Have you ever found yourself saying yes to something you don't want to do, don't believe in, or don't have time for, just to avoid missing out, offending someone, or coming across as unable to handle a busy schedule? We are now living in a culture that has glorified the word “busy”. We hear this... Continue Reading →
This is the digital age. From food to instant streaming, faster WiFi and same day delivery, we live in a time where we expect everything to happen right now. Life is moving at a rapid pace. Everything is happening quicker and quicker and waiting for anything is considered a waste of time. Everything we could... Continue Reading →
Since I graduated from university at the end of 2016 I have been living life unrooted. Partly by choice, partly not. The turn of 2017 brought about my big move to London. For as long as I could imagine up until that point, moving to London was my big dream. I had stars in my... Continue Reading →
I wonder if any of you can relate to this. I seem to have it ingrained in me that when someone asks me to do something, or when I suddenly get reminded about something on my to-do list, it needs to be done now. When I'm at work and I get an email from a... Continue Reading →
We humans enjoy a good stereotype. The cliques formed in school show this perfectly. There's the jocks, popular kids, nerds, drama geeks, goths, hipsters etc. As a society, if there is one thing we have in abundance its sub-cultures. Hippies, yogis, yuppies, gamers, bikers, punks, artists, all the way to liberals, feminists and fascists. It... Continue Reading →
My Netflix watchlist is constantly growing and I never seem to get through it. The number of podcasts that I'm subscribed to is far more than I will ever have time for. I have downloaded so many albums and playlists on Apple Music - trying to enjoy what I know I enjoy as well as keep up with the new stuff. Almost everyday I hear of a new book I want to read, as well as some new app that is supposed to change my life that I want to try.
I am grateful for these unexpected downturns and moments of severe distress. It sounds counter-intuitive but the angst is worth the blinding lucidity it brings about.
A no brainer when we were kids, being ourselves. When we didn't care about what others thought, when we had no one to impress, no social norms to fit into. When societal stigmas weren't a thing we even knew about. But as we start to grow older this begins to change. We start looking at... Continue Reading →
The big city brimming with buzz and opportunity, culture, people and enough going on to keep one busy for a lifetime. Many people only dream of such a place. Especially where I come from. I come from a small beachside village in Cape Town that could fit into one corner of the SW. Somewhere like... Continue Reading →
“Man up”. Don’t be such a girl". These are phrases that most men in our society will be familiar with. They are heard at school, home, among peers and in popular culture. But are we aware of the damage caused by this mentality that we continue to normalise? Although this dogma is one that has... Continue Reading →