Facing Your Fears



It’s the penultimate day of our honeymoon and as I was scratching my head, wondering what content you’d all find interesting, I realised that I started this blog as a form of diary, and so the content I put on here doesn’t necessarily solely have to be about fashion or beauty – but about other matters.

2014 has been a truly amazing and emotional year. You may think this is sounding  like a New Year post, but to me, the end of this honeymoon is the start of a new chapter. The wedding is over (photos and video coming up soon :)) and with that all of the planning, constant meetings and emails have calmed down.

The honeymoon has been amazing as well, my husband and I have had the chance to truly enjoy each others company – even though we’ve been together for four years and lived together for over a year, it’s shocking how little quality time we actually manage to spend – totally switched off from the rest of the world. We’ve had some lovely relaxing memories, and then yesterday and today we went full throttle and turned into mini daredevils. Yesterday we hiked up a mountain on the island where we are staying which was exhausting but well worth it, and today we went scuba diving! For someone who is terrified of the ocean I feel like that’s no small task. I’m immensely proud at myself for pushing past my fear and my boundaries and having once in a lifetime opportunities. I now feel more geared up than ever to really knuckle down when I get home, push ahead in all aspects of life and to really take this next chapter head on. This year I’ve learnt a new language, organised a two day big wedding, married the love of my life, started a YouTube channel and to top it off had a Finding Nemo experience that I didn’t totally freak out about. This has taught me to continue to challenge myself, because it’s surprising how capable we humans can be when we put our mind to it!



  1. trina
    October 16, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    Congratulations on your wedding!! I am big fan of your videos and blog entries and appreciate a private peek into your absolutely gorgeous honeymoon. You are a braver woman than me to go scuba diving!! Proud of you for pushing past your fear, you’re correct when you say it was no small feat. I have been married for 30 years and if there is one thing we learned, it’s to take time always for you and your husband. Do something if not everyday, but every week, without fail, to reconnect with one another. Either a quick getaway for the weekend or always watching a favorite show together. Whatever you and your hubby enjoy together. No phones either! LOL. This is the most important relationship of your life and it must be nurtured and tended to. Look forward to more pictures of your trip!!

    • October 27, 2014 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you Trina, Scuba diving was so terrifying but thrilling and incredibly rewarding after! We always unwind with our favourite tv shows luckily, the no phones policy is a good one!

  2. Carlota Lança de Morais
    October 16, 2014 / 6:20 pm

    Tijan, I recently started reading your blog and I LOVED this post. One of the best yet! So honest and inspiring, I cant wait to watch your blog grow bigger and bigger! Also dying to see your weeding pics and tricks and DRESS and MAKEUP!
    Much love from a daily reader,

    • October 27, 2014 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you Carlota, that is so lovely to hear! I really appreciate your support 🙂 wedding posts coming soon!

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