Jellyfish

Starting a blog is often touted “Super simple! Get started in less than 5 minutes! It’s VERY EASY to do!” Says anyone and everyone who seem to have christened themselves a consummate “expert” on all things blogging.

Poppycock!

I always wondered when I would get to use that word!

The easy or simple part has to refer to filling out the billing information and paying. As the setup and decision on the aesthetics of your blog take some time if you are wanting something you feel speaks to who you are. If you are wanting something that screams “YES! THAT’S IT!” when you look at it.

This is what happened with me in creating Sawubona.

I wrestled with what seemed like hours on the name I wanted the blog to have, the colors I wanted to use, and finally the image I felt spoke to the theme of Sawubona. I almost defaulted to flowers…but then flowers are usually symbols everywhere. Getting frustrated and rethinking if this was a good idea since I could not decide on the homepage image, I got very still, very quiet, and started breathing. After a few moments, the word ‘jellyfish’ dropped into my spirit.

Being big on symbolism (don’t judge me), I immediately began a search on what jellyfish symbolize as I have never paid much attention to them.

And eureka! (Gee, I got to use that word, too!) Almost like magic…I started seeing these beautiful images of jellyfish. But pretty pictures weren’t enough to sway me. I wanted to know if these creatures MEANT something. My Columbo-esqe detective skills yielded the following:

According to The Astrology Web, a jellyfish symbolizes faith, love, balance, sensitivity, intuition, acceptance, strength, power, transparency, softness, simplicity, and courage.

Totally ME.

People with the jellyfish as their spirit guide remain focussed on their work. They always prioritize their goals, giving less importance to irrelevant aspects of their life. Such individuals follow their instincts readily before undertaking a certain action.

Yep. Me again.

They mostly believe in simplicity, also possessing the ability to deal with challenges in an easy and less stressful manner, just as the jellyfish does in its natural surroundings. In fact, they show immense adaptability and can cope with any situations in life irrespective of the difficulty. They are also poised and elegant, being able to handle difficult or tricky situations in an easy and graceful way.

Mostly me, sometimes I don’t always handle my challenges in a less stressful manner. But not grounds to ditch the jellyfish.

Lastly, it states we might be a little opinionated, not thinking twice before voicing out their concern, even if it hurts someone else’s sentiments.

Yep…totally me. What can I say, I’m a work in progress.

So this is why I settled on said jellyfish for the image of Sawubona. They just fit. The jellyfish remind me to always go with the flow, instead of hurrying and rushing about in this journey through self.

4 thoughts on “Jellyfish

  1. I love it!! See how your writing comes out with such EASE! No writer’s block for you!! Tell me you can’t have something written and published by August! IJS…but baby steps!! ✍🏽👣🤷🏽‍♀️

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  2. I love your new blog. Sawubona is incomparable to most blogs I have seen. The story behind why you chose this name sparked my interest. Sawubona broadened my knowledge on what jellyfishes stand for and their meaning. It teaches us to not rush ourselves to be that perfect person or the process to our purpose. However, we should gracefully flow and trust the process. Keep doing what you are doing! This is very inspiring.

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