• The Dark Side of Paradise

    I’ve been going to the Kruger National Park with my family since I was a little girl and as I’ve grown older, I have continued to try and go as often as possible. The peace and tranquility when surrounded by nature in the African bush is a feeling beyond what I could ever describe in person or in writing, the early mornings waking up to the chatter of the birds as the glow of the golden sun gently kisses the tops of the trees. The ringing heat of the midday sun and driving around in silence with your eyes peeled looking out of the window in the hopes of finding…

  • 2016: A New Year, The Old Me

    ”The Secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates Congratulations, you’ve made it to the year 2016. You’ve survived yet another year of natural selection and that is a rather commendable achievement in today’s times. Survival and what not. Anyway, that’s not really the point of this post. The point of this post is to firstly wish you all an official ‘Happy New Year’, it’s that time of year where we all take out new gym memberships, start new things (on that note I went to a meditation course the other day. I enjoyed it. Didn’t meditate…

  • Chapter Closed

    I put my pen down and closed my book, my hand cramping after cramming as much information as I could within the allotted 4 hour time period. I packed up my highlighters, my pencil and spare pen which were strewn across my desk and quietly pushed my chair out against the wooden floor. I walked to the front of the class and handed in my four exam books to the invigilator, I signed my name off on the list, picked up my bag and walked out closing the door gently behind me. 30th October 2015, 1:00pm. I was finished. Done. 13 years of school and studies and I was finally…

  • What’s Really Under Our Feet?

    ‘‘I feel that it is extremely important that each individual realize their responsibility for preserving the environment, to make it a part of daily life, create the same attitude in their families, and spread it to the community.’’ – Dalai Lama As some of you may or may not know, I’m currently in my honours year of studying. When you’re in honours, you have to do the dreaded task of submitting a thesis at the end of the year, basically a thick-ass pile of paper of a study that you have conducted yourself. Unlike my undergraduate degree where my freedom of writing choice was largely limited in topics, my degree…