Exhaustion and being busy, the new trends.

Not a day goes by that I don’t hear from at least five people how tired; how exhausted they are; how floored they are after a day’s work, school or varsity life. Everyone is asking for more hours in a day, as if time would magically help us do the things we didn’t get to in the allocated time. I’m guilty of this more than others, most of the time. I was rambling on the phone earlier on with my girlfriend, giving her the list of things I have to get to the next couple weeks, and how I don’t … Continue reading Exhaustion and being busy, the new trends.

Hello Bad Days

I can so easily forget what it means to be a person. I can get so easily wrapped up in how I feel when I feel heavy, that I forget how others feel about me. I focus too much on how hard I have to swallow every morning  before stepping outside, and how I have to press play to that overrated track in my head: “it’s not as bad as it feels”.  Most days I stay grounded though. Most days I continue to believe that my life is not the mess it was years ago. Those days I fly. I … Continue reading Hello Bad Days

I was almost “Robin Williams” (My battle with depression)

“Our job is to improve the quality of life; not just delaying death”- Patch Adams I’m an emotional wreck this morning. I’ve been bawling my eyes out from the time I woke up when a friend sent me a link about the fateful death of Robin Williams- one of the best actors who ever walked this earth. Our world is shocked and choked. My world is shocked and choked. I’m choking. Robin Williams has been one of my favorite actors since I can remember- since the days of Hook, Alladin, and Mrs. Doubtfire. In all of the movies I’ve seen of … Continue reading I was almost “Robin Williams” (My battle with depression)

Stille krag van Vroue (artikel wat ek geskryf het vir Kuier-tydskrif)

Al gehoor hoe baie mense die gesegde, “vandag se vroumense…” gebruik, om te verwys na ‘n houding of ingesteldheid van die moderne vrou? En hoe daardie verwysing selde na iets positief verwys? Dis asof die samelewing nie ‘vandag se vrou’ ten volle kan aanvaar nie; asof sy terselfdertyd geprys en veroordeel word, deur die einste mense wat een vir een hulle klippe sou neergooi as hulle voor haar staan en die Meester hoor sê: “Laat die een van julle wat ‘n skoon gewete het, eerste ‘n klip op haar gooi.” Ons dwing haar om in haar eindelose stryd (steeds) vir … Continue reading Stille krag van Vroue (artikel wat ek geskryf het vir Kuier-tydskrif)

For you…it’s okay

It’s okay to hurt; I hurt for you. And after the pain has been attended to, you will see that you can survive it. The morning WILL come. It is because of the darkness that you are able to see the light. It is a beautiful, comforting fact of life. Do not despise your dark times. You are human. You will fall; I will fall; we will fall, and I will love you when you stand up straight, and I will love you with your knees scraped on the concrete of confusion. I will not kick you when you’re down … Continue reading For you…it’s okay

August 4th (My Birthday)

It’s almost impossible for me to believe that I’m sitting here writing this blog about the gift of life that was given to me thirty years ago. My thoughts traces back to one regretful day in my past when I told my mother I wish I had died at birth. I wish I’ve never been there to cause her so much tragedy and tears and shame. Oh what a mother she was who said, “even if I had known the choices you would make in life, I would never have passed the honor to become your mother”.  She said she … Continue reading August 4th (My Birthday)