Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Week 4:

I was right about the week being filled with assignments, as for the Rhodes road trip plans, those haven't even begun ( not that I'm surprised, last minute is my nick name).

This weeks assignment revolved around the Bang Bang Club. After years of thinking i didn't have much of a heart, I've finally realised I may very well be in possession of a some what overly compassionate heart.

The pictures taken by the brave men that make up this quartet has opened my eyes and softened my heart in a way words can't explain.

I can't wait to pick up the book, it's weird to think I created and then presented a presentation on these men without knowing much about them, yet feeling I've never left their sides. And all thanks to some pictures.

I'm without a doubt I'm a girl of many words, but these pictures have left me speechless.

I don't doubt that I'm in the field i was born to be in, journalism always was and will always be my greatest passion.

I strongly urge that everyone look up the Bang Bang Club and check out their work, not only will it open your eyes but also create an awareness about situations one would never have guessed were still happening.

Bronte <3

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Week 2 & 3.

These past 2 weeks have been filled with finalising Rhodes business, that and making sure that my trip to JHB to attend a family wedding went down smoothly. With all that going on i could safely say that i had anything but a lonely week.

Week4 i suspect will be filled with group assignments and planning my Rhodes Road trip.

It's been months since I've been overly happy for no reason, it's the greatest feeling ever. Lately I've even started taking more pictures ( previously hated taking pictures), as per my 2010 to-do list.

The happy buzz has inspired me to go shopping, not that one ever really needs a reason to go shopping, but being in a happy mood makes shopping that much better. So not only has my shopping-will ( derived from the word goodwill) but also my will for baking has come back.

It's funny how an incident can make you forget the very things ( no matter how small or silly) that once upon a time made you happy. After months it feels like I'm the old Bronte ( upgraded of course).

So here's to finding ones self, shopping sprees, 3 tier cakes and BEING HAPPY !

<3 Bronte.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Never ending struggle of the busy.

Week 1 has been one of the busiet I've ever had.
It was filled with a hideous amount of assignments, presentations and tests.
Yet all that madness hasn't thrown me off course, it's just limited me when it comes to blogging about it.

The most significant thing about week 1 actually took place a mere few minutes ago, it finally struck me that next year I'll be leaving my Mom behind.
Whilst randomly listening to an old Craig David ablum, I came across the song " let her go", and it immediately struck a chord. I realised it would make for the perfect farewell song and that I should dedicated it to my Mom.
Some lyrics will have to be rewritten and the song reworked, but nothinbg would make for a better gift than a song sung by myself to my Mom.
Thank goodness I know some people who can help. I'm pretty excited, in between all the parties, college work and university planning it's great knowing that FINALLY I can give something back to my Mom ( however small it may be).

So often we search far and wide for people to love us and for people who would make our world somewhat less lonely, when in actual fact we don't have to look very far at all. All we have to do is find the people who have never left, the people who are there for every party and every tragedy, and then will we find a place that's filled with love, laughter and smiles.
I've found a world filled with all that and a whole lot more, I found it in my MOM.

<3 Bronte

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 1:

Today I got a taste of the " real world". One filled with pressure, deadlines and alas the lively world I was searching for.

What I experienced today was all to lively ! The experience however taught me an important lesson, even though you may speak to a million different people in one day, those people merely remain faceless individuals who just so happen to fill the world. UNLESS you take the time to ask them how their day was, ask their name and strike up a pleasant conversation just for the fun of it.

By doing that my some what lonely day spent speaking to total strangers, was turned into a day where I learnt that a smile can be heard over the phone and a total stranger can become a temporary friend for a minute in a split second.

That's how my I flipped my somewhat lonely world into one filled with a million one minute Friends.

what did you do to change your lonely world ?

<3 Bronte.

Intro to life

The world needn't be a lonely place, and when it does seem so it is up to us to find life once more.
Life could mean anything. I'm not here to define it, I'm only here to find it.

It's 158 days till I move to Rhodes University to study Journalism and before then I'm determined to find " life" in any and all it's forms before my big move.
It's 01:20 am on 30th September and I'm being kept awake by the prospect of a greater, bigger and livelier world.
Join me on my journey to discovering the flip side of the lonely world.

I'm not sure what I'll find, if the world would be a livelier place or would it be the same boring old dull place that so many of us often temporarily find ourselves lost in.
I'm embarking on a journey to not only find life but also to find myself, and in doing so I hope I can prove that somehow the world can be a little less of a lonely place.

<3 Bronte.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Intro to the world

The world needn't be a lonely place, and when it does seem so it is up to us to find life once more.
Life could mean anything. I'm not here to define it, I'm only here to find it.

It's 158 days till I move to Rhodes University to study Journalism and before then I'm determined to find " life" in any and all it's forms before my big move.
It's 01:20 am on 30th September and I'm being kept awake by the prospect of a greater, bigger and livelier world.

Join me on my journey to discovering the flip side of the lonely world. I'm not sure what I'll find, if the world would be a livelier place or would it be the same boring old dull place that so many of us often temporarily find ourselves lost in.
I'm embarking on a journey to not only find life but also to find myself, and in doing so I hope I can prove that somehow the world can be a little less of a lonely place.

<3 Bronte.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Curtain call.

What happens when the curtain falls,
and you realise you've missed your curtain call?

And the song you were meant to sing is in the wrong key.
When the words you were meant to sing changed from we to me.

What happens when you are left to dance alone ?
When the arms that should hug and caress you are none other but your own.

When your happy ending is not the end at all.
When all that's happened have made you miss your last curtain call.