Does anybody go on tea dates?
Is it actually 'a thing' - or is it just something I did with my friends for so long that I came to assume that everyone else did , too?
Once upon a time, a couple of friends and I would have regular tea dates at each other's houses. We'd plan on an afternoon when we were all free, buy at least three packets of milk, treats, make thermos flasks full of tea, and occasionally even make the treats ourselves. And then we'd sit down together...and we'd just talk. We'd talk for hours about life and its challenges, and then we'd pray for each other before parting ways.
Turning 30 felt like reaching an incredible milestone. 21 felt good, 25 was exciting, but 30 felt different, somehow...and bigger!
I struggled and was unsure of myself throughout my 20s, but I feel like everything started falling into place as I was approaching 30, and it just keeps getting better and better each day. 😊
Another advantage of arriving on the third floor is realising how much I've learnt over the last three decades. Not only have I learnt what to let go of and what to hold on to, but I've also learnt what not to care about so much and what to value more, what to spend less time thinking about and what to spend more time working on, among other things.
In an effort to share the knowledge we've acquired so far with you, my sister and I expanded on these and many other life lessons in a long conversation.
You can catch Part (I) of it in the video below. 😉
This past Sunday, our senior pastor preached a sermon in church about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego - three men in the Bible who had unbeatable faith.
It's a popular story among the Christian community. In fact, most Christians first heard the story about these men in Sunday school. We were told of how they were commanded to bow down to an idol made by King Nebuchadnezzar - the Babylonian king at that time - but refused to do so because in doing so they would be disobeying God; and how they were, in turn, thrown into a fiery furnace for their disobedience - but didn't burn! What's more, when the king looked into the furnace he saw four men in it - not three!
Relationships are a beautiful thing.
And having healthy relationships makes life that much more enjoyable. However, they can also be quite complex - especially romantic ones.👩❤💋👨
I remember the day I decided to start this blog like it was yesterday. 😊
Before that, I'd been running another blog with two of my friends for a while. However, after some time we realized that we were each interested in a different field of writing, and decided to go our separate ways - so to speak - and each focus on our individual fields.
It took a while after that for the 'Debz Meets World' concept to form in my head and become what it is today; in fact, it was only about a month before I launched my website that I decided on a name for it...