It’s Been A While
From a series I was hoping to get to every 2 or 3 months, it’s now September and it’s been over 7 months since my last update. My bad. It’s been a ride these past few months so now I have some time to catch up with you all.
Where To Even Begin?
This year has been a rollercoaster for me. There are things that happened at the beginning of the year that now feel like they were years ago. I said goodbye to some elements in my life and had to learn to trust the process of it all. When one chapter closes in your book, it only means a new one will start. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s catch up.
Home Is Where The Heart Is
They say home is where the heart is. In my case, it was more like, home is where you feel safe. As some of you know, towards the end of last year I moved into my own place which I felt was a huge achievement for me. Certain situations occurred though in the first few months of living there and I found myself not even wanting to “go home”. I didn’t feel safe, I wasn’t happy and my anxiety levels were at an all-time high. I made the decision to sell my place and find somewhere where I would feel at home and would be excited to get to my place every day after work.
I’m very excited to say that everything happened to fall into place quite quickly. Within days of deciding to sell, I found a new place to buy that is an absolute dream. I can see myself living there for many years to come. It’s not ready yet so I’m currently back at my parents while it’s being built. 80% of my things are in storage and at my office. I was lucky enough to sell my place without any hiccups and I feel like everything is working out the way it should be. So in a few weeks time, I’ll be packing up again and moving again. I honestly can’t wait.
Let’s Talk About Health
In January, I mentioned that I had been sticking to my goals of more of a gym routine. It’s now September so how have I done? Well, I really slacked a few months but I’m picking up where I left off and am making time to move my body. Whether it be at the gym, walks around the estate or a fun hike with friends.
In June, after I got back from England (see more on my trip here) I had a bad case of Swine Flu. It wrecked my body. I was on 2 antibiotics plus it took me weeks to feel better. About 4 weeks after that, I had a bladder infection that had moved into my kidney pipes. More antibiotics. I honestly had zero energy. The last place I wanted to be was at the gym.
My mom told me about a friend of hers that used to be a pharmacist but had decided to go on a different course and turned to heal your body by eating plant-based foods. Knowing that my body needed a change and I had to build up my immunity again, I went to see her so I could find out what she recommended for me. Debbie has quite a few plans available but I gave the 28 days challenge a go! I’ve just finished it and I already feel better, it’s changed the way I look at food and my eating habits. I’ve been able to exercise more and it will be a base for me for my healthy habits from here on. You can pop over to her facebook page that has so many helpful tips and words of encouragement.
September is a busy one filled with some exciting activities. I’m flying to Cape Town with my friends for a special friends wedding that is guaranteed to be absolutely beautiful. We are spending a few days there so I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone. Then I’m heading back up to Zambia for a few days which I also cannot wait for.
September is also a month where I have to say goodbye to one of my best friends thats immigrating to Australia. I’ve been blocking out the fact that I won’t be able to see her on the weekends for a drink or a dance session and I know that is going to catch up to me soon. I’ve told myself to look at it as not saying goodbye but rather “see you soon”. I’m hoping to plan a trip to visit her soon.
How About You This September?
I’d love to hear from you guys about how September has been for you so far? Anything you’d me to elaborate on or something else you’d like to know? Let’s chat!
Photography by Hanneri de Wet