Why the name “Budding Regardless”?

June 5, 2017 in - 3 min read

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

Well, the whole idea of me creating a website dawned on me right after I ‘found’ myself (the first time I did, at least) – 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 wanted 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.
  • The obstacles that will try to put me down, won’t stop me from growing either.
  • 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.

The point is – I am going to succeed regardless!

Learning and unlearning is something I feel like we all should do, it is the root of all growth. Holding yourself accountable and being honest with yourself is crucial! No one gives us a manual on how to life. We are just bombarded by everyone’s ideologies, opinions and unconsciously start adopting their mentality. Taking time to zoom out of life and critically thinking about what your values are, what you believe, how you define certain words like ‘success’ and why you do the things you do is the first step to budding regardless.

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 12 years).

Reflecting and rethinking my actions, the 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 have such wonderful people in my life and it’s pretty scary and rare to be surrounded by beautiful souls and they have contributed so much to my growth and the decisions I now make which differ from the 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 website will keep Budding Regardless.


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  • robertcday May 8, 2018 at

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

  • Roda June 7, 2017 at

    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

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

  • JC June 7, 2017 at

    Great stuff. Congrats on finding yourself.

  • crimsonshadow11 June 6, 2017 at

    Your blogs name caught my eye nice

    • Mbalenhle June 7, 2017 at

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

  • Kali Borovic June 6, 2017 at

    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

      Thank you very much Kali πŸ™πŸ’

  • Deshi Nenkinan Nehemiah June 6, 2017 at

    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

      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’˜

  • Cherylene June 6, 2017 at

    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

      😊 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

        Very simple but powerful words! πŸ™‚

  • Roda June 6, 2017 at

    I love the title!! πŸŒ±πŸ’š

  • Krista Bel June 6, 2017 at

    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

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

    • robertcday May 8, 2018 at

      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.

  • 🌹V.O.L June 6, 2017 at

    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

      😊 Thank you so much dearπŸ’›

  • Tink the Belle June 6, 2017 at

    Keep budding😊

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    Hi and welcome! My name is Mbalenhle K but everyone calls me Mbali for short (say: mm-bah-lee). I am a freelance copywriter who loves all things art, experiences and aesthetics (big time Pinterest gworl 🧚🏽)! I am the founder of Budding Regardless where I talk about mindfulness, self-development and self-nurturing for creatives. Read More

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