It’s my birthday!

by Vashte on February 5, 2014

5 February.

All day long- it is my birthday.

What a fabulous day this is, as it is every year!! So I thought it would be timely for me to return to my blog which has been on hold since Dec 18.. I’m sorry to anyone following my site!!

A birthday can symbolise many different things for many different people. To me, I am grateful for the year that has passed and look with excitement into the year that is to come. The day itself is my day. In fact, the entire month is a great celebration and considered, on the whole, as my birthday so any and all gifts and well wishes are welcomed !!! lol.

I will not let the day go by without honouring my mother, without whom none of this would have been possible!!! An amazing lady highly exonerated in my eyes, and worthy of respect and praise. Lord – I think I have put her through a lot even as a good girl… for the most part!!!! :) (shhh) This is my beautiful Mother who raised me as a solo parent pretty much all my life along with my siblings. Incredible lady.

My Mum

www.vashte.comThis year I plan to take this page in a more focused direction or two. Perhaps three. Still making my mind up. I’m thinking- books to come- recipes to include all my instagram updates and more. Perhaps some inspirational pearls. Youtube channel stoked and moving forward.. Coaching programmes -automated and one on one. What do you think? I probably shouldn’t speak before they are created but as this is my page I’m rolling with it. Lets get this project rolling exponentially.

I’ve been thinking way too long about things but am now in a stable place to take the direction I feel called towards most strongly and then see how the wind blows. In all honesty I may have been under the banner of ”analysis paralysis” and some ”disbelief in self”- can you relate? But the thing is; I have learnt slowly, and the hard way, that life is no dummy run. This is it folks! So give it a go! Just do it! What have we got to lose? The ones who succeed are not the ones whith all the ducks lined up in a perfect row. The ones who succeed are the ones who just give it a go! And you know what? What does it matter if it doesn’t work out?! Life does not end in a puff of smoke! It carries on and you get back up, dust of the dirt and start again. Only this time you have a little more wisdom if you have learnt from the mistakes of the past.

So learn from those mistakes.

This page is an exploration of who I am, what I learn, and how I function in this world of ours. Any thoughts I write are indeed my thoughts and beliefs. You can take them on board; marinate in them; or disregard them. All your choice as is everything in life. I figure if you are following me then there must be something you connect with in me, so that is a good thing. I am your girl next door with a sparkle in her eyes, ready to play when I feel like it, share recipes, ideas, inspiration, and even a little coaching tacked on it you want it…

My mistake has been inertia. That little doubting Thomas sitting on the shoulder whispering: ‘”You can’t do that. You can’t say that. Who do you think you are?” But everyone has this voice at some stage in life. Walk right over that voice and speak what you want. Take action to achieve those goals and you will find, as I will, that the voice gets more and more distant as you trample it with the Truth in Who you Really Are. And that is Success.

Remove the people who bring you down and doubt you. They do not serve a purpose in your life other than to keep you where you are. Mediocre. Do you want to Live Your Life OutLoud? Do you want to live a life Less Ordinary? Then hang out here with me and walk with me in the direction of  your dreams. Make those dreams a reality and therefore a goal. It does not matter how long it takes. It matters that you get up every time you fall and keep going. Lord, sometimes just standing is a momentous feat. Celebrate standing for a moment!!  Life is not a race. There are more people on this earth than you are aware and whatever it is that you have to offer is there for you to access. Your people; your circles of influence, are different to anyone else’s. Do not get into the ”lack” mentality thinking you are too late.

You are right on time. As am I.

And right on time is where I want to be for my birthday dinner so I love you and leave you today – encouraging you for an empowered year this 2014.

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Birthday dinner – here I come!!!





{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah February 5, 2014 at 4:31 pm

You have always been a true inspiration to me right back to when I timidly walked into
The gym and particularly the last few months. The 3 F’s have got me to where I am at this
Point in my life-faith, family and friends. I’m looking forward to your continued blogs.


Vashte February 6, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Hi Sarah!! You awesome thing you!!! Thankyou for that post and I truly LOVE your three f’s!! I will take that on myself! We are always learning from eachother and I guess I wanted to show you all I am human too. I am inherently positive but have the very same slef doubts every other person has :) That doesn’t make me weak. It doesn’t make me strong- it just is. Calling things as they are weakens their hold if any over a human being. Bringing them into the light where God can melt them in a flash is the true answer :) Hiding our stuff away only permits festering and growing of baggage. ewwww!! I’m really looking forward to seeing you beautiful girl xx Thank you for posting a comment on my page. I appreciate it!


Liz February 5, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Hey Vashte,
I hope your birthday dinner is just as sumptuous and beautiful as you and your words are.
ENJOY lovely! xoxoxo


Vashte February 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Thank you Liz! We went to Omeros Brothers at Marina Mirage. I will not go there again- it is now a ‘fish and chip’ style place they cook and batter pretty much everything (yeow!!)- but it was nice to have my beautiful family with me and very suitable for my two gorgeous nieces who had a very late school night :) xx


Maxine February 5, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Go for it Girl! None of us is perfect and if we hold back until we find “perfection” we’d never take a step.
Much love to you xxx


Vashte February 6, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Ah yes so many of us get in the way of ourselves by not taking the next step. Fear of the unknown or maybe fear of success failure… whatever it is- it is a lie we tell ourselves to hold us boxed in to the boundary conditions of our thinking. It is time to fly :) xx


Craig Kennedy February 6, 2014 at 7:19 am

Hope you had a great dinner Vash Te!
You and mum look absolutely gorgeous!!!!
Beauty runs in the family, but true beauty comes from within and it certainly shows in your photos.


Vashte February 6, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Amen to that. Beauty is from the heart. The surface is only ever skin deep. Some of the most ‘beautiful’ people are the ugliest. We have to keep working on our hearts and from there we find the love we desire!


Olmedo February 6, 2014 at 8:23 am

Your mom is such an incredible woman. I met her on fb couple of years ago, and she’s been really really nice :)


Vashte February 6, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Hi Olmedo :) Thank you very much. Yes I agree! She is such a wonderful inspirational leader of a lady. I am truly blessed!! xx


Donna February 6, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Happy Birthday Vashte … I wish you the best life have to offer. The best of health, a marvelous life and lots of God’s blessings. You are a fantastic young woman and so honored to have met you and your mum.

Have and awesome year.

lots of love



Vashte February 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Thank you Donna!! I can smell the excitement of another great year brewing- cant you?! :)


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