A Contradictory Life

femmegypsy finds: April 2014


And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. - Sylvia Plath

I have been loving all of these public holidays although probably not for the same reasons as everyone else – I have been able to get so much studying done although I am still ridiculously stressed about the upcoming exam. Content on my blog has been thin this month and will probably be worse in May but I have so many ideas for posts so here’s looking forward to June for so many reasons! Some link love to enjoy:

I can’t imagine being one of those people that buys a massive house or a fast car but I’d pack a bag and book a flight to anywhere if I came into a lot of money” << An epic video of Shanghai!

I know I am not alone in my love for Pinterest as a way to gain some inspiration for home decor, style, beautiful pictures of places to travel to one day and wedding ideas. This post on Refinery 29 is a fun look into the women engineers behind Pinterest and tour their head quarters.


I absolute love this article that I found on Chris Loker’s blog. This is seriously one of my passions and a concept and idea that I am going to be pursuing earnestly soon (but more on that later). The world is becoming more and more aware of the cost of stress and corporate America is taking steps such as meditation, yoga and mindfullness training to improve the well being of their employees and a result their companies. Read the full article here > “Mindfullness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America’s Bottom Line..

It’s not just the number of hours we sit at a desk in that determines the value we generate. It’s the energy we bring to the hours we work. Human beings are designed to pulse rhythmically between spending and renewing energy. That’s how we operate at our best. Maintaining a steady reservoir of energy — physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually — requires refueling it intermittently.

The daily routine of geniuses. We all have quirks when it comes to how we are able to work productively. What does your daily routine look like when you are at your most productive?

I thought this was hilarious and spot on 😉 Just your average privilege white capetonian in my mid-twenties.

I love blogging because it has connected me to hundreds of people all over the world whose stories I would have never heard otherwise. I am inspired daily by wonderfully intelligent and beautiful people with vast interests. I think this sense of community can only really be understood by other people that read or write blogs? It is just so special and I love every moment of it. I loved these words on this post; “During the panel I shared a sadness I’ve felt about the increasing lack of independent storytelling online, how so much of the content being produced now is all about images and beautifully styled vignettes. So much of the web has become a giant Pinterest board. Why share that emotion with that audience? What’s interesting is that one of the most consistent sources of incoming traffic to my website is Pinterest. And it’s not because of a picture of a room in my home or an outfit I wore to a fancy dinner. It’s a picture of me when I’m 40 weeks pregnant and it links to the story I told about Marlo’s birth. It’s been pinned to several thousand different Pinterest boards which leads me to believe that there still exists a very real need for connection and storytelling…” 

I follow and read blogs on the app called Bloglovin (follow my profile here and my blog here) and so far I have “liked” 671 posts by other bloggers and I definitely do recommend all of them so if you need reading material pop on over to my liked posts here.

Tweets for the month (they can be found in my “Favourites” list on my Twitter profile):