“…learn to celebrate the magnificent, shining part of you—even when life’s storms momentarily eclipse its brilliance.”
Two years ago, I was sitting in my psychologist’s office, relaying all the unpleasant things that have happened and how I feel I have lost complete control of my own life. She was attentive and empathized with me but affirmed me. “Katlego, you are so hard on yourself, you have been through so many things that a lot of your peers have not been through, and you need to give yourself more credit for how far you have come and where you are now.”
At that moment I did not fully grasp her words, I mean, credit for what exactly mam? I’m barely holding it together, and I feel like I’m falling further and further away from where I want to be. And two years later, on my 24th birthday, I’m like “Hell yeah, this girl right here needs to be celebrated for every damn thing!”. Because in all humility, I have no idea how I am still here and still so eager to show up every single day in this hard but beautiful world. I don’t know how I still have so much hope for myself even when everything around me does not seem to align with my deepest aspirations and ambitions.
The journey of learning to celebrate yourself is not an easy one, more especially when you feel so unworthy, undone and unaccomplished in so many ways than one. But on my special day, these are the things I am boldly celebrating: Read More