Level Up!

I once read a very profound quote about change and growth: I am smack-dab in the middle of levelling up so to speak. Recently, out of the blue, I started thinking about my identity and how I have changed over the past ten years. So many things happened from graduating, starting my first job, getting…

Afrikaans Post – Musiek is medisyne

A recent blog post I did for Finesse Voelgoed Tydskrif – I still need to pinch myself every now and then since it is a dream come true to be able to do what I love and write blogs, even if there are only a handful of people who might read it. Toe ek swanger…

Trying to understand the scar – Part 2

I am sure I am not the only one who needed a box of tissues while reading Part 1 of the series. Let’s jump right into Part 2 of Zandi’s guest post. Where there is a loving relationship, both parents suffer the loss and need the support. Mothers should not be the only ones who…

Trying to understand the scar – Part 1

After my miscarriage at the beginning of the year, I felt like no-one understood my grief and feelings of loss. People tried to be there and did what they could, but still, I felt alone. I asked my good friend who unfortunately suffered two miscarriages herself, to put down a few thoughts in regards to…

Afrikaans Post – Hoe meer (paas)haas hoe minder spoed

Originally posted on Finesse Voelgoed’s blog page – I write about slowing down especially over weekends. Ek is oortuig die hoeveelheid sjokolade paaseiers wat ek geëet het oor paasnaweek is direk verband met die afname in my spoed die afgelope twee weke. Ek lees juis n grappie op Facebook dat ons moet verhoed dat ons kinders…

Good Friend vs Toxic Friend

Recently, the theme of friends kept popping up everywhere and got me thinking about real friends vs toxic friends. Seeing that my day job is understanding people’s personalities, it is by default that I really know my own personality quite well. You see, I am an optimist and thrive on connection and meaning. For that…

Afrikaans Post – Trappe van vergelyking

Originally posted on Finesse Voelgoed’s blog page – this one got a lot of comments from mothers who could relate with my struggle of comparison between mother’s Ek onthou nog hoe my Laerskool onnie ons die trappe van vergelyking laat hardop sê het soos ‘n papagaai. Vir ‘n elf jarige dogtertjie het die reëls van…

Afrikaans Post – Pak jou stewels vir jou reis van moederskap

As mentioned previously, I have been blogging for Finesse Voelgoed since January and decided to repost the posts on my personal blog as well. Repost from Finesse Voelgoed Soos my dogtertjie mevrou-mevrou speel, sit ek en verkyk my aan hoe ons al van kleins af met ons poppies speel en ‘n interne moederinstink van vroeg…