- Media personality, muso and brand ambassador, Thembi Seete has chosen to focus her energies on what adds value to her life and that of her mother
- Spending some time in introspection lately she made some choices about the circle of people she surrounds herself with
- During a recent magazine interview she said she has overcome the FOMO that used to haunt her before
Taking care of herself and her mother first is the new leaf, Thembi Seete has resolved to turn over following some time spent reflecting on her life.
Speaking in an interview with Drum magazine recently, Briefly.co.za gathers the musician-cum-brand ambassador-cum-media personality has shifted her focus.
Having recently announced that she is to become a mother at the age of 40, she is looking forward to the next chapter of her life.
Whereas she used to be very busy rushing around trying to avoid missing out on anything that might be happening, now she is to taking things slower and working on seeking balance and calm in her previously hectic life.
She explained that time alone has allowed her to spend some time in introspection about her life in general and the people she keeps in her inner circle in particular.
She said had she not taken this time, she might never have become aware of how important it is to take care of herself first.
With that new emphasis and prioritisation, she says she is now able to channel her focus on making sure her mother lives a comfortable life.
Not as busy as she used to be has, she explained in her interview, helped her understand that she was missing out on a lot in her effort in being everywhere all the time. "I was frustrated with having to be in the same place - travelling helped me escape from some of my problems. When my deals got taken away, the travelling stopped & contracts weren't renewed, I was forced to be at home and I realised I missed out on so much."
With the changes came a need to do some cleaning up in her social circle too, and she realised sometimes what really matters is being able to let go of the things that don’t work. "I'm not perfect, I am human but I decided to put myself first and take care of myself. I let go of relationships that didn't work. I let go of people and friends, and I just cleaned up my life. It wasn't only Bo that I let go of."
Sharing how important her mother has been in not only her life, but also her career, she said she has now decided to dedicate most of her time taking care of the woman who gave her life. "My mother is my world. I live with her and I take care of her. She doesn't work because it's my turn to provide for her - not to return the favour for raising me, but to make sure she enjoys being a granny." she said.
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