Wake me up when September ends. . .

I was told that September would be an amazing month, but nothing could have possibly prepared me for 30 days of pure bliss. . . almost felt as though someone would need to wake me up from adventures that surpassed my wildest dreams. . . and it was all thanks to a certain someone ((moj M*)).

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The spring break came and ended but the bits that happened in between can never be explained . . . only felt:

+   i shot a gun . . . two.

+   rooftop drive-in

+   i went to a masked ball in a castle

+   i had a bath

+   i painted

+   i spent two days loving baby pine trees

+   i photographed wild beasts

+   i visited a zoo

+   i went to a concert in the park

+   mini-roadtrip

+   i ate at restaurant that is 100 years older than me

+   a movie night complete with dinner and desert

+   i looked at the sky

+   i loved science

+   i did puzzles

+   i slept

+   i crossed two things off my life-list

+   i drove in a bus

+   i found beauty

+   i shaved my hair. . . again

+   i partied in a shabeen

+   i dreamed

+   i relaxed

+   i sat in the sun

+   i learned something new

+   i listened

+   i smiled

and my favourite part of September

+   i fell in love for the umpteenth time

. . . it was perfect.

Park Acoustics || Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria || September ’13



These past few days have been a bit of an eye-opener. I am one of those people that get by life without a single plan and it’s precisely that way that I have grown to love life . . . I cringe at the idea of long term goals and life-time plans . . . to me it’s the ultimate settling down and a settled soul is something I will never be, but these past few days have really driven me to see a little beyond what is happening right at this very moment and to almost see what my plans for today are shaping what may be the brightest future I have most certainly stumbled upon. These past few days have made me more enthusiastic about what there is to life // my life // that I could’ve ever dreamed possible and as much as I don’t want to admit it. . . I do kind of like this feeling.

The world is now my open field. . . I have chosen something to finally believe in.

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Photo: Cheetah || Lion Park, July 2013 || Karina Szuman


The inspiration that may have started it all: YonderBiology||DinoPet


end of one – beginning of another

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So the winter break has ended, and other than a new fear for cats; the days were nothing but a magical African//Geeky//Family filled adventure.

First day back in class, back at university and all I have is a new found peace within myself – each day I realise the importance of doing what you love. I read a quote once we all want to know, where we were meant to go and while people may spend their days searching for that specific place where they think they may find all that they thought they ever needed, they never really realise that at this present moment is the exact moment where you were always meant to be.

I’ve discovered the impact people have on my life, the ones that are  there for me bringing a smile, an idea, an adventure. . . they are the reason I am the person I am today. Thank you for just letting me be, for the understanding, for the guidance, for showing me that a singular life is meaningless because there is no point in developing a soul that is caged.

Here’s to another semester, a new adventure – my only advice:

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may curiosity fill you


 Pilanesberg National Park || July ’13 || Karina Szuman

The last thing I did today,

So I know this a photo challenge but a photo of me watching this would just be ridiculous.

I’ve found inspiration in arbitrary places before, whether it be a smile, a flower or within eyes.

I have learned to do things that make me happy, that make feel alive, things that have an adventure attached.

I’ve found a way to truly love, admire and see beauty.

That’s all there is to life.

To live.

I hope this video inspires you to do the things you’ve always wanted.

“better live a short life of happiness than a long one but miserable”


[[Thank you Bina for this video]]

Nikon photo a day challenge