Dolly Writes

Journey of a growing woman

Month: May, 2015

No Point Breaking Bad Without PEACE

Source: Curiosity Folks

Source: Curiosity Folks

I finally joined the movement!

After so much hype and promotion by many, I finally decided to watch ‘Breaking Bad’.

I have to say, it is a great show – not the greatest I have seen, but great nonetheless.

After so much dedication and commitment to watching the show, I can say that there was one great lesson I took from it and that is:

There is absolutely nothing in this world like your peace of mind

For those that have not seen the show, I will give you a little breakdown on what it is about.

So, there is a man named Walter White who is a high school chemistry teacher that has just been diagnosed with lung cancer.

With cancer, comes rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and just a really difficult and expensive process.

Now, Walter White does not make enough money to be able to cover this process. So, he teams up with a former (not-so-bright) student of his, Jesse Pinkman to start cooking crystal meth to sell and make money.

Now, at first the idea was to make enough money to take care of his treatment and also take care of his family should he die.

However, even when he started getting better and he had made quite enough money, he became very greedy.

He wanted more and more.

Now, the thing with selling drugs is that it is all dealt with in cash.

Now, Mr. White made so much money – over one million dollars – but it was in cash.

Now, you can’t take that sort of money to the bank because you could be charged with money laundering.

So, Mr. White bought a car wash where he could launder his money through but even then, there is just so much that a car wash can make.

He also couldn’t start living as large as he wanted to because people will start questioning how he made his money and then the police could get involved.

Now, my question is: ‘What is the point of making so much money without being able to spend it the way you like?’

He did not have peace of mind. He kept on looking over his shoulder and not just from the police but also other drug dealers too.

I would not ever want to be in a situation whereby I cannot enjoy myself or a situation where I have to be afraid.

If there is one thing i have learned, it is that no amount of money in the world can buy your peace of mind.

This is why, in everything we do, we need to make sure that it does not ruin our peace.

Peace is a beautiful thing and it is so much easier to live and enjoy life when you’re at peace.

And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

– Philippians 4:7 (NIV)

Feast your eyes on the season 1 trailer of Breaking Bad below:

Available on Netflix

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Let’s Have Tea, Shall We?

Source: Youth Kiawaaz

Source: Youth Kiawaaz

When I was younger, I saw my mum drink tea…a lot.

She would drink it in the morning before work, she would drink some again on her way to work and she would keep on drinking tea till the day was over.

On most occasions, she did not eat breakfast. As long as she had a cup of tea, she was alright.

I always wondered about her love for tea.

Why did she drink it so much? I had tea on numerous occasions and I was not that much of a fan.

I could go for months without drinking tea but my mama could not go a day without it.

I finally asked her why she drank tea a lot and she said, it always kept her on alert. It woke her up.

I never thought that it would be a culture that I would take up.

However, when I was a few months away from turning 18, I discovered a new found love for tea.

I bought some sort of slimming tea from Holland & Barrett for the sole purpose of trying to shed a little weight.

I had gained a couple of pounds during the summer, so I just wanted to feel a little bit better about myself.

I started drinking it every day as required and I found out that for some reason, every time I had it, I felt a little bit better.

At first, I thought it was just the slimming tea working its magic.

However, when I had finished taking every tea bag in the packet, I bought some English Breakfast tea.

Anytime, I felt down or in doubt about myself, I will just make myself a cup of tea and I will feel better.

I started buying all sorts of tea like: Green tea, Vanilla Chai tea, Lavender tea and they made me feel good after drinking.

I discovered that anytime I was going through something tough, drinking tea gave me time to think about the next step.

It made me figure out what to do next.

I know I have gone on a huge tea talk but I just wanted to use this to share something that has worked for me.

Drinking tea does not solve a problem, but it could help look at things a little bit clearer.

As a young woman, this is an experience that has worked for me and we live and learn and I love sharing my experiences.

So, I say all these to say:

When in doubt,

Have a cup of tea.

So, Where Have I Been?

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I can’t believe how long I have been away from here

I have gone on a hiatus before but not this long…

I always try my best to write at least three times a month

And I am so shocked that I haven’t written in a while.

I have wanted to.

God knows I’ve tried

But it’s like I have been going through a really bad writing crisis.

I haven’t been been able to have good ideas of what to write.

And when I do, I don’t think that I’m good enough and I just stop.

I feel like such a terrible writer.

I don’t feel good about my writing at all and so when I start to and I think of that,…I just stop.

Writing, for me is very personal.

It’s my way out…my escape; my diary, my journal, my journey, my scars, my life so far

And so not being able to write has left me feeling boxed up with so many emotions.

Anyway,…I am deeply humbled that even when I feel like such a terrible, terrible writer, there are actually people out there who still read what I write and who listen to what I have to say.

So, I felt the need to explain my absence.

I have also been going through some changes in my life.

I will be getting my undergraduate degree soon and I will be 20 in a few months.

I am so blessed. God has been so good to me.

Anyway, I will be talking about all of this later.

I think I am going to be writing a lot more soon because I have a lot that I want to say.

I want to thank God for giving me the strength and the drive to write again because being away from here has really taken a toll.

Anyway, talk to you guys soon.

Till then,

Stay Blessed. x