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Love (Online vs Reality)

This post is short and sweet  😛  As a creative individual, I like to explore many forms of art, for example Music, spoken words and poetry .  In the months coming up to valentines, i began to brainstorm ideas of what to contribute to the very crowded and commercialized season.  Last year I stated that Valentines is not a big deal, I stand by my words, but whilst … Continue reading Love (Online vs Reality)

Taking back control from your 9-5.

Hi readers, I have been silent for a while so it wouldn’t be right to start this post without a life update.

The last 6 months of my life has been quite interesting. I went from working for myself to working for a company. All choices I made deliberately however transitioning into a full time “9-5” has not been easy.

In case you’re curious, I did a masters in Management Consulting and within a few months of graduation I decided to give contracting as an independent consultant a go. This turned out to be an amazing experience.

I was stunned at the level of confidence my client had in me, truth be told when I sent my initial proposal I wasn’t sure what the response would be. It was one of those decisions I had to talk myself into. The fear of rejection was there but I reminded myself of one of my favourite quotes and decided to proceed anyway.

“Do not anticipate failure before you’ve been giving the opportunity to succeed.”

After coming to the conclusion that I was ready and more than equipped for this challenge, I hit send and the rest is history.

In my short time as a contractor I throughly enjoyed being able to manage my own time and having the ownership to make decisions that would benefit my client. The best part was working with a team who made me feel welcome and supported me throughout the project. It is rare for clients to make you feel like almost one of their own. Transition from a placement student to a paid consultant was interesting. In the process I developed a number of transferable skills that has been instrumental in my current role. I may dedicate another blog to explaining the challenges of transitioning from a student to a professional. To be honest I will most likely ask a few trusted professional to contribute their learnings to this as I am relatively a newbie and still transitioning . I’d love to know if this is something you’ll be interested in reading so feel free to leave a comment.

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Motivation is short-lived, what you really need is self-awareness and discipline.

Dear readers, how is 2019 going for you? The above is not a rhetorical question, I am genuinely interested in how the start of your year has been. Of course, we are all probably experiencing different things but that is what makes life interesting. Have you been able to commit to your new year resolution? or have you come to the realisation that just like … Continue reading Motivation is short-lived, what you really need is self-awareness and discipline.

Just like that another year is gone. #2018was

As we wrap up the year, it’s only natural that we look back at what has been great and try to move on from the bad. Last year I wrote about recovering from a bad year after experiencing an unexpected loss. I am glad this year has been smooth sailing and God has blessed me with more amazing friends and kept my family well.  The majority … Continue reading Just like that another year is gone. #2018was

Take responsibility for your inaction.

Have you ever looked back at some of your past experiences and thought to yourself, who the hell was I  back then? LOL thank God for personal growth and development because I’ve definetly had some not so fine moments. Enough about me, this weeks blog post is inspired by some good old eavesdropping. Photo by Sm_grams I was walking to the student union at my university, when I overheard … Continue reading Take responsibility for your inaction.

Social media addiction is real. (Check yourself)

This blog begins with a series of questions typically used to assess individuals level of obsession with social media. Please take a minute to answer them, it’ll give you some insight into whether you potential have an addiction to social media. Do you spend a lot of time thinking about social media or planning to use social media? Do you feel urges to use social media … Continue reading Social media addiction is real. (Check yourself)

Headwraps and African jewelry

“Do you really know me, if you don’t know about my love for head wraps?”  Head wraps are my go-to for bad hair days, switching it up days, can’t be arsed days….. I literally have a head wrap for every ocassion. I have also managed to hijack some of my friends’ 🤦🏽‍♀️ Lol you know when you intend on returning something but everytime you wear it … Continue reading Headwraps and African jewelry