Time is flying by

I don’t know about you, but to me it feels like the last few weeks of 2014 is literally flying by. That being said, I’m definitely looking forward to the December holiday and long lazy days filled with reading, naps in the afternoon and family time 🙂 This year Pieter and I are staying in Cape Town for the December holiday. In the 10 years we have lived in Cape Town, we went away every December holiday but seeing that this is our last December holiday as Capetonians before we move to Namibia, we want to make the most of it. Except for a few days with my parents over Christmas, we’re planning to spend time on the beach, visit wine farms and just be tourists in our own city – for old times’ sake. The next chapter in our life (so to speak…) is starting in a few months and while we’re very much looking forward to moving, there’s also a kind of a sadness that comes with this new beginning.

The last few weeks have been very emotional with highs and lows. Without going into too much detail about what happened, I’ve been thinking a lot about where I am in my life right now. Normally at the end of the year I sit down and look back at what happened during the year (in both personal and professional aspects) and then come up with goals or things I want to do or achieve in the new year.

I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason – the good and the bad – so I’m trying to make the most of how I’m feeling at the moment. I want to use these feelings and emotions to grow and make positive changes in my life. One of the most important realisations I’ve had this year is related to the people I allow in my life. I’ve always believed that we get to choose who we surround ourselves with, but this year I’ve taken a stronger approach to enforcing this believe. I wrote a blog post a couple of months ago about true friendship and especially now in a time where our family is dealing with the loss of a loved one, it made me think about whether or not we’re really making the most of the time we have – in terms of what you do with your time, what energy you put out in the universe but also who you spend that time with.

I’m looking forward to winding down in a couple of weeks for the December holiday, I have a lot to think about and figure out. At this stage all of these thoughts are swirling around in my brain, but there’s just too much to do work-wise to take some time and figure out what changes I want to make and how I’m going to turn the negatives into positives. Any tips or advice will be welcomed!

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red dress foschini

What I’m wearing: Sunglasses from Mr Price / Necklace and bangles from Zuri / Dress from Foschini / Shoes from Legit

Given my current mood, if I had to describe this look using the #ThreeWordWardrobe ‘recipe’ it would be pondering, red, cotton. Have you participated in Skip’s new campaign yet? You should – you can win fashion vouchers! All you have to do is upload your look and describe it using three words. Easy right? Head over to www.skip.co.za to upload your photos!

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