I love the idea of mystery. Not knowing whats going to happen, or how it’s going to happen. That little element of the unknown. I love it!

You don’t have to know every little detail about every little thing.

Does everyone know everything about me? No. Would they want to? That’s a discussion for another day.

The love of the unknown. Live life on the edge.



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Identity. Is it a sense of purpose?

Is it really a life lived, if we don’t know who we are? We find it so difficult to deal when people ask us; who are you? Where do you fit? What box can we fit you in to?

Sometimes I struggle with my identity. Who am I? I am a daughter, a mother, a sister, a niece, a cousin, an aunt, a life partner and a friend.

To put it quite simply;





Source: Identity


Sometimes you expect things in life to go the right way for you. That things are just going to work out the way you want them to. Newsflash: Life doesn’t work that way.

Is expecting something considered a form of entitlement? Is something going to happen, just because you want it to? Of course not! Good organisation and planning also have to come into play.




Source: Expect

My Exceptional Mum

I would like to talk about the exceptional role models in my life. The people that I aspire to be like. The ones that fight against adversity, illness; whatever the case may be. There are a lot of people like that in my life, but there’s one person I would like to write about today.

My mum.

She has lived an extraordinary life. Has had to make some very difficult decisions,  but that’s the way life goes. My mum had me when she was 19 and my father was 30. I was what you’d call a surprise baby; not planned at all. Not usually a preferred situation, but it was what it was. I was also meant to be a boy (named picked out and all: Jermaine. Not a bad name at all 🙂 ). But she has always done what was best for me. Always worked so that we would have what we needed. Never asked for any handouts. She instilled in me how important it is to work for what you want. Don’t ever expect things to be handed to you. I have always appreciated that she always told me things as they were. No sugar coating. No hype required.

Life hasn’t always been easy for us; especially those wonderfully difficult teenage years. Those years that I put my mother through a lot of anguish and frustration. But we somehow made it through the wilderness. We haven’t always agreed on everything, but I have always known that she has my back. Always been my biggest support, and there have been some really difficult situations in my life. But I know that I can talk to her about anything. Sometimes we don’t even need to speak; she just knows.

If I become even half the woman that my mum is, then I have done well. I don’t know if she knows how I appreciate her for all that she has done for me since the day I was born. The decisions she has made, have lead us to this moment.

Mum, if you’re reading this; thank you for being an exceptional role model. For me, your grandchildren and everyone you meet. Thank you for making me the person I am today; I owe you so much. I love you




via Daily Prompt: Exceptional

Not so Popular

I have never been one of the popular people. Growing up, I always wanted to be part of the popular group, and be a part of something; feel included. It never happened, by the way, but I always had good friends. To me, that was the most important thing. Looking back, I don’t exactly understand why I wanted to be popular. Why did I want to be just like everybody else? How boring!! I’ve always thought of myself as an outsider, a little different. It took me a long to for me to come to terms that being different, was alright. I didn’t have to be like everyone else.

Even as an adult, there were moments when I just wanted to fit in. They weren’t as frequent as they were when I was a teenager, but that niggling feeling was still there. I do have to remind myself that I have great friends, and i dont need to fit in with anyone. Need to stop being a square peg, trying to fit into a round hole.


via Daily Prompt: Popular