The ABC of me
As a way if getting to know me a bit more, I’ve done an ABC of myself. Would love to see your ABC as well, so let me know!
A is for African. I was born and raised in South Africa. It is the most beautiful country and it will always have a huge part of my heart.
B is for Books Since a very young age I have loved escaping into books. I think because I don’t have a brother or sister and also as I haven’t met the right man just yet, I can live vicariously in a way. In the books I can be a beloved sister. I can be loved so deeply by a lovely man. I can be anyone else but me. I can be the beautiful girl in the story.
C is for Celine Dion. Anyone who knows me will know how much I love her voice and music. She has been my favourite singer since I was little. I also love how family orientated she is and how devoted she is.
D is for Determination. This is a huge part of who I am. I have a lot I wish to do and achieve in life and I go for it as best I can.
E is for Endeavor as no matter how many knocks I have to face, I just keep trying and somehow keep going.
F is for family and friends who I love with all my heart. Their support, encouragement, love and advice have got me through some of the toughest moments. My life would be meaningless without them.
G is for Guilt My old friend guilt follows me around always waiting to pounce. I feel guilty about anything and everything. Also my guilty pleasures are Pretty little liars, reality shows like Real housewives of Beverley hills, Made in Chelsea
H is for Height which mine is 1.40m tall. I am a short arse 😉
I is for Improvement. I always try to improve myself. I am striving to be more honest with how I am feeling and not be afraid to actually express what I really want or am feeling. I am also trying to be more assertive without losing my natural patience and helpfulness.
J is for jewellery of which I have a few pieces which have a lot of sentimental value to me given to me by my Mom, Gran, family and friends.
K is for Keepsakes I love keeping photos of special memories and also I love mementos from my travels. At theatre shows I always end up buying a souvenir from it.
L is for London which I am very fond of as it has given me so much. I moved there 4 years ago on my own, to try and make a better life for myself and to achieve some of my goals. It has made me self sufficient and I’ve had some amazing experiences since I’ve been here. I couldn’t be more grateful.
M is for Marian Keyes who is my favourite author and has been for years. Her books are incredible and she is a wonderfully talented writer. I always am so excited for her new books. I have had the good fortune recently of meeting her for the first time and she is truly one of the loveliest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.
N is for Numbers which is a big part of my daily working life as I work in accounts.
O is for Optimism and hope for the future have had a huge hand in helping me through the past few years as well as the love of my family. I have my low days but I do my best to try not lose complete faith that I will get to where I want to be. That someday i will become a mom as I have a lot of love to give. I’m hopeful I might one day become a published writer and people will respond to what I have to say.
P is for pet peeves which are when people don’t use common courtesy. With my height I also am constantly being bumped by backpacks and people shoving past and knocking me. I know im short but im still here! I just wish people would be more aware.
Q is for quote- “When life gives you lemons the last thing I want to do is make lemonade. Sometimes a horrible experience is just that, a horrible experience. – Marian Keyes in a Sunday times column. This is so true!!
R is for Running- this is something I started about two years ago and have found it very therapeutic. I did my first ever marathon in Paris in April 2015 and am planning my next ones in Dublin, London and New York if possible.
S is for Shoes I love shoes! I cant get enough of them. Hoping one day when im old enough I can afford my first ever designer pair 😉
T is for Turners syndrome which I was diagnosed with at birth. It definitely has had a part to play in shaping who I am today but it has never completely defined me. It hasn’t always been easy but I have come to terms with it. I cant have children so will have to look at adoption as a way to become a mom. Ive accepted this though and see it as i will be able to love a child as my own who needs it and hasn’t had it before 🙂
U is for Underwear which I don’t pay major attention to as I just tend to buy mismatching average underwear which does the job. I keep thinking whats the point as I have no one to dress for. Maybe it would be nice to have a sophisticated and pretty set to make me feel good.
V is for Vacation So far my travels have taken me to Ireland, Prague, New York, Las Vegas, Paris and Belgium. I still have quite a list of places I would love to see such as Italy, Greece, Spain, Norway, Switzerland and a few cities in America.
W is for Wish I have quite a few things that I wish for. Happiness and health for my family and friends. I truly wish there could be more tolerance and kindness in this world. I wish that when someone is tolerant and kind that it wasn’t taken as a weakness to be taken advantage of . I wish people didn’t take loved ones and genuine people who offer patience and kindness for granted.
X is for (Ex friends) I have had friends over the years and some of them have stayed and continue to hopefully and others have just cut contact without any reason I could understand. Each time though its chipped a little piece of me away. As time marches on you learn to let go.
Y is for Yes I am definitely the yes girl. No matter how inconvenient it may be for me I always try to help and never say no.
Z is for Zodiac sign of which mine is Gemini. I am torn in two a lot of times which is the emotional side of me and the practical side.