As I sit here in this brown yellow dress, I reminisce. I grew up wanting to be a doctor, to wear the white coat and cure diseases. I didn’t have a lot of career options growing up but I knew that I wanted to wear the white coat and that was all I thought about day in and day out. During my matric year, I applied late for university entrance, which lead to me not being able to enroll in a particular course because it was full plus I was short of 1 mark. I decided to not allow my current situation determine my future so I enrolled in a different field just so I can stay in school, upgrade my marks and try again the following year. At the end of that semester my marks weren’t great and after one year the dream of becoming a doctor was slowly fleeting, so I decided to change courses and study humanities.
While studying humanities, I fell in love with fashion, I’d see girls rocking fabulous outfits to campus and I’d be jealous!!! At the time I couldn’t afford the pretty clothes, so I’d try to save and buy whenever I found items on sale or when something was affordable. In my spare time I’d assist low income people in getting housing and places to stay when evicted. I would assist them by sending them to the department of social development to enquire on what they could do. While doing that I got spotted by one of the social development officials and they encouraged me to apply for jobs in their department. I’d apply and after a few months got called for an interview and I GOT THE JOB.
On this journey, people have tried to discourage me and there was a time when the discouragement got to me but that is now water under the bridge. Over the years i found out new things about me and have enjoyed getting to know more about myself and what I am capable of doing, the power I have to reach my full potential in all spheres of my life and the power we all have when determined and when we work hard. And here I am, doing what I love, what I’ve always wanted to do and what I found out I could do.
I look at these pictures and I think of what we have achieved and I’m humbled at the constant support of our customers in choosing VestidoRose all the time. The dress I’m wearing is a Brown yellow dress from VESTIDOORE a line Dress. On that note, I try to give all my designs names just so that they can have a bit more character. I’d really appreciate it if you could please suggest a name for the Brown yellow dress, inspired by former TrueLove Editor Sbu, in the comment section below and I’ll pick from the available options. The Shoes are from ABANDON, the Bracelet from ISME online and the Bag from ASOS another online store.
My advice to you: Never allow anyone to dictate where you end up in life, it’s your life and they are your choices, make good choices.
Lots of Love and Light