Avoiding car buyer’s remorse

Five things you need to consider before buying a vehicle.

I don’t like parting with money. Call it being stingy, a cheapskate, whatever.

I don’t like spending money in fact, saving money gives me a high like I’ve just snorted up a line of cocaine. Not that I’ve ever done cocaine, this is an analogy, I don’t do drugs!

In 2016 when I bought my first car it actually took me a while to do it. My parents had bought me a spitlana (city car) back in 2012 with about
70 000 km on it and she ran quite well.

It’s different though, being given a car versus buying your own and while writing this post I came across an Owners Satisfaction Survey by Consumer Report who surveyed people who owned cars modelled in 2014 – 2017.
In the survey they asked the car buyers:

“All things considered would you buy the same car again?”

Most respondents in the survey said yes BUT about 30% said “no”. Continue reading “Avoiding car buyer’s remorse”

What to wear to the Black Panther movie.

I saw a tweet last week where someone asked if we are wearing traditional attire to the airing of the Black Panther movie in SA cinemas. Another person replied, no. I was so shocked.

Before I get carried away in a rant, I want to briefly discuss why I think this movie is so important.

There are very few superhero movies that I have watched in my lifetime. The ones that come to mind are the Avengers and Batman.  I don’t watch superhero movies often I like my superheroes to have a more human element to them, something that is attainable as an everyday citizen of the world. So I opted for movies like The Hunger Games instead. The Black Panther movie is about more than a hero saving the day.  Continue reading “What to wear to the Black Panther movie.”

An overthinker taking a risk

I caught myself saying something I think is a little profound the other day.  Someone asked me if I wasn’t scared to take the risk I’m  about to take?

I said: “I’ve been playing it safe for so many years and it has only gotten me this far, which is not where I thought I would be.  I am scared, terrified to be exact. But, I have planned for the worst and I am not waiting anymore.”

“The risk is not in doing something that feels risky. The risk is in not doing something that feels risky.” – Andy Dunn.

I missed my office job – the labour of project work

Office jobs are boring they said. Get a job where you get to travel they said.

Whoever sold this dream about work travel being anything remotely close to leisure travel, may I please have a refund!!

After two weeks of being away from my office, commuting back and forth between Pretoria and Johannesburg, I have a new appreciation for my desk job. There are no words adequate enough to explain my exhaustion.

Never again will I take my office job for granted. I missed sitting down and a few other simple pleasures. So all those job seekers who want a job that requires you to travel, consider the following:

Continue reading “I missed my office job – the labour of project work”

Dealing with depression – how I just get through life

Life will be good, it will be really good. I am happy and things seem to be going well. Then out of nowhere I just drop. Emotions fill me up like cement. My heart hardens and my body feels like a stump too dense to move.

I am just overwhelmed by sadness. I feel nothing and everything at the same time. Daylight burns bright but will be in a place of complete darkness.
The office, my home, even my mind. Sometimes I don’t even walk into that place I’m pushed into it. Continue reading “Dealing with depression – how I just get through life”

I wrote and it’s painful

 My right intentions went wrong when it came to my fast. I didn’t get the job, not even an interview. My heart sank and then I realised – this position is not meant for me and what did God do, He confirmed it!

On the last day of my fast I watched a spirit-shifting sermon by T.D. Jakes called:

“When you have divine favor, God will pay you for what you would do for free!”

I could have sworn the Bishop was preparing for this disappointment. The disappointment from the excitement of what I had in mind versus what happened. I was disappointed… Am I still disappointed? I processed the emotions for a while and what I know now, for certain, though is that I am at peace.

Source: Old soul of mine

Continue reading “I wrote and it’s painful”

It went wrong and I’m writing about it, a prelude!

There was this job, “the dream job” that I applied for earlier this year. So months go by, no word {no it was not a government position, where waiting month(s) for feedback is expected}. This job was everything I could ever ask for:

♦ Global attractive employer 

Real growth opportunity √

♦ Higher salary, more benefits √√

I would be doing exactly what I am doing now but on a much larger scale, MUCH LARGER. Continue reading “It went wrong and I’m writing about it, a prelude!”