This Skin I’m In

12. July 2014 Truth 0

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Truth is… I actually started this blog on the 22nd of June, on my birthday. It was an overdue present to myself but it was also really great timing…I was feeling low about where I am in life, where I want to be and how I was going to get there. (you know that feeling of… being defeated). So I started the blog. Then fear took over. I overthink things. I overthink things till I find a way to convince myself not to go through with it. Fear of judgement and fear of failure …my worst enemies. To be honest I really admire people who can just go for it, no inhibitions, and since we’re being truthful , I can also get very jealous of their courage. Tapi doesn’t overthink things…infact he’s impulsive. (reason why he is NOT allowed to enter a shopping mall without me). That’s one of the things I love about him though. He is a big part of the reason this blog exists.

On a lighter note, but still on the topic of fear. A friend once asked me how I manage to pull off a crop top. Truth is my trick is to lift the skirt or pants high enough to cover the “problem area” then strategically place the top where only a little skin will show. Others will say ‘why show the skin anyway?’… I say because I like an element of suprise, and i love this skin i’m in! But hey, if you try it and you feel silly, I ain’t even mad at you.

I looooove this skirt! It gives me life. It was made in Zimbabwe. Dress it up, dress it down, I’ve done wedding, I’ve done dinner. The crop is a basic from Sportsgirl. The lips, a friend from work brought back for me from Japan.

So that is my truth for the week. I have been choosing fear, but what’s great though…by his grace, I have decided to choose courage. What’s is your truth?

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0 thoughts on “This Skin I’m In”

  • 1
    Anonymous on July 21, 2014 Reply

    Never Fear anything in life, your worst enemy is Fear. Its funny how its easy to tell someone to be courageous yet we haven’t faced our own fears. I totally can relate, but as from today i will make a declaration upon myself to choose courage and explore my heart disires.
    P/s Thanks for the wonderful blog xx

    • 2
      lentendre on July 22, 2014 Reply

      Yes! I am always serving medicine and not taking any if it! I actually at times like to live through others experiences, rather than going for my own goals and dreams! Thank you for taking the time to write me a msg! Very appreciated! Glad u like ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • 3
    Kumbi on July 19, 2014 Reply

    I love the blog Mati it is staring fear dead in the face ! your spirit and honesty is beautiful – can’t wait to hear and see more from you ! xox.k

    • 4
      lentendre on July 20, 2014 Reply

      Thank you Kumbi!! I really appreciate the encouragement! You’re awesome!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • 5
    Anonymous on July 16, 2014 Reply

    Condinue please. You are on to something brilliant here.

    • 6
      lentendre on July 17, 2014 Reply

      Thank you so much!! Thank for taking the time to read my blog.

  • 7
    Colleen on July 16, 2014 Reply

    i love love love this post Mati, you go girl and that skirt yeeeeeeeeeeesss killing it ! this post reminded me of this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsceEUmDnK4

    • 8
      lentendre on July 16, 2014 Reply

      You had me about to weep on the train Colleen! That song takes the words out of my heart! I love that song, I hadn’t heard it in a while thank you for bringing it back to me! You are awsome, thanks for love!

    • 9
      lentendre on July 16, 2014 Reply

      Gosh! This is how new I am to this! I just noticed your blog ๐Ÿ˜Šlooking forward to reading it! Good on you! Love!

  • 10
    Rutendo Chiropa on July 16, 2014 Reply

    Luv what u are doing hey…jus encouraged me to step out of fear zone and step in to Jesus grace zone were we can do all things through Him..I sometimes see where I am and get sad but past few months taught me nothing we go through is wasted..just have to Trust in the Lord..keep it up cuz!!

    • 11
      lentendre on July 16, 2014 Reply

      Yes Tendo! I love that, step into his grace, it’s so much sweeter when you come to realise it yourself. Thank you cuz. Sending you love โค๏ธ

  • 12
    Dee on July 16, 2014 Reply

    Loving the blog Mati๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘, congrats on stepping out & rising above the fear.. Its so encouraging im sure to many to just go for it:)
    Love you style too, its uniques, its your own & u rock it well

    Continue to soar, xo

    • 13
      lentendre on July 16, 2014 Reply

      Hi Dee, thank you for the encouragement, I really hope someone out there was encouraged! I will continue to rock it! ๐Ÿ˜

  • 14
    Sibu on July 14, 2014 Reply

    I absolutely love your words and style. Weirdly I needed to hear everything u wrote. I over think and forget to live in the moment.

    Wishing u all the best xxxx

    • 15
      lentendre on July 14, 2014 Reply

      Thank you Sibu! I’m glad you understand where I’m coming from! I actually get to the point where my overthinking consumes me, and I can’t function! I’m glad you know you’re not the only one, and that it’s never too late to try and change that, or do better at least.

      Wishing you all the best, and lots of great moments to live! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • 16
    Anonymous on July 14, 2014 Reply

    Totally love your style! The whole outfit ๐Ÿ‘Œ

    • 17
      lentendre on July 14, 2014 Reply

      Thank you so much! That’s so encouraging!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • 18
    heather on July 12, 2014 Reply

    Love this blog. Giving me courage to at least think of doing things I never had the courage to do. Maybe I could shred a pair of jeans and maybe* next time I see a crop top in my size I’ll try it on. Maybe -:)

    • 19
      lentendre on July 13, 2014 Reply

      Haha I love the disclaimer on *Maybe! At the end of the day it’s about you being comfortable , and feeling confident in your presentation. Try , if it feels weird or you don’t feel comfortable .. Let it go! But no harm in trying it! Send me a pic if you do! ๐Ÿ˜˜

  • 20
    Whitney (@_Just_Whitney) on July 12, 2014 Reply

    Yaass. I love this look! The lippie, the sunnies, the skirt <3

    • 21
      lentendre on July 13, 2014 Reply

      Thank you Kuzy!! That’s so encouraging!! โค๏ธ

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