Live your best life NOW

Before this year, my best life was going to start in my forties after I had secured bags and achieved ‘stability’. Maybe somewhere on a private jet, sipping on champagne on my way to the Maldives. However, recent events in my life have made me question why I think my forties or even tomorrow is…

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When what you studied is not what you want to do

For my undergraduate, I wanted to study gender, philosophy and politics and my parents wanted me to study engineering. I ended up choosing a BSc in Construction Studies as a sort of “middle ground”🙃. I then specialised by getting a BSc Honours in Quantity Surveying. As a quantity surveyor, a cost consultant for the construction industry,…

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Why you might not be asking for help

This might be the ubuntu in me speaking but I don’t think one can thrive in this world without help. Yet I have glorified not needing help so much that I have to keep fighting all my instincts to ask for it. Going into this year I knew I wouldn’t make it without help so…

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25 self-care ideas for a healthy body, mind and soul

This is the greatest I have felt since adulting started. My body is healthy and glowing; my mind is free and alert; and my soul is whole and happy. Here are some activities that I have been doing that I attribute to these feelings of newness and joy. I tried to divide them by mind,…

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9 lessons from homeschooling my sisters

The day was Sunday the 15th of March; while I dropped my sister, the boarder, back to school the president announced the closure of all schools on account of COVID-19. We picked her books and returned home shooketh to the core. This is also the day I had planned to leave for South Africa to…

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My Arranged Marriage

I thought I would never know the horror and beauty of an arranged marriage,now that we are living the “modern” life. However, I am realising that deciding to please my parents by taking Construction Studies is very similar to an arranged marriage, so in a way i think I am discovering the beauty and horror…

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The roots of my chocoholism

I have always loved chocolate and at Alliance Girls High School, I would look forward to the Cadbury chocolate bar more than I did to my mum on visiting days. This love for chocolate grew into a passion in my Creative Arts class when Mr. Peter introduced us to Yswara, a company that made luxury…

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