Wednesday, November 12, 2008

a decade of me

Po did it, BeingBrazen did too, followed by KittyCat...
I think neil, the ranter should do it too...

here is mine...

hope you enjoy the read... it's a bit of a long one...

1997 | lived in port elizabeth. not the happiest year of my life. i took a year off to decide what to study. decided not to study. failed my drivers license for the 3rd time. felt useless. worked at edgars as the PA announcer. loved it. felt independant. met mr future ex husband. my hair was long. always had been.

1998 | decided to go overseas. worked in holland as an au pair. felt free and alive. travelled europe. met miss dutch blonde best friend. laughed alot. partied alot. met a boy, nothing came of it. was fun while it lasted. cut my hair short and coloured it blonde. lost loads of weight, looked healthy and fabulous. life was great.

1999 | after a year went back to SA. looked at mr future ex husband and said "there is nothing here for me, i'm going back to holland" and traypsed back to europe for another 3 months. partied like a rockstar. travelled more. loved every moment of my life. came back to SA in october. reconciled with mr future ex husband and moved in together.

2000 | started studying psychology at upe. was an older student, i enjoyed that. met miss blonde. was as if we were friends forever. we partied loads. i cut my long hair short again. wore blue eye shadow. played drinking games. was on the campus radio. volunteered at the oceanarium.

2001 | second year varsity. miss blonde left upe and went to stellenbosch. i was devastated. we did everything together even tho i lived with my boyfriend. he was boring. i didn't care. studied hard. partied. mr future ex husband forgot my birthday. it hurt.

2002 | class representative. top student. loved studying. partied less. got engaged. mr future ex husband forgot my birthday... again. it hurt more.

2003 | 4th year. wrote a psychobiography on princess margaret as my thesis. did my psychology internship at a childrens home. got married. small intimate in the garden under the bluegum trees. my hair was long. i felt like a princess. everything was perfect. or so it seemed.

2004 | moved to cape town. worked at a travel agency. met amazing people. felt like home. travelled. was lonely. mr future exhusband worked too much and paid no attention to me. had great friends. work kept me busy. i picked up weight. miss dutch blonde best friend came to visit. did a road trip. was awesome.

2005 | got divorced. 2 great people for 2 other great people. i was devestated. worked at a health food brand in marketing. met the swinger and the tart (also blondies). best girlfriends a girl could ask for. then the bruntte catering girl started - she had the nicest brother. i dated him.

2006 | was in love for what felt like the first time in my life with catering girl's brother. resigned from my job. wanted to be ontop of the world for my birthday so i went to austria and stood on a glacier 2600m above sea level. mr ex husband remembered my birthday. what a loser. my holiday was fantastic. went to switzerland and then to venice. came back. had no job. didn't care too much. took a break from life. my brother moved to cape town.

2007 | was still in love. worked for an online casino in cape town. met fabulous people. 3 french chicks. taught me a lot about life, love and friends. met the canadian wild child. she taught me more about myself. was a year of self growth. she became my best friend. she moved to joburg. she's also blonde. things weren't working out with bf. he was young, directionless, but super clever and always bought me flowers. i loved that. he loved smoking weed. we broke up. my heart shattered even tho it was the right thing to do. i got my tattoo, on my wrist... whisper.

2008 | i partied hard. moved to camps bay. bought a new couch. dated a lot. met interesting, boring, nerdy, funny, short, more nerdy people. kissed one of my best friends, my heart raced - wasn't a good idea coz i worked with her, some people knew, some guessed, some suspected. my hair is long again. i like it. turned 30. met mr vancouver. had one night of bliss - happy birthday to me. still party like a rockstar. met a girl. an amazing girl. we connected. i decided to get a job in joburg. then fell in love. i moved to joburg and stay with flat mate - new zealand blondie. missed my gf madly. threw myself into my work and gym. my parents, brother and friends are proud of me for following my heart - work and love.... i love the big city. but i love my gf more. she decided to take the plunge and move up here. she's in jozi. i'm in heaven. now it feels more like home. we moving into a place in sandton at the end of the month. life is beautiful.

9 comments:

Bambi said...

I am so damn happy for you! to finally have the ONE you love AND a new place, you girls go and live your life! YAY! Thanks for making me smile everyday!

neil, the ranter said...

aah cheri - your journey is fascinating. i am so glad you've found that elusive someone to make you :) you are a special one...

Being Brazen said...

That was such a cool read. Enjoyed it.

Wow - you stood on a glacier - I soooooooo want to do that.

So glad you are happy now :)

*hugs*

Kitty Cat said...

Wow, so interesting. I have one question though, why aren't you practicing psychology? So glad you followed your heart! I love finding out how fascinating everyone really is!

mylifescape said...

Bambi - thanks so much! its wonderful knowing that i have achieved what i wanted with my blog, and that is to make others smile!

neil darling - thanks honeypie...i miss u loads... we need to have one of our "caveux" catch ups!! love u longtime x

BeingBrazen - Yip, standing on a glacier is one of the most "free" moments you can have... i really felt amazing *hugs* 2 u too!

KittyCat - well... re psychology - i want to go into that later (in about 2 years time) as a lifecoach, helping people with motivation, coping with change and self-confidence/esteem issues. i didn't want to go into longterm clinical therapy as its a long road, and i feel that we all have issues and baggage, and i rather want to show people how to move on from it, rather than trying to justify or understand why things happend. they happend. that is what you have in front of you now. what can we do with it, to move forward. your past does not predict your future. we are all amazing people with such potential, and people live so often in their past. for me, i want to be strong enough and ready to help people move onward and upward and show them their true potential.

love to you all x

The Seeker said...

fabulous post! i want to talk to you more about the psychology thing though. I'm very interested in that field. later

po said...

Wow I only saw this now. Talk about a hourney of discovery hey?

Cool stuff.

neil, the ranter said...

i'm done!

mylifescape said...

Hi Seeker - sure, anytime. you can also drop me a mail if you want... che1305@gmail.com

Thank Po! indeed, a journey and a half, i would change too much! its taken me to where i am

Neil darling... i'm on my way... see u on rant ;)