Life is hard man, like sometimes I think about how I was a snot nosed child who’s biggest worry was making sure my Barbie’s outfits matched and not missing some or other awesome kiddies program on KTV (do you remember?) Now life is all about decision making, planning, investing, basically doing hectic shit that causes my stress levels to sky rocket. Last week was one of those weeks but going through it and having to make some hard decisions made me realize how far I’ve come as an individual and a grown up. Change scares anyone and I’m the first to admit this but sometimes to progress it’s necessary and through this I’ve learnt so much that I’ll mention briefly.
1. Family is everything
It really is. Growing up in Cape Town, you do get very attached to your family. It’s just like a thing and it’s nice when you tiny but then you grow up and grow apart…sometimes not intentionally and when you look again some of them are not there anymore and it’s sad and if I didn’t realize that before, I do now. So make the time for them and appreciate them as often as you can. You never know when it’ll be the last time you get to have with them.
2. Sometimes the hardest decisions are the best decisions you can make.
When you work with the most amazing team who becomes more of a family than colleagues, making the decision to leave them is pretty damn hard…and that’s what I did and in less than a month I’ll have to say goodbye to a bunch of awesome people who I learnt so much from. Being part of a top class agency in Cape Town has been such an experience…and from that experience I know that only better things can come in the future and i’m excited for that.
3. The most unexpected people can enter you life and surprise you when you least expect it
A friend I met some time ago decided to message me out of the blue. I was both delighted and shocked because I literally had not seen him in years. We met up again and now we chat everyday and his support during a rather overwhelming time has been nothing short of amazing. Funny how life works, he came at the right time and confirmed just how important it is to have good people in your life who will be there for you through all sorts of times and not just the good kinds. We need more people like this in our lives.
4. Freak outs are totally normal as long as don’t forget the goal
I think a lot of us go through this from time to time, especially when something huge happens to us (Good or bad) We don’t know how to deal, then we don’t deal…and then we kinda forced to deal. Like that. At times like this I feel myself quoting Britney Spears’s I’m not a girl, not yet a woman but in reality I am all grown up and I should be welcoming any sort of change that could potentially be so much better for me than I realise. I think we all have the potential to be amazing if we just allow it and embrace which ever possibilities come our way. And in doing this you set off a ripple effect where one positive thing sets off another and another so yes, next time, have your little freak out but when thats over, think about the way forward and maybe…just maybe you’ll find that it was the best thing that could’ve happened to you at that time.
Look out for more exciting blog posts to come. I’ve got so much to share and I hope you guys enjoy each and every one of them as I enjoy writing them! 🙂