Last year, 2013, was dubbed the year of the selfie, and how many great selfies and memories there were (Note: most of my selfies are edited, or re-shot about 5 times, and the solo ones are shot around 10.
On New Year’s Eve last week, while my heroic friend Carien ran 250 times round a 500m track in Pretoria as part of a 24-hour circuit, I was at the Hyde Park hotel drinking some whiskey with two good friends.
And at the height of the night, before it got late and I got ugly drawling drunk, we picked up salad takeaways and headed home for a night of face masks, watching Sex and the City, writing in my white Moleskine, and going to sleep just before 12.
The next day, we (me, you and your dad) went to RAC for their new year’s run, to do an exceptional rude-awakening of a 12km tough’ish route. I’ve picked my running friends well this year – one of them, Matthew, is a natural, and pushes you and your pram with much ease. In fact, the two of you get up a hill much swifter than I do.
Later on, we went swimming at gym, and you’re making a splash – your confidence is growing, and you’re getting pretty competent in the water.
I hope it’s a great year for us little dude. I’m staying away from cliches this year (eg new year, new me; I’m doing more of what makes me happy; my best year ever), and instead just trying to like myself more. And I’d like to finish Comrades Marathon when it’s still light and not with the cutoff looming mere minutes away. And I’d like to lose 5kg. And and and. It’s all written down in my white Moleskine.
And if I achieve none of that, it’s also okay. I’ll just keep trying. Just like Carien’s new year run, it’s all about going round and round until one reaches the end, or the goal.
PS: Carien, if you’re reading this, there is no fricking way I’ll be doing any circuit on 31 December 2014. Unless they put me up in the Sheraton. But even then…
PPS: If there’s one new thing in 2014, it’s blog themes! I’m so excited with my new look here and on Rattle and Mum (thanks Lexie!)
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