Less was more in 2012
This year has been great, the great part is that it is ending soon. Even though it wasn’t that bad of a year.
January – came back to work after a phenomenal holiday at Umngazi River Bungalows, was happy at work and where I was at in my life. Fell in love with Jo’burg and started meeting new people.. I found the balance. Or so I thought I did.
February – I bought myself stacks of lingerie for Valentines. Yes please!
April – seriously contemplated moving overseas for a year or two and then was convinced otherwise. Career kids! It’s all apparently about your career. April was also a highlight for me in terms that I was indirectly called a ‘slut’ by one of my good friend’s boyfriends. Yip, you read that correctly. I actually have a good giggle when I think back to this, because it clearly shows that he doesn’t know me at all, however they are still my friends nonetheless – we forgive people. Oh and my car radio was stolen in April. Bastards.
May – work & Kenton on Sea with the folks. I may have had a crush on someone this month. Whatever.
June – who could possibly forget the month that I wrote my Citi Golf the ‘Blue Beauty’ off? *Le sigh* Or the kisses that followed right after the accident!! 😉 This is where it all turned around! Car accident = new car, love my little Renault Clio (Red Rhino)! I also started going back to gym this month, with the notion that I was going to enter the 94.7 cycle challenge! About a week after mentioning this to my cycling Dad 🙂 he entered the two of us into the race! Never would I have imagined being in tears on a highway 5 months later!
July – was a busy month, 4th July I BOOKED MY CONTIKI TOUR TO THAILAND (shouty capitals necessary) 12th July Posed in front of a Billboard during 5pm rush hour traffic with my bestie Kools in an attempt to win tickets to Oppi Koppi (in hindsight I realise now that my pampered little behind would not have enjoyed scraping my bits in the bush with rough leaves nor would my feet have endured all those thorns!) 18th July I was interviewed by Donna Rachelson to feature in one of her upcoming books, I then also found out later in the year (December) that part of my interview was aired in front of over 100 General Managers as well as all the Directors of my company at their annual conference! Stick with me, I’ll make you famous 😉 23rd July – 702 WALK THE TALK, and me being as stubborn as I am I decided to do it with terrible bronchitis and nearly landed myself up in hospital. Ya ya. I look after myself now. Danielle also decided to leave me for Ghana this month. It still hurts but I forgive her. Haha.
August – got mother faced at my Birthday Party because someone bought me a Flaming Lamborghini! I didn’t even finish my 2nd glass of wine or my pasta! Next year I will be classy & have a tea party ;), you’re all invited! Hehe. I also went to Pinkie Fest, which started off crap but I ended up jolling with the awesomeness that is known as Dono White and had an amazing time!
September – 2nd Sept Zwartkoppies Race Track annual Bed Race. I ran last year, and not a f*ck was I going to push that bed again this year… Instead I ran like a turkey all along the race track snapping photos of my TEAM… so I ran it anyways. Haha. 4th – 7th Sept Revenue 201 course in CT (I went, I passed, I got homesick) let’s just be serious, CT is pretty but Jo’burg is my true love. 21st Sept Kings & Queens of Comedy with Sarah… lolling back to that night. 22nd Sept my poor attempt to go party at Wild Waters (Spring Fiesta), I sat for a full 45 minutes outside the front entrance before I all but ran screaming back to the North, Parkhurst & a hottie calmed my nerves ;)! 24th Sept well… that’s all smiles and so was the rest of the month.
October – Daniele returned back from Ghana on the 5th Oct, we collected our Nike RunJozi packs from Rosebank then hit Bloc Party that night like Northern hookers in Newtown (not really but I wanted to say something funny). At the time I remember this was possibly the worst moment of my life, we couldn’t get within 5 meters of the bar, I was wearing sandals at a fecking concert, people were standing on my feet, Sar’s was being threatened by Die Antwoord worshipers, I was being hit on by lesbians, some chick even elbowed my left breast and then Bloc Party came on stage 🙂 *happiness* I also remember being middle spoon that night between Sar’s & Danielle. 😉 how unforgettable. 7th Oct I did the Nike RunJozi 10km with Danielle, and I have been in love with running ever since. We did it in 1hr35mins, and both of us had never trained for it. 12th – 14th Oct #GirlsDurbsRoadTrip went down with Danielle, if you followed us on Twitter over that weekend you would know how much fun we had. Enough said. 21st Sept Shadow Club unplugged live at The Venue in Melrose, awesomeness!
November – all in all it was a great month, I did the Soweto 10km on the 4th Nov and achieved a better time of 1hr14mins. On the 18th Nov with my Dad I completed the 94.7 cycle challenge in 5hrs5mins, one of the most challenging things I have ever done. Never before has my body hurt so much, but I did it. Not once did I push my bike up a hill and after all the pain & exhaustion subsided I have decided that I will do it next year again. 30th Nov LADY GAGA *little monsters*!!!
December – well with much of the month still left to come, so far I can say it has been ok. This year was the 1st year in 5 that I have not spent my Ouma’s BDay with her which was a bit upsetting. Soon soon I will be off to Umngazi River Bungalows for a much needed break.
My article title was less was more in 2012, but looking back at the last 12 months I can say I have had an amazing year and I did more than I thought. Whilst I still do enjoy my work thoroughly I have realised that there is so much more to life, people & being healthy are what matter, and this year I have been privileged to be around some amazing people. I would love to mention you all but I am sure you know who you are, to a few special people that contributed to my growth as well as making my year a great one…
Sarah – we haven’t spent a lot of time together this year but the moments that we did, the long Whatsapp convos & telephone calls. They’ve been awesome, I can’t wait for 2013!
Danielle – I can honestly say that you have been a strong pillar of friendship for me this year; our email that we sent whilst you were in Ghana is 46 pages long on word and 15 email threads long. But it doesn’t stop there, we have had some great times together and I am sure we will have many more! Perhaps in the New Year I will change a few names and words on that email and turn it into a short story 😉 I quote…
“Dearest Danielle, Please accept my sincerest apologies for the delay in you not receiving this email, I see now how I have been so selfish this past week in not allowing you tearful moments of laughter, herewith follows my much anticipated he-mail.”
At this stage I am actually considering printing the email out, heading to the beach with a bottle of wine this holiday and sending it out into the ocean after reading it! 🙂
Khulile – you remain forever a true friend and I love you dearly. I do think that you were sent into my life to teach me how to be more patient, how to love & how to enjoy a great cup of coffee. Thank you for listening to me when I needed it most. PS. I am prepared to pose nude in front of a billboard to win tickets to Oppi Koppi next year (at 00:00) with only a flashlight & no audience. Even if we don’t win again, I will at least know that we had a blast trying!
B – The last 3 months of my year have been absolutely amazing, your company has been enjoyed, the times spent together have been fun and I believe people do not cross your path without reason. You have challenged me to question things, to keep fit, to read more articles, love more kinds of music, made me want to go out more to discover different places (especially in Jozi), cherish my friends and inspired me to travel overseas a lot more. Above all you have made me realise not to take life too seriously. 🙂 xx
2013 – I will seize every possible opportunity that comes my way.