I am so excited about the direction fashion is taking. People are no more following trends, rather slaying based on whatever makes them comfortable and best expresses their personality. One doesn’t need to get sucked into what’s in and sticking to it. On here i have included some individual/looks that i absolutely love and think are down right killa *see what i did there* booom!!
Life is not complete without the people that have crossed our paths, made a difference in our lives and we have the pleasure of calling them friends. These are some of my happy moments with some amazing people in my life:-)
This weekend i had a very interesting conversation with an individual that i have had the good fortune of knowing even though it is a fairly new friendship. As per our usual chats, we talked about a lot of different things: love, friendship, betrayal and self love/happiness. I have to say it was the most liberating conversation ever because this is one person i can give and take from. Make sense? Anyways this sparked something in me. I know what you are probably thinking and NO, this is not one of those my friend this, my friend that post. #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat.
But rather sharing something totally different. I have noticed that every New Year, we are all filled with buckets of optimism and that renewed will to make our lives a whole better, a whole lot better, a whole lot meaningful. At the end of 2013, just like a lot of Jack and Jills out there, i vowed that 2014 was going to be a year of CHANGE. I made a conscious decision to be happy and no i’m not channelling King B in Pretty Hurts. The mind and body can achieve whatever it sets its sight on just as long as there is happiness on the journey across and at the end of the rainbow. Be it, losing weight, getting rich etc.
I think one of my purposes in life is making sure that the people around me are HAPPY and believe that they have the power to pursue their goals. So many people that i talk to have fear and worry in them. FEAR in the sense that they feel that if they take that leap of faith, they just might not land on the cushion!! WORRY in the sense that what if their dream/purpose is bigger than them in a way that if they are to chase/fullfil it, it might impact them and the people around them. But isn’t that the whole point really? Chase your dream, fullfil your purpose and change your life and that of all around you.
So many a time, we live for other people. What their opinions and reactions will be. Well i would like to add my two cents with regards to that, at the end of the day it does not matter what they say and what they think, what matters is the fact that one is happy with every decision they make. Drawing inspiration from all the great books i have read, the great people i have met and learnt so much from as well as all that 23 years of life has taught i appreciate the fact that happiness is a necessity. It makes life an amazing journey!!
Happily live your life knowing that at the end of it all, you have achieved to your full potential all that you have set out to do. Be Happy!
Ok, that’s all!!
When i started this blog, i honestly thought it was going to be one smooth ride. Post every thing that interests you. Oh dear was i wrong. It actually requires a huge dose of dedication and an equal measure of hard work. That being said, late last year i literally ran out of interesting things to share. Not that since my last post i haven’t seen and/or experienced anything to that element. I have, in large amounts at that! However i always aim to share/lay out my experiences, loves in the best possible way. Hence the rather lengthy hiatus. All i really want is to be fully content with what i post on here because in turn that would keep you glued to my quirky world.
In the past week i have had really great feedback on the direction i have taken thus far and that has rekindled the vision i have for this blog. As i attempt to rid myself of my inconsistent syndrome, i somehow feel my understanding of the vision is slightly different.
All I really want is for this blog to be a true extension of myself, my dreams, my passions and basically my life. Over time, please expect some changes on this platform as well as the very best i have to offer.
Quick shout out for sticking around. Enjoy!!
PS* Pay no special attention to the title of the post, it is one of those moments!!
I am your average boy next door. I am what my parents call a precious gift, what my close friends call the best and what my siblings think is irreplaceable. I always laugh out loud but always careful that nobody steps on my toes. That kind of action reveals the truth in the statement that ‘no matter how good we are, we all have a little bitch in us. More than a year ago, i lost on what one would call the best job ever. Yes it had the occasional kak moments but some of my best was shaped and/or experienced there. After that moment on the surface i pulled a very strong front and kept telling people that something bigger and better was going to come up. Behind closed doors i was a mess. I cried myself to sleep most nights and even on some days. I guess it takes a real man to admit to being in touch with his emotions. I knew it was all going to change. The things that life had put together in that particular year i had worked at that good place with equally good people, they were seemingly on the verge of being thrown out of the window. It may have all shifted but i was still the same heart, same skin, same spirit, and same soul. This was a time to test all elements attached to me. Most of the friends i had shared a huge part of me with and my spirituality had the hardest time on the test. They both failed.
The toughest part was moving back home. I could have readily been happy at the new state of no expense worries. My independence was gone, so was a significant fraction of what i thought was. Lord knows i love a good and regular night out. My parents are quite traditional and ain’t got time for that i am past 21. Key for what? Key for whom? Being back home made me put a lot of things into perspective. When we breathe, do we really stop to LIVE? I wasn’t ready to be back home. Hence i decided to go on an indefinite vacation to my sister in Durban. The land of the Zulu. The idea was more than thrilling. New place, possibly new start. I had never been to a real beach before, surely the Zambezi river banks do not count, do they? Being in Durban made me discover so many things i never knew about life, love, my soul and dreams. Self doubt is the biggest sin ever. It hinders us from attaining our dreams and fulfilling our purpose. I once again began to dream: for the longest time i have dreamed about creating something that when i am dead and gone will be the proof that i lived *cues Beyoncé – I was here*.
Day after day i tell myself no dream was too small or too big. Keep calm and rock your own boat. Fast forward, i now have a good job and working on what i believe will be a big project. The thought makes me happy.
What i am basically trying to say is no matter how many times you get pushed to the mud, get thrown into the darkest pit, the number of friends that may leave you, only YOU CAN get yourself back up. A great and valuable lesson i also learnt is, even the prettiest flowers begin underground, pressed to the ground but because they know their greatness, they soldier on. And also no matter what bad situation you are in, be glad that it is happening to you. Makes you love more, fight more, work harder and just be better. After all if not to you, then who else?
Can’t stop, Won’t Stop!!! And since we are all on a Rih high, shine bright like a diamond.
$2,080 - johnlewis.com