Hope you know Hlumelo Nyaluza by now. The well decorated independent author gives us an insight on the mind of his 17 year old self, when he wrote an article which was insipired by Peugeot. Fast forward to now, he’s living testimony of dreams. Check out his article below:
As a kid I just wanted to relax and go on with the flow. Every hard situation was camouflaged by my parents so that I would not notice. As I grew older I started seeing that life presents itself with opportunities and you have to decide whether to grab or drop each one. I am 17 this year but ever since I started dreaming big and trying to be successful, life has been a rollercoaster (I will elaborate later on how I was inspired by a Peugeot).
I have plenty of dreams. One of them is to achange the mindset of typical teenagers and motivate ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary goals.
In 2005 I lost my mom, who was very supportive, to cancer. Although it was the end of her life, it was also the beginning of new dreams. To be honest, her passing away caused an enormous back sliding in processes
concerning everything that I wanted to achieve.
In 2007, two years after she passed away, something was introduced to my family by my father. I loved it and fell for it from the day it first arrived in the market. That thing was a car and that car was a Peugeot 407 (2.2 sport). In times of distress and confusion I used to hop in it. As I sat on its ‘comforting’ seats and glanced at its breathtaking details, giving up was not an option.
When I sat in it all my problems seemed to dissolve. What I love about that car is the fact that it reflects my personality. It is beautiful, exclusive and strong just like me!!
As I write this, I am proud to say that I am confident that I will prosper in what I am doing. Even though everything involving my dreams consumes both energy and time I will hold on to them. As long as my father, my three brothers and our Peugeot are there I will always have my three best friends at my side.
These are the role models we talk about
WE ARE THE GELTONNATION
I exist, you exist. Why are you making yourself or anyone feel nonexistent?