My mom left to fly back home this morning. It dawned on me when I was getting ready for work that she wasn’t gonna be home when I came back tonight, which really sucks. Her trip went so quickly but we did so much and had such a fantastic time.

I know most people think they have the best mom in the world, but in my world; my mom couldn’t possibly be better if she tried.

She has always believed in me, when I didn’t believe in myself. She’s pushed me to do my best, but not beat myself up when I am not the best. She’s showed me how life is hard sometimes, but you do get through it.

Even though she usually has an answer to help me, when she doesn’t; she admits it. She admits sometimes she doesn’t have an answer and also doesn’t know what I should do, but she is there every step of the way until I work it out.

My mom taught me how to be a good person; to humans and animals. She taught me how important family is.

She showed me how to be a good mother. She puts us before her every time. She’d walk around barefoot to give me her slops because my boots blistered my feet like crazy this weekend. She’d give me money for savings to travel even though in South Africa every dollar is R13.25.

My mom is there when I need to cry it out, when I’m happy, and when I have no idea what I am.

Trying to think about how amazing my mom is while at work has been close to impossible, because I can’t help but tear up when I think about it all. The list could go on and on forever. She’s been my best friend for 22 years.

My momsy is my hero, and everyday should be mother’s day when you get lucky and have a mom like mine ❤

“A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.”
Weekend away in the city with the Momsy & Vlogging

Weekend away in the city with the Momsy & Vlogging

My mom and I stayed in NYC from Thursday last week till Sunday, and it was amazing. I was inspired by one of my besties Robyn to start vlogging. I thought instead of taking a million photos and only ending up posting a few of them, taking little videos of the weekend adventures and putting them into a vlog would be awesome. She did one for her trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand last year, as well as when she came to visit me in New York City & NJ a couple months ago, and they were incredible!

So I am currently trying to get it all edited together whilst working 11 hours a day during the week, but I’m almost done 🙂 Hopefully I will get it posted sometime this week. I also have no idea how to ‘vlog’ so no judging please 😛 The idea of travel vlogging is fantastic and I hope I get good enough to post some awesome vlogs!

In the mean time, here are a few moments from our weekend in the city:

Natural History Museum
You gotta have HOPE
View from the gym in our hotel – One UN Plaza in Midtown East
Natural History Museum
Untitled waiting for the bus selfie
Starbucks because Starbucks
Brooklyn Bridge-ing
Subway Selfie


I thought I had heard all the ignorance one person could possibly hear, until I wore this necklace my mom just brought me from home (South Africa). It’s Africa, clearly.

You know Africa, the massive continent in the middle of the map of the world? You know, the six other continents on Earth besides North America?

“Cool necklace. What is it?”

“Is that a dolphin?”

“It must be South Africa!”

No, I am not kidding.

So I thought it would be interesting to ask people throughout the day, ‘What is this?’ while showing my necklace. I probably asked about thirty people and ONE person was like Africa? Everyone else was completely clueless. Not even like ‘hmm, it looks familiar, maybe I’ve seen it around WHILST LOOKING AT A MAP OF THE WORLD.’

This is Africa people. Please stop being so ignorant. Learn about the world, outside of America.

No hate on Americans. I’m just trying to make people aware of their ignorance, so they do go educate themselves about the world we all live in. And if you didn’t know what Africa looked like, now you do 🙂