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Happy New Year, Happy New Decade! Wow, how are we even in 2020? Wasn't it just the other day that this felt a lifetime away...

I'll be using the month of January to post uplifting, inspiring content as we work towards owning this year. My new year motto? Be more mindful, be more intentional.

Stay great and pushing towards what you want. <3
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Happy New Year, Happy New Decade!~

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Hello, 2020

Hello world, hello 2020. It’s been a minute since I was last around these parts. While I missed it, it was hard to come back when my attention had to be elsewhere. I won’t get into it, but with a new year here it’s time to make time for everything I want, and more.

 

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Bloom and Fab! on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst

I wanted to title this Life Through My Phone, but is it if it only comprises of four photos? Those are the important questions, but let’s be honest… I just want to talk about the two cute places I visited recently.

 

I recently went for a little (read: long) catch up with a friend and we ended up going to two super cute places on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst – literally littered with adorable places to visit.

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2019: New Year, New Me

Is it too late in the month to be writing about thoughts and feelings for 2019? No, I don’t think so. January is one of those reflective months where you’ve still got a foot in the previous year as you mentally navigate the new calendar year.

 

I played around with the idea of sharing some of my hopes for 2019, and as you can tell have decided to let a few of them live online. I think it’s nice to be able to read back at what you hoped for and have a sense of accountability for what you were feeling at that time. So, here’s some of what I’m thinking:

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Best coffee places in JHB

Don’t expect me to rattle off a list of places that are super unique or quirky, because I’m still looking for that. Rather, these coffee shops are places I frequent to go and work or for a little catch up over endless coffee and cake with friends on weekday evenings.

 

I’m not an entirely difficult person to impress, so these places are quaint spots that have a charm – even thought they’re totally considered mainstream.

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Life in Photos | #1

I take a lot of photos, most of which don’t even end up on Twitter and Instagram. Sometimes I get lazy to post a snap ASAP or have another photo in mind, can you relate? So I figured it would be nice to compile some of the photos together and share over here. Even though most of my updates go across my social media platforms, I still enjoy sitting down and writing my thoughts down – it’s the writer in me.

 

Well, let’s take a look at a few photos from over the last few weeks. 

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August 2018

Well, it’s been a good several months since I last posted. Things have been pretty hectic with campaigns and happenings at work which allowed for little time to focus on anything else. Now, I’m ready to get back into my passion and work on what I truly love: sharing conversations with incredible people and telling their stories – amongst many other things.

With that said, I won’t dwell on why I chose to take such a prolonged break, but rather focus on the great things I was able to experience. I really believe in having experiences because you don’t want to trade away the feelings those memories come with – they truly are priceless.

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Here’s to 25

25 years ago I was born. How crazy is that… I’m 25 years old today. I feel like I’m secretly 50 in this body at times, possibly because I’ve been working for the last 7 years – 10 years if you start counting the years I freelanced in high school. I sometimes feel like I hit the fast-forward button, and here I am with the last several years going by in a blur.

New Year, New Us

I could have titled this ‘New Year, New Me’ but I didn’t want to imply projecting change for myself - a new year allows us all to reflect on ourselves and work towards a positive goal. Also, the key word is goal - note how I did not use the term resolution.   Resolutions seem too strict of a term to tie ourselves to and the moment we break it and don’t succeed we find ourselves in a pity pot of emotion. Whereas a goal, is far easier to attain if you break it down into digestible chunks: one month, three months, six months and so on dependent on what it is.   I like sharing my own goals because it allows me a chance to look back and see what I’ve done. In the past I’ve never really achieved every single thing I listed for myself but 2018 is going to...

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The Law of Attraction

In an odd combination of listening to Bea Miller's latest EP (Chapter Three: Yellow) and eating pretzel thins from Woolworths, I found myself wanting to write this. I guess it's been at the back of my mind, so it was really just a matter of time. Where it started Okay, I think I've always been a fellow believer of the Law of Attraction since prior to The Secret and such. I always would think positively about interviews and future happenings and 9 times out of 10, chances are it would be a similar result. I just don't think I actively went out trying to live a life around the Law of Attraction. What is Law of Attraction? Simply put, it's a belief that you can attract negative or positive results into your life by positive or negative thoughts. What you put out into the universe is what you receive back. For a more detailed explanation...

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Through my phone

Hello all! It’s Spring which means moods are elevated and a sense of motivation is in the air. As corny as it is, the change of seasons sure does allow for a shift in perspective. Normally for myself it means I tend to be a lot more productive as days become longer with the sun rising before 06:30 and setting after 18:30.

Anyway, it’s time to share some photos from the week. Not many, but it was a fun week nonetheless.