I’m not crazy I’m just a little unwell

By Liso Donaldson    06-Mar-2013 19:38 UTC+02:00 1

With great power comes great responsibility, said by someone in one of the Spiderman movies. I’d like to know what comes with great age. Not that I’m implying that 20 something or even 30 something is a ‘great age’ but I certainly was under the misguided impression it seems, that by this age I would have a lot more together than I actually do. There should be some sort of warning, an announcement over the radio even:

BEWARE – Young adultness comes with just as much confusion and uncertainty as the teen years did.

Over the years I have gleamed that I believe two facts about relationships to be true. They can either be awesome or they can suck. In the words of the great goddess that is Adele: “Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”. Unfortunately due to some awkward twist of fate I’ve had more experience with the latter. I’ve always been content with being the pre destined 1 in 4 friends whose marriage (when I do eventually get married that is) will end in divorce. I just have that much of a knack to fall for the wrong type *cues Jamie Fox and Drake* this year however I’m determined to break away from my own carefully created stereotype.We are the only common denominator to our relationships, so if we have a pattern, we made it, and if we want things to be different, we must be and think differently.

This year let’s aim to think differently. Let’s aim to make wiser decisions about life and such that follows. Let’s aim to think more with our heads and less with our hearts. Let’s aim to obey the speed limit at all times whether we’re listening to gangster rap or not. Let’s aim to drink more cocktails, to spend more time with friends, and to dance around to Taylor Swift (clothed or not). Lastly let’s aim to make a more conscious effort to reach the “more” that always seems elude us this time of year. The in between time of the half-forgotten New Year’s resolutions but not yet half way through the year to be cynical enough to deem the year a waste already.

If the definition of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is crazy thenI’d like to be a little less crazy and a little bit more well. I know right now you can’t tell but stay a little while and then maybe then you’ll see a different side of me. That’s what I’m aiming for.

For every hardsituation that we’re faced with this year I believe there’s a Taylor Swift song, for everything else there’s Mastercard.

You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me BUT . . .


  1. Mvusi Ngubane says:

    Oi, this was actually quite fun to read… more posts please.

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