Today is a write off !!

by Grace Njeri

You might have noticed that I tend to write a lot about positivity, working hard, following your dreams but today, allow me to talk about the days that you can’t be the dragon- slaying, girl- bossing millennial queen that you are.

Because some days  have no silver lining. Some days, well… some days are just a complete write off!!

Some days… there is no going back and it’s okay to admit that.

I had big plans last Wednesday. Head over to the office, finish a blog post, send out several emails, meet Kesha and Suhun – amazing ladies from Concrete Roses over lunch and discuss some projects we are working on. Lots of to-do list box ticking.

I woke up and I was like…Nope!!

Let me try life tomorrow.

First and foremost I had a flu that had been trying to make its way in and that morning it had just arrived.

I mean, I should have realised the day was a write-off when I woke up with the flu and the fact that I had been up from 7.30 am and I was still wallowing at 9.00 am in the bed.

I made it to the shower at 10 am – dressed like I was heading to the office ( because I believed I still had a chance) and took my sleeping bag and rolled myself up on the couch  ‘for a few minutes’ with my computer on my lap ready to do a blog post and send emails.

One hour later, no emails typed, no blog post typed, I just wanted to know what I was having for lunch. I realised I was way past the point of decision-making and changed into pyjamas and gave in.

You know the day I’m talking about?

I knew I was feeling like I was sinking from the get-go buy I tried everything to make sure the day wasn’t a write-off day.

My point today is we are always in such a rush to achieve that we forget that sometimes taking the time to do absolutely nothing can actually be more beneficial than that rush that comes from a fully ticked to-fo list.

I ended up watching air crash investigation and catching up on season three of Being Mary Jane all afternoon with a cup of ginger lemon tea.

And so this is your reminder today that you’re not failing if you’re not passing your to-do list with flying colours.

Allow yourself to have a write-off day!

Sometimes taking time to do absolutely nothing can be more beneficial than fighting your way through a write-off type of day and ending up doing the bare minimum.


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Jackets from Conkrete Roses 

Sneaker I’m wearing 

Love Always,

The Blendie.











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Marion March 14, 2018 - 20:29

Wow, okay so let me start by saying that I love the space the pictures have been ahot at! I looove the bright, white colours and the light! Lol I know you get what I mean
And also I totally relate with ‘Write off days’ boy have I even had weeks of them; sigh! True though, sometimes it’s beneficial to allow it to play out…
As Always, Good Job Njeri

Grace Njeri March 16, 2018 - 13:15

Thank you Marion 🙂


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