To speak again,

Hello everybody,

It’s been sometime that I’ve put down a proper blog post and I thought here in this moment is as good a time as any. Things have been interesting on this side. I have been studying like mad to get some modules of financial management for a potential job at one of our banks. I had taken my studying seriously, but had hoped that it would be unnecessary because I was waiting for a job at an animal feed company to be awarded to me. Sadly, after three interviews and six weeks of agonizing over it, the company decided that I didn’t have enough sales experience to take on the job. To say that I am crushed would be an understatement and the only reason I’m not dropping down into a complete depression is because they had messed me around the past few weeks. I can’t help but feel: You know you bastards, I didn’t want to work for you anyway.

If I say it enough, I might just start to believe it.

My options are becoming fewer at an escalating pace. This job had been one of the only opportunities that I had to the agricultural sector here. Or rather, the sector that I wanted to be in. There are always different sides to the same coin and now, it seems that it might just be the financial part that opens itself up to me. Or rather, I hope so – I suspect that at the end of the day they might also tell me that I do not have enough experience as well. It’s a depressing concept but one I have to deal with.

My countries been quite exciting to live in the past couple of days with the Fifa World Cup in progress. Our team, Bafana Bafana had drawn their first match (1-1), lost their second (3-0) and finally won their last match (1-2). This happened last Tuesday evening and, although they didn’t win with a big enough lead to go through to the second round, I have to say – I am very proud of our boys. They went in as the lowest ranking team and still managed to finish with their heads held high. Tuesday’s match was something to be seen as they carried the hearts and souls of our whole nation. I hope that their triumph will be one for my country as well, so that we can continue to stand as a nation united.

So – for interest sake, I have received my very first blog award! It’s called The Versatile Blogger. I tried to google it to give you a little bit of a history as to who had started it but alas, all I came up with was previous winners, lol. But, that’s alright! I can brag anyway.

Now, this blog does not come for free. Oh noo… Like most things in the world worth having, you have to work for it by:

  1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (in no particular order)
  4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

So, yes. <laughs> Let’s begin.

Firstly – I would like to thank Aheila from The Writeaholic’s blog for giving me this award. She is one of my Nasties and, I have to say – I admire her very much. I sometimes feel as if Aheila has her shit together a lot more than most of us. 😉 No offense to you other Nasties. She works, she teaches, she writes, she blogs, she cooks for 60 people and she wears her hair bright blue. If I’d do half of those things I’d pass out from exhaustion. So, Aheila – to you in admiration, thank you. You can find the link to her website in my Blogroll.

Secondly – to share 7 things of myself.

Oh dear. Ah.

  1. I don’t like mushrooms. Don’t even try to sneak them into food, I know all, I see all, I spit all out…
  2. I worked as a spinal care worker for 3 months.
  3. I dream of flying almost every night for as long as I can remember.
  4. I am, sadly, happier with horses than I will ever be with people.
  5. I can wiggle my ears.
  6. I like swaying from side to side on one spot. In a queue, in a line, in a supermarket, in my restaurant. I can’t help it, I love the sensation it creates in my brain… (Probably the loose bits shaking around on the inside).
  7. I got kicked in the face by a cow and I survived.

Right. The third task is a bit trickier (and through that, the fourth one as well). I can pass it onto my other Nasties, but they’ve already received it from Aheila. So, I’m going to take note, and come back to you guys on this one. I need to still find 15 other blogs, lol.

So, on this note – I am going to love and leave you all for the day with a quote from Richard Bach. Thank you again for reading, for sharing in my life and for just being there. It’s always appreciated.

“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.”