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.” 

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12 thoughts on “To speak again,

  1. Jenn June 25, 2010 / 8:38 pm

    Very nice post. I liked learning the new things about you! I enjoy swaying from side to side too. I just can’t sit or stand still for very long.
    Oh, I can’t wiggle my ears but I can make my nose look like a rabbits…flaring really quickly…hehe!
    And I very much like that quote! How true it is.

    • Alyssa June 25, 2010 / 8:43 pm

      Thanks Jenn. 🙂 Richard Bach is one of my most favourite authors.

  2. Aheïla June 25, 2010 / 8:57 pm

    Hey darling! I’m happy to see you’re bogging again!
    I didn’t know you admired me. *blushes* That is such a nice comment. And, to your defence, I don’t do half the overtime you do so I have more time on my hand.
    You really deserve this award so I hope you enjoy every bit of it.
    And I’m with Jenn: it was nice knowing a bit more about you.
    Just pile the mushrooms in a corner of your plate and I’ll make them disappear for you. 😉

    • Alyssa June 25, 2010 / 9:05 pm

      You and Antonio are inspiring me to try and do it more regular again. Thank you for the comment! 😉
      And you can have ALL of them. I really don’t like mushrooms, lol. I can’t swallow them. They get stuck in the back of my throat and stay there. *shudder*

  3. Phil June 25, 2010 / 11:14 pm

    I like mushrooms, but then again I’ll eat most anything lol. That’s a great quote, Alyss. I can always count on you to give us insightful references. And I loved learning new things about you, except being kicked in the face by a cow!? Ouch! Actually, I think I knew that happened to you. I hope you don’t get too down from the job rejections. Someone will be smart enough to recognize your wonderful qualities.

    • Alyssa June 26, 2010 / 7:52 am

      LOL, it was ouch… 😉 thank you Phil.

  4. Marsha June 26, 2010 / 12:05 am

    Frankly Alyssa I think you are handling your disappointments far better than you did. Keep trying and keep thinking possitive thoughts and you will get something better. You need to add as many things to your resume as possible.

    • Alyssa June 26, 2010 / 7:51 am

      I’ll find my space one day, and I have to hold onto the fact that there’s A Plan out there for me. 🙂

  5. Antonio June 26, 2010 / 1:11 am

    You dream about flying every night!? Wow! I’ve only had the dream a few times in my life. I’m looking at my Complete Idiot’s Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams and it says flying free and unfettered under your own power in your dreams is considered an advanced dream skill. Are you in control? Do you ever fall?flying dreams: 1)come to us when we’re making some kind of breakthrough 2)indicate we’re trying to escape internal or external conflict 3)cue us into feeling out of control or not living up to expectations 4)learning to fly can empower your sleeping and waking awareness.

    • Alyssa June 26, 2010 / 7:50 am

      Well, about 5 out of 7 nights. That’s why I love Richard Bach so much because he too had an obsession with flying. I feel it resonate in his words. Thank you for reading Antonio!

  6. Tiffany June 30, 2010 / 3:26 am

    You can wiggle your ears and dream of flying most every night! You rock Alyss! Love the quote – it hits the spot 😉

    • Alyssa June 30, 2010 / 11:52 pm

      *laughs* We all have our quirks… 😉

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