It’s been awhile since I lasted blogged, I confess I was very distracted by work, life and trying to get my sh*t together.
I missed blogging because I enjoy expressing myself through my writing, but couldn’t overcome my writers block. I had ideas and entrepreneur events such as Future Girl Corp, Blooming Founders and Badass Women's Hour that I had attended but I consistently struggled to put pen to paper and write a piece that I thought was in a style and tone that was reflective of Roshsrambles.
I googled ideas to overcome writers' block and many articles suggested reading books and listening to music to help destress the mind. I read 'Dear Female Founders' by Lu Li, this book is a compilation of Female Founders advice letters from business owners who have grossed $1 Billion in revenue, to women and girls who are starting out on their own entrepreneurial journey. You may be aware that I have founded my own natural cosmetics brand 'cocolem' and so I found this book extremely inspirational. One of my favourite quotes from the book was by Paulina Sygulska, Co-founder of GrantTree.
"You have all of it in you. To envision and create your own universe and to invite others into it, so that, one day, it feels like all the doors are open and the universe is shaping itself around you. This very belief - that you deserve the great things that will come to you - will become a foundation of your success."
I am currently reading The Autobiography of Malcom X and this book has me going through a whirlwind of emotions from personal embarrassment, anger to shock. The book is extremely addictive and even more exhilarating considering we know the violent end Malcolm X aka el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz met. There is also a current book sale at The Works, I ordered ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and Numerology by Anne Christie.
Additionally, I have recently downloaded a UK Rap playlist from Apple Music which I am loving, the playlist is updated with new songs every week, my favourite track on the playlist at the moment is Rolling ft Hardy Caprio – if you haven’t already, listen to it and wait for the beat to drop!
I have also joined a local gym with my sister to help me tone and increase my fitness in time for the summer season! She is a future Physiotherapist and is set to study her second Masters at Brunel this coming September. My sister is extremely determined and no place is this more evident than in the gym, she pushes me (most times reluctantly) to my limits. We mostly train weights and cardio including weighted squats, deadlifts, lunges, weighted hip thrusts, resistant band crab walks, interval training on the running machine, hip abductions and inductions (although we call these out out, in ins) and the dreaded TRX machines, trying to complete a set of mountain climbers in these creates the hottest burn.
Despite not liking it at first, I do really look forward to a gym session – the endorphins released are realllllll. It helps to boost my mood especially after a stressful day at work and a long commute home. I have put on weight which for me is an added bonus to an increase in overall fitness, I used to vary between 56kg and 58kg but I am now a solid 61kg and I wouldn’t mind putting on a few more pounds #ThickThighsSavesLives. For those that want to follow my sister’s fitness journey you can follow her on Instagram: BeccaaDorsett and YouTube: BeccaaDorsett.
So yeah that’s kind of a break down on what I have been up to these past months. I will be blogging again every Monday. Stay tuned and bare with me as I get used to blogging life.
Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? Let me know how you overcame it… leave a comment below or DM me on Twitter.