My name is Lona and I’m the Little Things Girl. Why? Well that’s because I’ve come to realize that the little things in life are the really big things. I believe that by doing little things consistently you will achieve what you really want in life.
I have always been perfectly happy being completely by myself. However people like spending time with me, strangers share their stories with me and open up to me easily. Yet, I was always the first to judge myself, criticize myself and downplay my accomplishments.
The reason for this is because I was brutally bullied growing up. I was the tomboy, super sporty and had a lot of guy friends. I hit puberty and suddenly those boys looked at me very differently and I found myself in the awkward spot of being in an awkward body. I then grew into this small boobed active chick who still didn’t relate to the girls and suddenly life became very hard.
Add personal hardships, a few #MeToo stories and I felt myself go from a chatty girl with a ton of friends to the wallflower who wished the world would swallow her every time someone looked her way.
Luckily we moved to sunny Cape Town when I turned 21 and I used this as my new start. I literally detoxed my life. I cut out all my bad connections. Cut off the bullies. Left the bad bars and bad nights behind. I decided that Cape Town would be my salvation… And it was!
It took me 6 months to transform from Lona the victim to Lona the magic seeker. I realized that I’m super quick to smile, generally pretty happy, actually above average intelligence, not terrible looking and I generally have a lot to be grateful for.
I had made the decision to change my life… and I did!
However my journey is not yet complete as I started realizing that many, many girls are where I was. I started realizing that the world does not have enough genuinely honest good people. Girls judge each other just as much as we judge ourselves.
I wish growing up I had a strong woman to look up to, someone to tell me, “Hey, you’re all right.” Someone to be that voice telling me that I’ll grow into a strong independent young woman with endless opportunity at her fingertips.
So I’ve decided to become that voice for the countless girls and women who need a hand up or just a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on or someone to talk to who won’t judge, but who may give them a kick on the butt if they need it. 😉
I am Lona the Little Things Girl and I serve women from around the world by helping them find their voice and accept who they are so that they can live the full life they desire and deserve. I do this by allowing them to step into their strength through self-love, self-worth and self-confidence.