I could not agree more!
1. This is your life, do what you love and do it often!
Right now I’m loving my blog. I love blogging. I’ve always been really great at having conversations with my self about everything! Now I get to share those conversations on my blog!
2.If you don’t like something, then change it.
I’ve never been happy with my weight following my son, its finally registered in my head that magic pills won’t get rid of the weight, I work out everyday now for at least 2 hours. I’m not on a diet, I eat what I want went I want. In moderation. I’m in a state of “like” with my body.
3. If you don’t like your job. Quit.
A month ago I did just that, and I’ve never looked back. I’m at peace with that decision. And I don’t regret it.
4. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching tv.
… I still watch tv like a trooper… Oh the shame! Still… Its something I like doing.
5.If you are looking for love, STOP! That will come when you start doing what you love.
If I could share this with my 21 year old self that! But that’s what wisdom is.
6. Start doing what you LOVE! Stop OVER ANALYSING!All emotions are beautiful.
Its 05:30 am, I’m writing a blog entry in my bed, my puppy is sleeping next to me. I love what I do, “writing and expressing my creativity” my blog gives me that freedom, its my outlet.
My son made it through a second night this week without wetting his bed. I stopped worrying about him dying of thirst/dehydration. Its silly I know, that’s just how much I tend to over analyze even the smallest things. And I accept that its my nature to over analyze, its a real emotion for me. I’m working on it.
7. When you eat, appreciate every bite. Life is simple!
Last night I had KFC for dinner, I was starving, it was delish. Even the SKINS! I ATE! Yummy! And I topped it off with coke. A’las I shall have to jog it off this morning, but I don’t mind! Life is that simple, I ate Kfc, today I’ll burn off the fat. Done.
8.Open your mind, eyes heart to new things and people.
Doing that led me to a the job I just quit, I don’t regret it. It was an awesome journey. I met so many new people, who are now a part of my life’s tapestry.
9.We are United in our differences, ask the next person what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them.
I did that, Pearls and Paris liked my entry and through one of her many passions I’m sure (her blog) I found this entry, it inspired me and now I’m inspiring you!
10. Travel Often, getting lost will help you find yourself.
My good friend Ngoku took me to Maropeng just for lunch a shortwhile ago, we got lost on our to and on our way back it rained so hard. We had to stop on the side of the road. I discovered a lot about myself through Ngoks, I’m actually really rather nerdy and I’m an adventurer, and I’m random and I’m somewhat of a hippie. Who knew?! I certainly didn’t!
11. Some opportunities only come once, seize them!
Who knows when or if I’ll ever have all this time I have to discover me, myself and I again in life?
Another good friend of mine, whom I call ‘Jimmykins’ is into theatre and production. I told him I want to consider comedy writing or even acting, he said cool, let’s meet. And we are soon to meet. I normally never would have even uttered this to anyone, but I am telling the world. Because you see… I’m actually such an introvert, I just hide it well through my multiple personalities!
12.Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating.
Khanyi Ndlovu, I met while I worked at cellc, she’s tall, skinny and very pretty. All the things I wasn’t at the time (mind you I’m still tall…LOL! Or skinny) I was in such a slum then. We never liked each other actually. I never used to talk to her or even acknowledge her existence in the office because she was such a reminder of everything I wasn’t. And she never liked me because I was so arrogant and full of shit, I thought I was better than everyone (her own words!) She’s now one of my best friends, she tought me about self love and making sure I always look good no matter the occasion. I dress up to go buy bread now!! And now, She values my opinion on fashion and make up and life in general. She’ll always consult me when she plans an event. We talk everyday and share a laugh about the silliest things. That life for you! LOL!
13.Life is short.
My soul sister! My stav! Naledi called me out on my BS the other day, I’m very good at hiding emotions and pretending to be happy when I’m not, I didn’t expect to cry so much the day we spoke, I had so much on my chest, on my soul, on my heart. Things I’ve never told even my mom, but somehow I was able to tell her. I never felt any shame, just anger. I never felt any judgment. Just relief. The most important thing Naledi said to me that day, was that holding on to those “hurts” gave them life, pretending I was okay when I wasn’t gave those hurts life. Life over me. I’m learning to let the hurts go, my life is far too blessed and awesome for me to hold onto them. Life is short.
14. Live your dream and share your passion.
I hope I’ve made you realize the importance of being present in your own life. Don’t be a by stander in your life, actually live it!