#100HappyDays: Days 17-24

Waddup, lovely people? Here is a run down of my happy challenge for days 17 – 24. Lessons learned: I have a serious shoe problem and I like my birthday. Enjoy!

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Day 17:

New coloring pens to add to my growing stash and further this unhealthy addiction, new beige heels for work and new large sunnies (just watch the amount of shoes I bought this week… #addiction)

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Day 18:

This show. I hope to have a review up this week. But. This Show. I was in floodgates at the end. I need it to be a movie too. Please Julian Fellows, please.

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Day 19:

Here’s to family and friends that became family. Life would be pretty lonely without you.

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Day 20:

Sad that I didn’t get to photograph my bare burger, but I had one as well as sweet potato chips, and… it wasn’t that bad.

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Day 21:

Boots, the resident feline, being all super adorable and sleeping just as he pleases.

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Day 22:

Coming in as the second pair of new shoes bought, I found these teal shoes on a sale. And everyone knows if it’s on a sale it’s actually SAVING money, not spending it.

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Day 23:

Hanging with my bestie (I was really hanging there), on her last day in Johannesburg. It was a fantastic and highly entertaining visit, bestest! see you soooon.

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Day 24:

Birthday vibezzzz. (sorry, had to include all those ZZZZs). I took the day off to just relax, got myself a nice breakfast, shopped a bit (third pair shoes and DVDs, took some notes, as well as the lovely watch I got from mom and necklace from sister.

Well, there you have it! What makes you happy??

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26 Life Lessons

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Happy birthday to meeee! I am 26 today. It has been a great and jumpy ride up to here. I am scheduling this ahead of time because I took a day off on my birthday to just loaf, and that is exactly what I am hoping. Past-Me is hoping future-me had a great weekend and a great party and that no one embarrassed themselves – okay, I’m kidding, that always makes for some great stories. So today, in commemoration of me being really adulty, here are 26 life lessons that I’ve accumulated in my 26 years (I really hope I get to 26 here!)

  1. It is okay to have a small amount of real friends. In my very early twenties I had this insane drive to be at every party and be liked by everybody. It is impossible. To have people in your life that you can recount past stories with is a priceless gift.
  2. It is okay to delete someone from your social media accounts. I did this on Facebook last week, a person I’ve been keeping on out of pity – it is not worth it. Said person irritated me enough eventually that I just deleted her.
  3. Sugar is Satan. Sorry, guys. I love chocolate as much as everybody but I’ve realized that it is the silent killer. I always feel good when I don’t ingest copious amounts of sugar and always feel sick when I eat a sugary thing again.
  4. It’s okay to be single and secretly prefer it. Okay, I am very vocal about it. I’ve literally become one of those people who say things like: “You are going to be pretty amazing to change my relationship status” Yeah. I’m that one now.
  5. That said, I will tell you my tales about online dating soon. It is priceless.
  6. Get a cover for your phone. We aren’t dealing with our Nokia 3310s anymore, and your phone needs a cover.
  7. Family and friends are worth more than money and objects. I’ve seen this in the past year. When you are dying, you do not want anything fancy. You want your family by your side.
  8. It is possible to grieve and keep on living
  9. It’s not going to kill you to be a bit healthier. It might even make you live longer
  10. Keep a pair of flat shoes with you for when you have a busy day and are wearing heels
  11. You can say NO. It will shock people shitless because they expect to hear yes to everything, but you can and must say it if you feel the need.
  12. You can lose your temper, but don’t be a prick about it. I have a pretty explosive temper, and it is only in the last couple of months that I’ve learnt to keep it contained – even when people thoroughly deserves a talking to.
  13. Happiness isn’t things, it’s a state of mind. This one is especially hard, to be constantly in a state of content. Life is very rarely fair and it sucks a lot of the time, so you have to find the happy in situations where you would usually have a breakdown in.
  14. A calm person saves the situation. Don’t. Freak. Out.
  15. If you are entering a new environment, make sure your clothes are comfortable. It will make the situation that much less stressful.
  16. Coke Zero tastes like soapy water. I can drink Coke Light, I can drink Tab, I can drink Fanta and Sprite Zero. But DO NOT come close to me with your demonic Coke Zero. Eugh.
  17. Drive offensively, not defensively
  18. Block-out curtains are the answer to the universe
  19. When someone shows you who they are, believe them.
  20. Do whatever the fuck you want. Seriously. People are going to judge you whether you do what they want you to or if you take your own route in life.
  21. A bottle of water, a tube of hand cream and a tweezer are essential things to always have with you.
  22. You have to sometimes remind yourself to not be self-destructive.
  23. Never teach your mother to tag people on Facebook. You will never forgive yourself.
  24. It is okay to know what you want and not lower your standards.
  25. As you grow older you will become addicted to hand cream. And naps.
  26. Most things are only scary the first time around.

Well, there you have it. I’m very impressed that I actually got to 26 relatively easy!

Happy BIRTHAY LITTLE SISTER

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Today is my youngest sister’s birthday! Happy birthday Melissa! Although we are six years apart, we are very close. Like all siblings, the three of us share code words, looks, inside jokes and a special language all of our own. For today’s post I bring you Five Reasons having a younger sister rocks:

You can pass unwanted advice down about just about everything.

Having a six year advantage has its advantages (see what I did there?). I just LOVE giving my opinion in general so giving advice on men, clothes, the weather, men, education, men and clothes is a favourite past time of mine.

Company when I need it

Which is pretty much always except when I like to celebrate my reclusive nature or am actually out with friends.

Advice right back

Which includes being told when I am being a brat.

I always enjoy that.

Similar interests

I know two people on the planet that shares my obsessive obsession with both Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings – My bestie and my youngest sister. It is always fun discussing these two series, as well as others, with people who just gets it. HEY: If you love Potter or LoTR, let me know, you will gladly be allowed into the awesome club!

Sibling sympathy

There is no one else on earth that is able to sympathise with familial irritation better than your sisters.

Happy birthday little sister. I love you

Birthday

Happy birthday to me! I am 23…

I love having my birthday. I won’t even pretend that I am over the excitement of opening presents, eating cake, and having a party. So grown up, I know 🙂

Best part of birthday is cake – or in my case, my mother’s home-made lemon tart (it is so fricken delicious). And it doesn’t make you fat! Everyone knows you can’t gain weight on your birthday. Duh.

Take a look at my lovely gift from my sister. I am in love with the packaging!

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