"May all who come as guests leave as friends."

I introduce myself as Miss Manjusha Faugoo - a law graduate, Miss International Mauritius 2016 and a current contestant in Miss Universe Mauritius. Being a passionate writer, for so long I have been writing only in my personal diary. I started feeling a bit selfish for not bringing my thoughts to the world. One fine day, I decided that it was high time to make my words discover the world and allow them to breathe amongst us! So instead of keeping them stuffed in my personal diary, here I present them to you all!

The intention for me to start blogging is to connect to you people, to share my experiences, to make you part of my journey and to share my love to you all! I don't have a theme as such, I just want to go with the flow. But even a flow has a direction, so I believe that I'm going to write more on the meaning of life, as I see it.

Being a model and a former Miss, I have been through a lot in my life. As a Law Student, I have learnt to see life through the eyes of others. I have seen miseries and pain. I have known failures to its depth, I have tasted success, I have been happy, I have cried silently, I have fallen in love, I have had my heart broken, BUT at the end of the day, I have grown up to become the person that I am today.

When I was a child, I was told that, "If you don't lose your pencil, how will you know what happiness means when you get it back?" Well, I was explained in a way that a child would understand, but I understood the depth of those words as I was growing up. And guess what, this is actually the whole meaning of life!

To really live and empower yourself, you need to accept and embrace all the dualities of life. Sadness then is not sad, because it carries with it lessons of happiness. Pain then is not painful for it brings along strength and courage. Well, it all sounds tricky and perhaps not as simple as I seem to be making it. Well, the good news is that I am going to be with you - as a guide, as a friend and as that one ray of light enough to brighten the darkest path of yours.

To be honest, I am very proud of everything that I have been throughout my life. I feel so empowered now. And I truly believe that, these are my gifts that I can offer to the world - to you!

Stay connected! Remain beautiful! And Shine on! Heart