I came across a nugget of information on a very dark day that changed everything. To be honest this information should have been very obvious to me considering my own experiences and my background in Psychology. Suffice to say part of me did know but I thought they were just flights of fancy on my… Continue reading Why the creative personality must create or die
Author: Yvonne Feresu
Hi, I'm on a mission to be the best darn blogger south of the Sahara...and yes I know "best" is relative but you get my drift. So far I've won a national award for this blog, and earn my living professional as a writer, that's pretty cool, isn't it?
The Creative Career: Why do we want overnight success?
Dear creatives, when did we become enamoured by the idea of quick, overnight successful creative career? We want it all, and we want it fast. We compare ourselves to the girl who went viral on Tiktok or the guy who built a multi-million dollar app in two years or the other girl who built an… Continue reading The Creative Career: Why do we want overnight success?
A present to my creative self – the WinterABC
I almost never take part in blogging challenges, except in 2020 when I attempted the winter challenge but never finished it. I am determined, this time around. The challenge is flexible with themed weeks instead of daily topics, and the community is even bigger and better. On this day I dedicate my first post for… Continue reading A present to my creative self – the WinterABC
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
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?
When friends die young: RIP Gathrie Shava
Gathrie Shava was a gentle soul who unexpectedly left us. He was too young to die, and it was too soon. His death reminds those of us who knew him that our days are numbered.
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.