The amazing decade

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.

Happy 20plenty

#withLove

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Tumi Tjale

Amen !