What I learnt sacrificing creative writing for financial security

I would love to say I have always loved writing, but the truth is I’m not sure it’s been “always.” I’ve had an inclination towards writing for as long as I can remember. Maybe it was because I fell in love with stories from an early age, earlier than my adult memory can remember. That’s… Continue reading What I learnt sacrificing creative writing for financial security

Why having uncomfortable conversations matters in our lives

Painkillers are pretty awesome and handy, whoever created them deserves numerous awards. I don’t know anyone who’s never taken a painkiller before, because they’re just that essential. Sadly not all of them are easy to swallow. There’s a particularly nasty brand that starts to dissolve on your tongue, leaving a bitter taste the moment you… Continue reading Why having uncomfortable conversations matters in our lives

You can have your dream job and still be miserable

Imagine you studied Computer Science for four years, specialized in Software Engineering, and graduated with a merit. I would have said distinction, but let’s just say you also had a swinging social life too. Immediately after, you start job hunting. Your CV looks terrific; you were your university Tennis team captain, the Secretary for the… Continue reading You can have your dream job and still be miserable

Virus-anxiety: How I finally wrote my first ebook

First ever published ebook!

I wrote my first e-book, finally! And it’s on mental health. This was no easy task! It showed me new levels of frustration, and I acquired a profound respect for cover and book designers. I seriously underestimated the editing and proofreading process. Editors deserve more money than they charge honestly, and I deserve a bottle… Continue reading Virus-anxiety: How I finally wrote my first ebook

Why aren’t we doing more about the COVID-19 threat in Zimbabwe?

Are we waiting for a positive case before we take aggressive action? I’m scared. As a Zimbabwean citizen living in Zimbabwe, I’m scared. I’m afraid because we’re not taking the threat of coronavirus infections seriously enough. I’m worried because if we wait until we have confirmed cases, it’ll be too late. I listen to people… Continue reading Why aren’t we doing more about the COVID-19 threat in Zimbabwe?

I applied for the Chevening scholarship and got rejected.

It was August 2019 and applications for the Chevening Award had just opened. This was my year, finally. With 2 years of work experience, a fairly clear career direction and powerful story I felt as if I was as ready as I was going to get. And so I started my application. (Side note: In… Continue reading I applied for the Chevening scholarship and got rejected.

Flash fiction: Toe Suckers and Designer Bags

“Okay, now come here, get on your knees,” he said, crooking his fingers. Cindy gave him a long stare and smiled coyly. She wondered what kinky fuckery he wanted to get on with now. Dressed in nothing but a red thong, Cindy climbed onto the bed on her knees and awaited further instructions. He liked… Continue reading Flash fiction: Toe Suckers and Designer Bags

My 2020 challenge: promises to myself

New year, new beginnings…or so the saying goes, but the reality is sometimes it’s really just the same old shit, different calendar year. We go into this “goals and resolutions” frenzy, which I totally subscribe to but half of us don’t see them through anyways. I promise myself all sorts of things every year, and… Continue reading My 2020 challenge: promises to myself

How quarterly reviews can help keep your goals on track

It’s almost the end of August! We’ve gone through a great deal as a country in the past 8 months and as individuals too. I remember as if it were yesterday, setting out my targets for this year. Setting goals and resolutions. Plenty of us did. And then some of us wait until December to… Continue reading How quarterly reviews can help keep your goals on track