Celeste / 29 / school counsellor at Stellenbosch High School, partner at Bright Owl Paper Goods / adoptive mother-to-be of a little boy / born in Bellville, Western Cape
One of my “little girl” dreams is to live in Brooklyn, New York with my family, owning a space where people can come together to have community but also be creative. Although, that is probably something that can happen here in South Africa as well.
I dream of having a big family, raising well-nurtured and loved little ones with my husband.
I dream of having a creative job which allows me to have a place of expression but also gives me the space and time to connect with others.
Lastly, I dream of joining a dance class again, after so many years.
I am mostly hindered from going for these dreams because of the uncertainty and fear that comes with leaving a “steady, well-paid job” and trying something new or going somewhere new. Also, the insecurities around my own abilities and the perceived expectations people might have. I want to jump, but what if I fall?
photos | Lizelle Lötter