Thin and superficial

Mar 30

Thin and superficial

Let me put that in context. A person’s word or promise is like their skin. Thin and superficial.  I am at a point where I have almost given up on my business. I have been given a thin opportunity with an incubator. I haven’t been accepted onto their program but I have been given a document to read, something to complete and then they’ll see if they can...

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Irrational Fears

Feb 15

Irrational Fears

Today I learnt the difference between a rational and an irrational fear. I have a lot of irrational fears, mostly born out of a very difficult and lonely childhood. My main fear at present is around career. I ran my own business, which has not turned out to be the success I had dreamed it to be. I made the very difficult decision (mentally) to go back to work...

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Things I wish I had known about myself 10 years ago

Aug 27

Things I wish I had known about myself 10 years ago

I worked in recruitment for 10 years and the one question I never, ever asked my candidates was the stupidly inane “Where do you see yourself in 5 years”. I never, ever asked this because if I had asked myself that question at 23 I would never have been able to answer that at 28 I would be engaged, then pregnant, and then a single mother, that I would finally...

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Things to not regret

Jan 26

Things to not regret

1) Traveling 2) Learn another language 3) Getting out of a bad relationship 4) Using sunscreen 5) Seeing your favorite musicians 6) Taking a chance 7) Going to gym, eating healthy and working out 8 ) Quit that terrible job 9) Education 10) Realise your beauty 11) Saying “I love you” 12) Listen  to your parents’ advice 13) Don’t care too much about what...

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Winning R23 is not winning the lottery.

Jun 20

Winning R23 is not winning the lottery.

I won R23 in the lottery and decided to give my partner Andre a call and let him know we’ve won the lottery. This is how the call went. Me: Hi there Andre: Hello Me: Guess what? Andre: What? Me: You’ll never believe what happened to me today Andre: ok Me: You know I always play the lottery Andre: yes Me: I was tidying up my handbag and there’s all these...

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I Survived

Feb 26

I Survived

I realised earlier this afternoon that if we had stayed together we would have been together for exactly 19 years and married for exactly 12 years today. If. We got to 9 years 9 months. An engagement. A daughter. No wedding. What happened to staying together for 50 years? He said we’d be happy in 50 years. I said I wanted to be happy now, not later. So...

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