18 January 2010 I started my internship at the National Treasury, it is also the day I met Sweet-One, he was starting his trainee programme. We got married in 2013, we had our first born in 2015 and our second one born in 2017 . We bought our first home in 2015. I got my post graduate degree and valuable work experience I would not trade for nothing. I failed my dissertation for my masters in town and regional planning in 2014.
I also made good friends who encouraged me to be better and who love me for me. This was a blessing for me because I had given up on friendship.
I started blogging and learnt more about my self and my purpose. I think it is safe to say this decade has been amazing.When it started though, I was depressed about a failed relationship, felt betrayed by the people I trusted and blink job prospects.
I was anxious about not finding a job after graduating because of the unemployment rate in SA🤷🏽♀️🤦🏾♀️ but God came through.
My dad was laid off from his job which was the only stable income we had known our whole lives. Needless to say I am happy things are no ending the way they started.
I remember getting an offer letter for my internship I did no sleep that night from excitement. I went to prayer and I gave thanks to God for what was to come.
I asked God to help me heal and move on with my life. I am happy to say I know him 😭as healer and mender of broken hearts. He taught me in that season of my life, that he is my first love and I can trust him with my heart no matter what happens with my relationships – my affirmation should start with him not man.
I also got to know him as a provider, and promoter he kept me employed despite all challenges I faced, he showed me that promotion comes from him not. I learnt to trust his timing.
The longer you wait the greater the show off “isina muva liyabukwa”- he who sighs last will be seen by all (😂 direct translation).
I did not know what God has planned for the 2020-2030 but I know enough to trust him. A lot can change in 10 years, nothing is permanent under the sun. Bad seasons don’t last forever.
I was shared with Sweet-One that I was inspired by someone who wrote her milestones for the past decade and they included a failed business. The reason it inspired me is because she was body declaring that she tried something and because of it I respected her. Many of us die with dreams we never pursued and lots of regrets. She made me want to try even if I fail it will be something I write down in my milestones because I will a better person because of it. Sweet-One’s response was “there is growth in failure”. That made so much sense to me, the people who are brave enough to go after that thought/idea are the ones who have a chance at changing the status quo. One day they will be gone and we will sing Beyoncé’s “ I was here, I lived, I loved, I was here
I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark, soul, everyone will know, I was here…”. My prayer is that this decade will far exceed your expectations. May you heal from all the scars from the last one. May he restore your hopes.