Today’s Feature Friday guest is friend and blogging newbie, Venean Bosch.
I met Venean at church when we were both still very single and very looking. Hahaha. As single moms who love to write and over think and think about why we are over thinking and write about that, we totally hit it off from the get go. But, as these things go, life happened and we switched circles and somehow disconnected, until she started blogging this year. Woohoo! Bloggers unite!
I’ve decided to feature V today because, as I’ve said, she is a new blogger, a really good writer and I believe that she has a lot to share.
This is what she had to say about it: “I enjoy writing so naturally a place to be who you are, in terms of yourself holistically, and not just one or two sided, entices me. It’s a place where I can share parts of my life which is always exciting for someone who loves to share! I blog about my meantime – inspired by the book by Iyanla Vazant: A time between all the big things – the wedding, the babies, the trip overseas… are we really living our lives to the fullest in-between, and what I am doing with my in-between, and being present in it.”
Since the last time I saw her we have both grown (inwardly and, in my case, outwardly) and we are both now Mrs’s. 's.
Like me, she and hubby both have kids from previous relationships, Nia (10) and Emilie (9). She says her favorite things comprise of:
1. Her slippers
2. Her family
But I am guessing not in that order.
1. So... who are you?
Really? I am…. Is this a trick question? I am Vee? Does this suffice? This is tough... I am a little bit of a lot of things, and I don’t fully know yet either, I am still growing every day and hoping to change for the better. So whoever I am today I hope in tomorrows to come I am not the same. Although sometimes the same is good. Eeeck! Hope this makes sense.
2. You're a feature today, because I think you're pretty cool :) Why do you think you're cool?
LOL! I feel like I’m on Today with Trevor Noah… I think the coolest thing about me is… my ability to always always bounce back :) #imcoollikethat
3. What is your favorite thing at the moment?
BLOGGING! And definitely reading blogs!
4. If you could change one thing today, what would it be?
I first wanted to say the poverty in the world – I hate, like loathe, seeing and imagining people without the basics. But if I could change one thing today it would be for everyone to just be a little kinder to one another, because I think the world would be a better place. That really sounds so cliché – but honestly.
5. Learnt how to make anything recently?
Well just recently Emilie and I had to make a model robot. So I learnt how to make that and I re-learn how to make old dishes exciting (because that’s my other job – home manager). Oh… I made a rainbow cake for Emilie’s 9th birthday, it’s just a plain cake but with lots of color. It was so cool. I was a superwoman for the day – in her eyes anyway.
6. Share your favorite tip/trick:
My favorite and most used tip is (and don’t tell anyone now because they will think I’m bonkers), when life gets really crazy and you don’t remember your own name – because it happens (not to you? Oh no me neither! hahahaha). To stop, close your eyes and ask yourself where am I? (literally hey… in bed, in the car, in the bath), what do I hear (eg. cars, radio, laughing), what do I feel (the air, warmth, the seats, the floor, the water), what do I smell (you get the jist of it…) and then when you open your eyes ask yourself… but did you die? WAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKA! But really – sometimes we lose perspective and get ourselves very worked up about things that don’t even matter. Don’t now do this while you need to be concentrating on something important like driving because ja…well be smart.
7. Imagine we're your kids :) now imagine you had to share a life lesson with us. What would it be?
WOW! The responsibility that lies in that – when life has so much to share. I think the biggest lesson I have learnt and would want to teach my children would be: Forgive. Forgive and then forgive again – be it forgiving yourself, your family, your friends and just about everyone you meet. Don’t take everything too personally most times – it’s not even about you, and definitely not worth getting your heart in a mess over. You can only control you – your actions, your feelings and your thoughts and if you keep forgiving and then loving – you will be the best version of yourself, always. And that is best thing you can do for you and everyone around you.