Trying to buy a house and working my butt off on the Healthy Hair Indaba. These projects have been coming on for months now but since the start of 2014 I have done nothing else.
I haven’t lived in a proper/free standing home since I left my parents home 10 years ago. When I 1st got to Jozi I moved every year to 18 months. At the beginning it was actually fun. I’m in my 6th rental at the moment and it’s a new record – 2 years. I bought a townhouse a few years in and soon hated it. And then the economy crashed. And I hated it some more. I’m so tired of spending my Sundays trekking from house to house, disappointed at how the house looks vs. the advert and shocked at how much mould people have in their bathroom.
We’ve probably had about 4/5 offers in over the last year. I’m moeg. I just want this house to work out – quirks and all. I want a garden, a cat, a hammock, shaded streets. I want to stop negotiating kitchen cupboard space. I think I deserve it.
As I write this it’s 1:10am and the Healthy Hair Indaba is some 12 hours away. I just got a off a final 2 hour Google Hangouts prep session with The Hair Gurus (yes that’s us!). I still need to prep for my new helper who decided she wants to start
tomorrow today, pack up some goodie bags etc. for tomorrow today, choose an outfit and do my hair (!!!). I’m sure there’s more I’m forgetting. But I don’t know when last I was this excited about anything. From the time this all started last year to where we are now blows my mind. We didn’t get everything we wanted but we also didn’t expect sponsors, TV shows, radio stations and news channels to be calling us up. Not ever. We sold out in a week. We have attendees flying in from around the country and even one from Zim! Oh and a PR/sponsor coming in from the UK. At the risk of sounding vain, I already know it’s going to be great. No doubt there is pressure but the hours, debates and pure passion for nothing other than healthy hair is what’s going to make this.
So that’s where’s I’ve been. I hope to be back on the blog soon. I miss writing and have a gazillion posts in my head all the time.
Off to a power nap (well in a bit)…