Taking Stock Three

I get so excited when a month comes to its end and a new one begins. I love new beginnings. They always fill me with HOPE and you know what the bible says,Hope does not disappoint. Even with the ongoing pandemic,I`m still hopeful about April being a great month.

Take stock with me today and I challenge you to do this on a daily or weekly basis. This will keep you productive in this lockdown phase.

Let’s dive in….

Making: Time to pray and pray some more, read and catch up on series.

Eating: healthier meals because we have health goals to achieve. The pandemic is no excuse to eat whatever.

Drinking: water and tea.

Reading: Buy the Future: Learning to Negotiate For a Future Better than Your Present by Mensa Otabil. This read has been enlightening and had me writing down nuggets for future use. What was on your March read list?

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Wanting: Stability in Uganda and the world at large.

Playing: music,I`m proud to say this Corona situation has me creating playlists for everything.

Wasting: no time complaining about the Corona virus and its effects on Uganda.

Creating: future content,this sounds like the content is for 2024.LOL!!

Wishing: for 2020 to overwhelm me with money, books, travel and every good thing.

Wondering: how April will look like.

Hoping: for good news.

Marveling: at people’s perceptions in times of crisis.

Smelling: a calmness in the neighborhood;no one is in a rush to do anything,not even the air we are breathing.

Wearing: my hair in bitutwa aka knots because the lockdown happened before I visited the salon.

Following: people who bring me joy and happiness on social media.

Noticing: how God is at work.

Knowing: that this too shall pass.

Bookmarking: nothing in particular.

Feeling: rested and happy.

Happy new month.

In April,your moving from glory to glory,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

Taking Stock Two

Making: Time to love people practically. I am part of a ladies mentoring programme and in February, our mentor challenged us to show love practically to people. The stories were amazing.

Eating: healthier meals because we have health goals to achieve.

Drinking: millet porridge. Do we drink porridge or we eat it?

Reading: Buy the Future: Learning to Negotiate For a Future Better than Your Present by Mensa Otabil (March read). My February reads included Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Good Morning, Holy Spirit by Benny Hinn.

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Wanting: Money to fall on me because I`m a money magnet.

Playing: music because music is good for the soul. I can`t stress that enough.

Wasting: no time with and on certain people.

Creating: content about products and services I have used before.

Wishing: for 2020 to overwhelm me with money, books, travel and every good thing.

Wondering: about my March.

Hoping: for good news.

Marveling: at how unique God has made us. A friend recently told me what he does and I was amazed at his brilliance. God has created each one of us for a unique purpose.

Smelling: a set up because I see the signs.

Wearing: my hair out.

Following: God`s leading or at least trying.

Noticing: how God is opening doors for me.

Knowing: that God was good to me in February especially amidst the storms.

Bookmarking: Articles from Rabbi Daniel Malinga`s Facebook page https://web.facebook.com/rabbidanielmalinga/

Feeling: Excited.

Happy new month.

Dwell in the secret place of the Most High,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

Taking Stock One

Making: Time to pray and read fiction books by African writers.

Eating: avocado. I always have an excuse to eat avocado.

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Drinking: Tea with ginger and cinnamon

Reading: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. One of my  friends said, this book is good because Jennifer knows how to gossip properly,like a Ugandan. She is simply brilliant and touches on key issues in the book. Read it when you can this year.

Wanting:more of God. Like  Sinach said in her song,More of You,' The more I know You is the more I want to know you,Jesus More of You....``

Playing:music because it`s good for the soul.Boom play allows me to create my own playlists. How cool is that?

Wasting:no time.

Creating: 2020 blog content .

Wishing: for 2020 to overwhelm me with money, books, travel and every good thing.

Wondering: about the plan for the Ugandan weather-its undecided lately.

Hoping:for good news.

Marveling: at authors who are brilliant writers.

Smelling: hopes and dreams.

Wearing: my hair in a protective style and warm clothing everywhere because Ugandan weather is here to rain,lol!!

Following: God`s leading or at least trying.

Noticing: how by doing something daily, a habit is formed.

Knowing: that I have a clean slate to make new memories on.

Bookmarking: Testimonies from the Worship Harvest Praise & Testimonies group on Facebook. https://web.facebook.com/groups/338577706870222/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf

Feeling: HAPPY

Happy new month.

Love in February,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

Taking Stock 13

November was a good month.I felt exhilarated from day one and by the last week,I was jittery. I had forgotten ,all about my stock taking series because my queen mother was unwell ,and that was all I could think about. Now that,we are well and back home,I can tell you all about my November.

Making: blog drafts for #BOTY2019 (Best of the Year ),a challenge created by Afrobloggers for bloggers.https://twitter.com/AfroBloggers

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Eating: healthy food-salads,boiled Irish potatoes with avocados,millet porridge.

Drinking:Water

Reading: Daughters who walk this path by Yejide Kilanko

Wanting:more of God

Playing:music. It soothes my soul

Wasting:no time in reading a good book,getting what I want

Creating: blogs for #BOTY2019

Wishing: for an overwhelming December -in a good way

Wondering: about life and death, why we can`t seem t mind our business

Hoping:for an overwhelming December-in a good way

Marvelling: at the power of collective effort,power of social media

Smelling: Christmas.Do you smell it?lol

Wearing:sweater and scarves. Ugandan weather is playing to the tunes of rain and sunshine but I`m ready for both tunes.

Following: God`s leading or at least trying

Noticing: how growth attracts opportunities,money and so much more.

Knowing: that I have the best support system .

Bookmarking: birthday messages from friends.These revealed to me what they think and know about me. It`s a humbling experience.

Feeling: HAPPY

Rest in December,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

Taking Stock 12

Ever woken up with the `I​`​m tired ,I don`t want to write anymore feeling? Well,I have.My September had me in that mood thus the absence. I promised to write in October but here we are in November,making an entry with Taking Stock 12. Read up and take stock with me.

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Making: no plans

Eating: lots of  fruits

Drinking: tea because the rainy season is upon us

Reading: Strength of Character by Joseph Kabuleta. A must read.

Wanting: more of God

Playing: mind games

Wasting: no time

Creating: time to grow my writing skill.A collaboration with a cool photographer is coming up.

Wishing: 30th November comes quickly

Enjoying : friends,the new season of my life & books

Wondering: about my November

Loving: spiritual things

Hoping: for a spectacular November

Marvelling: at spiritual things

Smelling: my coconut kiss fragrance body mist

Wearing:my natural hair out with a hint of tint.I finally gave in to the beckoning of colored hair. I did it!!

Following: Rabbi Daniel Malinga. His fellowship(Atmosphere of Revelation) happens every Friday at 6:00pm at Silver Springs hotel, Bugolobi. He is a teacher of the word and I’m happy to learn from him.

Noticing: the shift in seasons,my mindset

Knowing: I`m deeply loved by God

Bookmarking: nothing in particular

Feeling: amazing. 2019 is about to come to a close.Hello 2020,I`m ready.Lol

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I loved this painting  at Protea Hotel by Marriott-Kampala Skyz,Naguru

 

Let go in November,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

Photo credit: IZZY MEDIA UG https://web.facebook.com/256IzzyMedia/

 

©RachealKizza 2019

 

Taking Stock 11

Making: Plans. I’m a planner to the dot and I love it.

Eating: nothing special in particular.

Drinking: lots of rosemary tea.

Reading: Travelers by Helon Habila .Ps. He will be at Writivism from August,15th-August,18th at the National theatre.

Wanting: to scream and a gateaway .

Playing: music and sermons all day. My earphones have been loyal.😂😂

Wasting:no time on negative people in my life & social timelines.

Creating: time to read.

Wishing: for quick results in everything

Enjoying : books and more books. I have read 7 books this month👏👏👏

Wondering: why my sort of personality won’t allow me to be quiet in a corner when I get into a place. 😂😂😥😥

Loving: spiritual things.

Hoping:for a shift

Marveling: at spiritual things.

Smelling: mum’s body spray -cherry blossom

Wearing:my natural hair out

Following: Rabbi Daniel Malinga. His fellowship happens every Friday at 6:00pm at Silver Springs hotel, Bugolobi. He is a teacher of the word and I’m happy to learn from him always.

Noticing:how my natural hair is loving the Nissi hair products.

Knowing: that you can’t criticize what you’re not doing. Period.

Bookmarking: a particular quote from a friend, “Trust God with people and their processes. ”

Feeling: I can’t put it into words.

Shift in August,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

©RachealKizza 2019

Taking Stock 10

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Making: budgets ,blogs and plans

Eating: muesli and fruits

Drinking: water &yogurt

Reading: the book of Daniel & One day I will write about this place by Wainaina Binyavanga.

Wanting: to travel by plane

Playing: writing games that I invented.

Wasting: no cash

Creating: time to attend events that will add value to me.

Wishing: I could own lots of pairs of boots.

Enjoying: conversations with my friends on money, business, role of social media in business.

Wondering: why fear always gets the best of us😷😷😥😥

Loving: flowers

Hoping:for a flower garden

Marvelling: at how God keeps coming through

Smelling: nothing in particular

Wearing:my new pair of flat boots because this weather is for boots

Following: Sarah Jakes Roberts & Flavia K. Tumusiime

Noticing:how my natural hair has grown longer after keeping it braided for three months.

Knowing: that you can’t criticize what you’re not doing. Period.

Bookmarking: a particular quote from a friend, “Trust God with people and their processes. ”

Feeling: liberated

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Fly in July

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

©RachealKizza 2019

Taking Stock Nine

Making: time for fitness goals with a few girlfriends.

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Eating: more fruits

Drinking: more water and less soda. People I said no to soda during the Easter holidays.

Reading: Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay

Wanting: to travel to Zanzibar

Playing: MIA on WhatsApp

Wasting: no time in giving my attention to people who deserve it.

Creating:content because my mind never let’s me up until I have written down that idea.

Wishing: I could travel every month

Enjoying: being offline

Wondering: about my life

Loving: ME

Hoping:to have fun with like minded people at the Uganda International Writers Conference at Fairway hotel from 15th-17th May,2019.

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Marvelling: at Romans 8: 28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” NKJV

Smelling: Rihanna`s Nude perfume. Its so womanly and sweet

Wearing: beautiful shoes from Kitiibwa https://web.facebook.com/kitiibwadesigns/

Following: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Jackie Kay through their books

Noticing: how saving is painful

Knowing: that you can’t criticise what you are not doing. Period.

Bookmarking: statements from Manchester Happened

Feeling: happy, really happy

Labor no more in May,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

©RachealKizza 2019

Taking Stock Eight

Making: more time for prayer, music and reading

Eating: whatever is before me

Drinking: water with tamarind, it has a nice taste

Reading: Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

Wanting: to travel

Playing: dress up

Wasting: no time in complimenting people and giving because I am wealthy and generous

Creating: content for various projects

Wishing: I had all the money in the world

Enjoying: a new pair of earrings and denim dungares from Unique Liz (follow her on FB:Unique Liz, Twitter :UniqueLiz5, Instagram :uniqueliz_ug). She is your downtown hook up for all unique and elegant pieces.

Wondering: whether we support our friends and their initiatives

Loving: ME❤️

Hoping: for better days

Marvelling: at the importance of social capital

Smelling: Nude by Rihanna(this perfume is life)

Wearing: my hair in some threaded style and loving it

Following: Anne and Gabes Deku on YouTube

Noticing: how we reap what we sow

Knowing: that the low moments won’t last

Bookmarking: Quotes from Vi Keeland novels

Opening: up to buying clothes in darker shades

Giggling: about nothing in particular

Feeling:good about my friends, they are amazing

Happy April,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

Photo by : Manzi Roland

Makeup: Joy Alice (FB page: T & J Glamour)

©Racheal Kizza 2019

Taking Stock Seven

Making: more time for my thoughts

Eating: All manner of things but I tried out this yogurt at Yogusserie two days ago and I loved it.

Drinking: Chai mukalu with no sugar. Real mukalu😂 because I like it like that.

Reading: All Louise Bay novels. Though now that March is here, I am getting off this adrenaline rush.

Wanting:To attend Royal sisterhood at Worship Harvest Naalya. Some of the speakers are Moses Mukisa, Beatrice Byemanzi & wait for it, Eunice Adubango.

Playing: wide as the sky, a song by Matt Redman

Wasting: no time in pity parties.

Creating:content that makes me happy

Wishing: for Lebanese food. As I read I am Mathob, she spoke of Lebanese food as being so delicious and how every must try it out. Being a foodie , I put it on my to do list(recommend places in Ug)

Enjoying: reading books more than ever

Wondering: about Zambia. I want to go there for no reason.

Loving:my reading momentum. I have read over 10 books this month alone

Hoping: March brings me God’s very best

Marvelling: at how we think we are insignificant simply because we are focusing on people we feel are ‘significant’ because they have 1000 or a million plus likes on social media.

Smelling: oranges because I got the flue bug and oranges do the trick.

Wearing: my natural hair out

Following: Sarah Jakes Roberts, this lady is on a mission and her shine gives me light to shine.

Noticing: how we reap what we sow.

Knowing: that my besties and I will meet up in March(S and V this is me saying, I’mma hunt you down😂😂😂)

Bookmarking: quotes from I am Mathob by Mahtob Mahmoody (a must read for everyone)

Opening: up to memories from the past. Trying to understand them and me now. Is there a connection? 🤔🤔

Giggling: about my nephew’s reactions to being denied things he wants.

Feeling:happy, extremely happy. I need to learn contentment in March.

Happy March,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

©Racheal Kizza 2019