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Dear readers!

I am so sorry. It’s so difficult to attempt life, attempt studying, attempt working and attempt living all at once. I haven’t had the chance to come and share my experiences and thoughts with you, I apologise. Without a doubt, I have been collecting memories.

I hope you all have been keeping well. Having good days, and if they were bad, hope you turned them into downright, positive days. ‘cos thats how we roll right? 

Dear Women

Here in South Africa, we are celebrating National Women’s Day today. I feel overwhelmed to see so many strong women, take the stand on behalf of others on various occasions. This needs to grow, and definitely continue – it empowers the rest of our kind. And as we all are aware, empowerment is food for the soul. 🙅

Ladies, all you have to do is love yourself, be comfortable in your own skin, realise it’s no competition between you and other females, but rather it should be a learning bond, one that uplifts each other. Once you achieve contentment with yourself, you will notice that no-ones approval or disapproval of you matters. 💪

You can a achieve any goal you set for yourself provided you work towards it. Never feel less than anyone, you are you, and you are the best you can be. Everyone is different, unique and beautiful in their own way. 

Let us work towards these little realisations, and together, we can do it! We can help other women out there. We can reach out to them. But first, we need to work on ourselves. 🌻

Thank you to all women, for being the incredible souls that you are. For those that are playing the roles of mums, dad’s, carpenters, painters, cleaners, engineers, architects, friends, sisters, bread winners, security and the list goes on – you are all wonder women. You are cherished. We take our hat’s off to you. Keep doing what you do and you shall prosper. Never give up – you’ve come this far. 

Celebrate yourself, not just today, but every-damn-day. 👌

We have immense love for you wonder women! 💓

There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.

– W.E.B Dubois

Indian

I have to admit, we have the most beautiful, colourful, and radiant everything! From clothing, to food, events, prayer, weddings, jewellery, make-up and the list goes on.

I am so proud to be Indian. We have a background oh so spiritual; one that feeds, nourishes and grows the soul. 

Come to think of it, from a simple prayer like a Luxmi pooja, all the way to extravagant events like weddings, colours are so important. They are so meaningful. Just like in our daily lives, if we dress using bright, bold colours, we are mostly in a good mood, and we all know about the grey’er duller colours. 

I have a wedding to attend this weekend, so let me get ahead and prepare. 

Hope you have a colourful one too!!! 🙂

Jai Hind!

Under the weather

I do apologise for not posting in a while as I have been feeling a bit under the weather. It’s been antibiotics, jabs, tons of water and ofcourse, alot of bedtime. How dare I forget about voting in between? Yep, South Africa is in the process of change, elections and as well know, corruption. Nothing surprising. 

Hope you all have been well and having great, positive days. I will give you my thoughts on the status of this country soon! 

Stay tuned! 

Many say “Man-up”; I say “Woman-up” ;)

I had received a meeting request yesterday, seeing the subject, without much doubt, I had accepted. This morning I had walked into the meeting, halfway through I had realized that I was the only female in the room. From the speaker, to fellow colleagues – all males. Instantly it struck, what a male-dominated environment I work in.

Information Technology territory have always been known as the men’s domain(no pun intended)- and the kitchen? Oh we sure know the perception around this stereotype.

Who said I cannot wire up a PC together, paint my room and at the same time, make a meeean cheese samich?

Thinking back as to why was I the only female in the room has much to do with women in the workplace feeling less-confident, or like she doesn’t quite fit in. Come to think of it, in my career path, senior management consists of 80% males – therefore females may feel like they cannot relate to the seniors in a number of ways. We all are fighting the same battle – except that I fight for women to stand-up and lead themselves.

The 20% of females that are in the senior positions need to assist the others as a mentor or in whatever way, shape or form(Believe it or not, we have a shortage of this). She should be such that, other females can relate to her, gain confidence from her and in time, rule beside her. Way too many women are in competition with the rest, when, we should be standing together. As I am writing this, it’s shockingly questionable as to how many women have come to mind.

Luckily enough, I had 3 other females join my team, otherwise I would have been the only, with about 13 males. Bad? I think not. It’s my opportunity to show them that I have a purpose here too, my capabilities are no less equal to theirs. I can share my opinions and ideas and we can work together. Now with the other females beside me, I have back-up!

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.”