My Voice

I honour my voice because my opinion ,Cheryl’s opinion, is valid

The words that come out of my mouth may either be quick,witty,wrong,funny,inappropriate,kind,loving,hurtful but they are still my words.

The words from the depths of my soul or the back of my brain or at times the tip of my tongue.

Its my opinion its valid so don’t ignore me

Don’t push me away like am a empty devoid of a soul in which feelings reside

I for one don’t ignore you

I listen to you

Then listen to me please

I honour my voice because my opinion is valid


13 Thoughts on a Sunday

Originally i wanted to write one of those “20 things you should do before you are 20” posts but i deviated from the plan and wrote this instead

  1. Make true friendships that will last a lifetime.
  2. Make a budget and stick to it.
  3. Stand up for yourself even when you are terrified at the prospect.
  4. Have a good laugh every once in a while.
  5. Rewrite the narrative in your subconscious mind to be positive and in line with the kind of life you want and the dreams you want to achieve.
  6. Be responsible for every aspect of your life.
  7. Stop trying to change people that’s not part of job description in life.
  8. Know yourself and love yourself because you are worthy
  9. Invest in yourself through books podcasts classes and hobbies so you can grow into the person you want to become.
  10. Own your faith. Its yours and nobody else’s for that matter.
  11. Follow your heart and intuition they already know where you are going. (Steve jobs)
  12. Be yourself because your amazing just the way you are.
  13. Finally learn to mind your own business or else everyone is gonna be like

Start small

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step

This holds true for any kind “journey” that you are taking in your life. It may be the beginning of a new routine or a habit or a new job or even a new school every thing begins from somewhere then overtime compounds into something beautiful

Imagine if you were born a grown man or woman; no chance to be a child to play to dance in the rain to be mischievous no first day of school for you no highschool no prom(for those who have one we don’t) no college no uni that would mean that if you were born today tomorrow you would be off to work or whatever thing you are doing with your life. Cool right? No its not because you wont have any memories neither will you have the experiences that have made you the person you are today

The point of my little story is that there are no quick fixes in life and very few overnight success stories. Every successful person began from somewhere and every day they did something towards the achievement of their goals. You can’t wake up tomorrow the person you want to be you have to work towards that every single day. Trust the process and remember to celebrate whatever victories you have that gives you the motivation you need during tough times.


The crowds are in uproar. Boulders are lining the streets a large fire has been lit in the middle of the road the shop windows are broken people are running in all directions either towards their opponents or away to safety. Suddenly shots rent the air the police have arrived to try and calm the people.

However the opposing sides are hellbent on destroying each other none afraid of death. It’s a non ending spiral of violence .By the end of the day the situation is under control but at what cost you may ask

Some of the people are either badly injured behind bars or worse dead. If you happen to ask anyone from either side of the warring parties why they resorted to violence instead of dialogue they’d probably say ,” I have a visceral dislike for the other party talking to them won’t work for me. It simply won’t.”

Dinner with friends & family

foodiesfeed.com_people-feasting-on-healthy-salad-buffet (1) This weekend why don’t you try your hand at cooking then you can invite your friends or family for dinner brunch or lunch. Good meals do bring people together memories are created jokes are shared and people are generally happy.

However if you have never cooked a meal in your life please have a takeaway or practice cooking prior to the event there are lots of resources online for people who want to learn how to cook. You definitely don’t want to serve people charred or raw food.

As somebody said“Success hugs you in private. Failure slaps you in public. That my friend is how life works.” 

Happy cooking


“Exercise gives you endorphins.   Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t kill their husbands. They just don’t.”Elle Woods

find a  exercise  regimen that works for you and stick to it

if you want that six-pack  then you better be ready to work harder than the person who simply wants to be fit

don’t give up because success is usually just around the corner

                              HAPPY EXERCISING