Wednesday, May 1, 2013

250 words, day one of thrity one

A quick intro here: I'm going to try and take on this 'blog everyday in May' challenge.

Why? I don't know...

But for some reason it seems like a good idea, so I'm going with that.

First topic as given by the challenger...

250 word Autobiography:

"I have always had an eye for fashion.."

I was born in the small town of Potchefstroom in the North West, South Africa.  A few years later I was followed by my adorable little sister, and a move to The Big City... Johannesburg where I lived till I was 24.
Woah that sounded a little dry, so let's pick up the pace. In this said big city I experienced the awkward late primary and early high school years (they said I'd grow out of it... they lied). I fantasized about becoming a famous Hollywood actress, which in later years changed into fantasizing about becoming a famous New York fashion designer. 
So of course, I studied Journalism at the University of Johannesburg. I dated a boy that was shorter than me for over three years. I graduated and worked in admin and in fashion. I loved it. Then I quit both jobs. Was unemployed for 3 months, which was interesting. Started working as a travel agent. Being a travel agent only made me want to travel more so I left it all behind at the age of 24 to move to Hanoi Vietnam and teach English. 
People said I'd probably meet my husband because I was so intensely single at this time. I laughed and said it would probably be an American. My sarcastic prediction turned out to be correct. I am now married to an American, living in Spokane, WA, nobody is more surprised and pleased than me. So far, so good by the undeserving grace and love of God.
this American


See you tomorrow for day two.


  1. Hey, I found your blog through the Blog Every Day in May linkup post!!

    Wow, that story took a twist I wasn't expecting -- but that's awesome! :) I love to travel too... I like your varied past and history! Glad I found your blog!

    1. Thanks for the sweet comment Erika! it's a twisted story, but in the best possible way ;) Thanks to the love of travel.