To all you amazing people 💕 before I forget to write 😘😛 As we enter 2020, may you have no regrets leaving the old – but rather fondly treasure memories of events and people held so dear, understand that life is full of lessons, not mistakes and hey, you made it this far, something amazing must be waiting for you…..
I hope you get oh so excited facing the new, as 2020 brings with it the chance to start over, as well as the ability to continue to love and cherish those near & dear.
May 2020 be a year of helping and loving friends and strangers alike, a year of love, laughter and enjoying this beautiful life to the fullest.
Wishing you all everything you have hoped for, dreamed of or believed in will come to pass in this, a New Year – and perhaps a little more than that … you all deserve it….. from my heart to all of yours Happy New Year …. make a wish. Let God hear it …
What This Blog & My Musings Are All About (Why Follow)
It’s a new year a new start soon…. and now after a long lazy time 😛 I am finally publishing my blog and using it. I’ll share a little now about it to see if you want to follow :).
Thank you to the 5000 who already follow me, I hope you enjoy. & Thanks to my “Fakebook” real friends & acquaintances who have liked my page – I am honoured.
The title tells the story “An Ordinary Girl on An Extraordinary journey through this life” it’s not a generic blog about testing items etc. I am not a model nor influencer, I am passionate about writing and it fits with my digital consultancy. ITS MAIN PURPOSE – to share my legendary sisters story!!!
It is also a complete antithesis (ironically) to what social media stands for – It’s real and its basically my way of saying to people ‘This digital world is not real. stop letting it affect you. We all have problems. It’s to stop the teenage cyberbullying, the teenage suicides & I guess to show girls (and boys) how an everyday girl thinks & feels, if you relate that’s amazing. I am also here to help….
I do share my fun stuff, amazing things I find etc as I do love fashion, sports, beauty products, art, etc etc…. and I suppose with over 5000 followers (I don’t know how) eventually I will do sponsored posts; but I can promise you that my writing, my posts, my musings will always be REAL. I guess if i want this blog to be ‘real’ in the world of “digital faking” it’s crucial that I am ‘real’ ….
I also have no issues with doing posts for DOGS 🙂 ,friends and families who need help as well as small businesses who need to reach my audience so contact me if you want. NOTE to readers I am a little sarcastic (well a lot so if you hate that unfollow :))
I write quickly & often make typos in my own work (not others) so Grammar police – sorry.
I also am Christian & that theme is pretty prominent but please know I do not judge anyone on their belief system, colour, creed, sexual orientation or anything – I am just comfortable and happy in my beliefs – so don’t try change them :p or argue rather tell me about yours, I find it interesting although it will never convert me.
Welcome to my blog or journey through. As a Digital Marketing Exec for 19yrs, my blog is about life outside the faux world of Social Media – it is about honesty, realness and an appeal to others that NO ONE has a perfect life, YET it can still be a perfectly happy life.
I write as often as possible but sometimes creativity escapes me and pictures or things I find along my journey, will have to do…I write from my heart & don’t often check up on grammar for my own posts so grammar police …. mmm you know.
I am a tiny 5″3 girl next; an ordinary girl living an extraordinary life.
I am also an incredibly happy person (with the happy gene) but hey, we all have our issues; you will read about mine here, and if you need to chat drop me a line anytime firstname.lastname@example.org.
A little Bio On Me
I am a 37 -going on 14 or 40- year old girl living in Cape Town and of course….limbo… am I on the shelf or do I want to actually marry? I am incredibly fussy & believe in fairytales and forever after. Been proposed to 3 times said no as I want an always love…
Typical Gemini…Princess & Tomboy! Lady and loud, love marketing, art, fashion, sport, Jesus, travel & most of all helping others – it’s what makes me heart smile.
I love comfort zones and adventure too? Crave travel, new people and places, never want to move?!?!?
Will always love animals, my family and friends – break-ups always result in me losing a dog!!!
Feisty, stubborn yet soft hearted with a pretty hard outer cover!
Crave love but bore easily… Want & adore kids and to be happily married but dread monotony. Need freedom, space, music and time to breathe but thrive on others company….♥”
Thank you so very much, for reading my posts & any part of my journey through life. Love Always & a Day JoJo
Yip, we all had an awful 2019, well 90% percent of us, I’m not getting into that here this is for celebrating two gifts.
On Christmas Eve I sit in awe of miracles. Of the gift of life which nothing can surpass. My sister, My cousin. The gift of infinity. (I’ve been threatening to write this book on my sister for years thanks my My My, now I have two to write. Let’s make yours short and sweet. ) You have made 2019 a little special and I love you both that much more for it. Thank you for both of your infinities.
Note to those reading the saddest thing is neither is genetic – well not sad but crazy in one close close family….. why we don’t know, we need just look up and say thank you that they win the battle.
💔❤️ Saying goodbye to two most special dogs in a month & a bit is heartbreaking – the love shared between us & our dogs is nothing short of perfect.
Our Mika Lika Lu, baby girl you were the mama dog to all others. You far outlived you’re expected years, yet that doesn’t make it easier.
Today we had to let you cross the rainbow 🌈 bridge to Doggy Heaven & girl, it’s just not the same without you here already.
You were your momma’s dog, she adored you & lent you to us for a little while, just so we could learn how perfect a dogs love, loyalty & purpose is in our lives. Miky Licky you gave us all of you. I know tonight I will be lonely without you sleeping by my side but I also know that you are not suffering.
You are running around with your Dutch & Leroy Brown & having as much fun as a little pup. We love you today, always, infinitely & forever. RIP our beautiful one. You will stay in our hearts forever.
“Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us, and make our lives a little brighter, and they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.” – 💔❤️
I loved writing this post. It is honest.It is me. It is real and right now, so applicable to this stage in my life.
I am not my looks, I am not my height or weight. I hold a depth and empathy, through my life’s’ experiences that cannot be explained. I am fun and crazy and ditzy and yet I am soft, caring and my heart can feel the pain of people or animals hurting – to the extent that I hurt. I am not great at staying in constant contact for feeble things, but if someone, anyone, needs me in an emergency or to just.. listen… I will meet them where they are, physically or emotionally. I am an ‘old soul’ I guess.
I am certainly far from perfect – stubborn as a mule and sensitive to the max.
But I am Me.
Note to reader: I’m 37, sitting with my princess – Mia, the Italian Greyhound – listening to Sawyer who has just won The Voice, singing ” A Thousand Years” sob sob and only just realised after some pretty serious relationships, that I have only ever loved one man my father and never truly been head over heels in love.So forgive me my cheese-ball moment. Feel free to laugh at or with me at any time. PS I am a die hard romantic… so in the hopes that this Knight – who is going to sweep me off my feet – exists and is roaming aimlessly on his trusty steed looking for me – I hope you find this message somewhere, somehow.
To the love of my life,
I don’t know you yet. I don’t know how we meet or where you live. I don’t know the names of your siblings or if you like listening to jazz or to alternative, or if your favorite kind of love is for an animal — the same as me. Perhaps we find each other organically, as I have often dreamed of.
Me, casually glancing at a bestseller and you, reaching to pick it up as we both peruse the same fiction stack – to take our minds off of the hum drum that is daily life. Or perhaps you’re fond of the outdoors and passed me at dusk riding along whilst I jog, when it’s quiet and thoughts turn like gears on a bike. I don’t yet know.
I want to. I want to know all these things and more. I want to know what you look like when you first wake up and the day’s demands have not yet set in.
I want to know what you love most in this world and for you to share it with me. I want to know what buttons I can push, how you’ll react when you’re edgy and where the line is drawn. I don’t yet know.
But what I do know is that I will treat you like I treat myself because your happiness is my happiness. And I do know that I won’t stop trying. Even when we’ve both found what it is we’re looking for in each other, I’ll keep surprising you.
I do know, regardless of where we are or who we become or what happens, I do know I plan to do my best to make you happy every day that we spend our lives together. And here’s how:
I’ll never make you feel inadequate
If you fail at something (which is to be expected), I won’t put you down or hold it against you. I’ll build you up so that you have the confidence to keep pursuing your ambitions. And when I find success in my own life, it won’t be because I have made you my competition.
Whether it’s as small as taking the time to learn a new recipe or as big as a career change, I’ll celebrate you and your achievements, and I’ll ease your losses. And I’ll always be proud of you for putting forth the effort.
I’ll love you with the same passion as when we first met
I promise I won’t take your touch for granted or forget to appreciate the small pleasures you give me.
Even if our lives become routine and we fall into a familiar pattern of sleep and waking, I will work to keep that spark in our relationship alive — the same one that sent chills through my body when we shared our first kiss in the park.
And though you will have good days and bad, and tempers flare and stress makes us behave in irrational ways, that won’t stop me from loving you to my full capacity.
I’ll learn new things and constantly grow alongside you
Paths change, and with each year that passes, we advance a little differently, becoming closer to the things we want out of life. No matter how much we evolve or how much we change, I’ll strive to make sure it’s with you.
What I learn and what I hope for will be in sync with what you need and what you want to discover. You’ll enlighten me with your vast intelligence, and I’ll enliven you with the richness of my stories. Even in the stillness of silence, we’ll forever be in constant connection.
I’ll inspire you
There is something incredibly special about falling in love with someone who makes you a better person. Let my achievements inspire you to find your own personal success.
My presence should be one that excites you and motivates you to go beyond your limitations. Every day I wish to be your muse and your fulfillment. The one who makes you realise how much you are capable of and how much you have to offer.
I’ll relieve your anxieties
Whatever wears on you or whatever obstacles you feel you can’t overcome, I’ll show you that you can on your own. I’ll do my best to attend to your needs without crippling you. When you feel like you can’t get away, I’ll be your escape.
We’ll get lost in our adventures together even if it’s in the comfort of our beds. I’ll be your imagination when you’re stuck inside your own head and I’ll be there to fall back on when you occasionally slip.
I’ll challenge you to your full potential
I won’t let you get away with mediocrity or doing the bare minimum. You might temporarily hate me for pushing you too hard, but I have your best interests at heart — and deep down you know that too.
I’ll care about you enough to be upfront and honest even when the truth is harsh and sometimes hurts.
And even though we might bruise, we’ll also heal. Challenges are what make us stronger in the end. Our relationship may not be as easy or as carefree as we thought, but neither of us has ever really wanted to coast.
We’re drawn to the risk, we’re drawn to the dare and, most importantly, we’re drawn to each other.
So until then. I pray that God keeps you safe and that you have amassed a fortune of homeless hounds for me to babysit.