Big girl in a big world

Something nothing short of extraordinary happened this past Saturday. I have learned the true value of feeling appreciated, accepted, supported and encouraged to think, feel, say, do, be exactly what I want, wholly, unapologetically, confidently, femininely, genuinely, beautifully. And it felt like a flower bud blooming in spring.Continuing my determined quest of doing things allContinue reading “Big girl in a big world”

Lessons of unconditional love

On my birthday, I was approached by a guy who walked up to me and asked “Is your husband African?”. “My future husband, maybe”, I replied mischievously. “Then it’s going to be me”, he said. And I kept thinking that, if we were to end up together, that would be the absolute best “How IContinue reading “Lessons of unconditional love”

The art of solitude

One of the most underrated pleasures of life is that of doing things alone. Until a few weeks ago, I never truly realised how empowering and dignifying it is to know and respect your limits, and to have such solid standards into place, that you deem it simply unacceptable to compromise your desires and personalContinue reading “The art of solitude”

Investing in love

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” I’ve always considered myself to be a die-hard optimist, and having gone through a rougher patch proved just how true that is. Between the months of August and December, I found myself back home, with my family, heartbroken, unemployed,Continue reading “Investing in love”

The day I learned about love

I learned what pure unconditional love is, one day of December, the year 2009, and this little lesson continues to grow in significance, every single day, every single time I give it some thought.At that time, my grandpa had been fighting cancer for more than 5 years, of which he spent quite a bit inContinue reading “The day I learned about love”

A friend in need…

For the past few months I have been enjoying the pleasure of reconnecting with a dear friend, whom I had drifted apart from, over the years. Interestingly enough, our paths crossed again, at a time when our emotional struggles were mirroring each other, so we were given the opportunity to be there for one another,Continue reading “A friend in need…”