Do Better.

29. January 2015 Style 8

For me, a new year means an opportunity to do better. It represents a fresh start. Growing up I used to hate it when my Dad constantly asked me what my goals were. I think I actually started to seriously dislike the word “goal” in itself. In job interviews I would have to stop myself from rolling my eyes when they’d ask me about my goals. I guess I’ve always felt like it was just too much pressure, and I always wondered how someone could honestly have a five-year goal! I mean really? Five years is a long time, a lot can happen! But I’ve realised that goals don’t always have to be so big and so serious, they can be daily goals, fortnightly or monthly goals. They can be big or small, just little things to keep you on track to being the best you. So the other day I started writing down some of my goals for 2015 and I decided to share a few of them with you.

Know my worth. This means asserting my position on all aspects of my life. Be it work, friends, family, fun. This year I am going to make the most of my time. I am learning how to politely decline if it is not worth my time. My time is valuable and I want to make sure I am using it wisely. So I guess that means less reality/ratchet TV and more thrilling conversations and fascinating books.

Cook more Sadza. Look, I blame my mom, as a child she stuffed it down my throat, and later on in my teenage years it was Monday,  Sadza neBeef, Tuesday, Sadza neChicken, Wednesday, Sadza neMuboora, Thursday ok, maybe Rice neChicken, Friday…amana Sadza neBEANSSSS!! Can a girl get some potatoes or pasta up in here though?!! So, yeah I don’t care for it. But Tapi eats it likes he’s never seen it before when we go to Zim, even caught my Mother in law giving me a side eye. So I’ve decided I’ll try make it for him at least once a fortnight.

Less is more. I put this easy look together for an impromptu date at the beach. There’s not much happening here and that’s exactly what I’m loving. The simplicity. Effortless chic. A pair of high-waisted white jeans (fighting the urge to rip them), these are from Factorie, and a white cotton button down shirt from Cotton On. The shoes give the look a bit more boom. They are my favorite heels at the moment, I got these from Myer for a steal, they’re comfy, chic and cute and they make your feet look like a million bucks!

Spend more time with God. Over the past six months I have been spending more and more time just talking to God and just enjoying being in his presence. It’s changed my life. I have more peace in me than I’ve ever had before, even in the midst of turmoil in my life, I worry less. My perception on life has changed as well as my perception of me. I have seen the power of prayer. I am stronger, my faith is stronger…I believe. I trust. I see.


8 thoughts on “Do Better.”

  • 1
    undere on February 10, 2015 Reply

    My son 1.5 years loves Sadza so much, he has to have it everyday at least once. I’m actually so so good at making it now because of him. Now we eat it at least once a week. I never knew how to make a lot of traditional food but Zee loves it too much, and what better way to learn than on a baby, so thanks to him I’m makoti of the year every year. Go for it! Pretty soon making traditional food will be like driving!
    I feel like you should write posts in advance when you travel (for us l’entendre junkies) and set them to be released while you’re away, lol I’m just saying 😁
    Loving the outfit, your braids are making me want to get my hair done like that, but Zee will just think I’ve installed ropes for him to play with 😢

    • 2
      L'entendre on February 12, 2015 Reply

      Haha how funny that He loves Sadza so much! Made sadza the other night and my arm almost fell off! ( that’s how much I don’t make it) lol! Will see how far I get with this resolution of mine!

      Hehe , massive LOL at pre-writting my posts before holidays!! Looking forward to my next post! I’ve been slack!! Life. But thank you for keeping me on point. Xx

  • 3
    Colleen on February 3, 2015 Reply

    haha i can sooooo relate to the sadza schedule. thursday and sunday were the only sadza free days in our house. love the simplicity of the outfit 🙂

    • 4
      L'entendre on February 6, 2015 Reply

      ShA glad ur feeling me! Thanks hun! Have a fab weekend!! 😘

  • 5
    Anonymous on January 29, 2015 Reply

    Hi. Lady M. The title is captivating in its simplicity. We should always strive to Do better.

    You definitely know your worth.The style says It all.

    Way to go for a start to 2015. We shall follow in Faith. Bapa.

    • 6
      Anonymous on January 30, 2015 Reply

      I would just like to add on to what you said about more time with God. I can also testify to the peace that comes from having a profound relationship with God. I will continue giving you props on how you have managed to always link fashion with everything around you. May 2015 bring you more defining experiences that move people like me. I like.

      • 7
        L'entendre on January 30, 2015 Reply

        I love conversation, genuine conversation , we don’t have much of that as people these days. We’re so “busy” with life. So for me this is my outlet to speak, to whoever is listening. I love the power of conversation, to listen to learn. As Oprah always says “when you know better , you do better” . Thank you for joining my conversation😊

    • 8
      L'entendre on January 30, 2015 Reply

      Thank you BaPa! Knowing my worth is a lesson you taught me as soon as we arrived in Zim . You told me that my time is valuable and it is not for free! So thank you for that Lesson!

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