Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Life across the Country | Lifestyle

No one ever said that living away from home was easy, but neither is following a dream. Leaving home straight after high school was a decision that was certainly not sudden. Deciding to experience a whole new beautiful world on the opposite end of my country was a decision that I have not regretted since.              

Dreams should be followed. They should be chased and not merely thought of. Dreams need to be realised, and not merely dreamt of. The realisation of these dreams it was makes them so magical. 

Being 18 for a month, I moved my life to the Western Cape, all the way from the vibrant province of KwaZulu-Natal. I did this consciously knowing that it meant leaving my friends, family and boyfriend behind, only being able to see them every two or three months. I did this, however, wanting to make them proud by following my dreams and doing what makes me happy. 

I live a life that I wake up loving every morning; a life that provides me with endless opportunities; a life that allows me to be who I want to be. I live a life that brings me joy and that I am passionate about. 

I have a stunning view of the sunset from my bedroom window and a breath-taking backdrop of the mountain when leaving my gate. I walk through endless roads filled with restaurants, delightful cafes, numerous tourists from all over the world, singing, cheering, photographing and bliss. I stroll through a lane of beautiful trees, whether their grass-green leaves reside on them in summer, or whether the golden-brown leaves lay on the sidewalk during autumn. 

It becomes challenging when days aren't so good; when home sickness kicks in. Sometimes I crave the hug of persons who are just over 1600 km away. Their absence kills me, but my presence here is for the mere purpose to make them proud, and I ensure that I remind myself of that each and every day. Returning to them after a few weeks or months, nevertheless, is the best feeling in the world, and that is something I love about being here. 

In ordinary seven, nearly eight months I have learnt so much. I’ve grown to be independent and responsible; to look after myself without having to rely on anyone else, and to be able to make decisions that will affect no one but myself. I have met people that have made my experience 10 times better, reshaped smiles into laughter and turned moments into memories.

If there is anything anyone should do is make whatever sparks the most happiness in their lives; do whatever is going to make the day ahead worthwhile and live life to its fullest. No one deserves to live a life that is less than perfect for them!


  1. such a lovely post, i loved your thoughts they seem to match mine :) i think too that dreams are made to be chased, that is why i did move from the country i was born in. thank you by the way for tagging me in the 21 questions tag will be doing it soon <3

    lots of love,
    Julie xx cuteiinstgram.blogspot.com

    1. Aww thank you so much! I cannot wait to see it - hope you have fun doing it. x

  2. I'm proud of you my Rox :) love the photos