Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Today I am thankful for.....

For the past two and a half years I had the privalegde to have had an amazing guy as a boyfriend. He was sweet, funny and had one of the kindest hearts I've ever known. It was wonderful being his girlfriend. 

Yesterday we decided to split up. It was a tough decision because we love each other dearly and really care about one another but for some reason it just wasn't right anymore. We both agreed that it was better this way. It doesn't take the heartache away but it helps that it was a peaceful break-up filled with compliments, thank you's, tears and a final "I love you".

I would lie if I said that I'm not completely heartbroken. I know that its for the best and that God has great plans for us both but its hard kissing your best friend goodbye.

Amidst all the tears, I am however thankful for the past two and a half years. I am thankful that our path crossed and that I got to share this time with someone who will always have an extra special place in my heart.

Goodbye dearest Chris, I will miss you!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Today I am thankful for....

...moving into my new apartment.
A new year with a new city, new adventures and a new apartment...
I couldn't be happier.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today I am thankful for....

A really long afternoon nap
Snuggling on the sofa to watch a movie with the boyfriend.
Tea with honey
Peaches for lunch
Chatting with my dear friend from Korea
Wearing pajamas the whole day long.
Inside jokes.
A phone call from my mommy.
Dancing to The Little Mermaid's theme song "Under the Sea".

Sometimes (most of the time, really) it's the simple things in life.

(image from www.weheartit.com)

Monday, January 2, 2012

30 Things before Thirty # 2: Learning to Dance

Couple dancing is quite big here in South Africa. At most weddings or any other formal functions, the opportunity to dance arise. Most South African youths learn to do it round about the time they go to high school. For some reason I never got the memo though. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I went through high school, university and my early twenties dodging any dancing opportunity that might arise.
Its not a case that I didn't want to dance, really, its quite the opposite. I longed to dance but feeling extremely self-conscious about my inability to do so, I preferred watched from the side.
Luckily Chris wouldn't stand for it and took it upon himself to teach me ...and after getting over the most self-consciousness...it happened.
(happy dance)
And it wasn't half as hard as I thought it would be.

(it does help to have an amazing dancing instructor/partner though!)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Weekend in Pictures # 8 ( New Years Eve Wedding)

What better way to greet 2012 than with a love celebration.
Happy 2012!