Cheers to 2014

I’m going to try and keep this post short because I realise that people don’t read anymore. And take a moment to let that last phrase sink in… people don’t read anymore. In a world where we’ve become so connected to each other digitally, we’ve grown worlds apart. The Internet has made information much more accessible now than what it ever was before. And this is technically supposed to enrich humanity but instead, humanity is in an even more broken down state. That’s one way of looking at the world, and then there’s the other way.. those split second moments when someone remarkable uses technology for good and it creates a revolution. I live for those moments. Those moments that make you feel something. Because in a world where we’ve all turned into walking zombies, connected to our screens, feeling something makes me remember that I am human.

If you haven’t seen the 2014 Google Zeitgeist yet, go ahead..it’s supposed to make you feel something.

And when I find something that makes me feel good, I share it. My mum’s response was: “Do you know what that tells us? That underneath all of the material things, the technology, the superficial things we care about.. people are still searching for pure human nature like hope, inspiration, grief. ” And it’s true.

This time of the year is usually a time of reflection for most of us. And it’s such a pity that this reflection only lasts a few hours. I’m putting mine here, so that it’s on the Internet forever..

In 2014,

I appreciated the true meaning of love.
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I fell in love with different cultures, languages and the new places I’ve visited..
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and met amazing people along the way..
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I made time for special, rare momentsIMG_2666
..like breakfast with my mumIMG_0966
I didn’t go to as many instawalks as I used to in 2013?????????????
But I remembered the friends I met..
//shoutout to Muze, Ann, Jo, Zee, Ed and the rest of the igerscapetown crew. Also shoutout to the igersjozi crew and everyone I’ve ever met through this wonderful photo-sharing app. You know who you are 🙂
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and in turn Instagram remembered me..IMG_1694
I worked harder than I ever did before; challenged myself as a digital strategist, and in turn.. got rewarded in ways I would never have imagined..IMG_4993IMG_4962
I said yes to more party invitations, which opened doors to new friendshipsIMG_4538 IMG_4664
Discovered new ways to take care of my health while appreciating nature
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And never ever got tired of a beach sunset.. not once.
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I also discovered the raw beauty of Johannesburg, my mum’s hometown, and a city I thought I would never ever love. Shoutout to Alessio and Aimee
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I became more cognizant of those who are not as fortunate as I am. Pray for peace in the middle east every single day.

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I was able to look at my culture with new eyes..?????????????
And truly, legitimately discover who I am meant to be..by acknowledging that I cannot run away from my past, because it is what shaped me into the person I am today.IMG_0569
In 2015, all I really want to achieve is do one thing that enrich’s humanity. And I want to be consistent at it. Cheers to 2014.