Welcome to this introductory guide to my little corner of the web. Start here to discover the not so hidden meaning behind the title of this blog. Along with my vision and goals with “The Curious Wildflower”.
The Curious Wildflower is the story of a woman who doesn’t take things at face value.
Let’s start by dissecting the name behind the blog!
To be curious is to be eager to know or learn something. Curiosity is a choice, it is a decision to look deeper and search further than the average person is willing to. Accepting things the way they are is not an option. The aim is to challenge the status quo by asking why!
We need a new generation of independent thinkers to speak and live in wisdom.
According to the Urban Dictionary, a wildflower is a free spirit. A person uncultivated by the mainstream, independent thinkers. People who bravely grow wild and free in a world plagued by conformity.
I like the definition to some extent, but I think my version of a wildflower is more than the above statement.
Being a wildflower is about being rooted in your Creator and living carefree and faithful by His side. It is about being vulnerable, real and authentic. Accepting where you are right now and ambitious enough to push the boundaries in your independent thinking.
Wildflowers grow and thrive in poor soil and harsh conditions. They are wildly colourful in their existence and brings beauty to the world around them.
For me, being a wildflower is about adding value in my environment. Allowing myself to be one of many and not feel threatened by the beauty of the flower next to me. But enhancing her beauty with mine. We all have a purpose and our purpose is linked to our beauty! There are bigger, pressing matters to attend to and I believe, the sooner we get over our insecurities and thrive, the sooner we will be able to make a difference!
In my mind, a wildflower is a
The categories of this blog are all liked to the features and elements of a wildflower. Here
Wildflowers are made to bloom. We are made to thrive despite our circumstances, by accepting where we are planted. We are made to accept ourselves, the way we are without comparison or bickering.
A natural state of mind to want to know and question life around us. To be curious is a decision and a frame of mind. Something to aspire and work towards daily. Curiosity is a pro-active approach to life.
It is so easy to believe we have nothing to offer. Especially when we have led a rather insignificant life, with no major milestones or victories. It is easy to fade out of the spotlight and hide in the shadows, but have you ever considered that you small victory is someone else’s biggest struggle!
The world needs a movement of women prepared to walk alongside each other without judgement, with true encouragement and support.
Plants are rooted in soil. Wildflowers generally grow in harsh conditions and survive in poor soil. Even if the conditions are not ideal, we will grow and thrive as long as we are rooted and grounded in Christ.
We need to be wild in our pursuit of a better life, not just for ourselves, but for the next generation.
To be wild is to be angry, uncontrollable, furious and delirious. Traits that seem ill-place next to the grace of a woman. But do you realise you are not a wilting flower? You have influence, you have a voice and you are called to make a difference.
My personal vision statement reads as follows:
Fiercely and bravely break open the boundaries of the day-to-day mundane with God-breathed wisdom and handhold the meek to discover and conquer mountains.
I am a creative warrior, an inspirer and a wise