Life is a showcase of your previous decisions.

Last night, Roelandi and I dropped of a friend at her house after church. On our way there we talked about something that she wants. Something came up in my thoughts, why does she want this?

Our lives are evidence of the choices we made earlier. Example, I choose to be Roelandi’s boyfriend (its awesome being that to her by the way), she didn’t force me into the relationship, I chose to part of it. The same way you choose how you treat people, if you treat them with kindness and respect, that will automatically be returned unto you. 

I have made decisions earlier in my life that I’m only seeing coming to pass now. When I started doing photography, I knew I wanted to become one of the best, not just another ordinary normal photographer. I wanted to help people, I wanted to be part of people. 

So how do I become the best? Learn from the best.

I consciously surrounded myself with industry leaders, people I knew I could learn from. From here it was a matter of taking the best of what each person taught me and applying it to my business, smoothing out the rough edges and making every lesson applicable to my brand and identity. And reading this myself made me feel selfish for only receiving, but I didn’t just receive! I offered up a lot 

to get this knowledge. I moved to Cape Town, I offered more than a year and a half of my life, I offered my time (the one thing in life you will never be able to get back, but if you used it wisely you don’t need it back).

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You cannot go through life with a “gimme gimme gimme” attitude, it’s supposed to be a transaction. You need to give back when you receive. 

Looking back at what I accomplished in the past two years is amazing. We all feel overwhelmed at times. We all need a break every now and then. At times I feel like I’m not going anywhere, and the most awesome thing I thought myself to do, is to self reflect, take two minuets to look back at where you were a week ago, a month ago, or even e year ago. Have you changed, have you learned, have you grown? If yes, keep on doing what you are doing! You are moving forward!! You are awesome!

Beautiful image by our good friends Eye Poetry Photography.


  • Candice said:

    this is so true :) I am so proud of you Dehan and what you have accomplished this far. I know God has much greater things in store for you!