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Why the name “Budding Regardless”?

June 5, 2017 in Lifestyle - 3 min read

Wondering why I decided to name my blog ‘Budding Regardless’?

Well, the whole idea of me creating a website came right after I ‘found’ myself – right after I started feeling like I have things figured out and I know what I want in life. Okay, maybe that’s a little too far-fetched but I had spent literally day and night thinking about what I want in life and what I want to spend the rest of my life doing and blogging was a huge percentage of the things I wanted to do.

Taking into account that my name (Mbalenhle) means ‘beautiful flower‘ I decided to replace ‘growing‘ with ‘budding‘ since flowers bud. The ‘regardless‘ was there because well with or without anyone supporting me I was pretty convinced that I am definitely going to grow in anything I choose to dive into. I thought to myself that even if some people do not approve of me and what I do, I am still going to grow.

Even if there might be people who do not understand what I do and why I do them, I am still going to grow regardless. The obstacles that will try to put me down, won’t stop me from growing neither. If I ever ask for help from someone and they aren’t there for me, my growth will not seize to happen. Negativity and positivity will help me grow even more.

Growth is such an important thing to me because I honestly don’t know where I would be and what in this world I would be doing with my life if I had never spent so much time just thinking and evaluating things. Emotional, spiritual and especially mental growth make me who I am today… I have given up on physical growth, I am clearly not going anywhere – I have been this size and height for the last 8 years.

Reflecting and rethinking my actions, social groups I mingle with and how my heart thinks has made me realize that in order for one to grow, there are certain habits and people you might have to cut off. I know that just gave you an impression that I have literally cut ties with everyone but haha, no such. I just know my place in people’s lives and I have learnt to put people in their appropriate places – pedestals only. Those that aren’t on pedestals are not in my life at all.

I have such wonderful people in my life (I have officially overused “in my life”), it’s pretty scary and rare to be surrounded by beautiful souls and they have contributed so much in my growth and the decisions I now make which slightly differ from ones I used to make.

Budding Regardless has become my home which I just want to run off to whenever I need to express my feelings on certain things. It has become my child who I want to take care of and a child I want to see grow and flourish. There might be people low-key wishing I would just stop and there might be people who have become so hooked on the content I post and there might be disruptions that will hold me back from posting on schedule however, the site will keep Budding Regardless.

24 Comments

  • Tink the Belle June 6, 2017 at 01:23

    Keep budding😊

  • 🌹V.O.L June 6, 2017 at 02:01

    Wooo.. keep budding girl πŸ’ƒπŸΏπŸ’ƒπŸΏ. Growth is everything .. so happy you’re choosing to focus on that regardless of circumstances and situations. That’s the spirit 😍

    • Mbalenhle June 6, 2017 at 16:54

      😊 Thank you so much dearπŸ’›

  • Krista Bel June 6, 2017 at 02:20

    I remember seeing your name for the first time and I was like wow! That’s a cute and weird name. I’m Nigerian so our definition of cute is different from the Western world. I went to your blog and as soon as I saw your blog name, I sighed: ” That’s just too clever”. I love both names and I hope you keep writing. Growth will come definitely.

    • Mbalenhle June 6, 2017 at 16:55

      Haha. Thank you so so so much Krista πŸ’–. I appreciate this so much 😘

    • robertcday May 8, 2018 at 17:37

      Hi Krista – saw that you’re Nigerian and that reminded me of a music artist I like – have you heard the music of Maleek Berry? He’s doing some good stuff right now. πŸ™‚
      Hope you’re having a great day.
      Robert.

  • Roda June 6, 2017 at 02:38

    I love the title!! πŸŒ±πŸ’š

  • Cherylene June 6, 2017 at 12:13

    I loved it! I also have every intention of “budding regardless” in every area of my life. Very inspirational. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

    • Mbalenhle June 6, 2017 at 16:58

      😊 Budding despite anything that may try to stop you from flourish is a must πŸ’ž. I’m glad you’ve also adopted that mindset ☺ .

      • Cherylene June 6, 2017 at 17:43

        Very simple but powerful words! πŸ™‚

  • Deshi Nenkinan Nehemiah June 6, 2017 at 13:39

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Mbalenhle I’m proud of you. Known you briefly but still proud. Keep inspiring us let’s bud together regardless of situations. I see you as a friend

    • Mbalenhle June 6, 2017 at 17:01

      Yeess Deshi 😁!! We gotta keep budding and knocking down all the obstacles ✊ . Thank you so much for motivating me Deshi. I appreciate it so so much πŸ’˜

  • Kali Borovic June 6, 2017 at 14:12

    I love hearing blog name origins! And you have some great advice. All plants need to be trimmed in order to grow! xx.

    • Mbalenhle June 6, 2017 at 17:03

      Thank you very much Kali πŸ™πŸ’

  • crimsonshadow11 June 6, 2017 at 18:35

    Your blogs name caught my eye nice

    • Mbalenhle June 7, 2017 at 16:38

      I’m glad it did 😊. Thank you so muchπŸ’›

  • JC June 7, 2017 at 03:13

    Great stuff. Congrats on finding yourself.

  • Roda June 7, 2017 at 17:45

    I have nominated you for the Cramm Award! I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, no worries! Just keep writing… Roda

    • Mbalenhle June 8, 2017 at 02:44

      AwwπŸ’. The mere fact that you thought of me already means a lot. Thank you Roda, I will check it out πŸ’•

  • robertcday May 8, 2018 at 17:38

    Ah – now I understand – thanks for explaining, Mbalenhle. πŸ™‚
    Kindness – Robert.

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