A Few Things to Do During Lockdown

We’ve all wished for more time… Then lockdown happened. Suddenly, we can hear birds singing and it feels like the clock’s ticking is mocking us. So, I quickly turned to the internet to find an anecdote for my boredom.   Here’s what I’ve been doing to kill the time.   COLOUR IN DAVID GRIESSEL’S ART…

Things Every Dog Mom (or Dad) Says

We’ve all been there: you’re going about your day, doing things, having discussions, only to realise you’re talking to your dog or talking about them. Some might feel they’re going crazy, but I don’t think it’s something to feel embarrassed about.   So I’ve been thinking: what does every dog mom (or dad) say regularly?…

A Letter To (Social Media) South Africa

Where do I begin? Do I give statistics? Do I tell you everything will be okay? Because I don’t really know.   What I can say is: my heart aches for our country; for the world. In two days’ time, our country will go into lockdown to try and stay strong against a virus that…

Truths About Being Married

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings; these are a few” things you don’t get in a marriage. Well, maybe on Valentine’s Day.   The thing is, I’m not a hopeless romantic and I don’t believe in soulmates. And to quote…

7 Ways To Grow As A Person

With the year I had, I have an extreme longing to grow as a person this coming year; to get to know the new me and take care of myself. I want to grow emotionally and achieve my goals. And of course, I have asked myself, “How am I going to do this?”   So…

What A Year

It feels like every time I write a post reflecting on what I’ve learned the past year, I love using the words: life had another plan. Maybe it will be my famous last words? My word for 2019 was ‘shine’ and to work on how I treat myself. And like I just hinted, my life…

5th Wedding Anniversary

A dedication of the song “Walking the Wire” by Imagine Dragons to my husband, friend, and superhero.  

A shiny 2019

I’m not a fan of new year’s resolutions because I truly believe that change doesn’t have to happen on a yearly basis. Every day is an opportunity to change and try again. But for the last few years, choosing a word for the year has been a great learning school.   In 2017, I chose the word…

Habits of Successful Humans

If you stumbled upon this article hoping to learn how to be successful in your career or relationship, this is not it. As I find myself at another crossroad in life; wondering what path I should take next, I’m haunted by society’s recipe of what my life is supposed to look like. To be successful…

Inside An Anxious Mind

I wanted to write about it sooner, but I couldn’t. Admitting that I suffer from anxiety is not something I like doing. I’ve always been considered as a strong, independent woman. And by saying I suffer from anxiety out loud, makes me question this strength and independence.   Despite these feelings, I know it’s okay…