Tag: work

What About the Blog?

Guys, seriously, how insane has life become?!

The other day, I tweeted about how I felt like there was just no time for life, and I was quite relieved to get a fair amount of responses in agreement with this sentiment.  It literally feels like life is running away with me, and I need to do all I can to keep up.

In the process, I feel like my blog has been neglected.  I’m trying to figure out a way to make enough time for all the things I need to do.

On top of work, I need to exercise regularly (at least 5 times a week), I need to study, I need to cook, I need to do extra work for my brother (community management type stuff to make an extra income).  If I somehow manage to fit all these things into a day, it ultimately means I won’t have any ‘me’ time which I am not happy with.  On top of that, I need to find time to blog.

A couple people have advised me to exercise in the morning.  Unfortunately, I start work at 7AM sharp.  This would mean getting up at 4AM in order to exercise, shower, get ready, and get to work on time.  It’s a bit nuts and not something I could maintain for very long seeing as I am not a morning person.  Plus, because I have to wake up so early for work, I like to get to bed at a reasonable hour, too!

How do you guys do it?  Better yet, how do the people with kids manage?!  I need to sit and figure out ways to be more effective with my time – or even how to be in two places at once.  Any advice would be much appreciated..

My 2013

This has been a really difficult year, but I’m happy to say it actually flew by.

I left a job at Jhb Gen Labour Ward.

jhbgenA month or two later, Ross and I became homeowners after buying a flat together.

rossandyI became more active, and started competing in adventure races and road running races.

image(1)I acquired two awesome kittens.

kittiesI took steps to live a healthier lifestyle.

healthI spent time with incredible friends.

imageI fell more in love.

love2Watch out, 2014. I’m coming for you!

The Weekend (And Why I Can’t Wait)

It’s the weeeeeeeeeeeeeekennnnnd, babyyy!

I am so, so very excited for the weekend ahead.

To start, work finishes fairly early (at 2PM), after which I am shipping straight off to my favourite salon for a Back, Neck and Shoulder massage – a birthday present from Gary and Jess.  It comes at perfect timing too, because I slept funny last night and have such a sore back.

voucherRoss finishes work a bit earlier today so that means I get to spend some time with him too (which I love, obvs), and perhaps we will be able to fit in a quick run before it gets dark.  Tonight will be spent watching series and movies from the couch – our favourite.

Unfortunately, I have to work tomorrow (I’m pretending this isn’t reality), but hopefully I’ll finish early enough to come home and relax.  I’d like to spend the afternoon working on our table.

Then, *drumroll please*, in the evening, we are going to watch…



One of my favourite comedians, hilarious, total hottie, intelligent as hell, British. ‘Nuff said.  I am so excited, it’s kind of pathetic, and this will just make my weekend (and also, possibly, my life).

Sunday will be spent relaxing.  I haven’t slept in in a while, so I’m hoping the cat creatures occupy themselves outside while I snooze my face off. Lately, I feel like life is rushing past me and I don’t have time to do the things I want to do – silly things like compiling a recipe book, or reading, or even studying, so hopefully I will be able to use this time and get things done (in a relaxed way, of course).  I also want to work on a mosaic table, so perhaps I’ll have time to pop off to a mosaic shop down the road to get some more information.

It’s going to be a good one!  What are you all getting up to?