December 2013 archive

What is Family?





Photos by me

Faces that mean so much to me, that have so much of my heart tied to them.
Family – what exactly is family? To me, my family does not just incorporate individuals I’m linked to by blood. My family are the people I trust my life with, and despite it being an extremely select few, I know that I am blessed and so lucky to have them. As the year draws to a close, the one thing that I am the most grateful for is family. For the love that my friends have shown me, and for finding my person this year. 2013 was a year of ups and downs, and the one year that I finally learned the meaning of being in a proper relationship and being in love. My two best friends are the two ladies I know I can always turn to, who won’t judge me, and who despite our differences, we can always forgive and forget, and still be there for each other. Distance is not an issue, we somehow manage to show love and grace to each other in our times of need. Family are those who make you feel safe, who love you despite all your failures and flaws, and who do not judge. Family are those who accept you for you, and who love you unconditionally.

In 2013, I found J. I found love & sappily enough, he’s my person who will choose me over everything else, and even with my fears and insecurities, he still stays by my side, reassuring me over and over. Even when my demons come back to haunt me, I’m safe when I’m with him, and I don’t think I’ve felt this way ever. That safety is something that means the world to me, and in 2013, that was what I received.

2013 — ups and downs, personal and business lessons. I know that I have to keep pressing on, constantly motivate myself, and to discipline myself a lot more. I can’t wait for 2014, because somehow, I have the feeling that year on year, my life is going to be filled with a lot more love, joy, faith and amazing experiences. Everyone’s on a path of betterment, of self improvement, of change, of love, of life, of trust. It has been such a life-changing year, as always.

Thank you for everything, for watching over me, for keeping me and all the people I love safe, for forgiving me, for believing in me. Thank you & I am blessed.

PS — I’m waiting for my Danielle LaPorte Desire Workbook to arrive before I start working on the 2014 resolutions & core desired feelings. I mean, I’ll have a couple of days before 2014 really arrives, no? ;)

Merry Christmas + some glee


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Merry Christmas everyone – wishing you a blessed Christmas, filled with love, thanks and warmth.
Get stuffed, give thanks, be grateful, be with the ones you love.

& if you need some glee + cheer, here’s a video that gave me so much laughter.
The looks on the viewers faces are priceless – to see them light up and to be able to spread joy is one of the most wondrous things one can do.

Forget the rules.












I guess sometimes all you need is a little black chic. Lace, leather, croc, silk – all luxurious and just in time for some Christmas cheer. My weekend was filled with much rest, much food, and much love – what did yours consist of? I can’t believe it’s less than 3 days to Christmas! Time to get my thinking cap on and reflect on the year that has just passed, and come up with some resolutions and goals, as well as lessons learnt. Reflection is a key part of life, and it really works to your advantage when you look back on your actions and feelings, and find ways to improve on yourself as a person as well as your life as a whole.

An entry on that soon, but here’s to inspiring the week ahead.

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