Reaping What You Sow Series 1 – Introductions


NOTE: This is an ongoing series that I aim to publish on a monthly basis, as I go through each month learning new lessons and reflecting on how I’ve done so far this year. Please, feel free to leave your thoughts and input in the comments section below 🙏🏾 The concept of “reaping what you…

New Year’s Resolutions


As we come to the end of 2016, it’s wise to take the time to reflect on the year, seeing what went well (and taking note of the reasons behind the success), what didn’t go so well (and taking note of what went wrong, what can be learnt from it and how that can be…

The Comparison Trap


“The most crippling thing you can do to yourself is to compare yourself to others. Your journey is unique, YOU are unique. Your story is unique. As a matter of fact, you should be PROUD that you’re not “regular”. You should be proud to be different from others. Don’t rush yourself simply because others are…

Let It Shine


My future truly excites me, and sometimes it scares me to the point where I feel overwhelmed. But then I remember a quote I once read, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens…

Why on earth should I “grow up”? 


In exactly 6 months from this day, I’m going to be 21 again. I must say, I’m extremely nervous about all the things awaiting me in the future: the added responsibilities, moving out, kickstarting a career, the possibility of looking after another human being besides myself, accomplishing my dreams, goals and all that jazz 😖 To…

Let It Go (again)


About 2 years ago, I shared my thoughts on letting go. I touched on forgiveness, letting go of grudges and any negativity etc. The thing about life is that we constantly have to revisit so many things we’ve told ourselves to do. So today, I’m back again, urging myself and anybody else in a similar…

Bare necessities of Happiness


   When I literally created my own happiness. (I’m a chocoholic 🙋🏾) Happiness is such a simple thing, yet we all struggle to find it, and sometimes we try to find it in all the wrong places. Just like any other emotions like sadness and fear, I personally believe that happiness is within our control….

Fear? What’s Fear?


No matter how strong, feisty or fierce we are, we all have our fears and weaknesses. These may range from creepy crawlers that make the hairs on the back of our necks stand up as we screech like a cat being chased by dogs, to perhaps the fear of rejection and humiliation (boys not asking…

Too Young To Make a Difference


Sigh. Writing the title of this blog almost drained me of all my energy and dried up my mouth. I am officially lost for words! Right, first of all, I am a 20 year old girl who is currently on a gap year, awaiting the start of her first year at university in September. To…

Week 6 in Tanzania, days before the climb!


“There’s always gonna be another mountainI’m always gonna wanna make it moveThere’s always gonna be an uphill battleSometimes I’m gonna have to lose” The final week before the climb was hectic! I was busy trying to help the kids learn their lines and stop using the scripts altogether. It was a tough challenge for them…

Hakuna matata – week 5 in Tanzania, 1 week ’til the climb


“Hakuna Matata; what a wonderful phrase.  Hakuna Matata; It ain’t no passing craze.  It means no worries, for the rest of your days.  Its our problem free, philosophy, HAKUNA MATATA!”This week has been awesome! School holidays are over so Monday morning I woke up bright and early and got ready for school. I was running late so instead of…