In my wildest dreams, 2011 couldn’t have been more awesome. Yes, it had its ups and downs, but through it all, it turned out being the best year of my life. I lived a little more and probably learnt some of life’s most important lesson. So here are the top 5 things I learnt in 2011:

1. Australians Aren’t That Bad

It must have been something about our sporting history with the country or the fact that they stole my best friend but having spent an amazing month in their beautiful country, I realised, they’re not so bad after all. 

2. Get Yourself a Credit Record

I, unfortunately, involved myself in a 3 car pileup on Valentine’s Day. My poor little car had been squashed between two others and had to be written off. With my minimal budget and a serious case of whiplash things looked pretty bleak. Anyway, long story short, within a month, I did the impossible and got a new job and bought my dream car. The only issue was that I didn’t have a credit record but thank God for supportive parents and BOOM, the Polo was mine.

3. Feelings Are For Those You Care About

Don’t waste your time, money or effort on anyone who doesn’t see in you what you see in them.

4. Models Are Paid to Be Skinny

I mean, seriously, if someone paid me to go to a gym for the hours every day I’d do it. But I work a 9-5, deal with my curves and most boys like a little cushion for the pushing.

5. There’s No Place Like Home

Cape Town is the business! Not only is it a holiday destination filled with my friends and family but also Design Capital of the World and home to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, I’m definitely one lucky lady to call this amazing city home.

Here’s to 2012 being even more awesome!