Well another long weekend reared its head this weekend. We were celebrating Youth day on the 16th of June. Its weird really for me personally as I literally live for these long weekends, not because I actually want to celebrate it, I just see it as a bonus day to do nothing and sleep late.
Well this Friday was filled with a late sleep, an All Blacks vs Samoa game and then driving out to Cape Town. All in a days work. I mean my time was my time and I could spend it as I like? No celebrating of the Youth.
Its horrible really because most of these days are really part of our countries history and we should see it as a day of rememberance. But as most of us, just like me, the meaning is lost. I need to change that.
On Saturday I had a wonderful lunch with 2 of my very close friends. Just catching up and enjoying good food. Just taking in the good advice that was shared among us. It was good and weirdly enough what I needed. I do not get out as much as I would like and spending it with my friends. Something too that has to change soon. But it was a good get together and good for my soul, which I needed seeing what Sunday is.
So Sunday was father’s day in most parts of the world, but apparently Australia and New Zealand were not celebrating it with the rest of the world. But getting back to the day. I think it was the most anticipated day for me because I don’t always know how I am going to feel or how my mom and sister will handle the day either.
But I got to get up how late I wanted. Which already was a win for me because my time was not controlled. I got to hug my mom to say Good morning . They were making food and were in good spirits. I could wash my hair and then we all went to the cemetery to put flowers on dad’s grave to just remember him. I have to be honest it makes a huge difference for me when I go to dad’s grave and I wasn’t rushed or forced to come. I can remember my dad, the good and the bad times and be grateful for the time I had to spend with him.
We went to my brother too to wish him a Happy Father’s day because I felt we as a family needed to aknowledge him for the man and awesome father he is. And that visit ,wishing him ,made such a huge difference and I think or hope he appreciated it because he is important to our family.
Then my day went on and I went to celebrate my best friend’s birthday with her and her family. It is always fun to go to gatherings like these. It was a difficult time for me but I had to look beyond that because it was her special day as well and she is important to me too. And got to spend time with my goddaughter which I always love.
What was also interesting about this evening is how people was so worried about me being alone or single. I mean at this very moment in time it’s not something that bothers me really but when people bring it up and ask questions about it, it becomes a problem for me. I mean I would love to go to events with a guy at my side but thats not how things work out. And yes I do have a life beyond this as well. I mean I work, I exercise , so I am not all lost. But again it is not enough.
But I guess that is part of life. We all have our chapters we need to go through before we can go on to the next chapter. My chapter is just longer than others.
Well I guess that was my weekend. Packed with stuff. But yet the weekend was too short and I could do with another late sleep.
But you all take care
Till next time