Showing posts from January, 2015

That Time I Read Cosmo - and Unleashed a Hurricane of Judgment on Them

I have never been the biggest fan of Cosmopolitan magazine, mainly because it looks so intimidating. What business do I have reading about “50 new moves that will keep you and your man red hot in the bedroom this winter” , or anything else along those lines? I haven’t done any conclusive research, but I just don’t believe that there can be that many “new and exciting positions” each and every month.
It just never looked like there was any real reading to be done in Cosmo – only scandalous how-to diagrams and pictures of shirtless men. This time, my curiosity got the better of me and I bought the January issue, which is also the “Sexiest Men in SA” calendar issue. This issue is probably Cosmo’s most popular one of the year, and I have been interested in a detached way in the past – but never enough to actually buy into it – until today.
I went to the till thinking “it’s research: I need to know what type of magazine I could possibly be working for in the near future…” I needed to convinc…

Questions to Think About -some Things to Consider at the Beginning of 2015

What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before? I interviewed an author for a newspaper article 
Did anyone close to you get married, give birth or die? So many engagements and two weddings. My Facebook feed looked like the fridge in the loft on New Girl S4E1 – horrifying. One old friend gave birth. A family member died.
What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014? Confidence and faith, in myself and in the world- so that I can be assured that I am capable of doing and achieving all that I want to, and the world will help me to be great.* *Same as last year
But also the ability to redefine and stay focused on my goals. I need to actually do more, so I can stop feeling like I’m wasting time and getting nowhere. I’m too old for that now.
What events from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? March 7th, when I got mugged. I made it to the end of the year, but in the few weeks after that happened I was so confused about life – I couldn’t see it going much furth…