Johannesburg

One year in Joburg

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This Sunday marks one year since Alistair, Boo and I packed up our Cape Town lives for the bright lights and big city of Jozi. Well, bright lights isn’t completely accurate due to regular power cuts, although the spectacular sunsets more than make up for it.

The first six months were a bit rough on my Capetonian sensibilities, but I grow to love Joburg more every day. This city has tested and stretched me in so many ways. It’s made me tougher, more honest with myself and oddly also less spoilt. If you’d told me in Cape Town that I’d have to drive 40 minutes to work every day, I would have said “Never!”

Experience

30 Things I Know At 30

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There’s no such thing as too many shoes.
People will disappoint you, but you’ve disappointed them too.
Marry the love of your life, the one who makes you laugh.
This too shall pass.
Your 20s are for being selfish and self-absorbed.