Author: Aphsie

February 20, 2024 Aphsie 2 comments

I never imagined I would engage in, find pleasure in, or even value online dating – yet, here I am, genuinely enjoying it 🤞🏾 To be honest, if it weren’t for the lockdown served by the Covid outbreak, I don’t know how long it would have taken me to venture into the world of online…

December 5, 2023 Aphsie 6 comments

To be or not to be? Ready to enjoy the luxury of shopping from your home? How about trusting an online store with your banking details? I know – the many online-money fraud stories we’ve heard make this quite challenging to do…   With so many of our trusted department stores, such as Woolworths, Pick…

November 21, 2023 Aphsie No comments exist

If I did a squat every time I received this piece of advice: “Take it easy…” Or “Take one step at a time,” I would have the world’s most firm 🍑  This is one piece of advice that I have had to take some time to accept, because in my ‘go getter’ mind, taking things…

November 14, 2023 Aphsie 6 comments

I have always been aware of this, but my 30 years’ worth of life experience requires me to fully acknowledge this and navigate the rest of my life in total cognisance 💯  The blessing of having a relationship with both my heavenly and earthly fathers was bestowed upon me and has built a firm foundation…

October 31, 2023 Aphsie 2 comments

Incase my last two blogposts (The Roaring Twenties & Thirty, Flirty And Thriving) haven’t showcased my excitement for my entry to my Dirty Thirties – please note that it overflows 🙌🏾  My love for literature covers all the forms it is delivered in, namely written (books, articles, blogs, etc) and spoken (music, poetry, drama, etc) 🎭 …

October 17, 2023 Aphsie 12 comments

And so the third decade in my life begins, today is 17 October 2023 and I am debuting my Dirty Thirties… ‘Thirty, Flirty & Thriving’ is a phrase I got from the 90s classic movie titled 13 Going On 30 and it sure feels like it’s sentiments are what I will go into this decade…

October 10, 2023 Aphsie No comments exist

My twenties were nothing like I thought they would have been and I’m still mind-blown by this…  I remember being a teenager and planning to realise all of my dreams by the tender age of 25 – all I can say is (in the famous words of RHOJ’s Madam Evodia): what a joke my darli…

September 26, 2023 Aphsie 2 comments

I will forever be grateful for my mother’s life and teachings as they continue to serve me even after her time on this earth 🙏🏾 My mother passed when I was only 20 years old, but at this point we shared countless conversations and experiences that I continue to draw from now, which also guide…

September 5, 2023 Aphsie 24 comments

This awkward moment starts with a peculiar and uncomfortable question, asked by a daughter, to be answered by non-expectant mother…  It was a beautiful hot and sticky afternoon in my always sunny hometown of Empangeni, north of KwaZulu-Natal. The clock had just hit 14:30pm on a weekday, and you know what that means right? HOME-TIME 🙌🏾  The…