I would buy arts & crafts stuff for my room. I would buy gifts for loved ones. I would buy furniture. I would buy things like appliances for my own home. Believe me I would definitely be able to spend the money.
I don't focus much on celebrities and the things they do or don't do. But I have to say that Catherine Zeta Jones strike me as admirable. I don't think I've ever seen or heard really bad things about her. She's classy, beautiful and respectable. She's got self-confidence and she's intelligent. I think there's pretty much a lot to be admired.
The times I spent with Eunice and her children is very high up on the list, even though there are quite a few memories that make me smile. Like when I got the job at TWP. The fun times I spent with friends. The vacation we went on in December. And so many others...
This relates a lot to my favourite sounds. I love the smell of rain. I love the smell of freshly cut grass. I love the smell of horses. I love the smell of the ocean. I love the smell of a (clean) baby. I love the smell of my cat. I love the smell of my bed, cuddling into my pillows. I love the smell of my grandmother and grandfather. I love the smell of my mother's perfume on our scarves. I love the smell of the beach. I love the smell of a library. I love the smell of a brand new book.
Understanding. Honesty. Views and/or things we have in common. I think it's very important to know what you are looking for in a friendship, just as much or maybe even more, than you want to know what you're looking for in a relationship. At the end of the day a friendship is also a relationship, the two of you get so close and you have to chip away at each others' flaws to find the really honest friendship on the inside.
The sound of the waves crashing on the shore. The sound of rain. The sound of the wind blowing through the long grass and leaves in the trees. The sound of a child laughing. The sound of a cat purring. The sound of a horses' hooves hitting the ground. The sound of a waterfall.
How am I supposed to specify my most favorite? Can you?
Finding myself and finding my happiness. Being content and happy with myself. Accepting myself and my life. Realising that I have so much to be grateful for. Finding my religion. Starting my bootcamp. I don't know if I can call all of this "a moment", but it definitely was the most defining time in my life this past year. And I'm so glad I got to experience it. Now... I have to make sure I hold on to it.
That I just might be turning into a hermit cat lady and I'm perfectly okay with that. Hahahaha!! Yes, I know it's strange, but since I've created my little arts & crafts room in our spare bedroom, I close myself up in there and forget the world while I'm busy watching movies and series and either creating arts & crafts or doing my pencil sketches. I do go out and I do see my friends, those that matter at least, but I find myself becoming agitated and annoyed when I don't get enough time to spend on the things that I love, on my own. I mean, anyone can join me of course! It would be so much fun, but I just don't have people in my life who are fascinated by the same stuff that I am. Unfortunately. Grietjie comes close though.
I like the work I do. I like that we get lunch every day, and a variety at that. I like that we have good coffee at work. I like the team I work with. I like the manager I work for. I like the buildings we work in and I like the people I work with, all over the company. I like that I work flexible hours and that I get home a lot earlier than I used to. I like that I get to further my education, learn new things and grow as a person. I like that the very fact is important to the company.
I dislike that a lot of times I have to depend on other people for my work. I dislike that I have to wait for other people to be able to carry on with a lot of my work. I dislike that I cannot teach old dogs new tricks (ie. implement new procedures etc.).
I think I'm quite positive about my job. Finally. What about you?
The Engineering world. I'm pretty new in the field of Engineering, where I'm just a Project Secretary, but I'm learning fast. It's just that when they start to talk about EPCM and Shaft Sinking stuff, not to mention the millions of other documents and specifications, I'm lost. I'll get there, eventually.
Wow... I hardly watch any TV at all. I can honestly say that in the past month, I've watched a maximum of 2 hours TV. Yeah, I know it sounds absurd, but do remember that I have a laptop full of movies and series that I watch while I'm doing my arts and crafts or when I'm busy with pencil sketches. Does that count as TV?
There are various things! Spending Christmas together. Nicole's 9th Birthday Party with a Tie-Dye theme. Braai's spent at my aunts' house. The birth of a new niece and her christening. Going on holiday to Banana Beach. I always enjoy spending time with my family.
I'd have to say the experience of change and being ripped out of my comfort zone. I didn't like it at the time, and applying for a new job in a big company scared the sh!t out of me, but I made and I'm happier than ever.
Right now I'm excited about my friends' wedding coming up in February, as well as my other friends who recently got engaged and another one who just had a baby boy. I'm excited about some arts and crafts projects I have going. I'm excited about the new season of Bones. I'm excited about starting with my Diploma studies and other courses in the near future. I'm excited about finishing the Feasibility of the 18Shaft project successfuly and perfectly, with everything intact, and starting with the Execution Phase. I'm excited about learning more regarding my pencil sketches. I'm excited about applying for car finance and seeing of I can do it on my own.
There's a lot to be excited about and I always try to see it in my daily life. We tend to stress too much about things we cannot change, and worry too much about tomorrow. Live for today and grab the moment. Find the small excitement in life and the beauty of it all. It makes a difference, I promise.
I want to remember the people in my life that meant so much to me. I want to remember the happiness and the excitement. I want to remember the goals I reached and the happiness I brought to others. I want to remember the things I did that stood out. I want to remember the good. I want to remember the good that came from the bad things I went through. I want to remember that I worked hard and that I stood by my beliefs and who I truly am. I want to remember that I did what was right and what was good. I want to remember that I meant something to some people.