Life’s journey with no GPS…

So I have been on a journey of discovery and I have learnt a few things.

  1. People come into your life for a reason
  2. People leave your life for a reason
  3. Everything you do, you do unto yourself
  4. Nobody else’s opinion matters but your OWN
  5. Live your life like its golden
  6. There is light at the end of that dark and lonely tunnel
  7. Life is way too short
  8. Love yourself first and the rest will follow
  9. I have made mistakes in my life yes but I am human after all and NOBODY gets to judge me but my Creator
  10. Sometimes I come across as a person who is blinded by lies but I sit there with a smile and say go on…
  11. I hold my tongue because sometimes it’s better that way because I know that the strongest part of my body is my tongue even though it has no bones it can break people
  12. When you make decisions in your life it impacts others. Yes, it has its consequence’s but you got to learn to deal with them.
  13. You are put on this earth to live YOUR own life, not someone else’s. Also you need to live your life the best way YOU know possible
  14. People have so much things to say on how to run your life but I have decided that if you don’t put food on my table, you don’t pay my bills then your opinion about how I live my life doesn’t bother me. It used to but where are those people now? No longer part of your dark journey.
  15. Now it is time for me to focus on ME and put ME first and soon my life will be in order

 

Feels like my life is in shambles right now but hey… THIS TOO SHALL PASS.life_is_a_journey-448968

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My story

I was born on the 19 May 1987. I was born to a single mother who had the support of her mother and siblings. I lived in Elsies River until I was 3 if my memory serves me correct. My grandmother had died in a car accident when I was only 2 years of age, leaving my mother to take care of me and her baby sister. We then moved to Dennemeur and lived there until I was 5 years old. My mother met a guy which was soon to become my step father. I was very fond of him but things changed after a while.

He was a father of 3 other kids. 2 boys and a girl. We moved to Mitchells Plain and my mother fell pregnant with my baby brother. My mother and step father got married that year and my baby brother was born on the 26th April 1993. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Standing outside the hospital with my step father’s family, and all I wanted to do was be by my mother’s side. I was 5 years old at the time of his birth and never knew how this new baby would impact me.

Nevertheless him and I got on like a house on fire. I loved him and still do. We lived in Mitchells Plain until I was 27 years old that makes it 22 years that we lived there. We moved to Belhar in 2014 and it’s where I currently reside with my mother, brother and cousin.

Growing up wasn’t a fairytale. I attended Spineview Primary when I was in grade one. My mother then moved me to Timour Hall Primary in Plumstead where I attended there for 4 years until I moved back to a mitchells plain primary school called Rocklands Primary. I completed my primary schooling career there and then attended Rocklands Senior Secondary School.  I matriculated in 2005 and started studying at Rosebank College. I studied Travel and Tourism and graduated in 2007. I received my diploma and as most of us know as it happens to us, I never went into the travel field.

I started working that year in November at a contact centre in the waterfront and spent a year and a half working shifts when I then left to start my new career at the company I currently work for. I have been with the company for 5 years this year and I love my job.

It’s the week before I turn 28 years old and I would love to tell my story to anyone who would want to read it. More to come in the next chapters I plan on writing.

Until next time
Nicole💗