What motivates me

July 21, 2010 at 13:27 (Uncategorized)

What motivates me? Money? People telling me that I can’t do it? Inspirational people who seem to have it all? No. What motivates me is the future.  I know motivation is meant to be things we can see, hear or witness but to me my motivation looks ahead.  My motivation is what lies ahead in the future, what awaits me.

The motivational aspirations that I think of having in the future are what motivate me.  Seeing myself grow and succeed in a career that I enjoy is my motivation. Travelling around the world and having experiences. Having a family with the person that I love is my motivation. Seeing my children grow up, learn, experience life, love, is my motivation. Living life to the fullest is my motivation.

When I think of what I’d like to acquire out of life and what I would like to achieve in the future, this is where my motivation comes into play.  My future plans and ideas motivate me to achieve things now, to do what I want now so that I can have the future that I want.

Advertisements

Permalink 2 Comments

Nutshell

July 21, 2010 at 11:36 (Uncategorized)

I’m the girl who won’t go anywhere without a small, mediocre medicine kit, cellphone and lip balm. I usually trip and often walk into things. I’m always prepared, with regards to what I keep in my handbag (headache tabs, lip ice, tissues, hand lotion etc).  I’m able to sing the punk cover of Spice Girls “Wannabe”, not very well but I try. I try my best.

I’m a happy person, especially if I’m given chocolate or Marcel’s frozen yoghurt (yum) and I generally go with the flow of plans. I’m easy going. I love being around people and chatting but also enjoy my own space and time too, to let go and do what I want. I adore the beach and the mountains and would not be able to live without them.  I am a complete sucker for bargain buys and have struggled with charming boys in the past.

I am not a morning person, unless given breakfast in bed.  I’ve fallen badly while sand boarding, embarrassed myself while tripping UP the stairs, been cheated on and have fallen for a funny, sweet blonde boy who makes me smile and laugh every day.  Some of my favourite things are, my cat, dancing, surprises,   vanilla, sprinkles and glitter, the smell of lavender, falling snow, laughing, arum lilies and talking.  I’m the queen at organising, time management, gardening, taking photos of myself and friends at the same time and moving furniture…. Odd, I know.

This is me in a nutshell unzipped 🙂

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ovviofklrx0/SR--jBP2lHI/AAAAAAAAAQQ/M_pBV-yNj3E/S1600-R/nutshell.jpg

Permalink 2 Comments

10 Most Unexpected Consequences of Being Online

July 16, 2010 at 10:31 (Uncategorized)

Below is a list of what I think to be the 10 most unexpected consequences of being online.  Just to clear it up, these do not necessarily apply to me 😛

  1. Slowly becoming addicted to social media (facebook, twitter, blogging)
  2. Accidently sending someone else (boss, ex, lecturer)  your message instead of your friend
  3. Finding that you are addicted to reading the news and seeing what is happening around you
  4. Meeting the love of your life through the internet and finding they are a fake
  5. Getting a virus (not physically :P) through the internet
  6. Learning something new that you did not know before
  7. Finding something unexpected about yourself (Googling your name)
  8. Getting into trouble with facebook status updates or pictures that should not be seen by certain people
  9. Finding naked pictures of someone on the internet that you wouldn’t expect
  10. Finding that time flies without you realising it (getting caught up in the cyber world)

Permalink 1 Comment

The Oddest Most Intense Feeling

July 14, 2010 at 18:02 (Uncategorized)

Something I find to be quite amazing in life are emotions. Emotions show us how we feel, they provide a sense of passion which enables how we are feeling whether it is anger, love or sadness.  The emotion or feeling of ‘thrill’ grabs me of all these emotions.  It’s different.  It’s strange and sometimes we don’t understand it.

According to an online dictionary in Google a thrill is “a sudden sense of excitement” – key word here, sudden.  What I like about a thrill is that it’s unexpected; it’s the oddest feeling because it’s generally placed with both fear and excitement, and it’s as if your body can’t distinguish which one it prefers so it wraps it all in one.

Thrills can come from anything, whether it is a crazy roller coaster ride that swings you left, right and center at the speed of light, a sudden death jump from a plane hundreds of meters into the sky to a simple thrill of a cute boy noticing you and telling you that you’re beautiful or….. going on a shopping spree!  They range and that is why they are so hard to keep track of and one of the most intense, creative feelings we’ll ever have.

http://www.dkolb.org/sprawlingplaces/images/fullsize/thrill.coaster.us.jpg

Permalink 1 Comment

Will he be right?

July 10, 2010 at 11:42 (Uncategorized)

During the 2010 Fifa World Cup there has been so much talk – talk about the games, talk about the countries reactions, talk about South Africa as a country, mishaps, excitement and much more. What I’ve found to be the most fascinating is the Oracle Octopus called Paul.

Maybe it’s because I believe in strange, arb things that don’t seem to make any sense but for some reason Paul has caught my eye and got me following him as an international fan.  This Octopus has been predicting each German game since 2008 and has only been incorrect once! Once – that is a very slim prediction compared to getting every other game correct.  My fear? That he has predicted Spain to win the 2010 Fifa World Cup.  Nothing held against Spain, I’m more of a Netherlands fan as my roots voyage from this heritage :P.

So will the Oracle Octopus be correct? I guess we’ll have to wait and see on Sunday, 11 July 2010. . .

Permalink 2 Comments

The Elephant In The Room

July 10, 2010 at 11:12 (Uncategorized)

It’s impossible to not notice it, it’s usually so big and in the way that it has to be dealt with almost immediately.  One feels that if you were to walk around the room that you’d bump into it, there is no way around or out. Denial and silence could work – for some time, in order to avoid awkwardness – but sooner or later it has to be noticed and dealt with. It’s as if realistically there is really an elephant in the room. More than often we do the “awkward turtle” trying to place some humour into the situation at hand but more than often we have to face the music and deal with the issue straight up.

Having a huge problem that two or more people know about but don’t want to deal with or talk about is just as bad as having an elephant in the room.  It’s blunt, obvious, loud and big.  However, many people choose to ignore the elephant in the room, they choose to try and place it in the corner and ignore it’s obvious sprays of icy cold water on their back or crude, loud remarks.

So how do you deal with the elephant in the room? Approach it.  The only way to get the elephant out of the way is to confront it, deal with the issue immediately and sort out a plan of action to either get it out of the room or at least under control. Having an elephant in the room can be very harmful realistically and metaphorically 🙂

http://heroesforhillary.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/elephant-room1.jpg

Permalink 2 Comments

What I’ve Learnt Over These Holidays

July 6, 2010 at 14:11 (Uncategorized)

Although I’ve known this all along, Cape Town is the best place to live,

Baking a cake should not flop four times in a row,

Offering to do something nice can sometimes backfire,

However, doing something nice can also turn out great,

Never do the fan walk with family…..,

Guitar hero is one of the best Nintendo Wii games ever,

Exercise really helps with motivation and self esteem,

Nature is really one of God’s best gifts to the world,

Gluhwien should only be made by professionals, Namibians or Germans,

Rekindling a lost friendship is great,

Spending time with your best buddies is even better and the utmost

important thing and most fun 🙂 ;

Never fall asleep with your electric blanket on;

But most importantly, learning that losing isn’t the end of the world.

With the world cup Bafana Bafana played to the best they could and as a true supporter I do not look down on their loss at all, they supported our country well and did us proud. I am a true South African supporter and proud of it.

Permalink 2 Comments

Every Day Is A Good Day

July 6, 2010 at 14:06 (Uncategorized)

What we seem to forget is that when we have bad days, it is only the universe trying to tell us something, trying to tell us to be careful, to take a step back, to not rush, to slow down… things are meant to happen for a reason.

Having a rough morning or day helps us to remember the good days, and to recognise that generally, every day is in actual fact a good day.  Every day we discover something new, or get contacted by someone we haven’t heard from in a while, or are imparted with good news or interesting information.  Every single day we live our lives as they are and should realise how lucky we are with what we have. We have a roof over our head, warm clothes, a bed, friends and family as well as luxuries that not many other people have.

It’s the days that count that show us what we have and just how lucky we are.  It’s the days that count that prove that we have loved ones who support and care.  It’s the days that count when we are sitting inside our houses warm and snug on an icy cold night. Every day is a good day; we just need to recognise them more when we feel we’re having a bad one.http://www.youlinkspace.com/good_day/good_day_comment_graphic_01.gif

Permalink 2 Comments

Wishlist…

July 6, 2010 at 13:28 (Uncategorized)

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the future and what it holds for me.  This time in my life is not so crucial at the moment but sooner or later I’ll have to put the foot on the brake and take a second to think where I want to go, what I want to do – what my future holds.  Scary thought? Yes!

This got me thinking about all the things that I want out of life. Life is too short – as my dad says “You’ve blinked and 30 years have passed!” so what does that mean . . . . make the most of it!  At the moment the Fifa 2010 World Cup is taking place – a huge achievement for South Africa to be holding such an event!  From all my wishes, hopes and dreams, right now all I want is for the world to enjoy our country. For the world to take a minute to look at us and to see the beauty that we have in our country and the people we produce.  I wish for the world to see the effort and pride that South Africa has put into this event and for them to enjoy it!

Seeing the pride in each and every South African during this time is such a momentous occasion for us.  Walking on the streets, hearing our people shout and scream with joy (Ayoba!) gives you the goose bumps of pride – who wouldn’t want to be a South African!!?  So my wishes, hopes and dreams right now are to make the most of this event… to stand by South Africa and to give all my support and pride into what we have created.  This is probably only going to happen once in our lives so why not live it up!?

Permalink 2 Comments

Our Greatest Strengths Are Our Greatest Weaknesses

July 6, 2010 at 13:24 (Uncategorized)

Having incredibly strengths can lead to incredible weakness.  Our bodies and minds are linked together but sometimes these two assets need to remain separate.  At times the brain wants something that the heart doesn’t agree with or vice versa.

The gift of kindness and generosity in a person is more than often seen as a strength in a person.  This point is true… however… the gift of kindness and generosity may satisfy the brain and conscious but it may dissatisfy the heart and body.  Sometimes being too kind and generous allows for others to take advantage leaving a person feeling guilt ridden and physically exhausted from not being able to disappoint.

The gift of being confident is a strong quality and character building.  This allows for easy friend making, a sense of outgoing-ness and a need to impress.  This however can allow for others to mistake others, to think a person is over confident, arrogant and insensitive.

The gift of being organised and in control is a superior strength which offers basic yet very diligent skills.  The strength of being organised allows for structure, control and respect… this however can be a weakness when things become over whelming, out of control and people take advantage.

Our greatest strengths are our greatest weaknesses. Why? I don’t know – all I do know is that balance is important.  Imparting great strengths is good but for every action there is a reaction and sometimes this is a weakness. Use your strengths wisely and they should only lead to greatness…

Permalink 1 Comment