Step-up

Step-up

A mantra I chant to myself every morning, day, evening and night.

Step up to being a good mom, achieve your career goals, buy that house, pay off those debts, go to that girls’ night out, go home to be with family, go to that festival even if you’re alone.

Step up and be the best you can be.

Every time there are two steps up, there is one step down. Yes, it doesn’t just all work out at once. Conflict is part of it, those you love and loath evenly. You lose some, you win some, eventually you conquer the demons, the skies clear up and opportunities arise, amends are made, goals are achieved and new goals come up.

There is a price to pay; with every step up there is a hefty price to pay. You spend time with the kids so they are happy. You still worry about the work you are supposed to complete before Monday, and the 15th outing with the girls that you have turned down.

There is only one you, and you are not able to do it all at once. There are no limits or targets other than the ones you set for yourself. In your time, when you can, you will do it, in the order that you arrange yourself. You know your priorities, and challenges, you deal with your demons, you face the wrath, you have every right to choose and live by your choices. If it is on anyone else’s clock, nothing will be achieved, and you will forever be wondering why it is so.

Stick to your beliefs, values, goals and targets, if you don’t live yours, you will adopt everyone else’s and you have no idea why they are.

It will be challenging, it will be worth it. If it’s yours, nobody else’s.

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"I am a lover of life who thrives on living life to the fullest, even when it is challenging (passion). I am a hopeless dreamer who believes that dreams somehow do come true (faith). My heart is always full, yet I empty it every day, minute, second (love). Journey with me through passion living (life)." Nomna is a change coach, writer and creative entrepreneur living in Johannesburg whose vision is embracing and nurturing the unique mind, body and souls of those who cross her path. Her entrepreneurial journey revolves around people, art and design, travelling, music and food initiatives she is passionate about and writing about these passions.

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