Over you

I never thought the day would come when I no longer found you in every love song.

– Mamello Maitse


I see me…

I see me…
Until now all I saw was you
All I thought was you
All I felt was you
My life was you

My existence was your shadow
Lingering at your side but never able to reach you
Confined to being with you without having you

I see me…
All of me
Unmarred by your memory
Free from the person who worshipped you

I see ME…
Me without you

– Mamello Maitse

How do I walk away

How do I walk away
How do I leave you behind
I dont know how to pretend
Pretend you don’t exist
Pretend I don’t love you…
Holding on to you seems foolish
But letting go feels illogical
How do I let you go when every fibre in my being tells me you are mine
Mine to me
How do I abandon these memories when thoughts of you so easily invade my mind
How do I love another when my heart is filled with your essence
Tell me
How do I walk away
How do I leave you behind

– Mamello Maitse

Dust yourself off!!

The hardest part about falling as you journey through life is not necessarily the standing back up, but rather dusting yourself off. When we fail and make mistakes it’s sometimes so hard to let go of those feelings of defeat or to simply forgive ourselves when we need to.

Mistakes and failures are supposed to be our stepping stones to something greater, but that won’t happen if we’re carrying that baggage on our backs. If every time we fall we don’t dust ourselves off the dirt accumulates and it becomes tremendously difficult to move on. This is something I’ve come to learn this year as I prepare to enter the world of work and build my career. Everything won’t always be perfect, I won’t always get things right the first time, and I won’t always be the best at everything, and you know what? That’s OKAY.  As long as I can get back up and dust myself off, things will get better with the next try and one after that and the one that.

Life is too precious to dwell on the mistakes and failures of the past, the grass is always greener on the other side.