Never be afraid to speak up if you are not okay.
Lately I have been working hard on chasing my goals – just a pity you don’t burn calories while at it….
Oh well, I managed to tick all of them off and I am beyond ready for the next exciting chapter on this roller coaster ride even though I won’t be able to spill all the beans just yet.
For a few months I wanted to give up… give up on the career I have chosen when I was only five years old and just move to a small town with a stress-free job working from 9-5 making someone else rich. Overall I just wanted to give up on life for so many personal reasons (yes, boss babes have off days too!)
The turning point was when I caught myself sitting on the pavement in Strand Street (Cape Town CBD) two weeks ago with no ambition left, no fight inside me and 100% not in the mood for living.
I remember phoning my mom and telling her I’m done. With fashion. With friends. With life.
I don’t know how she did it, but after an one hour or three of mommy talk she managed (from 1000 km away) to get my bum on the bus and making some important healthy appointments I won’t bore you with. It came as no surprise that I was suffering from some medical issues which resulted in me not having the usual go-getter attitude or energy to run a 10km looking like I woke up like this.
WHAT’S YOUR POINT, ANNE? (you might ask)
No matter what you are going through in life, it only takes the first step to get better. Just make the call, send that email, do that gym class, make a medical appointment, join a support group, opt for the fruit salad instead of the cheesecake – only one step to a happier and healthier you!
Since I’ve made a few changes, life’s been good – gosh, I even dropped 2 kilograms!
Whatever you’re going through in life right now, you are not alone and please don’t ever be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Don’t suffer in silence. That’s just not okay.
If you want to talk to someone, drop me an email any hour of the day.
You got this, boo!
OUTFIT: Woolworths, Dress R899.00
LOCATION: Strolla, Sea Point
PHOTOGRAPHY: Rezaine Desai