Quarter Life Crisis

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Its been just over a year since I last posted on this blog… That’s not to say I have not written. I have a surplus of maybe 10 unposted drafts I was planning on posting and never did. The reason you might ask?? Well they all started out great but then somehow became morbid and depressing! I kept telling myself, you can’t post that! People will get worried! And then I would loose my train of thought on said feelings-save & close!

But I have decided that today is the day! I am writing and whatever it says, I must post it!

The last post I posted was about me finally quitting my job and all the things I was grateful for at that point in my life. Reading through it now, it seems so juvenile looking at what I thought I was grateful for. Somethings do ring true still but others were slightly superficial!

Let me bring your attention to point 8. of said post, ” My Granny’s Fighting Spirit! ” This (I assume) is what has led me to this current state of being. I say I assume because I am actually not sure.

My gran passed away on the 6th of February 2014 from a Heart Attack! I would love to go into detail about how much my gran meant to me or why she was so Important but that is my story, the one I will carry with me forever. All I can say is she was my everything!

After her passing I went into like a 2 month (maybe longer) silence. Cut out toxic friendships but also the good ones. Became a total home body! I wont lie, it was wonderful being home every weekend!

But that has lead me here, where I am now unhappy with the person I have become! That person being… a disorganized, lazy couch potato with an addiction to clutter! To at least give myself a little bit of credit I did quit smoking and I have rekindled a few healthy friendships. But the feeling of being trapped has not lessened.

I think it all stems from the fact that I have no Idea what is happening with my body, I have ballooned in size (not big balloon but enough to feel uncomfortable) My skin has been on a roller coaster from hell!!! Its finally coming right though and I just feel sort of lost organisational wise. I used to be so good at knowing what I needed to do to get where I wanted to be. Now I know I want to be on top of all the aspects of my life but I am just not sure how to get there or how to start getting there.

I keep telling myself, I cannot be the only person feeling like this? Can I? The biggest of all the problems… All the people I was in High school seem to have their shit together. Do I seem that way to them? Like I have my shit together while they fall apart? Who really knows? Like really?

That’s the problem with the new lives we live, its all pretty on the screen because we choose to make it seem that way but whats really going on?

I’m going to be the first person to call bullshit! I don’t have my shit together & I ain’t happy about it! But I am working on it!

If you feel like joining the club, take a badge… Lol!

I dont have my shit together badgeSo that’s my quarter life crisis explained. Hopefully now I can get the fudge over it!

Hi, My Name is Tyler and I am a Shopperholic!

Hello dears,

I must admit I have had a very busy couple of weeks. I have taken on many projects and found I didn’t have any personal time.

I have taken on a new part time job, very simple all I have to do I find staff for Promotions & events. Also I have become a Sh’Zen Consultant. Yes that means tons of new beauty products to review. I already have so many I have no clue where to start…

Also I will not be posting anymore nail stuff on this blog as I have a blog for that now too. (here)

Other than that I hardly have any money saving news… I plan on visiting the Hospice soon to do a bit of “Thrift” shopping. But will try not buy too much!

I am in super save mode… Every Penny is being saved. I need a nest egg/rainy day fund/emergency money stash.  I have stopped shopping, I am curbing my impulsiveness by avoiding shops all together. In emergency cases where I actually “NEED” something I enter the shop, head down and determined to get out without being stopped by a sales person or the beautiful displays and promotions!

 

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Is it a bad thing that I want to buy this dvd??? I actually love this movie. Totally me the only difference is I refuse to own a Credit Card (Thanks to this movie).

I have a clothing Account but I have hidden my card away so I cant go buy things.

How do you save money? Any advise?

Birthday Adventure

So on Saturday 16 February 2013 I turned 22… It was a difficult one to be honest I was so against celebrating it because I was feeling sorry for myself as I feel the years are flying past me.

But on the day I put all my feelings aside and went on a little adventure… I journeyed to Stellenbosch on a mission to taste wine 😀

We started out at the “Slowmarket” to fill our bellies before the wine farm, the market was so busy and the most delicious  smells were in the air. My boyfriend and I walked around the market to see all the stalls before we each got some food and a drink. And then we wondered down to the massive Cedar tree’s and sat on the grass to relax.

The Slowmarket

The Slowmarket

Under the Tree's

Under the Tree’s

The whole vibe of the market is relaxed and mellow, and every food stall has a sample section which was my favorite. I got stuck into the “Princess Pesto” stall and ate so much pesto I could have turned green. The great thing is all the people there grow the produce so its all organic and wholesome, they have every kind of bread so if you have any strict dietary requirements this is the place to go.  All in all it was a wonderful experience and I would recommend everyone go there!

Once we were done at the “Slowmarket” we made our way to “Spier” to do a bit of wine Tasting.

Stellenbosch View

Stellenbosch View

I love going for long drives, the views of Cape Town are stunner, my Camera doesn’t give this view justice!

I went to Spier a couple of years ago and fell in love with it, Spier is one of my favorite places and I was so excited to go again. I did my research before we went just to get an Idea cost wise if we should go taste their wines and it worked out to be really cheap and really fun! There are a bunch of different “Tasting” options but we decided to do the “Spier Tasting” which costs R35.00 and you get to taste 5 wines. See here for other options.

Wine Tasting Menu

Wine Tasting Menu

Out of all the wines I tasted I fell in love with the “Spier Signature Cabernet Sauvignon” Its a sweet red that has tastes of Cinnamon  Caramel, Tobacco & Blackberry. I have no clue about wines but that’s why I wanted to do this tasting, I wanted to learn more because I love wine (tehe… Like LOVE it) and it was such a great experience as well.

Red Red Wine... Yum!

Red Red Wine… Yum!

After the tasting we walked around Spier’s grounds and took a look at some of the old buildings they have there. Then we wondered into the shop and bought some snacks and had a bit of a picnic under the Acorn Tree’s by the lake.

I found it really cool that they have these fun photo frames to take pictures with, here are some we did… The sun was not in our favour!

Shame on the shadows

Shame on the shadows

"Cheese"

“Cheese”

But that’s about it, that was my little birthday adventure and it really didn’t break the bank! Just note if you go to have a picnic at Spier, they don’t put prices on the food at the picnic shop so you might get a shock when you pay…

I would love to hear about your adventures too.

xxx

To new Beginnings

Its Me 🙂

So the time has come to become a serious Blogger, I have 2 blogs with other Host sites but I will be combining them and putting them here!

The aim of this new blog is to help and guide girls, like myself, to a life filled with pretty things.

If, like me, you love pretty things but have a boring bank account then you will most likely love this blog.

I am my main source of Income and so I have to wisely watch every Rand as I support myself financially.

I live with roommates and so even though my bills are split I still find that I get stuck some months. So this blog is here to help myself and whomever reads it to spend wisely but still live happily!

On our journey together we will find good books to read, yummy things to eat, fun places to go see, fabulous things to wear, interesting people to meet and a few randoms things we never thought we would do! And its all going to be done in Cape Town!

So pull out your purse and count your Rand’s and lets get this show on the road!