Life is beautiful. There’s simply no other way to put it: life is beautiful. I feel exuberant, unconquerable, blissful, at peace with myself in this world. Inhaling, I’m going to take a second to latch onto this feeling and wrap my arms tightly around it. Exhaling, I’m radiating this feeling out to you through your…
Category: Personal Writing Space
Why is Leaving a Place I Hate so Hard?
I spent the first 19 years of my life in Harare and in the 5 years since I’ve lived in 5 different cities across 3 different continents. The constant change has repeatedly invoked the question of what it means to call a place home. How do I find comfort in places so far both geographically and culturally from where I grew up? What does hominess mean to me? This piece explores finding home away from home and finding comfort in places that you don’t even like.
Finding Love Around the Table #1: The First Homecooked Dinner Date
A little more than a year ago, I prepared to host someone I’d been dating for 2 months at my apartment for dinner. He would be the first to dine at the new IKEA table I’d painfully spent 2 weeks assembling by myself.
Welcome to the Rest of Your Life: 3 Lessons from My First Year in the Real World
‘welcome to the rest of your life’, and what a welcome it was. losing my first job and an injury that left me unable to walk for 2 months were the overtones in the symphony of the debilitating global economic/political/climatic outlook.
I started writing this piece about life’s setbacks around the 1 year anniversary of my time in the real world (last August) but have invariably delayed because the setbacks did not stop coming. Keri Hilson said it first (and said it best),
#justgetbackupwhenitknocksyoudown, this post is a reminder (to myself more than anyone else) that transitions are tough, tough times never last and to remain confident in your ability to come out on top.
Put Your Phone Down: You’re Not Having Fun
This message was brought to you by: the serotonin transmitters in your brain. Roughly a year ago, mine were working overtime in response to the prospects of a changing world. Ah yes, #hotvaxsummer. For just 2 doses of your local Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca (Johnson & Johnson available at the special price of 1 dose)…
Actuellement: New Beginnings
Salutations, friends and happy Sunday. I know that it necessarily doesn’t feel like a happy Sunday, given everything that is happening in the world right now, it feels impossible to be happy about anything. There is an overbearing cloud of frustration and despair hanging over the United States at the present moment as it seems…
Peace Offering Mini Berry Galettes
Hi, it’s me again. It’s been a while, (2 years if we’re really counting), and when I left you, I was just about to head to Cape Town, South Africa to embark on a summer program that well and truly changed my life. Since then, I’ve hardly been idle, I’ve been horse-riding in the south…
Competition is an Illusion: My First Year at an Ivy League School
The moral of the story is: Run your own race. After an incredible last year of high school that surpassed even my own expectations, I was feeling pretty good. With impressive A Level results, the Melbury Cup tennis trophy and an award from the Government of Zimbabwe, I was on top of the world. It…