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Young Umlazi Girl In A Push-up Bra

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“When you start putting pen to paper, you see a side of your personal truth that doesn’t otherwise reveal itself in conversation or thought”

This is without a doubt one of my most favourite quotes by The Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis.

I started “scribbling” to try and make sense of the world around me… I had so many questions I needed answered but with every attempt to answer these questions came a ton of other questions… The more I see the less I know… The older I get, the more mysterious the world gets.

In retrospect, my reasons for taking my scribbles online were selfish, I did it for myself, mostly because I just love scribbling… but if I scribbled and no one saw my scribbles, did I scribble at all? Haha, Next to my pure interest in writing I’ve always loved putting out ideas, sharing ideas, having my ideas challenged and so on… Little did I know, having an “online journal” would expose me to a reality I wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise…

As my blogging habits developed I got to interact with some of the most interesting people I’ve ever came across… Getting to see some of their stories I became aware of how much of a reality mental illness is, and how so many of us may be living with one but don’t even know it… This being because of the stigma that mental illnesses come with, it’s easy for us to assume that we’re not part of the distorted panting society has made mental illness out to be… It’s so good to convince oneself that we’re not part of something so much of society frowns upon, something that one should be ashamed of…

 

There’s a lot that I don’t know

There’s a lot that I’m still learning

When I think I’m letting go

I find my body it’s still burning

And you hold me down

And you got me living in the past

Come on and pick me up

Somebody clear the wreckage from the blast…

 

Though awareness is important (Yes we all know that the 1st step to conquering anything is acknowledging it… and as a unite, there is no limit to what we can accomplish in helping each other as brothers and sisters)… Getting the word other there is important… We can only hope that the world opens it’s eyes and hearts to such realities, though whether the world comes around or not, an individual living with a mental illness has nothing to prove to anyone nor does one need acceptance to be… To survive… To conquer…

 

Yea I’m alive

But I don’t need a witness

To know that I survive

I’m not looking for forgiveness

Yea I just need light

I need light in the dark as I search for the resolution…

 

Song: Resolution by Jack’s Mannequin

Very nice song by the way…

 

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3 Day Quote Challenge Round 2! (Day 3)

Made it! Okay, almost… At least as soon as I click the publish button… Yeap David of Chape Personal Trainer  was kind enough to nominated me for the 3 day 3 quotes challenge and yea, today is the last day… Kinda sad… By the way, I’d like to thank David once more and yes I think his blog is pretty awesome, so go check it out! CHECK IT!

Challenge’s rules:

  1. Post three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

We live in a time where time is money and everyone is using their time to make money… Chasing that dream and that billionaire status can sometimes consume us and who we are… We forget what’s important… And why we’re chasing these dreams in the 1st place… Today I’d like to share a quote I took from a song by The Kings of Leon titled “The Immortals”

“Spill out on the streets to start, ride away, find out what you are, face to face, Once you’ve had enough, carry on, don’t forget to love before you’re gone”

My nominees are:

Lisa

msbukky

Jules


3 Day Quote Challenge Round 2! (Day 2)

YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAA, it’s that time again, as you know, David of Chape Personal Trainer nominated me for the 3 day 3 quotes challenge. He is very  friendly and his blog is always worth a visit.

Challenge’s rules:

  1. Post three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

It’s a Sunday, a day of rest, a day of worship… Yes not everyone is a believer and it’s no surprise considering how full of mystery the world is.

What is real and what isn’t? what’s true and what isn’t? We can debate that until we’re all blue in the face… What we all do know is that we all live, and we’ll all die.

“The best part of believe is the ‘lie'”- Fall Out Boy in a number from their Under The Cork Tree album

My nominees are:

Deb

Opher

sepultura13


3 Day Quote Challenge Round 2! (Day 1)

Awesome. David of Chape Personal Trainer has nominated me for a challenge I really enjoy. I’d like to thank him for the nomination and yea, we’re a few weeks from trying to start or fulfil those new year’s resolutions and if being fit and healthy is one of those resolutions or if you just need to know how not to hurt yourself in the gym or need help with an injury Chape Personal Trainer is the place to go!

Challenge’s rules:

  1. Post three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

 

Okay… I’ll try to make this as not awkward as possible… I really don’t know how to say it, so I’ll just say it… here goes;

Is it okay if I quote myself this time? Just this once? Will it be too weird? Okay.

 

A few years ago I was having a talk with a friend, she had passed out (fainted) earlier that day. She revealed that she had been trying out various (extreme) diets she also went on to tell me how insecure she was about her weight and how she knew what people thought of her…

It’s not just about our physical appearance, we try to fit in with the way we think, the way we speak and the things we have… We all have something, we all have someone. Unfortunately – fixated on what we think we need, we often overlook what we have.

To her I said

“The only people worth impressing are those that are already impressed”

 

 

My nominees are:

Alisha

Kally

Laura

 


My 1st Infinity Dreams Award!

Anand of blabberwockying! has nominated me for an Infinity Dreams Award! This is actually a good sign… It tells me that he doesn’t regret nominating me for all the other cool Awards. Anand is… well, let me not bore you about how cool he is because it’s gonna sound like I’m just saying it just for the sake of saying it but look, if you love life, if you love good vibes, if you like educating yourself and getting a bit of insight or views on either writing, astrology, religion and all the rest, you’re gonna love blabberwockying! and of course, you’ll love the guy behind it as well… oh yes, I also mean to thank him for this award, it means there’s hope for me ouchea!!!

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The Award Rules:

  1. Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.

2.  Tell us 11 facts about yourself.

3.   Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.

4.  Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.

11 Facts About Myself

 

  1. I lied my way out of pre-school.
  2. I lied my way into my first job.
  3. I hate following trends, so I don’t.
  4. I love music… shocker.
  5. I can’t stop myself from writing, it’s an itch I can’t help but scratch.
  6. I recently discovered that maybe I’m a moody human being… yea
  7. Selflessness is one of the most important things to me.
  8. My mother doesn’t know about my interest in writing, she doesn’t even know that I have a blog.
  9. Though some may disagree, I’m very shy/reserved.
  10. I can only count up to 10.
  11. Okay, maybe I’ve attempted counting to up to a million but got stuck between 0and another number.

My Answers To Bohemian’s Questions

 

Do you enjoy the City or Country more

Country

The Movie or the Book

Movie

Home cooked meal or take out

FOOOOOOD

Which super villain would you choose to be?

Lord Voldemort… mostly because of the British accent… anyone villain with a British accent will do for me.

Love is…..

Free

How do you like to spend a rainy day?

Curled up with something good to watch

Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?

PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME PICK

If you were mayor for the day, what three things would you change about your city?

I have days when I want to save the world… today isn’t one of them… sorry…

What’s the most anti-establishment thing you’ve ever done?

Gee… Thanks for making me feel like bubble-wrapped Mr Play-it-safe

What’s one favorite thing you do by yourself?

I love being by myself… Almost anything you can think of is my favourite thing to do by myself

Share one thing you didn’t understand about the world when you were a kid.

Digestion.

My Nominees Are!

stephellaneous

Chape

thebuddhasutra

Atomic Words

Spoken Like A True Nut

FrancisKarl

Must Be This Tall To Ride

HeartwordsForPoetry

 

Anand’s Questions To My Nominees:

  1. Who is your mentor or who inspires you the most?
  2. Who is your best friend?
  3. What is the role of gratitude in life, if any?
  4. If you could meet one person from any period in history (it may even be fictional), who would it be?
  5. What is the sweetest thing someone ever did for you?
  6. Which were the best years of your life – childhood, youth or whichever age you’re now?
  7. Do you suffer from any kind of phobia?
  8. What do you need to be happy?
  9. What is love?
  10. What is peace?
  11. Who are you?

P.S I didn’t cheat… Okay, I’m sorry, I’m a bad example, please don’t be like me 😦 Follow the rules.


2nd and 3rd Liebster Award!

Me been putting this off for way too long! Anand of blabberwockying! as well as Chape of Chape Personal Trainer have both been kind enough to nominate me for a Liebster Award, and I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and thank both of them. I’ve been wanting to become a reader for years and the only decent reading I’ve done is here on WordPress by visiting Anand’s blog, there’s always something interesting there and yes, truth is, I did get into my training groove a few years ago, I’ve been lazy lately and have lost all the muscle mass I had gained… I’m basically the scrawny 15 year old I was 9 years ago (again) though I must say checking out Chape’s blog has reminded me how important it is to keep in good shape… More than anything, the posts there get me excited about going back to the gym. Check it!!!

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The rules:

  1. use the picture.
  2. answer the questions.
  3. nominate 10 blogs.
  4. ask the same questions.

The questions:

Which literary genre do you prefer?

… I’m still planning to start reading…

Which book you know and love?

… I’m hoping to start reading soon and find this out…

Which book you’re passionate about now?

… This is getting embarrassing…

Why did you start blogging?

Thought I’d enjoy it… I’m enjoying it!

Order or chaos?

Both

Where would you like to live?

South Africa

Starry sky or sunset?

Making time for both

Better the paper book, rather than the ebook?

Paper seems nicer to the eyes

What is the writing for you? Do you see it as a hobby or hoping for a future as a writer?

I just love doing it… I can’t help myself…

What do you think about social networks?

“Every dot-com is refreshing for a journal update”

 

 

And The Liebster Award goes to:

MTAGGARTWRITTER

JoeWritesHisWrongs

stephellaneous

Estimating infinity

AIMazing Grace


3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge Day 2

It’s that’s time again! By now I think we all know that Anand of blabberwockying!  nominated me for this challenge and yea, we know how awesome he is and how we should set away time to check out his blog and say hi to him… don’t be shy, he’s cool!

 

Challenge rules

1. Post 3 consecutive days

2. You can pick one or three quotes per day

3. Challenge three different bloggers per day

 

 

Since I speak music, breathe music, smell music, think music… I can’t help but once again quote words from a song… Today I’m taking it home.

 

“Your worth is worth nothing when it’s at someone else’s cost”- The Parlotones in Push Me To The Floor

My Nominees today are…

AIMazing Grace

From Crazy, With Love

stephellaneous