Real talk: starting a business is really freaking hard.  Especially if you have no background in business whatsoever.  You feel like a fish out of water, constantly learning things on the fly, and somehow loving the thrill of a new project while being (let’s be honest) completely broke.  All this would have been much more difficult without a supportive partner, who understands my need to work market stalls on the weekends, who doesn’t care that my laundry is constantly in a pile on the floor, and who gets that my income isn’t what it was when I worked for a corporation, and that things like travel and big purchases need to be on hold for a while.  So lucky to have this guy in my corner. .
#thankshubby #supportivehusband #becausegoals #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #businessowner #entrepreneurlife #hustle #smallbusinessuk #uksmallbiz #uksmallbusiness #girlboss #mumboss #learningasigo #figuringitout #gottastartsomewhere #makingprogress #learningexperience #ididathing

Happy Fall Y’all ! It’s been awhile, there has been and will be some changes, and we are ok with that. Trusting in His plan. I hope everyone has a great rainy Tuesday ☔️

I have had freedom combined with frustration flowing around my head and heart lately.
The freedom part is embracing myself MORE and holding onto hypothetical thoughts of others about me LESS each day.
The frustration is me wondering why I didn’t or couldn’t have done this earlier in my life. •
I have so many great things in my life right now and I wish I had all these things sooner. I know this thought is making it difficult for me to sink into gratitude for the good. •
So, what do I do? I don’t know how to mourn the loss of something I never had until recently. I’m trying to coach myself through it by thinking things like: “You are allowed to be upset, but you have so much goodness in your life now!”
My response to myself is then: “Yeah, but I still want to be upset about it.”

Time is terrifying, and I wonder, even if I had discovered my current job or hobbies or partner earlier, would I feel like I had enough time with them? If I discovered all of the happy things I found here 10 years ago, would I have been ready to embrace them and admit how much I love them?

I don’t know. Hypotheticals make me crazy even when they give me valuable perspective.
I need to let this all marinate. •
(Picture: Taken and edited on my phone — I am really proud of it. It’s my work parking lot during the Golden Hour.)


• An excellent way to describe the woman who birthed me • Hey world, it's @reginakarki 's birthday today!!• To the friends who are with her, find her and squeeze her for me • I can't believe the ride we've had together so far-it's been full of intense ups and downs, but the one thing that never changes is that we stay in each other's corner and never give up on each other • You woman, are a force to be reckoned with in this world and you have earned your place in this beautiful life you get to call your own • You embrace it with: strength, intelligence, wit, grace, kindness, and a never ending optimism • You are the number one person to have fun with, while remaining the hardest worker I know • Your laugh is mine and I'm so proud to know you • Congratulations on your BSN you'll obtain in ONE MONTH and a few days • AND CONGRATS on not being old yet ;) • If no one has wished her happy birthday yet...friggin shame on you :) •
#happybirthday #love #momdaughterlife #inspiration #singlemom #builtbygirls #urban #nomad #figuringitout #onedayatatime

• Something super important, that I've been learning the hard way, is that we all go at our own pace in life. Starting my Music Therapy program meant picking up a new instrument and re-learning an old one. I am no longer just a vocalist. I am a: vocalist, pianist, and guitarist...and fantabulously budding ukuleliest. Which means I'm learning everyday. I'd encourage everyone to try something new. It's a humbling experience with the opportunity to make new connections, if you allow yourself to • I've felt insecurity all semester, but today decided to just throw it out the door and go first for my performance quiz • I wasn't the best...I don't even think I was even super good, but it's time to embrace my journey. Because it's mine. This program is only a couple of years, out of a life time I'll be gifted with to enrich people's lives with music • So, anyone who is struggling right now with continuing, because of feeling your not performing to someone else's, the world's, or your own standards...Remember to cut yourself some slack. This is YOUR journey. Not theirs, or anyone else's • You'll get to where you need to go on the timing that's right for you, one step at a time • That's what's most important •
#midwest #mo #sgf #musictherapy #amta #college #drury #guitar #piano #voice #learning #newbeginnings #urban #nomad #rural #lifestyle #figuringitout #onedayatatime

I was being a human the other day, and it was really confusing. Lol. And then when I figured that part out, something else popped up that was confusing-er. So yeah. I’ll figure it all out one day-ish. 🔍#ihope #stilltrying #swimmingincolor #iamcolor

Millie helped me put a puzzle together last night........or more like she just sat there looking cute and giving kisses for motivational support😍😍😂😂😁🐶🐺🐕
#winddownforthenight #puppylove #womensbestfriend #ilovepuzzels #figuringitout

These last few weeks I have been mighty grateful that I work and school from home.
With not being mobile, only having one usable hand, and about to give birth, I couldnt imagine attempting to work elsewhere, or explaining everything to my boss. 🏠
I work hard through out the day building a business, trying to keep my house clean, care for my animals, catch up on homework and keep up with my son. However it is tiring and I am grateful I can take breaks when I need to. 🏠
These last few weeks have been bumpy but I'm getting back on track and am finding ways to cope. It still takes me a half hr to tie my shoelaces but I can do it🙄😂
Havent quite figured out how to butter bread yet though🤔😂😂

#itsthelittlethings #momlife #thrivelife #whodoyouanswerto #stayathomemom #rockingit #brokenwrist #figuringitout #igotthis

I’m pretty sure I have a permanent pinched nerve in my back from carrying her around all day. And I’m pretty sure I couldn’t care any less. .
#mommymoments #newmomlife #motherhoodslens #momdiaries #momblogs #perfectlyimperfect #figuringitout #thisismotherhood #lifedailymoms #parenthoodsquad #ig_motherhood #momentsofmom #mybrandofhappy

Always remember - everyone’s journey is different 😍.. #nowimhappy #figuringitout #life #myjourney #newchapter #thinkimightstay #feelinggood #greatful #family

I’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason, just gotta work out what that reason is 🤔👩‍✈️✈️#figuringitout #makingchanges

Stepping into the day like... Train, move apartments, go to class, fix my phone, get number to work, find a job, take a shower?, eat?

#hiremeplease #willworkforfood #Lisbon #portugal #sunny #greendoor #path #busyday #todolist #tightschedule #bluedress #sparkleshoes #figuringitout #herewego #travel #dancerlife

I know I haven't posted in a few days, but between work, wedding anniversary, and feeling sick, I'm off to a rough start with this fitness journey. Tomorrow will be time to get back on track and get my butt in gear!

I'm going to work on my meal plan and once that's all figured out I'll post that as well. It's been a journey trying to figure out what works best for me, but I think I'm finally getting somewhere in figuring it out, which is always a positive!

#fromflufftobuff #gettinginshape #fitness #fitnessjourney #weightloss #figuringitout #futurebodybuilder #weightlossjourney

My body is seriosuly sensitive to food! During my wild varsity days and my overseas stint, I ate and drank what I liked, whenever I liked. Ulcers and stomach issues were my best friend!  When I moved back from the UK, 5kgs heavier, still  struggling with my stomach, I deceided enough is enough. I needed to get my body on track.
I had no idea where to start, until I read a article that said.. "it's all about finding what works for you". Well, it took a while, but 1 year in and the #pescatarian way has really changed my life! Red Meat just never sat well with me, I have never been a fan of pork ( besides a lekker pork sausage) and well chicken is, just chicken. I basically established that I was mainly sticking to eating meat because of my #SouthAfrican heritage! A South African that doesn't eat meat?.. no man! That means you dont braai! 😂

Veggies are my jam yo! Just last night a had a red pepper on the braai for one of 2 #HeritageDay celebrations and it was delicious!. Other wise words of wisdom that have stuck with me and helped me manage my diet, are words a very good friend of mine told me... she said "eat to enjoy food and nourish"  these words (3 years later) have helped me eat slower, allowing me to enjoy every bite, and to think about what I am going to put into my body.
I have recently started to fall off the wagon a bit, and so have deceide to add to the list...Learn more about what you chow!  Thanks to @rosflintexercise_science I recently learned more about fruit and because of that have started introducing them back into my #diet!
Create a life-list that isn't about merely ticking off things, to get them out of the way. Create a list that is going to assist you in leading a over all balanced, mindfull, fulfilled life. Remebering what you have achieved and why you wanted to achieve it, I have recently figured out, is pretty important to staying true.

𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕒 𝕝𝕠𝕥 𝕠𝕗 𝕠𝕝𝕕-𝕗𝕒𝕤𝕙𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕤 𝕨𝕖 𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕡𝕖𝕥𝕦𝕒𝕥𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕗𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕒 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥'𝕤 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕕𝕚𝕘𝕚𝕥𝕒𝕝, 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕧𝕖, 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕠𝕟𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕖 & 𝕨𝕖 𝕥𝕣𝕪 𝕥𝕠 𝕣𝕖𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟 𝕚𝕥•
#openingeyestotheworld #thirdeye #figuringitout #manifestingmagic #ineedmagic #createit #liveit #yourpassion #turquoise #blackswans #jwmarriott #indianwells #spirit #quote @jwmarriotthotels #jwmarriottdesertsprings

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