Friday, November 28, 2008

want to change your life?

start by changing the way you think
every moment is precious
don't look back and live in the past
this is your now
work with what is presented to you

think positive
dream big
and live your best life
don't waste time
don't play it safe
don't settle for less
take risks
be free
allow yourself to receive
by being open
and grateful for what you already have

you are more than your past
your job does not define who you are
fears and doubt should have no place in your life

only love
create a space for self love
in your life

you have strength
you have courage
you have beauty
you are magnificence
you are amazing
you are love

be that...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

to my US friends and fellow blogsters ...

so I'm a little paranoid

ADD Crazy Being Brazen
suggested I do this quiz!

hmmm kay... so i'm a little paranoid... hehe!

I think everyone is out to get me, and that's because they are!! Right now, the government has the results of this quiz, so I'mscrewed. Now I'm going to put on my aluminum helmet and send a message to the FBI with my microwave.

see you later... got you on my radar!

c'mon do it too... i know u want to ;)

things i've learnt this week

  • moving is stressful on one hand, but gives one the chance to declutter and start afresh
  • where you are is where you have chosen to be - if you want to be somewhere different or do something different, you have to make difference choices
  • holding hands with the one I love makes me feel alive
  • stairs are the devil! :p
  • coral nail polish is summer's red for the toes
  • people who are negative drain me ~ surrounding myself with positive people fill me
  • a smile can go a long way

  • driving around aimlessly and exploring is so much fun
  • if we were all just a little more patient, life would be a whole lot easier
  • i love laying on grass
  • don't take life too seriously... live, laugh and love...
  • i'm a pretty good 'make-up artist' ~ i did my friends make up for her wedding and she looked fabulous!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

november moods

comfort zone

as cosy as a comfort zone may feel,
it is a brake on personal evolution.
comfort zones are for those people
who choose to languish in dreary unconsciousness!
~ clive harvey ~

nurture your friendships

"Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
- Anais Nin

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

discover more about me...

i had fun at today... so i thought i'd post this so that you can discover more about me...

i added the widget on the right of my page.. scroll down to check it out!

i tag everyone that reads it... if you want to take a coffee break at your desk... do it and let me know so that i can discover more about you too!

have a super fabulous day x

Monday, November 24, 2008

cyanide & happiness monday

the time is now...

whatever you want to do, do it now...
there are only so many tomorrows
~ annon ~

when last have you thought about what you want?

do you always put others needs above your own?
do you love yourself enough to say yes to you and no to others?
do you procrastinate too much?
why haven't you called/emailed the friend you said you'd call/email?
what were your new years resolutions for 2008?
will they be the same for 2009?
do you feel like you have achieved something this year?

there are still 37 days left to make a difference

i have achieved quite a lot this year:

i took a risk...

i let go of things and people that no longer serve positive purpose in my life
i did my reiki course
started my blog
i eat healthier and feel great
i did an intuition development course
i bought my dream couch
i went on a scuba diving course with my best friends (in the middle of winter lol) and my brother was our diving instructor
left Cape Town and my flat in Camps Bay
moved to Johannesburg with my cats
changed jobs and I am far more challenged
made new friends
went to rugby matches
i go regularly to gym
i do things that make me happy
i am learning to love myself
i take long bubble baths

what did you do?

Friday, November 21, 2008


"Lots of people talk to animals," said Pooh.
"Not that many listen though."
"That's the problem."

~ the tao of pooh ~

Friday, November 14, 2008

come alive

”Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
~ Dr. Howard Thurman ~

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

busy busy... slow down

is life too busy? take some time to stop and smell the roses... or whatever it is that makes your soul smile...

this past week has been so hectic and busy i have become impatient, irritable and rather annoying, if i say so myself. so i have decided to slow down, and not take things so seriously... and to take things easy... and to remember the simple things in life that make me happy and make my heart smile :)

have a happy wednesday

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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cyanide & Happniess Tuesday - caught in the act


~ it doesn't matter that we sometimes fall... what matters is if you lying with your face in the sand, or if you are lying on your back staring at the stars ~

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

bush reported dead

lol, its an old joke... but i still love it!

Life Moments

you are alive
so take your life
and enjoy it
you were born with the right
to be happy
to love
and to share your love
just to be...

so take a risk and enjoy your life
it is all that matters

make every moment count

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

current addictions

cupcakes ~ the most brightly coloured little evil treats in the universe! but i'm addicted! - i have found 3 specialist cup cake shops in Joburg so far... life has never been sweeter

google maps ~ easy way to find your way - and to see exactly what the street and building look like... no need for GPS for me... i google my way around town!

havaianas ~ fun and colourful flip flops for any summer day outside of the office... and of course my toes are twinkling with the latest summer candy floss colours

rose wine (i know this says rose as in the flower, but i can't find the e with the thingy on it) ~ the red of summer - what better way to drink your way through the summer days and nights! no particular favourite yet... but Wine Sense at Melrose Arch is a great place to start tasting ... along with some cheese and crackers - i just love summer!

** to see my previous current addictions you can click here or here
** being brazen tagged me in September and i've been posting my monthly current addictions ever since... go here to view her latest addictions

3 life changing questions

are you doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?
are you doing nothing but expecting something?
are you being who you are or who you are expected to be by others?

Monday, November 3, 2008