IMG_4211Painted ladies. Alamo Park. San Francisco.

It’s August and I’m back in Cape Town. And I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, reflecting. I’ve been thinking about all the things I’m proud of and grateful for this past month. I’ve also been thinking about what I want to achieve in the upcoming months.


I’m grateful for friends, who are willing to spend a couple of hours in the airport while you wait for your plane. I am grateful for the friends I am made during my 5 week sojourn in America. I am grateful for an aunt that misses my presence and invites me to supper the day after I’ve returned. I am grateful for friends that trust me with their secrets. I am grateful for having people to come home to. I am grateful.


I am proud of having the courage and confidence to print out one of my photographs and put it up for auction. And more proud for not falling apart when no one bid on my work. Not everyone’s going to like what you put out there (some people will find it depressing) and that’s okay. And even though no one bid on my work, this won’t stop me from producing and perfecting my art. I’m going to plugging away at it. I’m going to keep entering photographic competitions.

This is going to sound silly, but public transport in foreign countries scares me. And because of this fear I generally end up walking EVERYWHERE. But because of my limited time in San Francisco, walking everywhere simply wasn’t feasible so I ended up taking the bus and the train. And I’m proud of this little achievement.

I’m proud of myself for joining the running club in Davis for an afternoon run.

Goals for August:

  • Attempt to make an awesome couscous salad. Ha! Unfortunately, I still don’t have a clear idea of what I’d like to achieve during this month.

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