Be Yourself

Media Academy student, Nokulunga Ngelo, shares her very first blog post, and asks “Do you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?”

“Do you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?

It doesn’t make sense to call yourself ugly, because you do not really see yourself sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chest rising and falling with your own rhythm.

You don’t see yourself reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing, you don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you are laughing, smiling and happiness is leaking out of you.

You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself.

Remember people will always judge, which is why the greatest step you can ever take in your life is to be yourself. No one else in the entire universe (including the solar system) can be YOU.

You have certain talents and traits that no other person can physically possess. It’s pointless and a waste of time to try to be someone you’re not. At some point, the people you’re trying to impress WILL discover the real you and all your hard work, and effort will be for nothing.

Also, don’t change your morals for ANYONE. If they can’t accept what you think is best for you, they aren’t worth it. Morals are set and followed for a reason. They build character and people gain respect for following them. If people can’t accept you for the way you are, and what you stand for, they aren’t worth being in your life. There will be certain people in our lives for a reason. Some aren’t meant to stay. They will come and they will go. I promise you, you will be the happiest if you’re 100% you.

Lastly instead of wishing you were someone else, be proud of who you are.

You never know who is looking at you wishing they were you. BE YOURSELF!”


About Nokulunga
Nokulunga or “Noku” grew up in a rural town called Mgcobaneni. She completed matric at Hazyview Comprehensive School and worked at Nelspruit Express in 2011 and at SPAR in 2012. At Good Work Foundation, Nokulunga has obtained her International Computer Driving License, Food & Beverage Hospitality certificate, as well as her English for Access Advanced certificate. Noku believes her future looks bright because success comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.