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Currently….March Edition

It’s been an insane week, my anxiety has been out of control and my mind has been going a mile a minute, all my own doing of course, so today, I just want to write for the sake of writing and share for the sake of engaging conversation without controversy, so here goes:

Watching

Grace & FrankieGrace & Frankie! And I love it! I’ve watched the entire first season in the past 10 days and waiting impatiently for the second season to air.

Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last 20 years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.

Grace & Frankie, both in the 70’s and as opposite as you can get, have never gotten along. Grace is an uptight, ex-model/cosmetic empire owner and Frankie is an art teacher who embraces all that is esoteric. The two of them land up living together in a beach house their husbands (who are business partners) purchased together as a business investment, after their husbands announce to them they have been having an affair with each other for the past 20 years and that they’re leaving them (their wives) to divorce and get married to each other.

It’s about loss and grief, about divorce and recreating oneself in your 70’s, about redefining who you are and what you want later on in life. It is funny and poignant and I have been hooked on it.

Reading

Fear Of Flying Rachel MorganThe Trouble With Flying by Rachel Morgan

This book was given to me free in exchange for an honest review, I’m about 60% into the book and really enjoying it, it’s a sweet story, lovely easy reading that has helped calm my racing mind this past week.

When nineteen-year-old introvert Sarah boards a plane to fly home after an overseas holiday, the last thing she expects is Aiden, the guy sitting next to her who’s never flown anywhere before and refuses to shut up. Hours of random conversation later, they part ways. Sarah can’t stop thinking about Aiden, though, and wondering if she made a terrible mistake letting him go.

Should she abandon her safe, predictable life and go in search of him, or would she be chasing a happily ever after that could never exist in real life?

Listening To

The sounds of my children fighting and it’s almost driving me mad. Please tell me your kids fight all the time too? They tease each other mercilessly and when the frustration reaches it’s peak they have no problems punching, kicking or pushing each other. The end result, I want to rip my hair out as someone is always whining, someone is always crying and someone is always running to tattle tail. 

Thinking

Too many things to recount here. I like to think of myself as a critical thinker. I form my own opinions on various topics but enjoy listening to and reading others opinions and seeing if I can be swayed in my way of thinking. Not always easy to do, as I think its pretty much human nature to immediately disregard anything that doesn’t fit in with our way of thinking, but I have learned that sometimes by taking a step back and really thinking about a differing opinion, I can often see things in a different light to the way I’ve presented it and often this can be a really enlightening experience.

Doing

I have so much stuff going on at the moment. It’s my husbands 40th birthday next week, it’s Easter, we have a bunch of farewell’s ahead of us, so many of our friends emigrating and then there are my two guest speaker engagements coming up.

I’m doing my interview for the PCOS summit on Monday night, for more information, you can see here.

Sharon-van-Wyk-infographics

I’ll also be a guest speaker at the next #JoziMeetUp, I’m really excited about this opportunity to present a talk to a group of my peers, well excited and utterly terrified but there you go!

jozimeetup

Excited About

Something fun that I will be doing in a couple of week’s. With these speaking engagements and other writing projects, I’m often asked for headshots of myself to be included in the promo materiel for the event. I don’t have any, well none that I just photo’s of me, they all include my children. So in two week’s time, I’m going for a day of pampering. I’ll be having my hair done, my make up professionally done by the uber talented Koki at Sorbet Fourways and then a portrait studio shoot done. I am SO excited for this! 

Grateful For

Cassey Toi…. This lady has been my sounding board and my cheerleader this week, when I started doubting my thoughts and my feelings, she was a Whatsapp voice note away, grounding me and reminding me of the positive which always faaar outweighed the negative and I am so grateful to her for her kindness, her intelligent and logical thoughts and encouragement. Please head over to her blog and how here some love: http://bitsandpiecesmark2.blogspot.co.za/

What are you all watching, reading, thinking, grateful for today (aside from the long weekend of course!)?

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply catjuggles

    I love the pamper and photo day you have planned – and am terribly sad that I will miss the Jozi meetup.I am not watching much but this series looks amazing. I am grateful it’s school holidays – I am exhausted.

    March 18, 2016 at 11:01 am
    • Reply Sharon

      Aaah yes… school holidays… i’m not sure if I’m grateful I no longer need to pack lunches or dreading it because … kids at home all day = more fighting!

      March 18, 2016 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Rach

    OoOo enjoy the day of pampering!!

    You mentioned that you have a lot of friends who are emigrating and I remember your post from last year about New Zealand, are you guys still planning on moving too?

    x

    March 18, 2016 at 11:28 am
    • Reply Sharon

      Yes we are. We’re in the middle of completing our EOI as we speak.

      March 18, 2016 at 11:29 am
      • Reply Rach

        That’s great to hear! How exciting 🙂

        March 18, 2016 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Fertile Minds

    Watching, The returned and Doc Martin on Netflix. Reading ‘After You’ and loving it. Excited about taking it easy for the next ten days and rebooting my mind.

    March 18, 2016 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Cassey Toi

    The getting all the things done and taking photos, sounds like it’ll be great. Enjoy, and have fun. Also always happy to help 😀

    March 18, 2016 at 4:26 pm
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