budding regardless (verb) the act of growing despite your circumstances; growing despite who is supporting you or not; letting go of what doesn’t help you grow; not letting depression and/or anxiety win; consistently self-motivating; focussing on improving yourself; not fearing change; making things happen for yourself.

My name is Mbali and I am so glad you decided to stop by and get to know me a little more! I am a freelance copywriter who is in love with everything art, experiences and aesthetics – a big time Pinterest gworl!  

I am your typical Aquarius Gen Z friend – I used to dislike the fact that I am actually a Gen Z but now I just embrace it; I am even fluent in Tiktok (an official language, if you ask me)! 

I am always introducing myself to new things just because I live for the thrill and I also enjoy learning more about my surroundings by engaging with it and challenging myself. However, somehow I still don’t know how to crack an egg without spilling it all over her hands and frying the shell instead.

When I created this blog back in October 2016, I was simply writing motivational and self-love messages to myself as an alter ego. Typically people’s alter egos are wild and fierce but mine is soft, kind and nurturing hence why all my blogs were warm and comforting.

Soon enough, more and more people started thanking me for these ‘messages’ and in my head I was like, “Except I am not the writer, I am also part of the audience!” This was solely because I would write my blogs, religiously read them and apply all the advice ‘given’.

Yeeaah, it’s giving ✨weird teenager✨ vibes!

Within months, Budding Regardless was a big shot! The feedback was wild – you can read all of them on this badly edited Gratitude Post I posted back in March of 2017. I really want to keep it like that because it just reminds me how far I have come.

Well, a few years later, here we are – still thriving! Budding Regardless has become like a support group for every young adult trying to navigate through this life without losing it (as often). It’s a place where your feelings are valid, a safe haven for those who are going through situations they can’t even explain and a learning hub for self-development.

Wellness Blogs

On the 5th, 15th and 25th of each month, I post blog posts around mindfulness, self-development and self-nurturing for creatives. These are helpful if you have mental health issues too.
I am tuned in!
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The Budding Club

On the last Sunday of every month I share with you journal prompts, mindfulness and self-nurturing ideas. On top of that, as a member, you get 10% off all items on the Shop
Say no more!

budding regardless (verb) the act of growing despite your circumstances; growing despite who is supporting you or not; letting go of what doesn’t help you grow; not letting depression and/or anxiety win; consistently self-motivating; focussing on improving yourself; not fearing change; making things happen for yourself.

H E L L O !

I am Mbalenhle, best known as Mbali and I am a writer, creative and explorer. A double-major graduate who studied Digital Arts and Media & Cultural Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in December 2018 and decided to move USA to pursue my dream of being a full-time writer, creator and traveler.

I am always introducing myself to new things just because I live for the thrill and I also enjoy learning more about my surroundings by engaging with it and challenging myself. However, somehow I still don’t know how to crack an egg without spilling it all over her hands and frying the shell instead.

I am old school, a huge ambassador for simple living and a sucker for art and adventure. Digital designing, exploring and writing are my main hobbies amongst others and I would like to believe I read as much as I think I do. I enjoy taking risks and living life on the edge with harnesses, parachutes and every necessary safety material.

Over the last 5 years, I have been producing content for this website; along the way I have gained web designing and marketing skills which include SEO and copywriting. During the summer of 2019, I acquired a certificate in Business Marketing from Long Island University-Post in New York; that has furthermore fueled my love for digital marketing.


WHAT YOU WILL FIND ON THIS WEBSITE

BLOGS – My blogs mainly focus on mental wellness which encompasses motivational topics, tips on self-care and personal development. I am very big on slow living and enjoying life, hence you will also find content on travel and general lifestyle tips.

NEWSLETTER – On the last Sunday of every month I release a newsletter with the scoop on my personal life and exclusive secrets and tips which will help you improve your lifestyle.

SHOP – I offer a whole range of Lightroom presets which serve the sole purpose of enhancing your photos and help you create an aesthetically pleasing social media page.