The #TsogoORT Tsogo Sun experience - project me post 960

Who would have thought that 960 posts down the line I would be sitting in a hotel room about 15 minutes from my home, blogging about a day of hotels of outrageous pampering. Some things never change and as I sit on a bed that I wish I could sneak into my handbag and take home, still sipping on tea for as long as I have been blogging, I'm so excited to share such a great experience with you.

Project Me started as a totally self indulgent blog, filled with me and my life story ... oh wait, that hasn't changed either.
What has changed is how far I have come as a blogger and the absolute gratitude I have at the moment, watching the sunset through the window of the third Tsogo Sun hotel I've had the joy of experiencing today and passing time before dinner and then a sleepover THE Southern Sun OR Tambo International Hotel. (more…)

Changing gears in the fast lane - project me post 958

Public holidays and the odd weekend are a chance for myself and my 3 dear friends Greggie, The Gossip Guy and my Ianie to get together and totally zone out from the world. It's always the same activity. It's a board game called Settlers on Catan. I'm sure we've contemplated playing something else once or twice, but always go back to the game of strategy, focus, honesty and putting emotion aside in order to WIN! I think I've won once.

I am always in it to win, but have noticed that when I try to hard to win, the fun starts to slip away and so I'm more focused on the zoning out and taking a day to forget almost everything, than becoming some crazy woman who will do anything to win. (more…)

I stepped off the grid - project me post 957

I've had a very interesting couple of weeks. They have been extreme, but definitely ones that are letting me know things are shifting big time. I've had moments where I couldn't remember being more afraid and other moments of not remembering being so happy. Work is finally taking me to places I only dreamed of I'm finally jugging clients and balancing working hours. I've found something different in my relationship with my body and all of a sudden being healthy isn't tough at all. If anything, it's like I always did it. Gym still hasn't made friends with me thought.

So with all going so swimmingly well, I feel like I'm in such a great Project Me space. (more…)

It takes turning 40 to turn it around - project me post 956

I can't believe it's 3 and a half months away.

I've been excited for it for a long time and get the feeling that there really is something in turning 40. I watched an interview with one of my fave country actors and she was had just done the most gorgeous photo shoot where everyone in the audience was cheering that she looked so great for her age. What is it with 40? That was her big question. (more…)

My Instalife - project me post 955

I think I'm a really awesome Instagrammer! Needless to say, there are a whole lot of cat pics. But in between I've started to notice how the story of my life unfolds in the pictures I select to share in the instaworld. This became very apparent when I was less concerned about a dozen hashtags and likes from strangers and more excited when the people I share my online life with took the moment to like something I had posted.

So as much as I'm a hashtag freak when it comes to the rest of the social platforms. I've settled into rather having the people in my circle see my life story unfold in pics ... and I wanted to share some of my week gone by ... all in instapics of my instalife!!

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A whole lot of life is about #'StarlightExpressSA that is opening in just under a month at the Joburg Theatre. It's my most exciting career challenge yet and I'm watching my passion for the entertainment/theatre world blossom as much as my love for social media.

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Then there are the selfies of a darling friend that Greggie and I haven't seen in ages. It was so awesome seeing Emmanuel Castis doing his thing on stage, and with such soaring talent. Then to get some time together was just lovely. Yes ... he's a real friend and we aren't celeb stalking.

Instalife 3Cats ... of course yes! So Albie (the parrot) has moved into my room while mom is away on her love affair holiday. Can I add that I'm so happy for her and her man is really special. Anyway ... back to cats. This is how my day starts and ends. With one of them trying to pull the covers off the cage, heaven forbid they miss a moment of aimlessly staring at the parrot. I do see friendships blossoming though.

Instalife 4Selfie!! I can't believe my glasses are a permanent feature and now I want to do a photo shoot with them. Something unusual ... and so I was playing around with photo art ... get it?

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Okay, if you haven't seen it, you have to! Gatsby was just an unbelievable movie to experience.

Instalife 6This isn't just any cat picture. This is me playing around with my photo app. Do you see what I did there ... hint, red tongue 🙂

Instalife 7Something's slowly shifting back into the desire to be healthy. It's less in the head and more in my everyday existence and I can feel myself listening to my body and wanting what's healthy and yum. This ... is an egg white, veggie omelette and totally delish!

instalife 8What's me without a fairy, dragon, goblin or gnome ... ?so here's the sunrise from my window in the morning and one of my precious fairies who make my life a little more magical.

instalife 9I love winter. Okay you couldn't dump me in Alaska to survive, but an SA winter is perfect for me and one of the things I love best about it is citrus heaven. Grapefruit, oranges, naatjies ... you name it, it sees me through winter!

And that's my instalife! No ... wait, there's something missing!!!

Of course, did you think I'd forget my baby cat child?

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My Buddha ...

Okay, so if you're out there in the Instagram world then find me as Jodenecoza and I'd love to follow your life in pictures too ...

Happy Project Me'ing your life !







A chat to the ego - project me post 954

Can I just say that before I post another blog, I do have to figure out how to get a better facial expression as the freeze frame ... Oi 😉