Are You An Ageless Student?

The youngest person in my English Honours class is probably 21. The only student with a wedding ring, I am more than a decade older than the talented and promising post-graduates that I share a learning space with. And I am privileged to be there. I have tried this before, …

The Day I Killed My Credit Card

14 July 2014. A day that will be engraved in Cheryl history as the day that I won a small but significant battle in my fight for financial freedom. I’ll be honest. I’ve closed credit cards before. There have been cycles in my life where I used to get mad …

Organisations Don’t Owe You Anything

The sooner we understand that organisations don’t owe us anything, the sooner we start making a real contribution in the working world. I have been working for 16 years. I started at the delicate age of 17, fresh out of high school, looking for work because I didn’t have the …

When Heroes Fall

Everybody wants a hero. Not too many volunteer to be one. Let’s face it: a true hero is fictional. They come alive on 3D screens and dominate the focus of media coverage. But deep down, we all know the deal. Someone is about to fall. It’s a familiar story… someone …

Dying To Be Reborn

I am an idealist. I see in pictures. My life is full of metaphors and meanings – often resulting in the tell-tale eye glazing reaction of the person I am trying to channel all this passionate towards. Which is why I love writing. The white space just absorbs all the …