Count to 8…

At a stage when I was younger, there was nothing more I obsessed over than becoming Miss South Africa. Whenever it was being aired, I would run wildly through the house yelling to my mom and sister that it was starting, and we’d be glued to the screen for the next few hours. I’d then … Continue reading Count to 8…

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A comprehensive guide on how get into medicine, maybe…

Eventually I can call myself a final year student – and it feels weird. It’s weird that next year I will have a job, a new environment, and money (okay that part is just awesome). It’s weird that I will no longer have the safety-net of yet another year of studying – something which I’ve … Continue reading A comprehensive guide on how get into medicine, maybe…

“So many selfies, yet so little knowledge of self…” – someone cool, somewhere

The season of T-shirt tans, flip-flop burns, 2 ice-creams in a row and sand in every place has begun, along with an assortment of feelings about wearing a bikini for the first time in months in front of hoards of holiday-makers at the already-overcrowded beaches. It’s the season that our exercise routines are built around, … Continue reading “So many selfies, yet so little knowledge of self…” – someone cool, somewhere

You can have your cake, just don’t eat (all of) it!

Trying to beat the holiday bulge is almost as difficult as trying to save money in a season that begs one to over-indulge in every sense:  Christmas Time is here! At the beginning of these holidays, shortly after having done the 94.7 Cycle Challenge and being in reasonably good shape, my boyfriend and I promised … Continue reading You can have your cake, just don’t eat (all of) it!

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me…

With a few days of 5th year left, I can’t help but sit wide-eyed when retrospecting on how the big dragon of 2017 blew its fiery breath all over my development as a fledgling student Doctor. Fiery it was, and I often compare it to an unnecessary veld fire ignited by a glass beer bottle … Continue reading And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me…