Hello guys! Its been a while, and for those of us playing at along, I still haven’t popped! Yes, I know it seems like I’ve been pregnant forever. The first and mid parts of this pregnancy flew by… but these last few weeks have a tendency to drag on and get really uncomfortable and if I’m honest, these last weeks of pregnancy have been tinged with a bit of melancholy.
Its dawned on me that, I will no longer be a hundred percent focused on just K, and I’m nervous about having to share what we have with another. Will my heart really be able to fit another little person in? Will I have enough to go round? Is it really possible to love equally? How will the transition be? And on and on my anxious mind goes.
I’m sure I’m not the first nor last expectant mother to feel this way and I have been assured by many moms along the way, that this is a very common fear amongst moms with an impending second child and that everything works out in the end. Honestly, deep down I know it will, but I still can’t help the way it feels at the moment. Just thought that I should share that with any of you that might be going through this and feeling the same way. I want you to know that it will all be ok in the end. I promise!
But, lets get to happier and less emotional things! I was invited by the beautiful and oh so talented designers of the brand COLLECTIVE CLOSETS to be part of their “Letter to my younger self” series.
The Melbourne sisters behind the new label, Collective Closets are African born and Melbourne raised, their label is a harmonious marriage between two cultures, the chic deconstructed but restrained silhouettes of Melbourne and the wild, untamed, and deregulated aesthetics of modern African fashion drawing inspiration from the city of Nairobi where a new African fashion renaissance is fast emerging. I just love their clothes.
The dress I’m wearing in these pictures, made me feel amazing and chic. Quite a difficult task to accomplish when one is so heavily pregnant. Trust me when I say that the quality and design of their clothes have a magic to them. Do yourself a favor and check them out here you won’t regret it.
If you want to read my piece or the other inspiring and touching letters in the series, you can subscribe to the mailing list.
“ In the spirit of giving and taking advice, writing letters to yourself is one way to archive your goals and provide your current self with some peace about the vague and uncertain future, while also confronting and uplifting your future self.”
Zoya Wazir, Affinity Magazine 2017
Till next time we talk shop,
Also published on Medium.