To my Brother, I am thankful

Tyrell, as I am writing this you are on a plane to visit Las Vegas and I am ecstatically happy for you! I’m proud to be your little sister, as looking up to you and loving you is one of easiest things I’ve done. I’m proud to call you my big brother for the person…

Two Reasons of Why I don’t Confide in People

I started my tertiary education in February this year and trust me when I say I am having the time of my life! I’m finally socialising with people who I connect with and surprisingly understand on a deeper level, but I am still quite stunned of how these people open up to me. I sometimes…

“No, I don’t want to go to the Cinema with you.”

Thinking through situations, whether they are certain or of possibility, becomes a mandatory skill to possess when one is trying to live a normal life whilst having a physical disability. Eighty percent of the time it is: understanding that you have restrictions and knowing how far you can go without discomforting those around you. In…

The Sun is Inhaling its Last Breath

Well, hopefully not know anyway, but eventually… In terms of probability, if an occurrence is constant, then the chances of that occurrence not happening are next to none. But should we take that for granted? It’s the little things: your mother’s homemade meals… love… freedom. Little things – which we just expect them to be…

To my French Teacher

«Bonjour Madame – comment ça va?» «Ça va bien merci Teegan, et toi?» «Ça va, ça va.» «As-tu apportes tes livres de poésie?» «Oui madame.» «Très bien!» I attended French lessons almost every Saturday last year, (my wonderful school could not offer lessons themselves.) I was accompanied by three other lovely “filles” once every second…

They’re just Ramps.

It had been a month and half since my family and I moved back to South Africa, two months since my last school attendance. It had become a habit to sleep late in the day and do absolutely nothing. When I left my old school in Botswana, I had only done a third of year,…

Africa? You mean Home

“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.” – Richard Mullin. Travelling in Africa has been a massive part of my upbringing, it has made me the person I am today and it defiantly has had an impact…

En chante

Hi, this is my first post, so in a sense I am losing my “blog virginity”. Let me start off with I have an undeniable appreciation for: writing, for words of any language and as an individual, I think it is important for one to be able to express themselves in the most passionate way…