Yes my keys inspired me.

Yes my keys inspired me.

So I’ve been here for almost three months. I can already say I’ve quickly gotten a new bunch of keys. Last year I had my car keys, Rhodes student card, apartment keys… Your keys are such a simple and normal part of people’s lives that you don’t notice how they almost carry our ‘lives’.

I’m not a student right now.  My car is in South Africa. I’m not living with my girls. My life is completely different. I have a completely new set of keys. New key ring. New house keys. A key for both my jobs. Gym card.

It’s scary but exciting. I guess people go through a bunch of sets of keys throughout their lifetimes. Changes. Experiences. Mistakes. Lessons.

Slowly starting to understand how it’s all part of life.

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The rest of the ten things I can say about life right now.

The rest of the ten things I can say about life right now.

6) Most Americans don’t use the word ‘keen’. Now I say keen quite a lot.  Eg: I’m keen to chill. Or, Do you want to go out? Yeah I’m keen.  No one seems to understand wtf that means here.  Keen = down for/ eager. But not all creepy omg I’m EAGER to see you kinda thing. That sounds appalling.

7) I missed one of my best friend’s twenty-first birthday party and it absolutely sucked. I wish I could have been there. It was so hard working all day knowing you’re missing shmeath’s 21st:( But it looked like it was amazing so I’m so glad my babe♡

8) I’m sick and it’s horrible. Nothing serious just a cold: runny nose, sore throat. Just basic flu. Over here, saying you have the flu makes people back away slowly. I don’t have a hectic flu where my entire body aches and I feel really awful.  Literally just sound like an old man and I have a cold.

In SA if I was sick with a runny nose and sore throat that was flu/ a cold. So I have no idea what to say to explain to people how I don’t need to be in quarantine.

9) I really miss everyone back home. A lot. But I’m doing my best and that’s all that I can do really.

10) I’m meeting more people and starting to get adjusted to working all the time and not studying anymore.

**lucky you here’s an extra thing I can say about life right now**

Bonus: I have the day off tomorrow, hells yes. ♥

I’m bored at work and felt like writing something between clients.

I’m bored at work and felt like writing something between clients.

I wrote out a blog post last night and got too tired before I actually typed it out. I left my note book at home and I felt like writing something now so I’ll have to type it out later after work. Bla here it goes:

I might have to start calling myself Leanne here. It’s my full name but I’ve always just preferred being called Lee. Some of my family calls me Leanne. But I introduce myself as Lee. Now in America, people don’t understand what I’m saying when I say Lee. I don’t know if it’s pronounced differently here but every time introduce myself to anyone I have to repeat my name at least once. And now that I’m sick and sound like an old man, it’s basically impossible for anyone to make out what I’m saying with my ‘accent’. They think I’m saying ‘glee’ most of the time. Then I just spell it for them, “L. E. E” and they’re like “Aleeey”?

So that’s why I’m starting to consider using Leanne. Rose is my middle name and for some reason I really hated it when I was younger. I don’t know why but I just didn’t like it and didn’t tell people my middle name. But now I actually dig it. It’s pretty and different. Plus I’m sorta addicted to anything floral so it kinda works with my personality. For ages I was just ‘Lee, or Lee Murcia’. Now I like my name more; Lee Rose Murcia. Well Leanne Rose Murcia, but I gotta adjust to that first.

I don’t even know what this post is about. It is so incredible random and pointless. But hey I guess it’s just me writing what comes to mind.

Today has been such a beautiful day. It’s around 13C and 55F which is crazy warm compared to how the weather’s been recently. As much as I’m loving the cold weather and snow, seeing how beautiful the sun was today has made me really excited for the summer here. Asbury Park is apparently fantastic in the summer, so I cannot wait! Had a nice jog to work, followed by a 45 minute gym session. Being sick sucks and it’s crazy how it affects your body when you want to work out. My heart rate went up to 175 every time I tried to do a set of reps. So I took it easy, no point going hard and then being sick for longer.

I’m now sitting at work at my part-time job,Tao Massage. There’s a client who is coming out of session soon and will need to be checked out. Been a great day so far. Love starting off my day with a workout.

Happy Monday 🙂 ❤

Ten things I can say about life right now

Ten things I can say about life right now

1) I just rearranged my room and I am way more excited about it than I should be.  But it’s amazing. It’s very zen, spacious and simply beautiful.  It is perfect! So yeah I’m stoked about that.

2) I’ve always loved gyming/ working out, but recently I’ve become slightly obsessed. Nothing crazy, but seen as I’m not studying anymore (well for now), and I’m working majority of the time,  when I’m not at work all I want to do is workout and then chill in bed.

3) Carrying on with that point, I’ve been doing Kayla Itsines BBG training routine for almost two weeks. It’s a 12 week programme so I cannot wait to see if I can achieve results like so many women who use the guide and have incredible bodies.

I enjoy her workouts. The guide brings structure and good routines. Usually I do whatever body part I feel like doing that day: legs, arms, abs, bum…. This breaks it all down well and keeps me focused. I am motivated and determined to reach my goals!

4) Tomorrow marks the end of my detox skinny herb tea 14 day teatox. I really enjoyed it. Using the morning start and bed time cleanse teas I genuinely feel healthier and more toned.  It increases your metabolism and is great for your kidney, liver, colon, etc… Definitely something I would recommend. I’ve already ordered a 28 day package.

5) Something scary happened to me this weekend that probably won’t even seem like a big deal to a lot of people but it was to me. And seen as you’re actually reading my blog you seem to care for some reason.

I got invited to a house party last weekend so I thought ‘sure why not? MERICA!’. I got picked up by the dudes friend and his girlfriend.  He was too drunk to drive already. Anyways so as we’re driving to the party drugs came into the conversation and he asks if I’d be down to drop acid tonight.  I said definitely not I’m not into drugs.

He tried to convince me how “these weren’t addictive” etc etc. I really didn’t care,  I don’t touch drugs. All they could say after that was “prepare yourself”. I was concerned.

We got to the house party. The front couple of rooms had people mostly drinking, so I assumed people would just be really drunk. We walk around the house to meet everyone and I walked into probably the scariest moment of my life. Everyone in the room were snorting lines of cocaine on their iphones.

Now I know people in South Africa do coke,  but I had never gotten myself into a situation where I’d be in the same room as people doing cocaine. I had never been in a more nerve-racking environment that I had to make an effort to not have a panic attack and seem like a total freak. So I played it cool and asked where the bathroom was so I could leave. That then led to a bunch if coke heads say “BATHROOM” in terrible English accents (Ugh), and a guy literally snorting a line and saying “Welcome to America”. So that scared me.

The next room we got to seemed chilled. There were trippy pictures everywhere but the people seemed okay. Everything was cool for a couple minutes, until someone took out a bag of acid. Someone offered me a free pill (or whatever a ‘thing’ of acid is – I have absolutely no idea). Thanks but no thanks bro. So I left the room seen as pretty much everyone had taken one but me. I don’t know what people on acid are capable of lol.

I just realized I should probably stop now. You see, that’s how great and comfy my new room is. Sitting in my little chill spot. But long story short, drugs are f**king stupid. Don’t do drugs. Yeah I despise them because addiction has severely impacted my life and my family’s life. I know what drugs do to people. I could never be so selfish to put my family through what I’ve been through.

It seems like drugs are seen as so casual in this country and it’s hectic. They shouldn’t be. Whether you do cocaine every couple weekends or every day, it’s a drug you shouldn’t be messing with… You shouldn’t mess with any drug for that matter.

If you’re that bored with your life go to gym instead of using. It’s the better, natural and healthy way of getting those endorphins humans crave.

The rest of the ten things coming soon.