What I miss about Jozi

Johannesburg / Jozi / Egoli was my home for four years and I miss her often. But even more than the place I also miss what my life there allowed me to do. I am referring to the  absence of parental influence and steady cash flow (major cons of being  on a not-yet-income-generating gap year…

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Lessons at 25

I am 25! Woohoo! My late teens and early twenties were quite the ride and I cannot wait to see what my mid twenties hold! Whatever the case, below are the lessons I am carrying into 25! Sisterhood is everything For me sisterhood is a term that encompasses my sisters, sister-friends, girlfriends, aunties, mothers,  grandmothers…

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Reflections on being awarded “Best all-round student in construction studies” in both my 1st and 2nd year of study.

I remember the day I chose construction, it was a Sunday morning at the African Leadership Academy. It was a hard season, especially because even the American colleges I had applied to for the sake of it had either rejected me or waitlisted me. Sundays were my days for speaking to God, I would wake…

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Cheblocs turn 2!

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy down in my heart! I was remembering how I grew up thinking I have bad hair…something I internalised for such a long time. Bad in that it was the type that does not grow, the type that is not thick and full…the list was long. Well, today as I whipped…

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March ’16

March Thankings I am writing this on my way to Kenya (the joys of an almost empty plane 🙂 ) and I think this has ,without a doubt, been the most amazing Birthday month of my life. There was such an Aleph to it, everything seemed to be working out just as it should. That…

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My 21st Birthday

Twenty was heavy. In fact, when I think of 20, a philosophical skeleton comes to mind. My main aim was finding myself and creating a structure for my ideals. In short it was the  essence part of my “Existence precedes essence.”I even had a whole manifesto 🙂 https://shanicewritingforhim.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/20s-manifesto/.I think this season was essential. At the end…

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9th Ovary birthday

“Yaaay! I have been bleeding for the past nine years of my life. Congratulations, uterus” I shouted on our way back to our tents… “That’s disgusting!” said my brother. No, that’s not disgusting that’s an achievement. Heeee! Periods=dramas and I have lived through each month from the 21st of December, 2006 with joy and sorrow…

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Sales at Yswara

“Sales is the most important skill that you can ever have in your career, you will always be selling something whether it is air or an idea or a product. Sales is also all about psychology, you’ve got to pick up all the little expressions quick quick.” Founder of Yswara, Swaady. *Meehn! Am growing in…

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