To say 2012 got the better of me could possibly be the understatement of the year. Who knew this would turn out to be one of the worst years I’ve had for a long time.
A cancer scare, got divorced after 3 years of being separated, unexpectedly met the most amazing man, fell in love and in turn got my heart broken (that’ll teach me..), had the loneliest 35th birthday, finally and realized some of my closest girlfriends were merely using me as a convenience - you live and learn.
But as disappointing as the year had been, there were some incredible silver linings that I’m thankful for. I got to travel back home to South Africa and spend over a month with my family and reconnected with my extended family; a reunion if you like and toured Cape Town for several weeks. In a word, my trip was bliss. But terribly sad to say good bye to them and return home to Australia.
Looking back on the date of my last post, I realize how quickly time flies, how a year can surpass you without you realizing it and so I’m endeavouring to record more of my life here, least I forget, good and bad, this is my history, a part of me and hopefully will teach me valuable lessons that’ll get me through later in life or simply serve as a means to reminisce.
Below is a snap shot of some of the most amazing sights I saw in Gauteng and Cape Town during April 2012 and a great reminder of the I priceless time I got to spend with my mom, my aunt and uncle and it was a wonderful time to reconnect with my cousins again. Memories I’ll treasure for tyears to come.