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I am a Lawyer, Writer, Reader and Traveller. From Johannesburg, South Africa. I am writing to find my voice. Fortune favours the brave.

It's better to accept this

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I have made more friends in the last 6 months than I have in the last 5 years. Moving to a new country will force you to rapidly make new friends. It will force you to connect with people you would not have had you stayed at home.

This year…

Life lessons I have picked up along the way

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  1. Drinking a lot will make you feel like shit. Nothing beats waking up early going for a run/cycle in the early morning, while drinking too much is guaranteed to make you feel horrible the next day.
  2. Everyone is insecure. Everyone has fears. Everyone feels lonely and sad a lot or…

Flakey friends are hard

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Flakey friends. We all have them. They do one or more of the following:

  • they don’t respond to any messages on WhatsApp or Facebook or Instagram;
  • or they take forever to respond, a minimum of 1 week;
  • they say they will call but don’t;
  • they say they will be there…

Is it you or them?

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Why do some friendships endure and others simply fade away or blow up in your face?

Even with all these wonderfully easy methods of communication we now have, maintaining an adult friendship isn’t magically easier.

Are my friends just too busy or do they no longer care about the friendship?

Loving the Dutch Life

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My partner and I recently moved to the Netherlands. We love it. We somehow managed to immigrate during the covid pandemic. After multiple tests and canceled flights we safely landed in the Netherlands at the beginning of February.

It's not the same of course. …

How I decided to drink again

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I gave up drinking almost two years ago. Well, excessive drinking. I wasn’t an alcoholic but like most twenty-year-olds, I drank to have fun. I got drunk almost every month. It was a part of my life. Too much a part of my life.

So I stopped drinking for a…

Ask yourself this first

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Work is important. We need to work but how desperately do we need the job. While job searching recently I found myself looking for jobs that I thought would be great but for the wrong reasons.

A persistent thought I had when I found a ‘suitable’ job opening, was:


It is the best thing in my life

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People often comment on my relationship:

“You two are so good together”;

“You look so happy”;

“You have a special connection”;

“Your relationship looks so beautiful and amazing.”

People we know only a little, and close friends and family.

Our relationship looks amazing because it is amazing. When other people…

We live on the road now

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When this year started I had no idea this is where I would be. Living in Cape Town, South Africa. We planned a very different sort of life this year. And we got different. Just not the different we wanted.

We planned to move overseas. A move we had planned…

Kate Conradie

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