So if you have made it this far, you are probably wondering what the fuss is all about, who or what is Ntji’s Closet and why should I even pay attention to her?
In answering the question asked in the title of this blog, my closet is where I keep my most valuable things. This is where I keep my insecurities, my ideas, and my thoughts. Do not be mistaken though, this isn’t only a place where we are going to pour our hearts out. We are also going to share experiences of events, food, music, self-care tips, and most importantly drink some wine, soak up on all the posts and have a bit of an escape from the world.
How it began
Ntji’s Closet is a movement that is inspired by myself and the women around me. I have just entered my 30’s and just realized that my life is quite a mess. It has been a mess for a while but it is only now that I get to soak it all up and look at the mess that I have allowed myself to be in. I say I allowed myself to be in this position because for years I have pushed myself and my well-being to the side to keep up with everything else. Everything being a career woman, a young girl living her best life, a romantic partner, and a great mom.
Life got busy, one minute I was doing me and only me, the only thing I had to worry about was booking my next paying gig and using up the money on things that I love, at the time those things were food, hangouts with friends and a little bit of traveling to nearby places.
I then got into a serious relationship and the next thing I knew I was a mother! Now you can imagine how busy life got. I went from doing just me and being selfish with my resources, time, and energy to breaking myself into little pieces so that I can fulfill all my new roles. I did not give myself time to rest and this went on for years!
I finally starting burning out and my body could not take it any longer. This made me realize that self-care is not a side hustle and should be part of your daily life, you should be deliberate and intentional with your care. You can’t be great when you are not whole.
I want this blog to inspire more and more women to be deliberate about their self-care. When it comes to yourself there should be no negotiations!
I hope you stick around to read upcoming posts. Let’s have a fat chat ladies if this has happened to you, when did you realize that you have completely neglected yourself?