Day 30: Shopping

Honestly, if I had an endless amount of money and could buy anything, the first thing I’ll buy is a house. I don’t want a huge house with endless rooms because all my family members will move in, and I’ll rather save the money and buy them a house at least 30 minutes away from me. I would buy my parents their own house, nothing excessive because they’ll have to maintain it (and by they I mean me because they’ll get me to do all the work).  I’ll buy a 6 bedroom house for me, and a 4 bedroom house for my parents, which they wouldn’t even move into because they love their current house, so they’ll end up renting it out and making money from it.

The second item on my list would be bedding/ décor for the house. I am slightly obsessed with all things home related, especially bedding. I love splashing out on a beautiful duvet set, with matching cushions and a few extra blankets. I’d also buy a rug and a new carpet. Why stop there. I’d also get an interior decorator to do the whole house and do my parent’s new property as well.

The third item on my list would be a new degree in something fun and creative, like my first degree. The second degree could be in climate change, or poverty reduction or African studies or maybe creative writing. If I had the time, I’d do all of them and so many more.

Those are the top 3 things that I would spend my money on if money was not an issue.


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Please feel free to comment below on the things you would buy if you had all the money in the world.

Day 29: Good Vibes

For me, good vibes is packing my suitcase for my holiday.

It’s leaving work knowing I don’t have to come back for 2 weeks.

It’s soaking my feet in warm water after lathering it with peppermint scrub as I relax on my chair.

Good vibes is 30 degrees Celsius.

It’s seeing family and old friends.

It’s sitting on the beach with a cocktail and sunglasses, knowing I have nothing else on my to-do list.

Good vibes is going to the tailor and having countless outfits made.

It’s walking through the market, eating fresh coconut after drinking all the juice.

It’s seeing a goat casually resting at the side of the road.

Good vibes is relaxation and rest.

Bring on the good vibes.


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Day 28: Shadow

I stand behind, gazing upwards as he goes. I’m always where he is, always there, but he only sees me when the sun is shining, when everything is bright.

I follow him as he makes his way back home, he’s been walking this walk for 15 minutes now. With each bend he makes my size changes, getting taller and smaller at each corner. I know I only have a few more minutes with him, before he goes indoors where I disappear, except in the dead of night. When the brightness from the light bulbs contrasting with the darkness of the night allows me to come out and play. We finally reach home, he opens the door and lets us in. I find my corner and I stand there, waiting for the light to come and get me.


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Day 27: Closed Doors

I walked down the hallway dotted with doors, each of them closed. At the other side of the endless corridor lays my destination, the door I needed to go through. Each door in the hallway was painted a different colour, from light to dark. The lighter colours were at the other end of the hallway whilst I was still in the dark grey section trying to get to white. I walk slowly, taking it all in, knowing that this will be my last time here.

I remember my first time going down this corridor, all the doors I had opened and closed before. I remember the burgundy door and the uncontrolled passion that laid on the other side. I remember anger so deep that I couldn’t control my actions. I remember falling in love with everything and everyone and doing whatever felt right for me, regardless of whether or not it was in fact right. I remember all the doors that came after that, the deep blues, and bright yellows. I remember it all.

I remember the last time I was here, going through the green door felt surreal. I felt safe, stable and in harmony with myself and the world. I remember all the growth that went on when I went through that door. All the self-reflection, learning from who I was and actively seeking who I wanted to be.

And now here I am. Standing in front of my final door, the white door. I can just see all the things that awaits me through that door, all the goodness, new beginnings and endless possibilities. This is the destination I’ve been seeking my whole life.

Here I am.


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Day 26: Fear

Of all the things that life can throw

The one that scares me most of all

Is to live an unimpactful life

To go about my ins and out

And not touch a single soul

To seek and not find

and be left all alone

To love and not be loved

And heartbreak so familiar

To be gone and not a soul

Remembers my name.


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