The good, the not-so-great and the downright awful: lessons learned from ten months working in my home country

Happy New Year lovely readers! 2018 is finally here and I'm feeling motivated, hopeful and excited about the new challenges and opportunities that await me. Overall, 2017 was a decent one for me despite it not ending on the happiest of notes. The past year was my year of learning and one of my biggest …

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It’s a love-hate thing: a brief assessment of my half-year living and working in my home country

So I’ve been living and working in Zambia, my country of origin, for over 6 months now and…it’s been (slightly) better than I expected. I wouldn’t say that I’m having an absolute blast here but I can’t say I’m completely miserable either. Since I arrived in Zambia to start work, there have been many times …

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Master class: how studying towards a masters helped me discover my identity

In 2016 I accomplished one of my career goals – earning a masters degree in law. While I gained a wealth of knowledge  and practical skills that will no doubt be invaluable to me in my professional endeavours going forward, the life lessons I learned inside and outside the classroom in Pretoria and Kampala have enriched my existence immensely …

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TCKs and transitional trauma: exploring the causes of depression and anxiety in third culture kids

We all go through the occasional bouts of depression. Some people can be depressed for a couple of days, others for several months or even years at a time. Whether it be as a result of having experienced a death in the family, the loss of a job, mental disorder or a terrible accident that …

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