Tell me about yourself?
I’m Dineo Stanley (I’m yet to officially start using my new surname), a wife, daughter, youngest of two kids and mommy to two furry babies – Duchess and Max. In a few months I will be a qualified Early Childhood Development teacher and I’m so excited to finally get my degree. I was born in the Vaal, grew up in Johannesburg and have now been living in Ballito for three years. I have also lived in Germany as an exchange student and worked as an au pair in America.
I’m easy going and very much a people’s person, I get along with almost everyone I meet.
Let’s talk about your brand.
Sheerdee is a healthy lifestyle blog, I want to help my readers understand being healthy is not only about what we eat or how much we exercise. It involves everyday living, including looking after our skin and hair in the kindest way, trying our best to minimize chemicals and harsh treatments and allowing our bodies to thrive – just the way nature intended.
How did your passion for “HEALTH” originate? Did you have a light bulb moment or was it inherent from day one?
I was just always sick and I was in and out of Drs rooms. Then after a few months of living in America as an au pair I got really sick and my body really battled to adjust to the food. That is when I decided to take charge of my health and start looking after my body. I started reading a lot of health books, following health blogs and making small changes that basically saved my life.
Do you do this full time or do you have a day job?
I’m a full time student and until last year I had been working as a teacher assistant at Crawford, I blog part-time.
What motivates you to keep working on your craft?
Hearing back from my readers about a recipe they have tried or how they have changed something in their lifestyle to take better care of themselves.
What is the one thing you want to accomplish for 2017?
To finally graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree, it’s been a long 4 years!
If you had a crystal ball, what would be in the future for you?
Full time teacher, successful blogger and growing my family.
If you had a Bucket List, what would be on it
- Travel to Italy before I turn 30 (I’m 29, 30 in Oct)
- Run the two oceans ultra-marathon – WOW that is an incredible goal!
What is your secret to networking and growing your social media following?
To remain genuine and have authentic interaction with my friends on social media.
Who are some of your local influencers?
- Katleho – @gentleorchird_blog
- Lungi – @bylungi
- Tebogo – @20_fit_me
- Riona – @crazyrio84
What is the best advice you ever received?
“It’s about progress and not perfection”
What is the legacy you want to leave behind? What do you hope the generation of 2050 will say about you?
I wish to inspire people to live their best life, make themselves a priority and understand that beauty, joy, peace all comes from within.
RAPID FIRE: Don’t think, just answer!
Ice Cream or Chocolate? Dark chocolate
Books or TV? Books! I’m a teacher Of Course I’ll say books.
Chris or Liam Hemsworth? Which Chris??
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
Cake or Pastry? Pastry
Batman or Superman? Batman
Sunset or sunrise? Sunset
If you had a pet ferret, what would you name him? Pumpkin
If you were a Superhero, what would your Superpower be? Turn all soft drinks into Green juice!
LET’S GET PERSONAL
Do you have any tattoos? I actually do. lol
Do you have any piercings? Ear piercings and I used to have a belly piercing as motivation to have six pack.
Have you ever been in love? Oh Yah
Have you ever bungi-jumped? Not yet
Have you ever done something totally stupid with no regrets? Yes (Hides)
Did you believe in Santa? I’m black, we don’t believe in Santa, lol.
Do you have any special talents? What are they? I can cook really well, I like to sometimes consider myself an amateur chef.
You’re having a really bad day, who are you going to call? [NOT Ghost busters] My husband.
What would be your advice or parting thoughts to young singers/writers/bloggers/entrepreneurs?
Don’t let fear and doubt stand in the way of your dreams!
Where can we find you?
I have had the pleasure of conversing and collaborating with Dineo on many occasions and let me tell you that she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. And my fascination with this classy lady does not only stem from her love for her fur babies.
Check her out and be sure to follow her on her social platforms, you will definitely learn a thing or two 🙂