Sunday, 9 November 2008
A decade of me
I realise this post looks rather long.....but I assure you this is the shortest I could make it ;-)
1998 - It was my final year of high school.I had bright, blood, red hair. I wore very bright clothes. I wrote sad, deep poetry.I wore too much jewellery. I dated Mr. Hot. He looked just like Kurt Cobain. He had a motorbike. I made a few girls jealous. It only lasted 3 months and then he dumped me. I was too "innocent" for him.
1999 - I enrolled and then dropped out of journalism college. I fell into infatuation with Mr. Ego. I packed my bags and moved to London to be with him. It was cold, gloomy and absolutely fabulous. I worked at Selfridges selling christmas decorations. I began to loathe christmas songs. I went to Cyprus on holiday. I had pink champagne and cold chinese on new years eve.
2000 - I was still in London. I dyed my hair dark brown. I had an interesting job as a receptionist for the British Film Commission. I was still infatuated, but cracks were beginning to show. I travelled home on holiday alone. Tried to figure out what on earth love was all about. I went back to London for a while longer.
2001 - I was still in London. I worked for French Connection. I took the best holiday ever. I went to The Greek Islands of Skiathios, Skopolos and Alonossis. I went on boats. I saw dolphins. I ate olives. I went topless on a beach. I got a very dark tan. We returned to London. The next day Mr. Ego broke up with me. I was beyond heartbroken. I took an au-pair job and moved in with a family. Mr. Ego wanted to try again. I said ok. We moved back to South Africa.
2002 -I was in sunny South Africa. I worked at my mom's property company. It was ok. I began planning a trip to America to see some extended family. The year slipped by quickly. Nothing profound happened. I was restless.
2003 - I decided this was the year to go to America. Mr. Ego thought it would be a good idea if I went alone. So i did. On the way I stopped in the UK. I stayed with my friend Blondie in the English countryside. We laughed alot. We drank alot. I flew to America. I stayed with my aunt in Massechusetts. Then I travelled to California. Mr. Ego broke up with me on the phone. I saw it coming. It still hurt..........I met Mr. Music. He played the bass guitar. He had tattoes. He wore alot of black. I was smitten. He swept me off my feet. I started working at a Target store.
2004 - California was ok, but I missed home. Made some great American friends. Still worked at a Target store. Met Mr. Playa. He was a womaniser. He flirted. He was a bad idea. I was intrigued. We became work friends. I started getting an american accent. I got addicted to mexican food. I went to disneyland. It was awesome.
2005 - I landed a great job working for a Safari company. I started dying my hair blonde. I was still with Mr. Music. He tried hard to make me happy. Mr. Playa still was in my head. I tried to get him out. I went home on holiday alone. It was fabulous. I returned to America. I went to Disneyland. I went to Las Vegas. I went to Sea World.
2006 - The whole world fell apart and then fixed itself. I still lived in California. I travelled to New York for a working weekend. Mr. Playa was also there.Things happened. I cheated. Mr Music was hurt. I cried. he cried. We continued to stay together while we decided what should happen next.....
.......I left him. It was sad. I flew back to South Africa.
I met The Boyf. He was handsome. He was funny. He was amazing. He had long hair. After an 11 hour first date we started dating. We saw each other everyday. I fell head of heels. I was convinced this was the real deal. I was very happy. I started working at my current job. I tried to lose my american accent.
2007 - Still in South Africa. Moved in with The Boyf. Was very much inlove with him. I dyed my hair dark brown. I learnt to be domesticated. The year passed by so quickly.
2008 - Still in South Africa. Still with The Boyf. The Boyf cut his hair all off. He looks even hotter. I started this blog. It saved my sanity. We went to Dubai for a week on holiday. It was hot, very hot. It was interesting. I got back. I decided to do a corresponce course. I still havent really started it. I actually started exercising. It helps me keep the moody cow away. I am very happy.
I have a good feeling that the next ten years will be way better the last 10 years :)