Cooking tableย 

I must be the first one to admit, after Cape Town vacation I fell off the cooking wagon

Been trying to figure out why

  1. I think itโ€™s towards the end of the year, I have tried and tested all curiosity im tired and need new recipes, something that can wait until next year 
  2. New job function is taking all my focus right now I cook to eat with little thought to take the picture because I need to rest
  3. We bought a house , so interior design is more what my mind is focusing on right now over food . Plus I have already packed more than half of my kitchen ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ
  4. Been traveling for the most part of October outside Gauteng 

My excuses and Iโ€™m sticking to it
Hereโ€™s a few of what I managed to gather some whilst traveling 

Embracing my new body

No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead….
Forget about the past body
Forget about the size 28
It never knew what it meant to carry two babies
It had never stretched for two x nine months
It never fed two people over 30 months
It never endured two cesarean procedures
Forget about the past body itโ€™s not the standard of what beautiful looks like
Forget the past because..
You are beautiful
You are enough
You are adequate
You are breathtaking
You are precious
You are worthy
Never look back to determine how beautiful you should be today. Your past body is never a measure nor a standard of your beauty….
You are a mighty warrior, you have stood the test of time. You have endured, emotionally, physically, mentally and all.
Giiiiiiirrrrrl, own your crown ๐Ÿคด, with all that it comes with and forgive those who still expect you to look 18 at 34๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ. Abakwazi abakhuluma ngako
Ngoba umuhle, pho yini ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ
The goal is health plus fitness not my past ๐Ÿ™

Conversations with the pilot

Random discussions with the pilot
Me:I assume you are the pilot?
Pilot:Yes mam
Me:Why arenโ€™t you flying ?( this question though … I mean dhaa ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ)
Pilot:I am on my way to JhB then I will be manning the flight to Congo mam 
Me:Where do you stay?
Pilot:I live in Fourways mam and where do you stay 
Me:I answer
Me:So how long have you been a pilot ?
Pilot:Itโ€™s been 30 years mam 
Me: woow ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ
Me: Please tell me in simple terms why you would encourage anyone to be a pilot?
Pilot:Public Service mam, I take people across the world for meetings ,for pleasure and vacations. I enable people to reach their destinations, I do my best to do that in safest possible way and that gives me pleasure mam
Iโ€™m stunned, day made 
Done
I donโ€™t know where I got this Oprah character in me. I learn through conversations 
 

Dear new world

Dear Budgeting, Financial Reporting , Internal Controls, Payroll , Creditors, Bank , Cash , Revenue, Debt Management , Internal External Audit, Financial Systems and more it has been great!!!
You have served me well and I too have served you with exceptional commitment and pride. 
It has been 12 years of grace, what a full circle ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ
With gratitude I bow ๐Ÿ™‡ I am humbled. There are no words to express my gratitude!!!
Good bye
Dear new world , let the games begin

Thank you Lordย 

Dear God
Thank you for reminding me that I am part of the plan, even though I forgot many times through the process
I take this award and I am humbled. It means a lot more to me because I almost died and yes I wanted to quit I didnโ€™t know that someone very powerful is watching, someone saw me ๐Ÿ™
I almost died but I made it 
Tough in the boardroom , love in the corridors 
Iโ€™m here to serve
These two awards will always hold a special place in my heart. Exiting on a high note ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ
Oskabahemisa 

Oskabafa chance 
Jesus Christ be glorified my Lord ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Desiderataย 

Desiderata – Words for Life
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender

be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

and listen to others,

even the dull and the ignorant;

they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,

they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,

you may become vain and bitter;

for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;

it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs;

for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

many persons strive for high ideals;

and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.

Especially, do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love;

for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment

it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,

gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,

be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,

no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,

whatever you conceive Him to be,

and whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann
My theme from today on wards !!!! 
Powerful poem shared by my boss, I am inspired.

Dear Nomusaย 

Just combined a few notes to self and posted on the cabinet for my daily view …. 
A good way to start a new challenge
Dear Nomusa,
You are INCREDIBLE

You CAN CREATE your own happiness

Mistakes are GOOD, learn from them

DONโ€™T be afraid to DEFY convention

Do what you can

With what you have

Where you are 
#Journeyofapublicservant

#encouragingmyselfwithinmyself

Everyone can be greatย 

3 Posts I am crossing over with to 2018. Printed and placed on the wall.
Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” 

Dr Martin Luther King Jnr
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” 
Dr Martin Luther King Jnr
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
#Iamheretoserve

#fromafarmtothepresidency

Be responsibleย 

With every new challenge, I take an opportunity to teach…
When you have to be a change agent , serving the most frustrated people,who want a miracle overnight…who cannot bear the thought of waiting again….rightfully so….you need good energy….
You may be mad, upset, but once you see this sign as you walk into my space, you become considerate…
I have already opened the door to serve you, now just…..
PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENERGY THAT YOU BRING INTO THIS SPACE
That’s it!
Then we rock and roll
#myspaceisliketherapy

#proudgrilfromthefarm

Beautiful Pretoria

I love South Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ this is my Pretoria experience 
Got an opportunity to spend five days in Pretoria. I think itโ€™s the longest time I have ever spent here by far ..
As an avid traveler I gave myself the task to experience it, especially with 1 hour lunches our coordinator was giving us …. and an early knock off time 
Using public transport as the best decision. I walked from Bosman to the employer, enjoyed seeing the people and taxis .. the whole rush hour experience 
The mom selling amagwinya 
The humid weather in the morning and 35 degrees in the afternoon… people carrying umbrellas…. honestly kade ngagcina ukubona iningi walking in uniformity with their umbrellas…
Took a walk to the Bread and Grill Botique 3km East and had the most delicious hot dog ever ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ
Had my nails done at MSP ๐Ÿ’‡ 
Then used a local taxi to Bosman… I didnโ€™t realize how the local language can confuse me. I just kept hearing โ€œโ€โ€โ€drrrrrddrrrmmmโ€ in my ear …Pitori taal humbled me…๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
I love the tree lines on the streets , Jacaranda trees make me want to move in here !!!
I got to experience the Blue Trains entryway… VIP things….. and just added this to my bucket list 
I love the buildings. Staad Saal ( Town Hall) the museum and yes the MC Donald in the 1928 building ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพthe Bosman building opened in 1910 …. 3 years before Warden was established ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ
The people are wonderful, I couldnโ€™t say no to amaskopas…. I canโ€™t remember the last time I had them ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


God bless South Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ