Imagine You is an inspirational self care and mindset blog for women who want to live their best life and feel amazing. It's about chasing dreams, pursuing passion and purpose, and living life on your terms. Life is waaaay too short for all the "slay" and "hustle-hustle" all the time; we've got to take care of ourselves a bit more, don't you think? AND, give ourselves a break – and the GRACE to grow!
What you'll find here:
Topics on self care, mindset, personal development, positivity, mental health (like dealing with anxiety + stress), self love, productivity and general lifestyle. My goal with this blog is to help inspire fellow big hearts and dreamers to RISE up and shine - instead of shrinking away; to go after things that set their soul on fire - instead of waiting; and to practice more self love - instead of not feeling good enough.
Basically, imagining a life you LOVE – and creating ways to MAKE it happen!
A bit about me...
I'm Melanie – the creative behind Imagine You. I'm a content creator who's spent the last 6 years working as a digital copywriter. I LOVE learning new things and there are no limits to the direction of what's next.
I'm originally from Namibia, and now live in the winelands just outside of Cape Town with my trail running husband and our super spoiled cat, Jinx. Travelling is my go-to daydream and something that motivates me to keep pushing and work hard.
I'm an outgoing introvert / INFJ and an empath. If you met me for the first time, you'd find that I'm high energy for about 3 hours and then I suddenly just want to go home. I love tea, road trip adventures, wine tasting, hikes in nature, lazy weekends at home, and heart-to-heart coffee chats. And right now, I'm all about #IYProject180 and getting back into shape and fit.
I'm VERY passionate about work environments and positivity in the workplace.
I told my first boss his office environment wasn't positive enough... Whoops.
I was once called a "gentle flower with some spice" by a coworker.
I'm a podcast and notebook addict
I started ballet classes when I was 5
I'd much rather hang out over coffee and talk about real life, than do small talk
I met my husband on the internet.
I don't have a green thumb, but I'm determined to keep all our remaining plants alive this year.
I had a small gift hamper business for 2 years
I was born in Namibia
I've visited New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas and really want to go again
I'm a multi-passionate and wear many hats
I wanted to be a fashion designer, interior decorator and singer at once stage in my life
I'm vegetarian, trying to go vegan by December 2018
I've worked in recruitment, HR and was nominated as Health & Safety Officer in a recent job
There are at least 7 different types of tea in my kitchen cupboard at any given time.
I love learning and hate feeling stagnant
First time here?
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