As you may have noticed I’ve been on a bit of a mindfulness journey in an attempt to centre myself a little and get myself to a point where I no longer feel like I’m losing my mind or my health. A tall order, perhaps. Of course, as I go through this journey, I do find myself looking at the women around me and asking myself that all important question: How does she do it?
Without a doubt, the woman who inspires this question in me the most is Tersia Muston from Geek World. Never have I seen anyone hustle like this lady does! And boy do I find her inspiring. I’m even coming to the conclusion that she’s pretty much clothed the entire geek population of Port Elizabeth. Because seriously! Just ask a question about where to get some crazy design printed on a T-shirt and there’s Tersia, sticking up her hand to help. All the while running an online shop and frequently manning a geeky stall at various markets around town and navigating the trials of motherhood. AND she has a photography business as well.
Tersia: for all of this I salute you!
Of course, last weekend I found myself accidentally invited to attend a Superhero Race for St. Francis Hospice. All this was very last minute. I’d kind of known about it for a while, but it was on the 3rd of March which was my anniversary so I’d pretty much written off any thoughts of attending from the get-go. But anniversary celebrations kind of fell by the wayside (to make financial room for crazy to-be-announced 40th birthday celebrations) and so when JustEllaBella said “hey please take my tickets to this charity event I can’t make it” I just accepted.
And then I was like fok but I have to run!
AND I HAVE TO RUN WHILE DRESSED AS A SUPERHERO!
But then of course I remembered I know Tersia. Do you know this Superwoman sponsored me with a Wonderwoman outfit (which just “just quickly” put together herself) and then threw in some Batman gear for my husband and some Spiderman gear for Noah as well? How did I get this lucky?
And so my awe continues! Because this woman is just so permanently on the ball while I sit here trying to figure out where I lost my ball and if it’s ok to just go out and buy a new one (on credit because I’m broke).
Thank you, Tersia. For being an example of hard work and tenacity. I truly look up to you and your ability to keep on keeping on with a smile on your face and a the genuine offerings of a helping hand.
You’re definitely one of the good ones. Even though you’re a bit mad!
Photo Credit: Tyrone Adams