Matric Results Day

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I remember the day I got my matric results like it was yesterday. I got an admission to Bachelor’s degree pass, topped with 3 distinctions. My mom and whole family were very happy and proud of me. Reminiscing about that moment just vividly brought back the memories.

Then, I got to understand that the class of 2018 mus be going through a cascade of excitement episodes. Congratulations class of 2018; the anticipation has finally ended, you have finally reaped the rewards of your hardwork.

However, we all know that at school, there are two things involved, it’s either you pass or you fail. It’s also an obvious case that there are those who failed. I will not say the cliché words:”If you failed, go back to school and try again”.

Here is what I have to say:

Identify the reason why you failed. Is it because there were a lot of destructions? Work on moving them out of your way and go back to school.

Is it because your mind was unstable because something painful happened? Work on it by finding someone to help you deal with it and go back to school. You will do better if you use a better approach, I promise.

As a Tsonga girl who grew up in South Africa since day one, I know how much passing matric is over-glorified in our country. Of course passing matric is one of the greatest milestones in life, but we have to remember that we are not our grades, read on.

It is possible that you failed because your strong point has nothing to do with the classroom. We as black people have been programmed to think the only acceptable way to succeed in life is by going to school.

I would say go back to school and try again if you know that what you want needs you to do so. Do not be deceived, university is not for everyone, just as “not going to university” is not for everyone.

Sit down and evaluate yourself, categorize yourself into one of the above categories and do what is meant for you. To those who are going to university, I hope you chose the right courses, I can’t stress the importance of that enough.

It is also okay to take a gap year if you are not sure about what you are meant to do, or else you will go to university only to waste your time and money; I’m sure that’s not what you wanna do. It is better to go late than to regret going early.

I welcome you to the post-matric world. It is going to be a fun roller-coaster adventure , don’t be afraid to make mistakes, just be sure to learn from them. Do not leave your work ethics, morals and good habits with high school, take them with you into the big cities in order to succeed. ❤️

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New Year! New Me!

For the years that I’ve lived, I often heard quite a lot of people saying the above words year after year; but does a new year really change people? No! Look at this as another day that you have to live.

A new you will not magically be established because it’s a new year. However, if you change the way you were doing things the previous year for the better, a new you is definitely promised.

Christians have probably received words of prophecy from their spiritual leaders. Ever heard of “year of breakthrough” and the likes?

I personally do not understand why they label years because:1.Every pastor names it what they want to name it, and 2.It makes people think whatever words that the pastor uttered will come on a silver platter.

I believe that the year can become anything that you want to make of it, you have it inside you to declare everything you want this year to be like and work on it everyday. Actions are the only way to get you where you want to go.

THIS IS YOUR YEAR! Yes, I said it! This is your year to shape, this is your year to drive. Take this year into your hands and mold it into any shape you want it to take, a year is as malleable as clay, be this year’s potter, and watch it turn into your year.

If what you are planning to do is to take your pastor’s prophetic words, have faith and fold your hands; unfortunately this will not be your year.

If you find yourself saying:”This was not my year”, at the end of this year; know that the only person you should blame is YOU! You are the only person you’re always with, and you’re the only person who will make your dreams come true.

I wish you a year of dominion, dominion that will result in you saying:”2019 was my year”, on the 31st of December. I wish you a year filled with action, action that will channel you towards achieving your goals.