❤️Moms angel boy❤️
My Buns cuter than yours.
@marge_linderoth look at my new hairstylist ➡️
📷: @moniquedutoitmakeupartist raw photography & incredible make up. My fave of 2019🖤
Everyday since I was a student my phone rang at 6.30am, it was you. She started her day in prayer and then missed call each of her grandchildren as her way of saying “hello good morning, I love you”. Your life was complex, our relationship was complex at times, from the day I was born I lived with you until we watched you lose a husband &within a year we lost our dad, your eldest son without warning, we lost our cousin your grandson without warning because of a drunk driver, you then went on to suddenly lose your youngest child. Two of your children and a grandchild something no mother should bear. You have been in unrest for many years. Almost every time you saw me you were brought to tears, the memories of dad flooded your mind& broke your heart. I take peace in knowing that you are finally at rest, getting the closure you yearned for. I’m sure when they came to collect you they greeted you with the deepest love, I can’t imagine what it was like for you to finally see them. Thank you Kayma for looking after me for the first decade of my life & for the years that followed in all its complexities. Tell Dad that I love him, I hope to see you both in my dreams. ❤️❤️
Yesterday I got to flip into my other dream. A lot different & more colorful than the inside of emergency room/theatre. Putting together a mood board, a call sheet, organizing and executing a vision was the expression of my inner self & was the most fulfilling experience I’ve had in a while. I’ve learnt SO much from mistakes I’ve made in previous shoots as well as this shoot but each time it happens I learn new things I know nothing about. Much like my internship days as a junior doctor. Only now I’m trying to refine new skills in a world I have had no training or knowledge about, it’s so foreign to me in so many ways. I have hidden my inner child for the better half of 15 years, following a very stringent and dedicated academic life of science/medicine for which I am beyond grateful for and still love SO very much, so don’t get me wrong. Being a doctor will always be who I am & I will never fully leave it behind.The thing is though, that I dream in color. About 2 months ago I dreamt of a beautiful rainbow flowing out a glass prism and as crazy as it may seem it was that dream/vision that made me finally make a turn down a different road. I had been suppressing my inner self knowing that it was a big part of my soul. I had to come out of my ‘career closet’ admit fearfully to myself & those around me that now is the time for me to take a leap and allow the rainbow to flow. To use my love for clothing, styling, colour, photography as an expression of who I am outside of Doctor life. I am so grateful to the wonderful team of humans who came together to help this shoot come to life. Thank you for collabing and thank you for following my lead so that we could meet the vision that I had set out. Here’s to many more long hours, new ideas,color, fantasy, aesthetic and exercising different areas of my brain, as well as putting my scrubs back on so that I can still practice my vocation. Swipe ➡️
BTS from @collective_couture
Assistant: @biancajacobs (She’s also a paediatrician generally, how fab?!) Models: @pure.soraya @marloesvantuijl @hlubihadebe_ @real_nadia_herbst ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
I’m NOT sharing this to gloat. It’s just to show some of my burnt out, frustrated colleagues in private and state that there are people in the world who appreciate the work that they do. So if you are only 10hours into your 30hour shift with no sight of rest ahead, stay strong, what YOU do matters.
In private health care we are always made aware of our complaints. ALWAYS. My two favorite complaints were (and I wish I was making this stuff up)
1) I sneezed
2) I looked tired (it was 3am)
In my almost 5 years in private I can count on my hands how many times people have actually thank’d me. Except for the kids though, they almost ALWAYS say thank you and hug you. Alas we don’t need thanks, it is our job after all but every once in a while it’s nice to hear positive feedback and a thank you. Instead of being bombarded with deaths and complaints every single day. I know my colleagues feel the same way. We have resuscitated and successfully saved the lives of people who return back for other minor ailments, who have never bothered to ask our names (nurses included). We just purely don’t exist. Anyways it’s just nice to say thank you to your waiter, your accountant, your nanny, your family, and hey even your doctor/health care provider. We are also human (not super human) after all.
Thank you to the kind person (the next one I can count on my hand) who took time to send this, you don’t know how much this is appreciated 🙏🏾❤️ We don’t need flowers, THIS is enough.
@kellystretch4 my brave, bold and beautiful mom to be! I have watched you go through it all! From some really testing times and personal battles which really challenged us (&jules). Through med school and specializing we have seen it all. We have danced all the joy, fought those fights and cried all the tears side by side. Now I get to watch you grow your belly as a new mom to be. This is incredibly special and significant time (for many reasons) to @juleshamburger and I. Something we really hoped we would one day get to see, despite it all. Madeleine couldn’t be luckier to have chosen you as her mom! I can’t wait to meet her. To your new journey and me being Aunt to my precious girl. I will love you both forever. Sisters for life. 🌸🎀💕 Thank you Shano for bringing her dream to life and for completing ours too xx
Phoebe, a colleagues daughter (hence the permission for this pic/post) was the light in a rough start to trauma in 2020. Our little team has resuscitated a patient or 2 almost every day for 2 weeks. These patients were stabilized then taken to ICU where all except 2 sadly passed away, despite our efforts. Little Phoebe cried whilst having a big smile on her face (as if she’d just won the lottery😂) ,doing the most to be strong as we did our procedure on her. She was so friendly, polite and cooperative even in the face of fear🙏🏾 Phoebe reminded us about courage. That courage and being fearless are not the same thing. Being fearful yet still pushing through those moments to achieve a goal is a demonstration of courage. Being courageous whilst being respectful is the ultimate goal✅Thank you Phoebe for this little reminder that I needed, both in ER and in life. Especially as I embark on a new career journey, walking away from specializing. Most people around me are so doubtful about this decision, some even disappointed and as a result my own fear grows everyday. She also insisted I that I wear my hair down and grow it long again. So this is a cheers to you our little light. We’ll work another day, sometimes in the face of fear but with respect & courage and towards a greater purpose and dream.. Oh and I’m going to grow my hair long again for the change that’s about to happen👌🏾💃🏾🥂
The best of the best @meganwpietersen they don’t make them like you anymore! I say it every year and I’ll say it to the very end, I couldn’t be happier that our little G found you oh so many years ago. You are the biggest blessing to us all, you are an unwavering friend, you are the definition of loyal and you are our blood🙏🏾Happy Bday to our hooded, bru bru bird, kiffest of the kiff, find her on the floor dancing Queeeeeen. My family love you and I Love you ❤️
This is home. Unfiltered & utter magic. Spending the first few days appreciating where I live and the blessings that I have been given. This year is about spending time and investing in nature and with the people that I love. I couldn’t be more excited for the greatness that this decade will bring✨Happy 2020. A turn of the decade, a new rotation around the sun and many new moons🙏🏾 #southafrica #capetown
New decade. New Direction. Bigger dreams ✨
Always the BEST time @madeinmykonosct 💃🏾
Hi. We are 1/2 of @collective_couture.
The other 1/2 @hello_rhonda @mariefxby are sorely missed✈️