Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2013..It's a wrap.



MY 2013:

I love prams. Beautiful ones pushed by doll heeled mummies and beautiful daddies in grey button up sweaters laughing on a Saturday afternoon, blue skies headed for a picnic in a park. Because I am a dreamer. I love the musky smell of the night life with disco lights, blue lagoon shots, noisy drunks, sequined dresses and beautiful strangers.Because I know how to have a good time, and in 2013 I had a fair share of both, rule out the designer prams though.

I watched TV too. Series mostly. I like Scandal. The truth is that I have a girl crush on Kerry Washington; her exquisite wardrobe, her powerful walk and her good yet so wrong super passionate relationship with the President,her wardrobe reminds me of Lucy Liu in Cashmere mafia. I like devious maids and their interesting lives. Complex,maybe a little like mine. Someone called my life fast paced. I call it exciting. And it is. It was in 2013.

I went to Church, regularly. I prayed and I read the bible. I sinned too. But God knows I am not perfect. One or two other people know that too. I fought with strangers and received calls I never thought I would ever have to. I broke hearts too. I am not proud of that.

I have a 7 year old daughter who is the apple of my life. We play laugh read for each other and fight. A lot. No. We don't fight, I spank her and I make rules. She doesn't always like the rules and one time she told me "why do we have so many rules in this house?" I told her life pans out that way. You make a decent living by being disciplined, focused and honest. I also told her I will stop spanking her when she turns 9. Until then a lie gets 5 spanks. The other rules have their own punishments, too many to write here in. But she loves. And Loves. Deep, pure and selfless. I love her to death.

But I rewarded her as well. She does brilliant at school and I am that proud parent taking pictures of my daughter on closing day. I thank God for that. I always prayed that my daughter would be bright and I always thank God. But she is also a chatter box, we've had problems in school for that. Work in progress. When she turns 8 perhaps she will slow down. We don't do Wee, however much she wants to. She reads each night at bedtime and she prays. She wants a sibling.The Prams have nothing to do with it until he puts a ring on it. He, also may or may not exist.Figure of speech.

Complex defined 2013. Complex friendships, complex triangles, complex contracts, complex start-ups, complex relationships and yes, Complex men. But I love the simplicity that comes with complexities. It's black and then it's white. Some have been grey and those are the ones that made the most sense, what a paradox.

I also went on my first "Eat Pray Love" trip. I chose Long Beach California for 11 days.I am sitting in a new friend's office smoking Hukkah and drinking Oolong tea as the amazing team goes on with their work. Loving people inviting a stranger to sit and enjoy with them. I love that about the people here. I didn't do the beach and tour thing even though the water front is 10 minutes away.I wanted to live like a regular Long beachan and just enjoy.

I took my time away to think about 2014 and decided it will be My year to live and Love, and a little less complexities.

I start a new job this week too.Back to Citizen TV after a short stint at K24 :-) Again. Much love for 2014.

6 comments:

  1. Happy Holidays, back to Citizen it is

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  2. Keep at it Terryanne... that is the way to be.

    Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” (Mary Anne Radmacher)
    Give yourself completely in everything because that is love and only when we love can we find God.

    Citizen, K24, NTV what's in a name? You are the Piper in business news we will follow your tune.

    Life is good - actually I'm surprised we don't have "Good News TV" - breaking news be like "T.Anne Gets A Pram pusher and a ring to go with it" in other news "Imani congratulates mummy"

    Nice week and be a "HappyTerryanne2014"

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  3. Thanks bankelele eish John Paul you flatter me! But I deeply appreciate you. God Bless.

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  4. This is super. Will be a regular visitor here.

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  5. What an inspiration! I feel totally inspired seeing a lady doing her stuff without limits. Am with you in the new year resolutions.

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  6. Finally i get to 'see' you in a within reach platform....
    i have always looked up to you since the days of Reflections... i know...that loong ago he he :) :).
    I Admire your work. you inspire me.
    Your blog makes for a great read. Very interesting Title too :)
    All the Blessings in 2014 and beyond

    http://funinwriting-rebecca.blogspot.com/

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