Sunday, November 6, 2011

Of all forms of courage the ability to laugh is the most...

There is nothing quite like a deep, down, tummy laugh when things get challenging.

I remember during matric when pressure was at breaking point meeting up with my friends for a 'study sesh' ended up being one, big fat laugh sesh. I'd say it was the therapy we all needed to let off a bit of steam and then head back to our books.

Laughing apparently has benefits of achieving a toned tummy, let's roll! 

Calm down people, let's take it slow

It's that time of year again, when I can't believe that Christmas decorations are already bursting out of shops. It makes me want to say; 'calm down people, let's take it slow'. Don't get me wrong I love the festive season other than the packed shopping malls but my festive feeling can't really start in October, it's a tad early. What will be a bit different this year is that I'll be in Thailand up until 2 days before Christmas so who know maybe I'll miss the large gold, green and red balls hanging in the malls.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Take something away, then you appreciate it.

Over the last couple of months I have been getting stuck into trail running. It something I never would have thought I’d enjoy as much as I do. The runners rush is indeed a reality. Sadly I have hurt my (complicated name) muscle in my foot so have booked off by the Physiotherapist to run for a while and I genuinely can’t wait to get back on the trail. For someone who felt exercise was too sore this is a real revelation. This got me thinking about one of my favourite little quotes - It's true we don't know what we've got until it’s gone, but we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The statute of limitations has expired on most of our childhood traumas.

Girls only schools can be a mean place to be. My brief experience of a girls only primary school I would say, is likely to be my most harrowing childhood experience. Many would say that I’m likely that I got away so lightly ,in terms of traumatic childhood experiences. I like the way that guys are so much simpler than girls, when there’s an issues it’s sorted out with a punch or two and then resolved and forgotten, with young girls it’s another story. Oh, yes I have overcome the small -made- big dramas from my long ago primary school days, mainly because I’m now close friends with those who made life difficult. Funny how life works out. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Only bad things happen quickly - naat

I would agree that bad food can be cooked quickly such as fast food but Jamie Oliver would probably disagree with me as his 5 minute meals are likely to be out of this world. A quick decision under pressure can lead to a hugely positive result but then again there can lead to complete disasters. The quick decision I made to drive all the way to Plettenberg Bay this weekend resulted in an amazing weekend so not all bad things happen quickly.

The Beacon for the weekend!

A last minute timeshare offer at the Beacon Isle lead to a spontaneous decision to pack my bags and head off I went to Plettenberg Bay.  What a fabulous time so far, we arrived to a gorgeous sea facing room and superb weather. Today I have literally spent the whole day on a deck chair, reading my book and ordering drinks with a dip in the sea every now and then.  I could get use to a week of this once a year as most timesharers get to enjoy. 

Last minute plans so often are where one has the best time!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Be Bold and Mighty Forces will come to your aid

I can think of opposite times when this statement applies, when I have been bold and when I have been too fearful to be bold. The times in my life which stand out as being life changing experiences have been when I have put on my ‘bold hat’. My ‘bold hat’ I’m sure will need to come out of my closet on a regularly basis soon, as I begin my career and need to make bold decisions and be confident in my abilities. My bold decision to change schools half way through Grade 11. lead to a whole lot of positive changes in my life and friendships which have changed so many aspects in my life.