Why I Write

A heavy heart hurts. And having a heavy heart can physically slow you down; convincing you that your world came to a standstill while the rest of the world moves on.   In the times when I’m weighed down by my heavy heart, I turn to writing because, sometimes, only paper will listen. Writing gives … More Why I Write

Things Only Creative People Will Understand

There are certain things that only creative people will understand, as they see the world through their own lens and are often misunderstood. But the truth is: creative people are different for a reason! Different studies have confirmed that a creative person’s brain has structural differences. These differences cause them to think and act uniquely; … More Things Only Creative People Will Understand

Met die Sekelmaan

  Ek voer laat-aand gesprekke met die sekelmaan, vertel hom van my drome se donker waters en suutjies kruip die gety van gedagtes nader. Angsbevange in hierdie oomblik van my stilte, want ek weet, my siel, nog altyd jou hemelruim wat vir jou soos sterre skyn met helder hoop.   Ek verlang na laat-aand gesprekke … More Met die Sekelmaan

Buite My Venster

Soggens waai die boom daar buite die venster vir my, terwyl die wind my weer herinner van ons nuwe dae. Daar’s skelm soentjies van reëndruppels op die gras: ‘n teken dat ons verlange vriend gisteraand hier was.   Vandag skryf ek weer ‘n brief van blomme en drome, sodat jy vir altyd onthou van my … More Buite My Venster

Just Keep Moving

I love cycling. I love how it gives me a sense of freedom; the wind blowing through my hair (or in my case, my helmet). It’s my drug of choice and therapy. I love the idea of challenging myself and then conquering that obstacle, but like any person, I sometimes doubt myself.   Recently, I … More Just Keep Moving

Love at First Sight

They say that love at first sight is an instant, gut emotion that tells you this person is different; this person is the one. Beautiful idea, isn’t it? But that’s exactly what it was for me: just an idea.   I’m happily married to one of the best human beings ever and I won’t change … More Love at First Sight