I’ve had a very busy week/end…
It was exciting and fun but exhausting.
I was so out of fumes that when I got invited to the Nicky Romero gig at Shimmy Beach on Saturday, I declined it, never mind that I also had plans to attend the Magents SA Menswear Week after party.
Again, crazy hey? How much fun would I have had just chilling, dancing and enjoying the cool exclusivity and access that my job affords me?
BUT, I was autopiloting because I hadn’t been sleeping properly, I have been stressing about working on graphics for my work’s anti-racism campaign while still doing my usual day-to-day work routine, and covering SA Menswear Week
Granted the last bit, I brought on myself because I wanted to do the show again this year and also as a gay man, I love staring and talking to hot guys.
|He was in the local production of Rocky Horror. His name is Shaun Chad Smit.
SA Menswear Week was a fish-out-of-water experience for me the last time, the second time around, it was the same except that I felt more comfortable in my odd-man-out role which made me enjoy the experience all the more.
|I went to university with the lovely gentleman. Find him: @Brat_M_
It was a lot of fun just experiencing everything that goes into a fashion week and the crazy outfits you see, the amazing designers you witness, and the models you fall in lust with.
Boy did I fall in lust. Haha.
My only regret from the experience was that I wasn’t brave enough to ask the number of the guy I was attracted to, regardless of whether he was team homo or not, asking him would have hurt no one…but I didn’t because well duh, he was a model and I’m a awkward, guy who gets shy and flustered.
It was a miracle in and of itself that I was able to get selfies with the hot boys.
My job is fun, I get to meet cool people and do cool things that I typically wouldn’t like interview Jean de Villiers and Nicky Romero, meet F.W de Klerk, the J&B Met and the colour run. It is all experiences that I am grateful for but sometimes it can be exhausting.
I think the most important thing I learned this week was to know my limit.
I am glad that while I got to have invites and experience all these things, I know when I have reached my limit and that is a big thing for me. I would like to think that I work hard, sometimes it doesn’t feel that way, but I do try my best.
Knowing when I have reached my ceiling is important thing for me to realise because everything I work on at that point is just without love and I am just running on autopilot – there is no desire to do my best, only to get it done.
Don’ run on autopilot, it’s important to take care of yourself. I don’t always take care of myself, but I am learning.
You only have one you, so try not ruining yourself.
Theo. Over and Out.
|What I love about this picture was that I started pulling some crazy eyes, and he played along….
PS – To the super hot Eden Classens, you are so sweet and seem like a cool guy, I know you’re probably like super busy, dating other models, but if you ever want to go for coffee with a shy-ish awkward guy who will make you laugh (I at least have that going for me) and then hit me up.