As I approach 30, I'm filled with peace, gratitude and joy. I am looking forward to being in my thirties, can you believe it? I have been reflecting a bit on my twenties. I cannot help but chuckle that at 20 I thought I would be married by 25, making millions by 28 and already on my second child whilst being high up in the corporate ladder. Let me not be vague, high corporate ladder means CEO of some big listed global company. Hahahaha! on the count of three lets laugh together, Lets go..3..2..1 Bhwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaahaha!!!!
Little did I know that this was not the time to 'have it together' but rather be on the journey of self discovery. Ok maybe we will be on this journey till we die but during twenties we got all the energy to max it out. That is exactly what my twenties were about, defining who I am. I learnt to stand each time I fell, learn to fall in love without holding back, persevere in my aspirations tough as the road may be, travel as much as I could, get spiritually inclined, make new friends, learn to forgive myself hard as it is, I can go on for days. What matters is that I welcomed every experience that would lead me to the journey of ''self love''. Twenties are awesome!!! Don't rush to grow up, just be and try figure you out. I will be entering thirties on self love goals.
Off on a tangent. I read an excerpt from wholehearted by Brene Brown which I would like to share with you. It is as follows;
Midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear: ''It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go. Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy and lovable, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever. Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. The time has come to let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.''
How beautiful? I bear it in mind as I step in glory into my thirties...
I decided to have an intimate 29th bday celebration with my close friends and cousins to bid farewell to my twenties on the 20 December 2015. If I decide to have a 30th celebration, that will be a welcome party to the thirties. Here are the pics to the 29th bday celebrations.
I had a lot of fun putting the bday celebrations together. I set up with the help of my baby sis Tumi and bro Sedupe. I hired the tiffany chairs and tables from a young lad by the name of Siphiwe, based in Soweto. They were in great condition, still looked new to be honest. If you want his numbers, inbox me. He was very reasonable in terms of price. Chinese lanterns from china town and a few items from the party spot in woodmead.
Champagne, white wine, red wine and soft drinks are standard for any event I throw. Yeah yeah yeah we might add whiskey, beer and ciders every now and then. My cousin Dupes and friend Lesego helped put out the alcohol and finish up before guests arrived. We had lots of food, enough for padkos for my guests when it was time to go.
How cute is my bff in the pic below? She was preggies with baby girl Lehumo.
Throw yourself a 29th bday party to salute your twenties maan!