What 2017 taught me

This year has been one hell of a rollercoaster ride for me. There’s been good days, lots of bad days and days when I just wanted to block the world out for a few hours. Overall, this year has taught me so much about myself. 2017 taught me:
I can live out my dreams

I always envisioned being a travel writer and this year I got to live out that dream. I got to visit some of the most amazing places in the country and some cool island destinations, thanks to my job. Here’s hoping 2018 brings even more excitement and travel adventures. ⛱️🤞

I was robbed and stabbed in Port Elizabeth in March, and I thought I was going to die. I had my life flash in front of me. Some people really sympathised with me, while others turned the incident into a joke. Through it all, I learned to be brave. I learned to trust my gut and be more vigilant. 💂

It’s okay to have bad days…

Bad days were plenty this year, but I learned to appreciate it more. I couldn’t get the day back so I started to be positive about every scenario. 🙌

… and cheat days

I spent more days having cheat days than going to gym this year, but that’s okay. While I didn’t pig out like a glutton, I didn’t shy away from enjoying good food. 🍣

Don’t belive what you see on Instagram

I love Instagram, but with everyone buying their followers, I kind of find it hard to believe what I see on Instagram. I do enjoy watching food and travel videos, and sometimes sneaking a look at what my favourite celebrities are up too. 🙄

Not everyone is your friendly

This is all I am saying: ‘If they can talk about others in front of you, imagine what they are saying about you to others.’😶

I am worth every good thing that comes my way

This year I grew confidence in myself. I learned to appreciate and embraced all the good things that came my way. Always remember that you are worth every good thing that comes your way. 😀


Faith in God gave me new hope. Faith pulls you through even when the odds are against you. Always keep the faith, even when it’s hard. 🙏

See you in 2018.


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