fate among african blooms

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a thing called fate

dresses GAP shoes SUPERGA backpack FIORELLI via ASOS
location CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA traveled with EMIRATES

It’s silly how things work out sometimes, right? I live a structured life. 8 ounces of coffee in the morning.
Green juice mid-day. Cardio workouts every other day. Sunday organizing day. As regular as clockwork.
I had this idea of what my life would be like every single year and where my life is going on from here.
And when I moved to London, I knew that I would have to let a bit of that structured lifestyle go,
but I didn’t. I kept at it, compartmentalizing everything. Everything belonged in it’s own place.

But then when your very organized and structured life is thrown into a mess, you start to think if your
life will ever be normal again. And it’s funny how life forces you to release yourself from the everyday
tasks and try something new.

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and so I gave fate a try…

And I couldn’t be happier. After a recent conversation with my mother, she told me that people who just let life happen and guide them are the happiest. Things fall into place, people fall in love, and every possibility becomes an opportunity. And though we were in the deep of autumn when in Cape Town, a chilly breeze often accompanied our morning walks, it just seemed like I was one only lucky girl to experience the African blooms even when the season wasn’t right. I had no expectations, and reality prevailed.

I guess I talk about structure often, but it’s important for me to revisit this topic of releasing myself from the everyday and embracing the moment. To be honest, majority of us probably have this problem of relishing in today when we could be controlling the future…

you can find more of my diaries from South Africa here.

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