Monday, November 15, 2010

Try something new!

So, why do we Live?
We are concieved, born, grow up, go to school, start working, make friends, grow old
then die, right?
Well, yes, but why does it have to be completely like that, order and all?

See, I think living is more than just living.
They say that you Live once, so Live everyday
like it is your last.
We say, what is Life if you cannot mess up everything, even the natural order of it.
Benjamin Button did it, he was born an old man, and lived his life in reverse, then died a baby!
Weird I know, but the concept fascinates me.

So in my road to a fulfiling Life, I sternly believe that trying out new things is very
important. Expand your horizons for Gawd's sake.
Live a little, take those things that make you shy and do them.
Experience life as it is supposed to be, eventful.

Guess what, all these years I have been despising manicures! My friends and
family know that I want nothing to do with them, period. I cannot grasp the concept.
And yes, as you might have guessed, I was not talking from experience.
I just judged it, no need for me to know.
Then this happened!
Shocking, I know.
But I decided to Live a little, do something I have never tried before.
Just because I can.
I did it, I just told that lady to give me a manicure, and she did.
OOOOOOhhhhhhh my hands look much better, even if I have to say so myself!

I love water, I really do, especially sea water. I waddle around at the beach a lot.
I have a secret though, I cannot swim, and I avoid pools by all means possible.
Becasue obviously I will drown!
I heard my friends boyfriend say hes going swimming, and without thinking of it, grabbed my swimsuit! I will cross the bridge when I get there is what I told myself.
Cross that bridge I did, found myself inside a pool, trying to swim.
Almost drowned, but hey, I tried. I did something that scares me, plus it was new. I have never swam in a pool before.
So what I am trying to say is, Live a little!
It does not hurt to try something new, exciting, and scary.
It is amazing the amount of fulfiment and happiness you get from doing it.
Make that fantasy of yours come true, go bunjee jumping, do whatever, Live!
After all, you only have one Life, and honey you are not growing any younger.
Go on tiger, knock em' dead!

Friday, November 12, 2010


So, this guy on Facebook reminds me that I have a blog, and that I have not blogged in such a long time! I was shocked! Not because he noticed, but because I had forgoted about one of the most important things I do with my time, writing!

Trust that I have good reasons for being so scarce, I was going through very hard times. When they say life has seasons, trust that they are right! It was my season of suffering, I withstood the storm and found myself in sunshine again. After almost a year of challenges, trials, falls, pain, and tears back and forth.

If you think being unemployed is hard, try being unemployed and surviving in Joburg. With no income, no home, no family, no friends (except one) and no food. I went through it all! One will ask me, but why did you not just pack your bags and go home? The answer is: It was not time yet.

I knew it, my family knew it, my boyfriend and best friend knew it. They wondered everyday why I kept holding on to this idea, and I told them that I am no ordinary human being, failure does not make up part of my composition, and they best believe!

Out of that time, the biggest lesson that I learnt was that, God answers all our prayers! No question about it! I found strength that I did not know I possessed, I became focused, composed and hungry to be the best that I can be. I found friends, in the most unlikely of people, I found additional love in people who loved me anyway. I found this Angel, whom I have known for ten years, who wasnt my biggest friend, but she opened up her life for me. She gave me a home, she loved me, she gave me food, she gave me an emotional refuge, she gave me herself. My friend!

I have been re-awakened!

Come on this journey with me, a new journey...