Posts Tagged ‘believe in yourself’

It’s my birthday!

Good evening guys!

Poetsandall turns 5 today! How amazing is that! I have had this blog for 5 years now and I hope to have it for another 50 or more.

I would just like to thank my amazing viewers for sticking by me for all these years. I could not have done this without you guys and all your comments.

My writing Mentor saw a light inside me and he lit it. It is an eternal flame that will be burning forever and as long as I have my inspirations, muse, and you guys, I will continue to write till my heart’s content!

Thank you all once again!





Goodbye 2014 hello 2015

Good evening all my gorgeous viewers… Miss me?

Tonight’s post is not something sad nor happy. It is a mere memory of me saying goodbye and letting go of what I do not need and cherishing what I have got…

Goodbyes first: I would like to say goodbye to my diploma as I am finally finished! no more studying for waxing or make-up. No more 10 hour exams. I am done with my Somotology diploma.How scary is that? I remember sitting outside massaging my mom’s best friend ten years ago telling her how much I would love to do this as a job one day. I am the type of person who will get what she wants and will stop at nothing until I get it. So i convinced my dad to come to the open day  with me. He did not want me to become a beauty school drop out but once he saw much work I would have to put in, he was more than happy to let me do it. Now here I am… At the finish line. This year was hard for me. Not only from a school point of view but from an emotional one as well. My family fell apart, my grandfather has not been well at all and I have had to say goodbye to people who have died and they meant a lot to me.

Looking back at the year, you would say that the year has been pretty dull,grey and gloomy.I have fought with my sister more times with year than I think I have in my entire life. I have been knocked down so many times that I am surprised I am still standing but I do prefer to look at the bright side. I for one love colour so here is my colour…

I have grown as a person so much this year. I have become who I have wanted to be for awhile and although there is always room for improvement, I am very happy with who and what I have become.

I would like to say hello to: specialising in a field whereby I can heal people with the power of touch. Next year my dream comes true and I cannot be happier. My boyfriend and I will be going out for a year next year, that is pretty big for me. My brother will be finishing school and starting his own career and following his own dreams. My Shmoobear will be in grade 10. She chose her subjects. Scary to think she is starting to work on her dreams for after school. My lil sis will be in second year… She is able to follow her dreams and produce a lot next year.

I look forward to seeing them grow and for me to grow with them. Looking at is from this angle… next year does not look too bad at all. Got a few things planned such an concerts, business ventures and hopefully an amazing trip to end off the year.

So goodbye 2014. You have taught me a lot and have shown me what it means to look at the real colours in life and in people.

Focus on the rainbow and not on the rain guys.




Say no to bullying

Good evening all my gorgeous viewers

So I would firstly like to thank you all for reading my blog and for going on all my life journeys with me. I am glad that I have a place whereby I can say what I am thinking and people are willing to listen. If I have not been able to reach you with my writing I am sorry but I am going to try reach everyone with me new post…

We have all had that one person that makes our body go cold at the thought or mention of their name. You know, that person that bullied you into giving you their lunch money or pushing you around to the point whereby you do not want to see their face or even be in the same room as them? Ya those people… well it is time to put this madness to an end!

Brave hearts is an NGO that helps people deal with bullies and allows them to learn with it and move on. Emotional pain lasts forever where as physical can heal up but the hurt and memories last forever. Now I am not one of those who write about the bad and the darkness but this is a serious problem that needs to be solved now and we are starting this off with a friendship bracelet… Bravehearts will be at Carnival City on the second of October 2014 in conjunction with EFC South Africa, we are starting to create awareness and stop bullying dead in its tracks. We will be selling 2 orange ribbons. One will be for you and the other you are going to give to someone else. A friend, someone you meet in the streets and so on. It is time that we all stand together and show all the bullies out there that we are no longer afraid and we are proud of who we are!

I wear my orange ribbon with pride. It is time that you do too

Bored in class

Hello my gorgeous viewers:)

So I am stuck in class bored as hell so I decided to post today…

So I had a bit of an emotional break last night. I figured out that I put way too much pressure on myself and I expect more and more of myself. Yes I do admit it is stupid and I should not do it and if I do my best, it is good enough but one of my biggest fears in life is to disappoint people. I felt like the marks I got for my prelims were not good enough mean while my parents thought it was so therefore I freaked out for nothing.

Truth is I think everything is just building up and I cracked. My toy box was way too full and as I opened the box everything came poring out and I was left to clean up the mess. I do of course mean the way in which my mind was set yesterday. I was in a very bad frame of mind but that is all over and I am good now.

Time to get back to work. I promise to add poems soon and reviews

Love you all and remember to always believe in yourself. I did not for a few moments yesterday and it did not end well… So always remember that your best is good enough for those who love you.




Good morning everyone 🙂 I hope you are all having a fab week and are getting more and more excited for the holidays.

In life we are faced with challenges that sometimes ends up disappointing us. You never got the car you wanted or your favourite singer is coming to your country but you cannot get tickets because it is on a school night or you can’t afford it. You walk away from that situation disappointed and upset…

My message to you guys today is as follows: when you life you get disappointed for whatever reason, please do not give up! Hold your head up high as you walk away because at the end of the day all you can do is try again or look for something new. It is never your fault when something does not go your way. Everything happens for a reason and sometimes certain things are not what is best for us.

Do yourself a favour. Walk away knowing that you tried your best and that it was not meant to be. There is something much better for you somewhere out there. You just have to be patient and when the time is right, you will receive it.

You can do anything you out your mind it just do not lose faith in yourself.




Bright Future

By:Ashlee Zlotnick

Our future rides on a set of exams,
that places a number or symbol on a piece of paper.
Does that really tell us who we are?
Is that really what school is about?

That mark does not reflect your true ability.
It does not determine who you are.
All it does is get you into college or unniversary
and even then that’s not you!

After school and studying,
you then get to be free and start to mold your life.
Turns out those exam marks help a bit
to get yourself the best future you can.

So study hard but don’t freak out.
The world will not end if you don’t get an ‘A’.
Just do your best and believe in yourself
and then you will receive a bright future.

Reaching your goal

Reaching your goal is one thing but achieving them and seeing them through is another. I for once know where I want to go in life and I have set myself goals that I know I am able to reach. I may be young and I may not have experienced life like most of you have but I have been able to reach a few goals of mine already and I am very proud and excited that I have done it so here are some pointers to help some of you out…

We all know that a lioness will sit day in and day out stalking her pray and when that moment comes, she pounces and her target goes down. She is privileged enough to have the feeling of satisfaction. She set a target for herself and waited patiently and then she got what she wanted. Nature is a magical thing because animal and human are alike in most aspects of life. this instance is no different. If we try and mimic what the lioness does, then we too will be able to reach our goals or targets. The key to the perfect catch for the lioness is FOCUS!! If she does not take her eyes off the target for one second, she will always be focused on it and constantly reminded why she is sitting in the tall grass waiting for her perfect catch when she could find something easier to catch and less effort but it will not be as satisfying at the end of the day.

Life for us is the same. Reaching our goals is the same. All we need to do is be focused on what we want and don’t let anything stop us from getting it or trying our hardest to get it. We must always be constantly reminded by our peers and ourselves why we are where we are. When you feel like giving up or throwing the towel in…DON’T because there is a reason why you set yourself that goal. Don’t ever lose hope when it seems like hope is not there because there is always hope, you just have to look a bit harder and when the time is right go out there and get your target because that is what you truly want and if you put your mind to it, you can do anything!!!