Here's to the YOU in project me - project me day 365

I did it! I actually did it! I can't get past staring at the 365 part in the title. I'm awash with emotion and gushing with pride, yet somehow I can't help but think of everyone but me right now. I have been dreaming about doing the 365th blog and always imagined doing a recap of the year that passed but all I want to do today is say thank you.

This is going to sound totally like the collection of an Oscar award but if you don't know that little bit of drama in me by now ... well you just haven't read enough of 'project me'.

Where to begin? (more…)

What's in a new year? - project me day 364

I can't believe that this all began a year ago. More than that, I can't believe how much I have changed and grown in one year and I can't believe that it has all been documented and my story is out there. Only once have I ever gone back and ready any of the past entries and for some reason I don't think I will do that for a good few years. Don't ask me why, it's just a feeling.

Considering that I live my life goallessly but filled with purpose, I'm not one of those girls who makes new year's resolutions. I do, however, do a little maths and get a better understanding of the year ahead. I don't know if I've ever shared with you that I'm a numerologist? (more…)

Everything in its own time -project me day 363

I can't believe that in two days time I will have started 'project me' a year ago. I can't believe that I blogged every day this year ... well except for the ones that got lost somewhere along the line and the times that my incredible best friend had to help me when my back just would not allow.

I know that on the last day of the year I'm going to?reminisce about being goalless yet purposeful, but my day was filled with reminders and realisation that I am, with pride and self worth, actually achieving what I set out to do.

I had such an incredible Tuesday simply because I woke up with a great desire to pick something up and for the rest of the day I had the reminder that everything happens in its own perfect time. (more…)

An extract from the novel - project me day 362

I've been talking about it this entire year and I wouldn't be surprised if anyone thought there was this phantom novel I had conjured up to seem busier (or more of a writer) than I really am. The truth is, I'm getting frustrated with myself that I can't show the world any of Ephineah. I have been saying I started it nearly two and a half years ago, but when I do the calculations, it's more like over three years.
Greggie gave me a great book to read last night and I have my friend's book sitting on my bedside table with a bookmark already making its way through the pages, but today I woke up and missed my story terribly. It might just be a burst of enthusiasm, but I want to get through some of the final edit. As I was reading through and smiling at how far I have come as a writer since I started the book, I heard the voice say: "it's time!"
It's time to stop telling the world ... it's time to show the world. And so, I've finished editing a chapter from Ephineah: A story about a woman who is misdiagnosed and goes away to her cousin's holiday home by the sea to try and rest and recover from an illness that has tampered with her body, heart and soul. It's a few chapters in, but she is getting?acquainted?with the family who live next door and that are going to play a big role in her journey of self discovery as she learns to heal her body by discovering herself: (more…)

A whole lot of family and food - project me day 361

I reached for a handful of marie biscuits to nibble on with my customary cup of tea during blogging but I was distracted by the faint cry: ?No more! I beg of you, no more!? Yep, that would be my tummy that has worked triple time since Christmas day and is anticipating family braai late this afternoon.

What the hell is it about this time of year? Or is it just my family? It wouldn?t be ?project me? if I didn?t admit to the fact that there is far, far too much food dragged into this house in the span of three or four days (more…)

My Christmas present to me - project me day 360

My Christmas day was my present to myself. I have been planning it for ages and turned down a few very special offers to share Christmas with some beautiful people in my life. However, I knew that I needed just one day that was all about me. A day filled with whatever I wanted to do. Where I didn't have to get dressed, put on make up, cook, clean up or communicate with the world. I do that every day of my life and I love it, but there is something very magical about doing a day totally differently ... I love sharing my life with you and Christmas is no different, but I'm proud of me for shutting the world out for a while and just being with me. So here is my day in true 'project me' style. (more…)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas - project me day 359

My 'project me' decision was to share some of my beliefs and ways of living and expressing my way of seeing the festive seasons and the world at each time of the year. All that really goes on in my head is a crazy little muddled up and lighthearted reminder that the world is exactly as it should be.

For me, in the Southern Hemisphere ... (more…)

Christmas Eve Comedy - project me day 358

I have just finished a phone conversation with my best friend whose final word of advice for me was "stay away from coffee tables!" That seems like an odd statement but another thing that my best friend said to made me realise that I might just have the perfect Christmas gift for you. You see, I'm supposed to be having a really crappy day for a whole lot of reasons, yet when I share my drama with Greggie he is folder over with fits of laugher. (more…)

Let's turn project me into project we - project me day 357

Sometimes I sit back and wonder what other people are doing at that moment. I even find myself wondering where the man that I am going to share my life with is at that very moment. I wonder if he will remember what he is doing at a specific moment and if I had to ask him a few years later. I do it with friends and sometimes with strangers. I've even found myself wondering what famous people are doing while I'm lying on the couch daydreaming. (more…)

To sing or cry in the rain? - project me day 356

You know that saying 'it doesn't rain but it pours?' Well it's officially true. I'm a big believer that nothing is real until you have experienced it or chosen to believe it. Some beliefs are chosen without a lesson having to be learned ... and then there is the other way. You know, the one you wish you hadn't woken up for?
I'm having one of those days.

To clear it up, I might not be singing in the rain, but at least I'm not crying. Instead, I'm drinking hot chocolate and have plowed my way through half a packet of biscuit. Why you ask? Oh where to begin ... (more…)