Now in September…

 

Monday Love 💝Bloody hell! This is food poisoning on crack. The day was so tricky, even my Monday write-up spilled into…

Posted by SallyChiwuziedotcom on Monday, September 11, 2017

Friday Love 💝Sally Chiwuzie here, sunglasses on. Dream chasing and legacy building are on track. Continuous…

Posted by SallyChiwuziedotcom on Friday, September 8, 2017

Thursday Love 💝What's that saying again? 'Pride goes before a fall!' Sally Chiwuzie here, sunglasses on. Dream…

Posted by SallyChiwuziedotcom on Thursday, September 7, 2017

'Time to be an adultier adult.' I reminded myself following a good few days of compulsory logistics overhaul. Even with…

Posted by SallyChiwuziedotcom on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tuesday Love 💝Sally Chiwuzie here, sunglasses on. Dream chasing and legacy building are on track. Continuous…

Posted by SallyChiwuziedotcom on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Monday Love 💝So my ex is seeing someone and apparently they are happy. I cannot, for the life of me, fathom the…

Posted by SallyChiwuziedotcom on Monday, September 4, 2017

*clears throat* – repeat after me: 'something amazing is about to happen' (in your mind, but imagine you are being…

Posted by SallyChiwuziedotcom on Friday, September 1, 2017

…and the 'ember months begin #itschristmastimorrow #Q4 #autumn🍁 #finishstrong #2017goals #UnshakableIsaStateOfMind #unshakable

Posted by SallyChiwuziedotcom on Friday, September 1, 2017

It’s Not Always About Holding The Good Cards In Life. No. It’s What You Do With Them

I grew up in Benin, Nigeria – totally average lifestyle which tipped in favour of riches or deprivation depending on the economic season. With regards to the latter, there were times when, for example, we would go a couple of weeks with no running water. With a strong sense of nostalgia, I can tell you that we would walk a good few miles with jerrycans in search and had buckets out in the garden hoping to catch rain drops. Did I feel deprived? Hell no. In fact, I almost longed for times like these because for my siblings and I this was the perfect opportunity to socialise with the neighbours and do some bonding ourselves. Of course, you cannot miss what you don’t have, so I never felt like life ought to be anything other than exactly what it was. These special adventures shaped who I am today in a sense so that I truly understand that I really do not have to be a millionaire to be on the money (in the words of my friend, Martin). When you understand that it’s about quality as opposed to quantity, about resourcefulness, mix and match, gratitude for your (humble) portion, that’s when the neighbours bright red shiny Bentley with the Swarovski studded alloy wheels (or whatever funky stuff they do these days 😐) means diddly squat, it’s then that you can feed the five thousand with five fish – one of the characteristics of being off the hook unshakable! 

Sally Chiwuzie here, sunglasses on. Dream chasing and legacy building are on track. I’m day dreaming in flashbacks this morning as continuous improvement reminds me that it’s not always about holding the good cards in life. No. It’s what you do with them cards that makes the difference. Make sense?

Be unshakable. Be in truth with yourself. Love yourself.

Lots of love,
Unshakable Sally xxx

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Everybody Is My Teacher

“An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never break.” – A Chinese Proverb

There is no such thing as a coincidence. With the many faces of my life’s changing phases, I have come to realise that my life can be compartmentalised into interaction seasons. Some people come in and walk my path with me for a short time, others prove that their footsteps are likely to pitter-patter alongside mine all the way through to eternity, some take a break along the way and then return. Some never come back. In all these interactions, there’s one thing I know for sure – these people do not come into and out of my life by coincidence, but to teach me a lesson of some sort, thereby ensuring I walk the right path in fulfilment of destiny. There’s something comforting about knowing my steps are intentionally directed because in trusting the process, I take it all, sift, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of comfort, I blow the rest away. 

Sally Chiwuzie here, sun-rays seeping through the windows of the train inspiring an awesome day dream – sunglasses ON. Dream chasing and legacy building are on track. Today I am grateful for all the invisible threads woven about my destiny, as continuous improvement reminds me that everybody is my teacher.

Be unshakable. Be in truth with yourself. Love yourself.

Lots of love,
Unshakable Sally xxx

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Just Because You See 6 Where I See 9 Doesn’t Make Either Of Us Wrong Or Right

Friday Love 💝

Note to all people pleasers (Sally Chiwuzie guilty of caring too much for external perception)….
I am ending the working week with a little story I read floating along my timeline on Facebook. An old man, a little boy and a donkey were going on a journey, the little boy rode the donkey while the old man walked. People thought it was a shame that the old man walked while the boy enjoyed the ride. They thought that perhaps the people were right, so they swapped places. People then lamented at how awful it is that the little boy is walking while the man rode the donkey, so they both walked instead. Then people thought them stupid for having a donkey, yet walking. Thinking how right the people were, they both got on the donkey and continued their journey until people labelled them cruel. They got off the donkey and carried it instead. They were crossing a bridge when they lost their grip of the donkey and dropped him so that he fell into the waters and drowned. The moral of the story is if you try to please people, you might as well kiss your ass goodbye!

Sally Chiwuzie here, sunglasses on. Dream chasing and legacy building are on track. Continuous improvement comes in the form of a note to self moment: just because you see 6 where I see 9 doesn’t make either of us wrong or right! Happy Friday! TGIF!

Be unshakable. Be in truth with yourself. Love yourself.

Lots of love,
Unshakable Sally xxx

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If Your Gut Tells You Something Is Up, Something Is Up

Do you ever get that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach that heralds the dawn of a new era or changing winds? Isn’t it usually quite similar to the tug that steers you one way as opposed to another at the crossroads?

I think in life there are several ‘I wasn’t expecting that’ moments (did you sing the Jamie Lawson song? Lol. Me too!), however, for the majority of era changing incidents, the melody of our songs soul changes and its when we ignore that subtle hint that we end up struggling with the surprise element. The feeling comes to people in various forms. How does it come to you? I like to think of my souls song being sung by angels who walk through life with me and whenever I detect a change, I imagine them whispering ‘Sally, listen’ in between the lyrics. When I do listen, I am one step ahead and escape the surprise element.

Sally Chiwuzie here, no sunglasses on today. Mother Nature cannot be persuaded. Oh well. Dream chasing and legacy building are on track. Continuous improvement comes to me in the form of a good old reminder – if your gut tells you something is up, something is up. Trust the process. Be unshakable…

Be unshakable. Be in truth with yourself. Love yourself.

Lots of love,
Unshakable Sally

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Allow The Fires Of Transformation To Burn All That Doesn’t Serve You

‘How do I love myself?’ She asked.
Here’s what I think.

When God made you, it wasn’t some mass production activity, a dozen a dollar, or buy one get one free promotion for the world to commonise. He didn’t replicate your soul either. There might be a few similar souls, but none exactly like yours because your creation was deliberate and with purpose, the end product bursting with uniqueness. For this reason, what resonates with your neighbours soul might unsettle yours and that’s ok. Stand out. Do you. Transform as often as you need to remain in sync with your soul. In a status quo obsessed world, loving yourself means living within your truth to the exclusion of the worlds opinion. If your relationship, your job, your passion, your lifestyle, dress size or hair colour works, it works; if it doesn’t, get rid. Let it burn! When faced with the decision to go left or right at the the crossroads (and believe me, you will a good few times), go not in the direction the world pronounces acceptable (only dead fish go with the flow by the way), but in the direction in which you hear your souls song in lyrics so distinct to you, it’s resonance is personal and unmistakable. Believing in the authenticity and power of you is to love yourself. To love yourself is to find inner peace. When you find inner peace, you find the ability to love your neighbour as yourself…with ease. Isn’t this what love is all about? And if this isn’t the cure for today’s worlds broken heart, I don’t know what is. I hope this answers your question 😊

Sally Chiwuzie here, sunglasses on even on a grey day. Dream chasing and legacy building are on track. Today, I write not because I know it all…on the contrary, I, too, am on a journey of self (re)discovery. Continuous improvement has this to say: Dear Sally (replace Sally with your own name), allow the fires of transformation to burn all that doesn’t serve you. Love yourself. Hard.

Now go set fire to the rain. Rock Tuesday! 💃🏼

Be unshakable. Be in truth with yourself. Love yourself.

Lots of love,
Unshakable Sally xxx

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When You See The Full Stop At The End Of A Sentence, Don’t Try To Change It Into A Comma. Full Stop!

…because Monday is a good day for a story, here goes:

In her bright red rocking chair that went back and forth but nowhere, she wept bitter tears of realisation that it was the same back-forth-nowhere with her marriage. The counsellor had said that the physical and mental abuse had a lot to do with emotional unintelligence – one of the consequences of a traumatic childhood, nothing to with her, she stated.
‘So it’s not his fault?’
‘It’s not his fault’
‘So I should stay with him?’
*Blank look*
She knew the answer to that anyway. If she stayed with him, she would die painfully… slowly because he would keep shooting bullets that intentionally miss her heart by a fraction and another little piece of her soul would cease to exist by the day. There were worse things in life than adding to the UK’s divorce statistics – things like living with a dead soul whilst flogging a dead horse. She had an audience too – their two highly impressionable kids. In love, in career and friendships, there’s no such thing as a lifelong custodial sentence. Try your best of course, but surely not at the expense of your soul! If it’s over, it’s over. She took the kids, the cat and the parrot and left. The end.

Sally Chiwuzie here, sunglasses on. Dream chasing and legacy building are on track. Continuous improvement has this to say – when you see the full stop at the end of a sentence, don’t try to change it into a comma. Full stop!

Be unshakable. Be in truth with yourself. Love yourself.

Lots of love,
Unshakable Sally xxx
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Happiness Is Not A Destination

I think I have reached etc (end of thinking capacity) so I’ll keep it light today. It was a 4-day working week in the UK but it has felt like 5 days compressed into 4 and boy am I glad to see Friday. I saw the below though and it got me thinking. Sometimes I feel like I spend life setting goals – in love, in career, in business, etc – and then spend my time preoccupied with chasing what can sometimes feel like shifting goal posts. When I do this, happiness becomes some kind of end-result or destination with a preoccupation that fulfilment will only come with the attainment of these when in truth, there really ought to be contentment every step of the way. So today I am giving gratitude for every day of the week with a little special ‘thank you’ for Friday, but I will treat every day next week like it’s Friday because regardless of what day is, I should find my happy space lest I spend the whole week miserably anticipating my fix. What an anti-climax this can feel like sometimes as well. The same applies to every other aspect of life. Make sense?

Sally Chiwuzie here, sunglasses on. Dream chasing and legacy building are on track. Continuous improvement comes to me by way of a ‘note to self’ moment – happiness is not a destination. On that note, though, TGIF!!!! 💃🏼

Be unshakable. Be in truth with yourself. Love yourself.

Lots of love,
Unshakable Sally xxx
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If You Hurt Me, You Do Not Get To Decide That You Didn’t

As often as I pray, I ask this – that I am reduced to love. That I see life through the eyes of a child. The naive innocence and assumption of all things bright and beautiful. No gimmicks, no ego, no mind games – all ‘as is’. You see, in a cold world where the modus operandi is dog-eat-dog survival of the fittest, the insinuation is that that the word ‘sorry’ is for the faint-hearted when in fact it takes a certain level of self-assuredness to apologise.

Sally Chiwuzie here, sunglasses on, singing Tracy Chapman’s ‘sorry’. Dream chasing and legacy building are on track. Continuous improvement has me coming up with another ‘one thing I know for sure’ addition to my unshakable truths. This 👇🏼
If you hurt me, you do not get to decide that you didn’t and I’ll extend you the same courtesy because to be unshakable is to say sorry when it’s due – no but’s, no ego, no crap.

Be unshakable. Be in truth with yourself. Love yourself.

Lots of love,
Unshakable Sally xxx14141532_10154166624436773_8492858457070705263_n

If I Am Wrong, Educate Me, Don’t Belittle Me

One thing I have always said to every guy I have dated is that I don’t mind a full-blown, earth-shattering argument (especially as the make up is usually proportionate to the size of said argument), but what I will try never to do or expect to be on the receiving end of is direct, in-your-face name calling because it’s not only disrespectful and rude, its unproductive. If you tear strips out of each other in such a derogatory fashion, how then could you look each other in the eye and profess love? Anyway, last night I dreamt in flashbacks and realised that everyone is absolutely entitled to a contradicting opinion, but the delivery of that opinion is fundamental to what kind of messages are imprinted; heart prints are permanent.

Sally Chiwuzie here, sunglasses on. Dream chasing and legacy building remain on track. Continuous improvement reminds me that I will never be all knowing, sometimes I will be wrong. However, Dear ‘whomever it is that may cross my path in the name of love but also in permissible (I hasten to add), strong, contradictory opinion’, remember it’s only an argument. You love me, right? Well then, if I am wrong, educate me, don’t belittle me. This will be a mutually binding agreement in my relationships (not limited to romantic engagements only) henceforth. This is my take on the issue, what’s yours?

Be unshakable. Be in truth with yourself. Love yourself.

Lots of love,
Unshakable Sally xxx14203174_10154163867901773_3374968849414664731_n