RESPONSIBILITY OVER SELF

So, this morning, I came across this powerful piece via an Instagram account of a young lady that inspires me quite a bit in the manner that she values her Self. Responsibility to yourself means that you don’t fall for shallow and easy solutions–predigested books and ideas…marrying early as an escape from real decisions, getting…

What a week. Have you ever felt like life is creeping along, but at the same time sneaking away? That’s the feeling particularly today. I’m still at the office, thinking about how the scenario on my phone’s screensaver would be so dreamy… add to that beautifully lazy conversation with someone that adores me, some comfort…

Year 26

Twenty-six years on planet Earth. My, my, my…. there is so much to reflect on and express gratitude for. I am not merely ‘observing protocol’ when I say that uSimakade uyasabeka. The day may have moved to a different tune, but boy has it been an anointed one. I read, sang, cried (a lot), and…

WORD

As a reader-writer who communicates quite extensively for a living, next to breathing (plus loving, eating, and sleeping) working on my vocabulary is such a critical activity! Many times I have fallen short of trying to express thoughts because I wasn’t confident enough with my sense of words and thus interpretation of what was going…

’til petals are lyrical: day 9, 426

Stretch it out ’til the growth earns a voice, breathe ’til the air tastes  like that magic you’ve not yet known tailor your soul to profit the path you’re on ’til the tillage of your dreams has produced sufficient fruit ’til petals are lyrical, and Hugo comes through more literature, more silence, more song 9, 426 days strong life is life…

2017: Year of the Resting Queen

It’s the first afternoon of the new year, and I’m sitting alone in my parents’ living room relishing in this tall glass of deliciously ice-cold water, wearing nothing but a light bat-wing-esque tee and my late grandmother’s red khanga – happily tuned in to one of my faves: Enjoying Everyday Life with Joyce Meyer. Singene kahle onyakeni…

On Thursdays We Sade

Late post – was meant to publish 2 nights ago, but life took precedence. It’s a lovely time to be a young woman getting ready to dive into her next quarter Century. Closing off 2016 on a very beautiful note in my cute little apartment as the ocean breeze slides through the patio and into…

CHICKA BOOM!

It’s been YEEEARS since I last listened to this incredible Swedish artist’s piercingly gorgeous music, and yet this heck of a jam, Love Is Free, has made me feel the same sense of connectedness to a very raw and – errr, FREE – dimension of my soul as Call Your Girlfriend did. *Insert dancing-in-my-sweatpans-with-rouged-lips-and-whipping-my-twists-to-and-fro GIF here already* What….