Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Keep calm and list it!

I'm pretty sure that we have all had a "bucket list" or a "to do list" in our lifetime. Admit it, you have at some point written down goals on a piece of paper, a note pad or a diary - whatever it may have been; the goals written down were something you had hoped to achieve, aspire to and wished to complete. What I'm getting at has to do with the modern day  "to do list" also commonly known as the"bucket list". So in order to know the true meaning of a bucket list I googled a few definitions and I got the following as answers: 

"A list of things to do before you die. Comes from the term "kicked the bucket"".
"a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. Popularised by the 2007 movie The Bucket List."
"The term "kick the bucket" refers to when a person passes away. This is where the phrase "Bucket List" came from. It is a list of things that you want to do before you "kick the bucket" The items on this list can be as simple as "Fly a kite" or "Cook a meal". They can also be more meaningful to the person writing the list such as, "Make a difference in somebody's life" or "Finally write to the friend you haven't seen in years." They can even be in between the two such as, "Swim in the world's largest swimming pool" or "Pet a baby polar bear". The list is all up to the wishes and dreams of the person writing it."

Just last year my best friend and I made our own bucket lists whilst sitting on her bed and having a heart to heart girl talk. These bucket lists were just your average run-of-the-mill ideas but it meant something to us at the time. Since then I have achieved 5 things out of the 15 I wrote down. It's quite sad actually. I had completely forgotten and abandoned my list of goals, but that's not to say that I can't still achieve them. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it, right? I, however, feel that it's time for something new and completely different. I will start a new list but with a twist. I will of course document most of my progress as I go along as I am quite fixated with the idea of having long and short term goals and challenging myself to get going and start something in order to achieve it and make it happen. I found a few nifty and crafty images on Pinterest (one of my obsessions) which are entitled "Before I die"  and " Perfect the bucket list" - this has reawakened my drive to achieve, create and inspire. Some of them are silly, nonchalant and just for kicks. The images are just for visual stimulation and aid. The possibilities are endless. Here goes nothing, in no particular order:

I have never eaten sushi before and am keen to try it. This year still.

In all my life I have never been in a wedding. I have never been a flower girl nor a bridesmaid. I want to be apart of the wedding party.

I want to learn to speak the language of romance.

This would be so much fun once I have a car.

I am quite obsessed with the Dead Sea and all it's healing powers.

Waiting for winter to make this happen.

Easier said than done but I'm working on it.

This would be uber cool.

Only time will tell...

I have never seen snow in real life before, only in movies.

The piano has been my favourite instrument ever since I can remember.

Dubbed the happiest place on Earth .This has been a dream of mine ever since I was little. I don't think this dream will ever die.

This would be such a lovely experience.

Every girl's dream, right?

For my sweet tooth. This is is the only type of wasted I want to get.

This is self-explanatory. I would love to see the angels in action. Girl power.

Because I'm a romantic at heart. Preferably in New York City.

To aid my shoe addiction.

I wish it were that easy. If I didn't actually have responsibilities and had a ton of money I would totally do it.

This is entirely up to my parents...

This is my biggest priority at the moment. I'm one step closer already!

Their products are amazing and they smell divine.

I have yet to see one and make a wish. Holding thumbs!

Just for fun.
I'm not an adrenaline junkie nor am I athletic but this I would do.
Wise words by Gandhi
One day...
I'm on it!
She deserves it. Anything for my mom.
Just for kicks. I'm spontaneous like that.
Front row seats, please!
"She ran away in her sleep and dreamed of para para paradise"
Wouldn't that be classy...
For the mystery of not knowing who is behind the masks. Quite thrilling.
Maybe one day. Still undecided.
This is a definite must. Cake Boss makes all other cake bakers look like amateurs. I want my own cake.
One of my biggest dreams.
I live in South Africa but I haven't properly seen all of it's beauty.
For the greater good of our environment.
This would be such an honour. I hope one day I get the chance to change at least one child's poverty stricken life.

I hope I have intrigued a few mind with this post.
Until next time.



Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Welcome to my Playground of Dreams

The all important introduction:

My name is Jayme-Leigh Fortuin - aged 18 and I am born and bred in Cape Town, South Africa. I am fresh out of high school and enjoying my new found freedom of not being bound down to one thing at a time. My interests lie in writing, travelling, baking, scrap booking, music and of course fashion, a love that began at a young and tender age; therefor I have my mom to thank.

Since this is my first official post, I ponder on what to say next as I sit at my desk with a blank stare on my face and an equally blank mind. This is harder than I initially thought it would be. I see this blog as a creative outlet, as being creative is what I do best. 

This blog will serve as my online diary, a place to vent and release bottled up emotions and frustrations. It will play on insight into my mind frame on love, fashion and life in general i.e. the world through my eyes. I applaud myself for finally taking the risk of trying something completely new and out of my comfort zone. I'm still in the process of learning the ins and outs of the blogosphere, so please bear with me! A blog isn't always the most easiest thing to keep up with as you render yourself to be ridiculed to complete strangers, as is the case with all forms of social networks.

My main focus for my blog is to be honest and to blog about things that appeal to me visually and literary - talk about things that matter to me. I want people to be able to relate to me and give me feedback, whether it be positive or constructive. These are just a few of my goals that I wish to achieve with my blog. I've always wanted to start my own blog, specifically to channel myself and to deliver the best that I've got to give.

I feel like I'm rambling and have gone off the topic but I feel that it's important to get my point across. Hopefully this gives people a feel of who I am and what I stand for.