Imagine You is a positive and encouraging community for creatives and ambitious dreamers who want to live a happier and simpler life by going after their big dreams and staying true to who they are. #ImagineItDoIt
This blog is about getting real with your WHY, simplifying the hard stuff, growing as a person, and going after what sets your soul on fire. Because, life’s too short not to!
ABOUT THIS BLOG
Imagine You started 4 years ago as a wellness magazine-style blog which focused on health and fitness.
After a long hiatus and the loss of my mom, I decided to relaunch this site with more purpose and focus. I wanted to create a space for people who need encouragement to do what they love, feel more positive, and simplify the hard and stressful stuff.
Imagine You is about imagining where you want to be – and making it happen.
IN THIS BLOG, YOU’LL FIND…
- Real talk about following your goals and dreams
- Ideas for simplifying everyday busyness and stress
- Ways to adopt a more positive outlook on life
- Personal development, self care and mindset talk (LOTS of it)
- Tools for building or bettering your online space – blog, website, or personal site
- Lessons, mistakes and truths of my own creative journey as I navigate this new path
Hey! I’m Melanie, the creator behind Imagine You, and as you can probably tell, I’m a little obsessed with being in nature. Wine farms. Mountains. Green open spaces. Even the local garden centre if I’m really desperate for some zen.
I’m an ambitious dreamer who enjoys the simple things in life – but I’m no self help guru.
I’m just someone who likes to help people do more of what they love. I really believe that we are here to live a purpose and make an impact, and it sucks my soul when I see so much potential being wasted, because of fear of failure or feeling stuck or not good enough.
I’m as imperfect as they come…
Really, I’m learning too! And I’m here to try and show you that if an introvert like me can start things, see the positive – even when times are challenging, and go for her dreams, then so can YOU.
I live in Cape Town, South Africa and have pretty much lived here since my teens. Before then, my family and I lived in Windhoek, Namibia – so I guess my heart will always be in this beautiful desert country. I love traveling and I’m always dreaming about the next big adventure. I was lucky enough to visit my ultimate dream destination – New York, a couple of years ago and I still find it weird how much that city fascinates the introvert in me.
I’m a planner addict and you’ll never find me without a notebook (or 2 or 3). I can’t start my day without coffee and at least an hour to wake up properly. I’m a huge fan of morning routines and self care is a biggie in my books! I feel most at home walking in the mountains or sitting in nature with nothing but a cup of tea and a book. I live with my running hubby and we’re at the beck and call of our little feline fur-child, Jinx.
5 (Sort of) Fun facts about me…
- I’m a Sagittarius, so speaking my mind without filters happens a LOT
- My first job was serving frozen yoghurt
- I can’t sleep on overnight flights, even with sleeping tablets
- I really wanted to be a singer when I was young
- Besides nature, dancing and binge-watching Netflix are my go-to happy places
If you’re still reading this, it means those years as a copywriter weren’t wasted, YAY.
I’m SO glad you’re here!
Please grab a cuppa and stay a while.