Monday, December 31, 2012

Of Course the year will end on a Monday.

Introspection for people in their late twenties and some of us in our early 30s
Tend to take it a bit far. We mourn our losses, take stock of our current and wonder
am I failing at life? Have I done enough? Will I ever be loved.

I reckon we're doing the best we can with what we have.
Not all of us will be stars, because, well, we can't all be stars.

Dont make others yardsticks your point of reflection.
We're on different paths and while we find common ground and worthwhile friendships

We need to remember that. Embrace our differences, Love well and Laugh Loud!

Happy New year everyone.

You did well!

[I wanted to embed a video to share some funny with you, alas, youtube keeps defaulting to my entire playlist]

Go look at the funny here :

Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012: The year that was

Taking my cue from Nafisa the year that was.

1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?

Had Dinner in the sky, renovated my house.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I didn't make any I think.

3. How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?

Probably braaing

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Yes, a good friend.

5. What countries did you visit?

None, all travels were local

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?

Self Confidence, More happiness, love and a new location to live in.

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

I dont have a date in mind, 2012 was an epic year. Epic Fails, Wins, Sadness, Fun

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Taking ownership of my life

9. What was your biggest failure?

Not being honest with myself about my choices

Not keeping my mouth shut

Trusting the wrong people

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?


11. What was the best thing you bought?

Time with my friends

12. Where did most of your money go?

Renovations, Repairs and replacements

13. What song will always remind you of 2012?

Numb-Linkin Park (Kept creeping up everywhere)

14. What do you wish you’d done more of?


15. What do you wish you’d done less of?


16. What was your favourite TV program?

Suits and Game of Thrones

17. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

Have chosen not to hate.

18. What was the best book you read?

The entire Game of Thrones Series

19. What was your greatest musical discovery?


20. What was your favourite film of this year?


21. What did you do on your birthday?


22. What kept you sane?

God - prayer

23. Who did you miss?

Aside from my dad, no one else

24. Who was the best new person you met?

Not new people, rediscovering old friends and enjoying them

25. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011:

Not everyone in your life is a friend. Not everyone has your best interests at heart.

Love and life is precious.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Things I learnt in 2012

Not everyone you meet should be regarded as a friend.
I got way too emo this year. (Death, Breakups,Drama)
I have to love myself

Ex-boyfriends should remain that exactly. Ex
Good friends are hard to come by.
My love affair with Joburg has ended. Its time to leave.

Family is Gods blessing and His biggest joke.
It should be enough to love your work without loving your location.

Being honest about your mistakes, I have had many of these this year.
No amount of money replaces good conversations.

Genuine friendships take hard work and lots of understanding.
To the amazing trips, CT, CT,KwaManzi,Warmbaths, CT and Magalies
To Sham, Nafisa and Sam for the lessons, laughs and comments.
Sameer,Sham and Nafisa for helping me make the tough decisions.

To you who stood by me, in what can only be described as a tough year. Thank you for making it bearable. For helping me laugh again and for believing in me when i couldn't do so myself.
From the bottom of my heart I am thankful

For those who are no longer in my life, thank you for the hard learned lessons. Painful and gutting.
But another step on the journey of my life.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Weekends away and self help

I think I put self help in the title Just for Sham.

But what an incredible time. Great friends and so much food. I think everyone is on some sort of detox.

Nothing says you need a break like road rage on your way out of Joburg. Sham was my unfortunate passenger and I thought she might just through herself out of the slow moving vehicle in protest.
But testament to her bad taste and choices she remained in the car, albeit a little afraid.

After what felt like hours on the road, in the only car sans aircon we eventually got there, after C and J took over leading the procession of cars. *Hallelujah* raises hands

The rest of the weekend was so much fun, and laughs and awkward moments and conversations. There was merriment and food. and Mini photo shoots and food. And games and food
You starting to see the pattern right.

Something has to be said about going on holiday with people of similar age and outlook.
Sham said this was a highly intelligent group of people and she wasnt wrong.

Nafisa got kicked in the face by Mukhtar, I got tickled, Sham got creeped out -wait- to be honest. I did show everyone what the creepiest move is and did it to everyone all the time.

Great times, loads of laughs, passing 300 000kms on my car and well just more reasons to smile.

Here's a video of me, using a cow puppet to hump a Ms leg