My personal blog, Inner-bloom.com, consists of my creative writing, personal reflections and what inspires me. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved sharing my discoveries and points of view with others around me. I have a passion for writing and creating engaging content that provides some value to my peers. Innerbloom signifies how you let go, feel good, free your mind, and grow (bloom within) from your experiences.

I’ve lived in NYC since 2014 and I can’t imagine myself anywhere else. There is endless opportunity here. After losing my boyfriend, Nick Gates, at the end of 2017, I decided to spend a lot of my time on the topic of healing and self-love. I want to help people discover the magic of self-love. It’s something I’ve spent a lot of time with recently. Yoga, exercise, music, meditation, friends and family have been my support during this time. Some people ask me if I would consider moving out of NYC after what happened. Not only did Nick die in October, but our other best guy friend, Francisco, died a month after that. I took time after Nick died to go home to South Africa and spend time with family, but the answer is no. I love NYC and know that running away is not the answer. The ability to control your mind and connect with yourself no matter where you are is what will help me find that deeper connection with who I am and what my purpose is. When you are able to slow down, as I’ve been trying to learn, then something very magical can happen.

I was born in South Africa, moved to Boston where I grew up, and pursued an English major at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Enjoy my articles and reach out if you have any comments, share similar interests or want to meet up in the city.


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