What I… Palesa from Palesa Sam

Over the past 8 years I’ve been interviewing various South African blogger every week… and I still find new ones all the time! The blogging scene is alive and well in South Africa, fo sho! Today I’m sharing my space with Palesa from Palesa Sam, a South African lifestyle blogger.

She started her blog when she was a High School student (and now I feel OLD!) and has had about 7 different blogs along her blogging journey.

Her current lifestyle blog features personal development, opinion posts and her life experiences and ethnic hair care, tips & trend, always hair!

What I…


The only limit you have is the one you put on yourself. Not to sound like I’m preaching but it really is true. It’s not until you take on more than you think you can handle when you realise how capable you really are. It took me a while to realise this; but I’ve always known that simply being a student wasn’t something I wanted for myself.
I feel so useless when all I do is go to school, come back and study. Not to say it’s a bad thing but personally I believe we were made to accomplish so much more. All that needs to be done is for people to use what they have.


I love arts. It took me a long time to realise that everything that has to do with arts interests me, especially visual arts. I’ve recently started photography and it feels like I’ve rediscovered myself and my potential.


I read everything. As long as something is engaging, then I find myself reading it. From magazines (Destiny magazine being my favourite) to books and of course, blogs. It’s what I do for fun, I read. I’ve done it for as long as I known how to and there is nothing in the world more fun than reading in my opinion. My love for reading is what drove me to start writing


I want to be better. I always feel like I’m not doing enough and most of the time I’m really not because like I said, the only limitations are the one we put on ourselves. I’ve seen this on myself that even when I’m provided with all the resources I need; I still find a way to slack. This is why I want to be better, in all aspects of my life. Because the comfort zone that I enjoy so much will bring me nothing at the end of the day


I wear comfortable clothes. I can’t say I’m a fashion enthusiast but I do enjoy looking nice so I every once in a while I try to look nice, but the main thing for me is comfort. I’m still a student so my daily outfit is literally jeans, t shirt and sneakers, with a hoodie in winter. At this time in my life all I’m aiming for is looking presentable and being comfortable.


A camera wouldn’t hurt honestly, but on the real; I need self-discipline. It takes a lot for me to do things that are important and I end up failing dismally eve. Though I know I could have done better. I love my comfort zone too much and rely too much on motivation instead of just doing it. I’ve tried all sorts of ways to try to be self-motivated and disciplined but I still struggle. Hopefully a solution will present itself soon




Images: Palesa

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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