Feel-Good Fridays, The Introvert Expat SAHM Diaries

The Sneaky Little Thing That’s Preventing Me From Finding A Job

I have this friend that is often the hapless beneficiary of my rants and confessions about the isolation of my life as an introvert expat SAHM (in a quiet, small city in a non-English speaking foreign country – sorry, I just somehow feel less maladjusted if I lay out the parameters like that 🙄).

For months now she has been passionately encouraging me to find work online. If not for anything but the mental exercise and the opportunity for communicating with more human beings.

I have been tempted many times – my resume is already polished, an online profile has been created, and feeble, half-hearted attempts at answering job postings have been initiated. But I always halt the process before it “gets too serious”.

And I don’t know what to think about the reason why. Sometimes I ask myself if the admission of which now certifies me as a majestic “bum” but the truth is – I have fallen in love with BEING IN THE NOW.

Being in the now – what does this mean?

Well to me it means asking myself at almost every juncture during the day “what do I feel like doing now?”.  Sometimes this means washing the dishes, or doing dance fitness videos, at other times learning something new or even just deciding to have tea while listening to the chatter of birds. It’s never the same and there’s no rhyme or reason to it.

But more often than not, it sends me off to bed at night with a feeling of serenity.

Turns out it’s really something that I have come to appreciate about being a SAHM (with no small children to take care of). And I’ve come to see it as perhaps a luxury only afforded to SAHMs (with no small people to take care of) – the freedom to spend the day however you want. The luxury of listening to the voice inside you and letting it be your guide 🤗

And I figured, if I had a job I would no longer have this luxury. And apparently it’s something I deem more precious at the moment than mental challenge and increased social contact.

And so I say to all SAHMs like me:

just-be

Enjoy it while it lasts! ❤

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Feel-Good Fridays

What’s Your Feel-Good Song At The Moment?

TGIF y’all! And Happy April Fool’s Day! 😀 Did you do any pranking? Or were you the one pranked?

Listen, I have a question for you and I want your answers in the comments section. K?

But first, the introduction:

If previous posts are enough indication you all probably know by now early mornings are my absolute favorite part of the day. We (you and I) have exchanged our early-morning routines in this post and learned a bit about each other – always such a treat 😀

We’ll I’ve recently upped the ante in that department so to speak. I’m now using my feel-good song as my alarm. I used to use this zen-y, slow-rise melody which honestly was a very good choice but, every once in a while you just have to shake things up, no?

So that got me curious about what other people’s feel-good songs are and of course I have to ask the question on my blog 🙂

I shall start the ball rolling with my own happy-ness anthem which izzzz:

Now look me in the eye and tell me if that’s not a great song to begin the day with XD Dancing absolutely recommended 😀

Okay so it’s now YOUR turn – what’s your feel-good song at the moment? You don’t have to be like me and use it as your morning alarm, just that it makes you smile or places you in a happy/inspired/motivated/peaceful space.

You can give me just one or an entire list. Run with it! I shall be waiting for your answers 🙂 Seriously, I will.

Have a wonderful weekend beautiful people ❤

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An Exciting Milestone 🎆 🎆 🎆

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Some time over the past several days I reached 1K followers – a very significant and exciting milestone in my blogging life 🙂 Needless to say, I feel so happy and exhilarated and lifted up and so encouraged 🙂 🙂 🙂

When I started out all I wanted was reach 200+ and now … well … pheeewww!!! 🙂 I feel like I’m on top of the world! 😀

❤ THANK YOU SO MUCH to all you sexiest followers on wordpress! ❤

~ Paardje 💋‍

Feel-Good Fridays

Feel Good Friday

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Sometimes all you need is a coloring book and a lot of color! (Kiddie coloring books are great fun for adults too!) 😀

Make it a great weekend everyone!

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What’s Your Wake-Up Routine Like?

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Hello sexy sun drops! TGIF aaaannnd, it’s time to put ourselves in a “feel-good” mood once again 🙂

Originally, the title of this blog post would have been “3 things I do each morning to start the day on a positive note”. But I’m interested to hear about how YOU do it because I’m sure we can get a few wonderful tips from each other if not, get to know each other a bit more 🙂

I bet most of you have set up your mornings to give you the best headstart. But if not, consider this a good time to think about it.

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So let me start with my own 3 –

Open balcony doors to let good chi in.

Our second floor living area is blessed with opposite doors that lead out unto balconies (see blog header for one of those). And the first thing I do every morning is to open both so I can let in the fresh Indonesian early-morning breeze.

Enjoy the moment for a few minutes.

I then step out unto the main balcony for a languid full-body stretch while deep-breathing in the fresh, cool air.  I stay here for a while to take in the rustle of the leaves, the lush green of the trees and lawns, the birds, the beautiful blue sky and the quiet neighborhood.

Brew coffee to fill house with divine aroma.

Then I go down to brew a magic elixir. I get a kick out of thinking the rich aroma of brewed coffee is what the husband smells upon peeking his head out the bedroom door 🙂 It’s such a perk-me-up in its own right don’t you (fellow coffee lovers)  think? 🙂

And those are my first 3 – it gets a bit hectic after that 🙂 But these moments are mine alone and they are a welcome prelude to the rest of the day.

Now it’s YOUR turn –

What are some of the things YOU do each morning to start your day right? Fire up my comments section with your welcome chatter 😀

Make it a wonderful weekend, y’all! ❤

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