Happy FriYAY! Yasss, first post of 2018 is finally here. Hooorrayyy! Well, obviously I’ve been away for a while, nearly 2+ months now. It’s been a rough couple of months from being quite “unwell”, losing a total of 8kgs (noooooooo) and basically felt like I’d lost touch with the world and with myself. I have since added 33ograms though, Lol! I honestly felt like I was just existing but not in the body I’m used to normally. But I’m glad to be finally back on my feet and finally feeling normal again! It gives me so much relief. Let’s get into in now; Taking stock.
Well hello guys? It’s been a minute! :0 The year is almost coming to a close and my oh my, didn’t that year just go by so quickly? If you sit back an re-look at the life you’ve lived in 2017, Is it a life that you are proud of? Would you change anything? What are the mistakes you’ve made? Have they made you wiser? What have you learnt so far that completely changed your way of thinking and your life? Have you forgiven people who hurt you? We all have someone/ people who broke us at some point in our lives, key for me this year was to let go of that anger and despise I felt towards them. Letting go off that load and letting God has made me a much happier person.
We all have that one person in our lives who makes our heart skip a beat. You long for when they will call or text you and once they do, you forget all your troubles (cliche but true). You instantly get that butterfly feeling that takes control of your body. You can’t point out what exactly about them makes you grow weak or why you probably fell in love with them in the very beginning. Isn’t it amazing what love can do? But isn’t it also uncannily striking when we don’t know if it will last forever or just for a short while?
The last couple of months have been quite the ride. When the year began, I promised myself that I’d make this year a year of change for myself emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically more like getting out of what I’ve been accustomed to over the years and daring to be different. What I didn’t know was that it was going to be really scary, painful and above all uncomfortable. So many times I broke down, so many times I wanted to give up and said fuck it, so many times I thought I’d had enough until the last two months where I decided to LET GO AND LET GOD. I had a woosah type of moment.
Howdy howdy! Isn’t it crazy that the year is almost coming to a close? I still can’t wrap my head around this fact cause that year has flown whaaatttt. It’s just the other day we we’re sending new year messages and making resolutions and setting our goals for 2017. Damn! Amazing things have happened this year I must say but also came a few challenges like loosing a loved one and experiencing the most craziest ridiculous encounters EVER. But that’s what life is about. It can’t always be perfect. Actually it’ll never be perfect. Sigh!
I’ve ditched them heels, body con dresses and gowns for a minute until this weather decides to behave. 🙁 One day is hot one day it’s cold. This is basically how I’ve been dressing up the last couple of months given how the weather has been so brutal on us. I’ve never been a fan of casual wear but I think the cold weather has made me appreciate cool hoodies, sneakers and denim even more. Half the time I’ve been showing up at the office dressed like an eskimo with NO makeup on. My!
The other day I was having a very raw and honest conversation with one of my friends. I was telling her how I have come to realize that I hold a very high expectation of people in my life, almost as though people ‘owe’ me. I imagine that since I have been there for them, then they should be there for me. Or since I have invested in a friendship or a relationship then it ought to last for ever. But the harsh reality that has finally dawned on me is that I am entitled to nothing.
Mamamia, this weather though! Eishhhh! Is this where we now pack my bags and go to Canaan? And wait, I’m the only one who wasn’t getting this joke? Haha...Well, that aside, I think I’ve talked versatility before and there is nothing as comforting as having different pieces in your wardrobe that you can switch up every now and then to achieve a different look.
It’s been a week since the Annual OLX SoMA awards event was held and I’ve taken a step back the last few days to just sit and think about the whole experience, what I’ve learned so far in regards to blogging and with that said, I have a few tips to share with you. If you are an aspiring blogger out there who is perhaps wondering how to maneuver through this blogging streets, this article is for you.
Howdy howdy! Oh yes, I made the cut and got shortlisted under the New Blogger category for this years 5th Annual OLX SOMA Awards. SOMA Awards Recognizes & Rewards Brands That Use Social Media To Transform Lives and to be recognized by SOMA is like a dream come true. I’m still in awe and to be honest, it came as a surprise to me. Being nominated has just raised the bar even higher for me and motivated me to continue creating great and impactful content.