Some of the greatest psychological stressors are said to include breakups, death, moving house, and starting a new job. Sometimes we choose one or more of these willingly, and hope to hell that the payoff will be worth it. For two years, I worked in private general practice in Cape Town. The benefits of this kindContinue reading “Why I left private practice for the public sector”
It’s a week now since I’ve finished Community Service. I decided to take this week to organise my admin and recover from a long year. A holiday, if you will. Only, this time my holiday is unpaid leave. Oh, I do miss formal employment.
Shame, I feel sorry for us; because all we want is to belong, but somewhere along the line we have taught ourselves that to belong means to be among people who think like us; never realising how deprived such a community would be.
If you have been told your whole life that you need simply to do what you love (and you’ll “never work a day in your life”, yada yada yada), you might not know HOW else to choose a path forward.
My three-week Winter Recess is coming rapidly to an end. Note that this is the first time I’ve been home, or had any kind of holiday since 6 January this year. A few days ago, somebody asked my parents why I’m not doing a holiday job.
A few times every year I see on Facebook, blogs and Twitter how high school students consider their options for life after school. There was this boy I dated in high school. He was not a genius, but he performed as an above-average student. He did well in Maths, Science and Biology. He was goodContinue reading “There Was This Boy: Your Future Matters”
WordPress has this wonderful little thing called STATS. Recently I amused myself by viewing all the search terms that has brought readers to this blog. This one goes out to all the poor misguided souls who Googled something, landed up here and still did not get their answers. I apologise profusely.
While Christmas shopping today I was recognised by some girls from my high school. It means a lot to me because I was kind of a someone in high school – often in the limelight and usually for a good reason – so university has sometimes made me feel small and invisible. Anyways, the girlsContinue reading “Summer Jobs: A Necessary Evil”