Staring at the world through my rear view mirror, I am seeing nothing but my dreams coming true. Now I know the answer to the question, do dreams come true?
As I celebrate my birthday, I found it necessary to reflect from where I have been, to where I am at and where I am going.
My life has been one filled with joy, happiness, heartache, betrayal, disappointments, triumphs, failures and most of all, an undying hope that things will always work out.
I have hurt people, I have been hurt, intentionally or otherwise. It has been a great life that I would not trade it for anything in this world. A life from a little area called Waterval B, KwaNdebele that has evolved to the big cities of Gauteng to Kigali, Rwanda to Holland, The Netherlands.
It has been a life of trial and error, not afraid to take risks, never afraid of failure and embracing all challenges I faced head on. I celebrate my life, I celebrate my journey, I celebrate the people who contributed to who I am today.
My life has given me an opportunity to work in the Nursing Profession as an award winning Cardio-Thoracic ICU and Dialysis Professional Nurse. A profession I love with all of my heart but had to leave behind to create a better foundation for my children and generations to come.
My life has put me right in the mix of things as an entrepreneur, a journey that has taken me to hell and back. A journey that is filled with a lot of obstacles with a great view and a great feeling at the top. A journey that has led me to amazing people. A journey that has taken me to Kigali, Rwanda and continues to help me create a life I want to live. A life I live on my own terms, a purpose driven life. Unfortunately it is also a life that almost took my life and has left me with a bullet in my leg. Nonetheless, it is a great life I intend to live to the fullest. I have been fortunate and blessed with a great wife and beautiful boys who will always be the force behind everything that I do.
I am looking forward to the coming years of living a great, impactful, purpose-driven life – so that when GOD decides to take me, I will not have any regrets but a beautiful smile on my face of a life well lived.
Mungu ibariki Africa
Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika
By Zonkezakhe Mahlangu
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