Alright alright alriiiiiight,,,you gon’ learn today.
If you don’t know that reference,,, #SeeYourLife. :)
p.s. I start from 9 because that’s as far back as I can properly remember)
When I was 9 years old, I remember asking my mother for a pair of heels,,,I’d seen Beyoncé rocking them in music videos, I’d watched my mum elegantly leave for work in them every morning. Watched her with her lipstick stash and all I could think about was,,,I want that.
At 13 years old, I thought, I wish I was 18 because there’s more than enough rules and things I don’t get to do.
At 18, I remember thinking to myself “How I wish I was 8 years old again, playing in the sun all day, with the boys might I add because my brothers were my heroes. I wished I’d lived in the moment for the past 18 years because now I’m beyond the age where people say “She’s still young”.
Now all I can think of is “exactly what am I going to do after I’m done with my four years at Varsity?”
Because I come from a conventional African family where if I say that I want to become a poet or an artist, I’ll be forced to rethink my own sanity,,,to think about white-collar 9-5 jobs. Sitting in the office is sad on your butt. :(
But then I realized something, I’ve spent a couple of years on this earth and all I mainly do is regret stuff and wish I was in a different setting.
Tough luck because I can’t change my past.
The past is the stepping stone for a greater future.
However, my future is another deal altogether.
From this point on, I want to look back at my life 50 years down the line and think “Woah!!! I lived and loved and I’m satisfied. I would change nothing about it.”
Starts with today,,,i’ll do what I can with these 24 hours and see how satisfied I am at the end. :) Live in the present,,,because it’s gifted not guaranteed.
In my sixties, I want to fall in love again with the people who are still around me, having cocktails at the country club. (hahahaha!!! Too many random movies)
In my fifties,(The Golden Years) I’ll be doing yoga and possibly heading back to school. You know pHD things and Doctor Of Science stuff.
In my forties, stay up all night chatting with the friends that I’ll still have.
In my thirties, learn something new and amazing. It can be mentally renewed for all I care.
In my twenties, live more, regret less. Not too much of a free spirit but a free spirit nonetheless.
I hope my life is full of wisdom and joyous youthfulness.
That I shall not be held back because of a mere number.
Let’s not live too fast…when you feel like life is coming in extremely large doses, step back, take a deep breath and smile. :)
p.s In-case the news passed you guys, I got a soul-mate,,,his name is Orange Juice,,,freshly squeezed or fresh packed juice(DelMontes and PickAndPeels). :)
p.p.s Remember that amazing salon cc. HairmonySalon I constantly
rant rave about?
Well,,,they have an amazing offer this week (13th April to 20th April).
check their page out for contact details and things(^the link two sentences back^)….no disappointments there.
Yours blogerly (look at that sign off…I woke up like this),