Yikes we at the end of August and will be welcoming the ninth month of the year tomorrow. I’m quite looking forward to September and what it holds in store for me. Although Winter is my favorite month, probably because I was born in June and is classified as a Winter baby. But the thing is I’ve grown tired of Winter now. I’m ready to welcome Spring and and have slightly warmer days. To wear lighter clothing, flip flops and having socials in the backyard.
In saying that I’m eternally grateful for what Winter brought. With it came much needed rain which filled up our dams to over 60%.
Here is a summary of what I was grateful for in August.
National Women’s Day
In South Africa Women’s Day is celebrated on 9 August. However in South Africa, the entire month of August is celebrated as Women’s month. I’m grateful for the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 and raised their voices against past Apartheid laws that restricted women. This event was a turning point of the role that women play in our country and they have pioneered the movement towards freedom and equality so that we as women can benefit from it today. Women now have the freedom to study, work and take on previously male dominated jobs. We have overcome the stereotypes. Although we are still living in a world that is dominated by male leadership, it is the women behind these men that make them successful.
Cape Town Bloggers Meetup
On 4 August I attended the Cape Town Bloggers Meetup. This was such a well organised event and I got to meet such a diverse group of bloggers. Every time I attend an event, I continue to learn so much about the blogging world.
August has been a bit of a challenge for me health wise. I injured my lower back and although I’m on the road to recovery, it is a process that will take some time. I have now taken a positive approach to this back problem of mine. It has been a learning curve which made me realise that I need to take care of my body and appreciate its capabilities.
I’m thankful that I have a family I could depend on during that week when I was basically helpless. So many people who are in a similar situation don’t have families who can take care of them. They have to struggle on their own.
Birthdays mean another year of life and it is worth celebrating. Even if it just a single cake shared with friends and family. During this month we celebrated my cousin’s milestone birthday, he turned 50. Not many people in this lifetime have the opportunity to live till that age. Towards the end of August two very special people in my life also celebrated their birthdays – my sister and mother-in-law. I’m grateful for a sister and mother-in-law and a relationship that is filled with love, respect and communication.
I hope you all have a fantastic September and until next time – bye for now.