A wise lady once said ‘I’m done with this negativity’ and she lived happily ever after.
Lately there have been a lot of new yet exciting changes happening in my life. But with change comes stress and with stress comes more stress….
While settling into a new job as Fashion & Beauty Editor for one of South Africa’s largest online sites is a dream come true, I have very high expectations to meet.
I’ve also been given more digital strategizing responsibilities which the nerd in me loves to do, but it’s been tough getting in the habit of doing regular in-depth reports and analysing social media statistics.
For a few weeks I have been out of the gym, eating all the wrong foods and skipping my normal make up routine because I have to wake up at 5 to skip the traffic and adjusting in a new work place does not happen overnight.
But then I decided to just completely start giving a damn about any negative thoughts!
Oh my gosh, I have so many things to be thankful for with so many opportunities waiting for me. I get to work in the most beautiful city doing what I’ve always dreamt of doing. I love my job, my editor, trying out a new coffee shop for lunch every single day… so really, what do I have to complain about?
You can’t expect everything on a rose gold platter. With every new chapter there will be ups and downs and it’s up to YOU how you are going to deal with it.
I choose to laugh. A lot – because I see the bigger picture and that really is the ‘bigger picture’.
So, what about my slacking at the gym? I signed up to do my second half marathon next month, because why not?
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PHOTOS: Michelle Lategan Photography
CLOTHING: Dress, Zara | Coat, Legit Fashion | Handbag, Charles & Keith | Heels, Forever21 |Alice band, Woolworths
MAKE UP: La’eeqa Yunus (Celebrity MUA/MUA lecturer)