Hold up Wait a Minute…

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What am I doing is probably the most common thought that crosses my mind on a daily basis. I have always been indecisive about many things, and I want to be that girl who takes control of every situation, skinny and confident and when I walk into a room people know to take me serious. Meanwhile, while I aspire to be that version of myself I still feel like the weak, indecisive little girl who can’t take control and speak up for herself.

While I might never be the first option, and I am probably over exaggerating the second person I need to find a happy medium of both versions of me. After two successful interviews over the weekend and job offers pending my life altering adventure across to unknown territory, I got cold feet everything seemed like it was happening so fast and if I accepted I would enter this big black hole of the unknown.

My entire life has been comfortable mess one I was somewhat in control of. Yes, I have been very fortunate to live the life I do but I am not getting any younger, and I know I need to leave to get perspective and become that confident individual I know I am.

So why did I decline you may ask?
The offer was good I could leave in a month and start my new adventure in a new city. I was scared to take the first thing that came my way without weighing up my options; reality of being in China overwhelmed me the unknown started to scare me and to be alone was frightening. I started doubting everything and while I was feeling like this my friend who is planning on coming with me also started to feel this way as we had both found work in different cities, and it seemed hard to find something nearby.
For months, this was all we have been talking about and as soon as we got the opportunity to make a reality it scared us does this mean I am not cut out for this? Maybe I am just being cautious or maybe my fear is getting the better of me I don’t know. The indecisive me strikes again.

So while I weigh up my options and drown myself in paperwork and foreign emails stay tuned for what’s next as I am not even sure what next is anymore….

XXX

Confessions of an indecisive girl (Cherry ♥)

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Feeling Reflective

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My life has been a journey of endless possibilities, and I have loved the journey up until now. Nothing has been easy, and I believe the next few months will be the hardest and most fulfilling months I will ever experience.

While I prepare, I know, nothing will ever fully prepare me to be fully immersed into a complete different culture and have a language barrier hindering understanding. It’s already tough trying to speak to people that speak your language on a daily basis.

I finally finished my short English course yesterday another milestone I can tick off my list. I am proud of myself for finishing it and having that opportunity to learn again it was challenging at times and I just wanted it done so badly now sitting here feeling proud of my accomplishments makes it all worth it.

I now have to face my fears and practice what I was taught. All these teaching opportunities have been looking at are so overwhelming, and I am desperately praying for the right one to come along.

While my focus has been elsewhere, I have been neglecting this place I call home Cherryhearts. Content has been lacking, and I want to bring you good content.

This blog is an expression of me and Courteney, but things are starting to change and as I change things around me will change that’s inevitable. I feel like all this admin I have to do and doing its cramping my creativity style a tad bit. I am trying to think of ways to reintroduce my creativity again.

I never had any plan with this blog and my aim is to inspire all that reads it through being me. I sometimes more often than I like to admit don’t know me. I like and want to do so many things and it changes often.

So what do you like to read please let me know? Do you enjoy my lifestyle inspirational, motivational rants, my fashion stuff (not that there is much) my travel and explore cape town stuff or everything? If you have any ideas for me, please let me know in the comments.

Peace love and Happiness

Cherry ♥

 

Long Weekends = Family Getaways in Arniston

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Coming back from a long weekend away is never easy especially when you were at a beautiful little fishing town with your family eating way too much playing fun games and relaxing hard.

That sentence, practically summed up my entire weekend poor bliss. Saturday morning my mom, Courteney, Kyle and I set off to meet some of our extended family uncles aunts and cousins in Arniston a beautiful little town about 2 hours outside of Cape Town. The weather was rainy and stormy but it was fun to get away for the weekend as I have not done this in ages.

I remember growing up as a kid and teenager always going camping in Arniston some of my fondest memories of growing up. We hired a nice big house where we all stayed. It was fun to play games like 30 seconds and Jenga the intensity of that game was awesome.

As we grow up I realised, that stolen moments like these are what are important spending time with family laughing and being silly is what makes life that much more enjoyable. One thing that is guaranteed is you will never go hungry with my family eating way too much, and it doesn’t help that it is winter and when its cold out you tend to eat more.

We had a feast of a lunch for Fathers day felt like Christmas lunch all again yum!

So from walking in the rain, to watching all the soccer world cup games endless amounts of reality tv laughing telling scary ghost stories and eating way too much I think this was a perfect winter getaway with the family.

I do recommend you visit Arniston especially in the summer the beach is really amazing . The place we stayed at is called Wildebosch an 8 sleeper self catering house about a 5 minute walk from the beach.

Hope you enjoy some of my pictures and let me know how you spent your weekend.

Peace love and Happiness

Cherry ♥

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World Cup Gypsy Madness

 

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I have wanted to write this post for so long, but just never found the right time. I think the timing could not be more perfect right now. With that being said, you must be wondering what I mean???? World Cup Soccer time!!!(I am not much of sports chick, but the only time I get into sports is during any world cup event or the Olympics.)

About 4 years ago almost to this very day the world ascended on South African soil I remember it like it was just yesterday I cannot believe it has been 4 years already.

I was finishing my final year of studying for my Marketing degree, so we got an extended 6 week break during this time that was perfect as I had no clue what the next few weeks had in-store for me. My wanderlust and gypsy status was born. My friends and I could sit for hours telling story after story the energy in the city was electrifying everyone was happy, and all the visitors flocked in by plane loads.

My friends and I were out every night watching soccer games going to parties and meeting the most interesting people the world could have sent to us. Send us a bunch of Soccer fans from each country in the world and you bound to have a good time lol

It was truly amazing from a friend meeting an American dream of a guy even though it was short lived he is seriously one of the coolest guys I have met to date we still keep in contact, and I know we will stay friends for many more years. I invited him over for a home cooked meal, and he jumped at the opportunity since he was travelling alone. He has such a charismatic personality that he can make room full of people love him and he clearly won my mother and Courteney over.lol

Then we met crazy bunch of Italians in a random place; it was storming outside, and we ran into this bar/club to take cover and wait for the rain to stop before running to my car. It was like a heavenly orchestrated event lol We saw these guys having fun, and while we were there, we started talking and ended up becoming fast friends they were working for Fifa, so they were based in Cape Town for the duration of all the Cape Town matches. They were fun and did I mention Italian lol We went out many nights I love showing foreigners the beautiful city of Cape Town its like experiencing everything for the first time I totally love it.

We had a South African braai (barbeque) for them at a friend’s house that was fun some romances blossomed here and there but we knew they would leave and we would all stay friends thanks to the wonderful internet and Facebook.

Another highlight of this festive time was going to see a game at the Cape Town stadium. I got a ticket from one of my best friends, and I was overjoyed with excitement. We went to watch Italy vs. Paraguay it was the stormiest night but still way too much fun.

The World Cup Soccer 2010 memories are ones I will cherish forever all the friends we made, the cool parties we attended, and the ongoing excitement will live with me forever.

As the World Cup Brazil 2014 kicks off today, I look forward to feeling the soccer excitement again I know it wont be the same, but the nostalgia it brings will make it all more special.

If you have any World Cup stories share them with me i would love to hear them. I leave you with some awesome pictures that just bring back so many fun memories hope you enjoy!

Peace love and Happiness

 Cherry ♥

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So we have reached one Year

Happy anniversary is in order 1 year today. I cannot believe how fast time has flown by.

I remember starting this29e95db7bd8f07313c13b6ec1a92a2d7 blog a year ago being all excited and not knowing what I was embarking on. The world of words and stories based on things I do, lessons I have learnt in life that I share and sharing this space with my sister and all of you who read our rambles has been a blessing.

I created this blog to be a sanctuary of creativity and I know of late content has been minimal only because my foc
us has been elsewhere but that soon shall pass and we will be back creating good content I hope you all will want to read.

Things are starting to change in the cherryhearts world and change is a good thing. With the change, new life will be put into this place, and it will be good, new ideas and new creations and new things to learn. I am excited for what lies ahead

Things may change, but my hope for this space stays the same that through ordinary girls like Courteney and I we will continue to do extraordinary things and inspire all those who read this blog. Thank you all for following and liking and commenting. I hope that we continue to grow into the future and our common ground continues to connect us into the future.

Peace love and Happiness

 Cherry ♥

Feeling Optimistic!

As the winter has now set in it is getting so much harder to get up in the morning, especially a Monday morning…. As I press the snooze button repeatedly I wake up to return to the routine for the week ahead. Even though, it is storming outside and bucketing with rain I feel rather optimistic about the week.

Lately, my desire to go out has been low but I am thoroughly enjoying my nights in with my family, Friday family pizza outings and missions with mom and sister into Town window shopping and Sunday breakfasts with friends discussing our future adventures pretty much sums up my weekend.

While feeling nervous, excited and scared to give up what I have here for something new, my over enthusiastic partner in crime will be dragging the more introverted me onto the plane soon. I feel like all I have been talking about is this exciting new adventure that lies ahead. Sorry, if this is abit boring but planning and studying my new course material has pretty much been my life for now. I am loving the new challenge, and each day is a day closer to making this adventure a reality. Still so much still to do but it is all part of the plan.

There is no easy way to get what you want, stay focused, work hard find your passion and have fun and remember to thank God for all your blessings.

Have a great week e everyone!

Peace love and Happiness

 Cherry ♥

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Clowning around before going into Town

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Stolen moments with Mom and Court

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Street Art in Motion outside our favourite Sneaker shop Shelf Life!

Always time for a coffee!

Always time for a coffee!

June Please be Good

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Onto the 6th month of the year, we trek the second half of the year should be exciting, so many plans and things to look forward to. A new journey, a new life in the making.

In other exciting news CherryHearts turns 1 year this month. I started this brain child 1 year ago documenting our journey and hopefully inspiring all who follow; it has been a rewarding experience one we wish to continue for many more years to come.

This weekend again I realised I cannot do it all and I have to trust God with all my plans. I had a good weekend spending time with my family celebrated Granny’s 94th birthday yesterday can you imagine living so long? I cannot.

I had such great plans I wanted to go the bacon Festival and had such cool ideas for awesome blog post but then that plan fall through due to bad planning the tickets were sold out. So that culinary excursion turned into after work dinner at the Mexican in long street a new place very cool vibe nice food worth a try.

Saturday I had a meeting with a group of ladies I serve with at Sisters Incorporated where I look after children I have been faithfully serving for about 4 years. I am sad to be leaving them and the kids soon but the encouragement I received when I told them I was leaving was amazing and everyday closer I feel like I am doing the right thing.

I spent some time with my mom the evening we went to watch a very funny movie called Walk of Shame a good laugh on a cold winter night in Cape Town. Moments like these I will miss the most so making the most of my time here to spend it with the most important people.

Courteney has been slaving away with exam prep I remember those days and the long June holidays the best days to think back on as soon as she completes her exams we will do some more cool videos and shoots together to help me with my photography practice. Good luck to all those doing exams remembers hard work does pay off in the end.

I hope you are all good thank you again for following my rambles I hope June is a good month for all!!

 

Peace love and Happiness

 

Cherry ♥