Today’s blogger writes not one but TWO blogs namely Beauty Blog and The Baby Blog! Plus she is mom to a small boy too! Megan Kelly Botha is really one of those woman of whom you say “I don’t know how she does it”!! Across both her blogs Megan loves to share her discoveries, be they beauty, fashion or baby related. Read on to find out more about this inspiring young woman…
I know what it means to have nothing but to have everything, all at the same time. When I was 15, I came home to find that all of our assets had been repossessed. I was at the age where I placed value on materialistic things like TV’s and surround sound systems but very quickly realized that an empty house can be filled to the brim with something so much more valuable than furniture – love, laughter and happiness. I spent the next few months working on building a relationship with my step-dad, forgiving my parents for separating and putting me in the position to choose and before long, I found inner peace. Sometimes, it takes losing everything to realize just how much you have. As an adult, I realize that there are times that we will stress and worry about finances but I always find comfort in knowing that family sticks together through it all.
There is so much to love but I especially love my little family; my two men. My husband is the guy who will sing at the top of his voice, along with you, to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off, at a redlight. He is constantly reminding me that there is happiness to be found in the simplest of things and instead of waiting for it to find you, go out and create your own. I love looking at the world through my son, Axl’s, eyes. He takes pure delight at the simplest of things like the pitta-patta of the dog’s paws on our wooden floors, the very wooden floors that I complain about and dislike so much are the same floors that make Axl laugh from his belly, strange isn’t it? Or how he gets so excited when he has found the dog’s bowl in its newly hidden place, before splashing in it. I love how when the wind blows on his face, he gasps, smiles and then lifts his hand to grab it. I wish that we could all see the world through a child’s eyes, it’s so beautiful and innocent.
As much as I’d like to get around to reading more, a busy explorer for a son, just won’t have it. We are currently reading Peter Rabbit and a fan-favourite, Gruffalo. As for me, when I do get the chance to read, I like to catch up on South African blogs as I draw so much inspiration from the genuine content that each blogger has to offer. I enjoy biographies, comedies and romantic novels (I want happy endings for everyone!) I am currently looking forward to David Thorne’s next book as he always packs a laugh, and I mean a genuine, tight chest, can’t breathe laugh.
Ohh goodness… Right now, I would like to move. We have been staying out on a farm for the last 2 years and there are just so many challenges like staying too far from town, internet providers being limited and environmental factors to consider (snakes and baboons, to name a few) but mainly, our house is from the 1700’s and is falling apart. Just the other day, I slipped right through the floor. I’d like to move to a smaller and more modern home or even a townhoue – something more central and in town. Preferably something with an address, so that I don’t have to send you my GPS co-ordinates.
I am a mom, I am lucky if I shave both legs on the same day so I like to keep what I wear very simple and comfortable. I still breastfeed, so all of my outfits need to be easily moveable without revealing my entire stomach, sorta thing. I like to opt for maxi-dresses and sandals in the summer and am especially loving the current trend of kimonos.
Right now, I have everything that I need. I am so grateful for the life that I lead. There goes that saying that, “everything will be okay in the end and if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” During my teen-years, I was forced to face one too many challenges but now, into my early adulthood, I feel that I have achieved a balance and that with the right frame of mind anything is achievable.
Images: Megan Kelly Botha