making me happier:

  • Making triple chunk brownies and serving it with salted caramel icecream as dinner last nice…Oh and rose. It was so good! Gah like crack!!! I’m going to freeze the rest of the brownies and save them for needed moments..
  • Talking back to the voice in my head that brings back unhappy thoughts….its a work in progress…but hey its working..and I’m taking all the small wins I can get.
  • Enough with the stalking (ahem shame face)….it does me no good. I avoided it jana. Another win!
  • Listening to Deitrick Haddon…so calming.

 

ValFM:

  • Through it all- Deitrick Haddon
  • Fire we make (remix)- Raheem DeVaughn (can’t get over this song)