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#QOTD #63

Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a 💎. 

Yes, you got it, the legendary Lauryn Hill, in her Doo Wop track. 


I’m always drawn to this phrase or statement or lyric (whatever you wanna call it) lol.

It is so simple yet so profound. 

Often we complicate things way too much. We forget ourselves in situations and in most cases, those same situations need us to apply our truest selves. We just settle and forget our worth.

We feel that we need to conform, more dominant amongst the ladies. We think we need to look, think, act in a certain way to be noticed, or wear, breathe, eat and drink specifics in order to fit in. 

We become numb and cold to all the hate and negativity because that’s easier than just dealing.

… And then comes Lauryn with this powerful reminder. 

My take on those lyrics is that we don’t NEED to DO anything, but be who we are. It is enough. 

I say, wear that “pass-me-down” dress that your gran made so many moons ago for your Mum and so what if it’s paired with a pair of no names from pick n pay or Mr price? 

Be open to critism to better yourself and for no other reason. Learn to accept and respect who you are, in your truest form so that others will learn to respect and accept you as you are.


Own yourself because There is none like you in this world and never just settle. 

Kings and queens, don’t forget your worth! 

It really is okay to be the bow

Love and light always, from just an ordinary girl 

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#QOTD #62

Be who you were created to be, not who they think you should be.

~ TayBreezy 


I was reminded yesterday morning, just how short life is, how, in a blink of an eye, you can take your last breath. I was reminded that there are no guarantees in life and in that we should always remain true to God, ourselves and then everyone and everything else. 

This quote was inspired just by this:

It can become very easy to lose ourselves when fitting in is a thing we need to do or after a traumatic experience. We lose sight of who we really are because we allow the thoughts and feelings of others to consume us to a point where we become just like them.

Far too many times I see this and it always leaves an unsettling feeling within. I think I may have even fell victim to this at one point of my life; trying to fit in, please and gain likes.

I see people that would literally do anything, just to be validated and in many cases, by irrelevant people. Then, alas, they lose themselves to what people think they should be, act the way people say they should act and even think the way people programme them to think. 

And then I ask myself Why? ‘Coz You’re beautiful as you are. You’re worthy as you are! 

When you know something is wrong, you have an obligation to attempt to put it right.

If you see the world through your own eyes, you have nothing to be ashamed of. 

If you like blue and all girls supposed to like pink, heck, own the damn blue lol.

Standing out by being yourself may ruffle a few feathers, it may cause people to dislike you but hey, ever heard the saying “those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter”? … 

And I know It can be real hard sometimes, especially if you’re surrounded by the mediocre type who don’t know who they really are and resort to doing all sorts of things just to be validated. 

But I say, always remind yourself of your purpose and your obligation to God first and if it’s all good between you and him, then you know you’re good.

Let the life you live be an example for those who follow you. No leader in history made it to the history books by being people they’re not, liked by everybody or silenced just for peace sake.

As our ever talented Kendrick would say: we got royalty, got loyalty inside our DNA! 

So Sprinkle that YOUnique dust and don’t let anybody, dull that sparkle. 

Love and light ya’ll

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#QOTD #57

We’ve been quiet with these for the longest of time. I had a thought this morning and when explored, it made so much of sense. A #wisewednesday indeed! 

If happiness is a state of mind. We can safely say that you cant find it (happiness or a state of mind) but can rather create it. Stop trying to find your happiness and start creating it

~ TayBreezy

Makes sense doesn’t it? Far too often I’ve found myself and others saying “I’m finding my happiness” but when you actually sit down and think about what happiness actually is, it’s impossible to find. It’s not a thing you pick off from a super market shelf or that you can find hanging on a wrack, neither is it something that you unwrap from a box or can buy. 


Happiness is all you. 

With that said, I hope you all have an amazing day. Start working on creating your own happiness. You have the power. 

❤️ and 🌈 always. from just an ordinary girl 

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Daily affirmation challenge #5

Today I am free. 

Courtesy of Pinterest

Free from the chains of negativity, from the fences of the slavery of my own mind. 

I am free from the burdens and stresses of life.

Today I am free from worry of the thoughts of others. 

I am free.

Happy Friday your’ll

Love and light from just an ordinary girl 

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Daily Affirmation challenge #1

My support structure ( God , family and friends) are a constant. They accept me as I am and encourage me to be me. I am blessed.


What’s yours? Spread it, let’s hear these affirmations. The world is in need of some positivity.

Love and light from just an ordinary girl 

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Student 101: Essentials of planning 

Failing to plan is planning to fail 

~ unknown

So after the eventful weekend and a Monday off, it was back to the grind; the chaos, the admin… you know how it goes. 

I also received my study material from the University of South Africa (UNISA). I was so eager to go through everything that as soon as I got home and prepared supper, I dived right into it… 

And then I got so overwhelmed sigh! 

I had to remind self that we’ve been here before and others have too, and they’ve been ok, so we’ll be ok. Self calmed down and then I decided to start working constructively. 

One thing I’ve taken away from the corporate world that brilliantly applies to managing ones studying, is planning. I honestly am guilty of taking this for granted and not giving it the importance it deserves. 

Once you learn to plan, you plan to succeed. You are aware of deadlines, you’re more organized, you are able to manage your time to ensure that whatever needs to be done, gets done.

And so I decided to start with reading through my tutorial letters, marking the assignment pages for each module with little sticky notes and then plotted it on a year planner (UNISA sent me one, you can make one if you don’t have an already printed one) 

I colour coded mine to make it easier to identify what’s due when at first glance and well to make it more colourful (: I then pinned it up on my wardrobe.

I have a key ( as you can see right on top) indicating which colour represents which module. All entries marked with “1” are placed on their respective due dates. These are one of two assignments for each module this semester. All entries marked with 2, are placed on their respective due dates and these are the second assignments due for each module in this semester. 

Finally, all entries marked “exams” are placed on the days that I’m set to write and the times. 

You can plot this on your phone if you’re more tech savvy, jot it in your diary, schedule emails to yourself or set reminders if you will…. just plan (: 

If you would like to adopt a similar method to mine, here’s the things that you would need:

  • Year planner 
  • Sticky notes ( various colours to colour code the various modules)
  • Pair of scissors 
  • Sellotape 
  • Pen
  • Your study material


You could even plot your assignments and exam dates by writing with different colour pens if you wish. It really is up to you. 

Today’s quote is therefore dedicated to the essentials and importance of planning. This may apply to any project, your job or simple goals or simple things that you’d like to do around the house. #justplan

Hope this helps Xx 

Love and light from just an ordinary girl Xx