Goodbye 2016| Hello 2017

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2017. A new year… Ooouuu!
A new year is not just a new year. It is a beginning. It is refreshing, liberating, encouraging. 365 decisions. 365 chances.

If I would say 2016 was a breeze I would be lying. It was tough! Really tough. I made friends, I lost friends. I made good decisions and really really bad ones too. However the biggest tragedy in 2016 was on the 3rd of February when I lost my father. That was painful. I was left with 2 older sisters, 1 younger brother and a grandmother. I had to grow up very fast. It was the beginning of a long journey to independence. What I learnt from 2016 that has definitely shaped the woman I am today is patience.imageSPIRITUAL JOURNEY
– Its just unimaginable how fickle life is. We could be here today and gone tomorrow but worse yet is when someone we really love departs from us. Well, I have experienced the sense of loss at a very tender age. It has taught me to value each moment. Through that I learnt patience within my spiritual journey. I saw things in a different light, I started to understand life therefore opening doors to abundant blessings.

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Indeed friends are the family we choose. It’s very important to surround yourself with good energy, good aura and vibrations. For your human to vibrate with his/her human. I’m very unlucky when it comes to friends but 2016 has taught me to be patient with humans. To understand humans. To understand myself so I can understand what I need in my life and what makes me happy. Patience helped me through that. I have amazing friends..no, I have amazing sisters. Sisterhood is so important!

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CAREER
I am currently a student at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) studying Visual Arts and majoring in fashion and textile design (pew what a mouthful lol). 2016 was definitely the hardest year academically. I almost even dropped out! But I didn’t because I decided to take a tragedy and turn it into an opportunity. I started a blog, I took pictures, bought clothes, travelled, kept a journal and wrote about my life: fashion. Having a fashion and lifestyle blog is greatly related to what I study making it much easier to do and trust me BLOGGING IS NOT EASY. Also, being a successful blogger is even harder! It needs patience. In 2016 I learnt that rushing into things will never get me anywhere. Trying to keep up with other bloggers, their lifestyle, their content etc will not make me authentic at all. I decided to take blogging one step at a time. To find myself. To explore my being. To read more. Travel to get inspiration. I am so excited for my career in 2017 (I wish I could share my goals and resolutions lol but I’ll have to keep that a secret for now). All I have to say is 2017 you were NEVER ready!

Note to 21 year old self: Imagine yourself without self-doubt, self-hate and poor self-esteem. Imagine yourself braver, more trusting, freer, more spontaneous, more relaxed. Imagine yourself out there in the world, sharing who you are with others. Picture yourself with an unshakable confidence, a rock solid self-esteem and the ability to bounce back from failure and criticism, not crumpled but better for it. You are ready. Spread your wings and fly black girl FLY πŸ’«

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