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As the end of the first month of a new year arrives and the second month begins,  I thought it fitting to look back at last year, a time all but forgotten and we swiftly move ahead into 2015. Over the course of last year, which began as a terrible year for me and ended with me beginning the journey of self discovery and self-love and wonder, what have I really learnt from 2014 that I can carry with me during 2015 and help me to live my life more fully. Lessons

I have always loved writing. When I was a teenager the act of writing gave me solace from the angst that was my world. Late at night when everyone was asleep, I would open up one of my notebooks and pour my heart out. If I had nothing to write about I would listen to the radio and find my inspiration in the songs that came on. A word, a verse, an idea, all led to sentences streaming across the page. I would stay awake till long after 3am, surrounded

Personality Test

Zanzibar | Tyranny of Pink

  I am always fascinated by personality test results. usually the results are amusing. I took a test today however, after stumbling across the link in an article I was reading and I was quite impressed with the accuracy of the results. I’m quite introverted generally and I always erroneously thought that introverted and shy were one and the same thing so for the longest time I described myself as shy. I am far from shy but I am definitely an introvert and need time alone to recover from social situations.

This is a story about the time my life was flipped completely upside down by a movie but starting at the end seems silly, so let me start where good writers start, at the beginning. When I was an undergrad student, I was 19 and alone in a new country for the first time. I had an awesome life. I stayed out late partying, had tonnes of friends, put in the bare minimum for my education and passed all my classes anyway. I loved my life. My favourite club was

The road ahead

The road ahead | Tyranny of Pink

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” “I don’t much care where –” “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland  There are moments that mark your life. Some of them good, some of them bad. Some of them neutral but they change you without even intending to. Everything becomes before or after. Those moments, though you don’t see them coming, have the power to change the

Choosing me

Choosing me! Tyranny of Pink

Little girls play dress up. They find their mommy’s shoes and clothes and adorn themselves in jewellery fit for princesses. When I was a little girl, I played law firm. My cousins, the trusty playmates that they were always went along with the games but never without whining a little about why we can’t just play house. In spite of that, they let me have my way, which to be fair was probably because I was the eldest and I usually got my way. The playhouse was turned into the

I love travelling! I think I was born with my passport in my hand and my bags packed. By the time I was 11 years old I had been to Europe 8 times. I had been lucky enough to come into the world as a part of a family who believed in exploring. Although we originally came from Swaziland, my fathers sisters had moved to various countries in Europe, so growing up, I got to visit them. While other children spent their Christmas holidays at home, I was exploring Rome

On criticism

  “Take all criticism’s no matter how foolish and see what you can learn from them. Sometimes you will learn something valuable about yourself and other times you will learn valuable lessons about human nature”

Too many people are willing to settle. They settle for jobs they hate, friends they despise and marry people they only half tolerate. I’ve been that person. I’ve worked those jobs, had those friends and dated those people but at some point I just decided enough is enough. I think sometimes we let people love us in the way we think we deserve to be loved. Maybe not intentionally but we honestly prevent ourselves from being happy. Maybe it’s time to accept who we are as people and embrace our

The Night Owl

Carpe Diem Noctum!! I read these articles about improving productivity and getting more done in your day. If you do “these 5 things” you will become this magical being who after putting your alarm across the room, gets up at the crack of dawn and exercises for an hour before getting into a shower you have earned. Right after that you will leap into your clothes laid out the night before and rush into your office without needing that 3rd cup of coffee. You will be successful, you will marry

This is a list, in no particular order, of things I absolutely don’t want to live without. My husband Gerard who is my absolute best friend. There isn’t a nicer person in the whole world than him and I am so incredibly lucky to have him in my life. Good food– I love medium rare steak with chips, oysters smothered in lemon juice and tabasco sauce, sushi and hearty cheese board. My handbag collection – I am an absolute bag lady and love nothing more than extending the collection in my

Hey Ho it’s 2015! I think that people make new years resolutions with the best intentions but often they can end up just being a way to let yourself down. It’s not always easy to get to gym 5 times a week. Sometimes, life gets in the way of the best laid plans. I’ve tried it but I honestly can’t remember the last time I set resolutions for myself. I’m generally just not the kind of person who makes them. This is for a number of reasons. I don’t like to

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