Wednesday, September 29, 2010

There I am

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See that lost little speck of a person, yes right there, in the middle of a big, scary ocean?
That's me.
Right there.

Just a thought.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

I love what I do.

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I want to write about how much I love what I do.  Let me start at the beginning.
I took a big risk at the beginning of 2010.  
After much thought and deliberation I quit my job (which I really didn't like - it was the last of a string of not-so-great jobs I've taken which were leading nowhere) and slid back into the world of being a full-time student.  
Yes, a full-time student.  
How great is that? And this at 30!
I still feel very lucky to have been able to make this decision.  My career was going nowhere and I felt it was time (at last) to further develop the skills and talents I was given.
It was time to do what I actually want to, to do what I was good at.
So I enrolled for the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation course at Stellenbosch University. I passed the entry exams and before I knew it I was sitting in a class filled with like-minded people with a passion for words.
It was nerve-wrecking at first and I suddenly felt unsure of my abilities, but I soon got into the swing of things (read: constant, hard work, stress, time management, having to study after more than 7 years of not doing so).  
I reevaluated myself, my life, my career.  It was a fabulous journey of self-discovery which wasn't always easy but I now realise how valuable it was.
And I was broke!  
I had to adapt to being the church mouse student I once was.  Very few luxuries, very little shopping.  And look, I've survived! 

I love working with words.
I love editing texts.
I love proofreading - every second of it.
It excites me.  
It gives me a wonderful feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment.  
It boosts my confidence.  
It gives me hours of pleasure.  
It keeps my brain alive!
And yes, sometimes it is tiring and stressful, and I don't feel like doing it.  
But that's normal and just the way life goes.
Suddenly this year is coming to an end and a bittersweet feeling blew in with the Spring breeze.
I really hope to find a job which will give me the opportunity to show what I've got.
I am good at this; it's my passion.  
I just need someone to give me a chance to prove that!
I feel grateful when I look back at this year.
It's been a fantastic ride!

{That's why I love what I do and I feel lucky.}

Monday, September 13, 2010

Six months today

We've been married for six months today.
It keeps on getting better.
The love keeps growing stronger.
My smile keeps shining brighter.
{I'm a lucky girl.}

I love yellow at the moment.

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I {love} yellow. Every single shade.
I would paint a few rooms in my house yellow, if I could.  
I once had a pumpkin yellow bedroom and it was one of my favourite memories of that room, ever.
And there were many memories.

Something very true

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I'm going to try & change this...

My current drug(s) of choice

Sunshine, warmer weather, the scent of flowers blooming, new leaves on trees, later sunsets, sandals, salads, walks on the beach, children playing outside, more energy, sleeping with open windows, fruit, the sound of crickets at night and birds in the morning...

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{It makes me feel great and I love that.)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Spring is here!

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I actually have a winter soul.
But spring is SO welcome this year.
More sunshine, more flowers, more green and other colours.
Welcome spring, I've been waiting...