New Beginnings

August 9, 2022 Aphsie 6 comments

As I write this blogpost I am flying sky-high making my way to the beautiful Cape Town – could there be a better scene than this, to declare my life’s transition into a brand new chapter? 🀩

I was recently made aware of this concept that major life changes manifest every seven years in one’s life-timeline and it makes so much sense to me – think about it πŸ’­

I took some time, looked at my own history to record my own time-line (as seen HERE). During this time I reflected, celebrated, counted my losses, grieved and am now re-establishing my vision to get ready for take off πŸš€

I had ALWAYS known exactly what I wanted to grow-up, so just like I do now –Β  adults often asked me: “What do you wanna be when you grow up?” My younger self LOVED this question and was ever ready to boldly responded with: “A singing & acting Fashion Designer!” 🎀 🎭 πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ¨

I am currently still on my journey to realising my dreams and have learned that allowing myself to remain flexible as I do so, is what adds that extra touch of magic πŸͺ„

I was 21 (multiple of 7) years old when I was introduced to blogging, after I survived a fatal car crash, when reading and writing was all I could physically do well. I titled my first blog Inside Aphsie and I used it as my platform to give my readers an insight into my heart and headspace ❀️‍πŸ”₯

After successfully completing my junior diploma in Fashion Design, I registered UP_PHELELE as a company (with the unfailing guidance & help of my father – Dadaba β™‘) and was in business since then πŸ€‘

At this point I was under the impression that I wanted to become a university lecturer as I built the UP_PHELELE brand, so I pursued my B-Tech Degree at the University of Johannesburg and served as their first-year tutor for their Fashion Design program. I successfully completed that, but experienced an undeniable urge to return to the sunny Durban and secure my foundation there – so I did πŸŽ“

So, now I was pursuing a Masters In Applied Arts (MAA) degree at the Durban University of Technology’s Graphic Design department, I was also trading as a fashion entrepreneur and blogger. This is also when I realised there are more female writers in my social circle who could benefit from a shared blogging space – so I transitioned Inside Aphsie into the insideWomen Blog πŸ’—

It was during my second year of my pursuit of the MAA degree that I realised it wasn’t what I truly wanted. I felt a strong urge to de-register and go into full-time entrepreneurship and it has been exactly like going back to school πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

At the age of 28 (+7 years), I discovered a mis-alignment of visions we had for the insideWomen Blog as the resident bloggers, so I made the executive decision to transition it back into a personal blog with a brand new name: The Book Of Aphsie✨

Of course there are a whole lot of missing details about my progress so far and I probably couldn’t fit them all into one blog post – which highlights the need for this here blog. Thank you for journeying through life alongside me, and I hope your presence will serve you as much as it does me πŸ–€

P.S. Β Thanks for having a read & you’re MORE than welcome to share your thoughts on our comment section below – looking forward to hearing from you…

Yours – but mine first,
Aphsie β™‘

6 Comments on “New Beginnings

  1. What do you want to be when you grow up?, I think this is one of the most profound questions that we never get to fully answer as we grow. As someone who has read some of your work before, I am really excited about this new blog.

    1. It’s really a question we need to ask ourselves all throughout our life experience, right? Thank you for your vote of confidence – to new beginnings/blessings my love πŸ₯‚

  2. Hey Aphsie, I loved reading about your story. I hope you had a safe flight. I applauded your courage to try and keep pursuing what you find meaningful. It’s absolutely amazing. I will give you a follow over your socials to see more content from you. Thank you for sharing, and I’m wishing you the best of luck with this new chapter!

    1. Thank you for your kind words sis – I am deeply touched. I’ve followed you back & look forward to our future engagements – bless you β™₯︎

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