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Who am I?

Personality type: INFP

Star sign: Cancer

Date of birth: 14 July 1997 

Where I’m from? South Africa. 

I have so much more to say… 

but,

It doesn’t matter; everyday is an opportunity to redesign myself

What do I want to become one day?

I want to be someone who can make a difference in this neurotic world. 

Which career do I desire to pursue? 

Oh, my dear darlings, Journalism

Through this seducing field, I could inform society on injustices and corruption. If there is a need in the community, I would find a way to fill it. 

This is me. Hi. Welcome. 

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This Is For All The Quiet Ones

I am officially subscribed to Introvert, Dear

What I found in my inbox this morning: 

“Hi fellow introvert,
Welcome to our introvert tribe! I’m Jenn Granneman, founder of Introvert, Dear and author of the bestselling book, The Secret Lives of Introverts.
I grew up thinking there was something wrong with me because I’m quiet. But then I learned I’m an introvert. It literally changed my life.
Now I’m on a mission: to let introverts everywhere know its okay to be who they are. You’re not broken because you’re quiet. Theres nothing wrong with you because you enjoying spending time alone.
I started Introvert, Dear as my personal blog in 2013. I was living with an extroverted roommate, dating an extroverted guy, and working a very extroverted job (teaching). I wanted to write about what it was like being an introvert living in an extrovert’s world.
I had no idea my little blog would become this.
Today, Introvert, Dear is the number one website for introverts in the world! It brings together thousands of introvert voices from across the globe. My work has been featured on Psychology Today, the Huffington Post, and elsewhere.
Introvert, Dear is changing the way the world sees introverts — and the way introverts see themselves. Thank you for joining me on this mission.
 Quietly yours,

Jenn
Our mailing address is: 

Introvert, Dear

The world’s our desk

Based near St. Paul, MN 55114″ 
I am immediately obsessed. Waiting for my work shift to end at 18:30 and to finish up house chores and the usual stuff. And then I will dive in. My lunch break ends in 3 minutes. 
I’ll be in the office, 
Bye! 

Female Focused: Find Your Purpose. Be Confident. Be Brave – You Are Wonderful! Bounce back, Don’t Be Shy! 

#sheisbrave 

Please note: this post has nothing to do with feminism. Later on in time, I’ll be exploring male uplifting organisations too, don’t fret. 

Bravery is not something you feel. Oh no, it’s something you do. 

Sheisbrave is a non-profit organisation that focuses on young females.

Sheisbrave strives to increase a female’s capacity of bouncing back into purpose, even when overwhelmed. THIS COMPAIGN IS TO REACH OUT TO ALL WOMEN – AS WOMEN. And to enrich their lives with love; and acknowledgement – as girls tend to feel misunderstood. Its to teach women how to be strong, confident and skilled
According to Sheisbrave’s bio: “Girls face real problems on a daily basis during the most awkward stages of their lives. During this time, women are introduced to internal and external struggles. They go through, and are expected to cope with hormonal changes, puberty, work and school pressure, and they encounter more problems. The issues that girls face today can vary but these can be dealt with easily if parents, guardians and the community unite in understanding the symptoms of their problem.” 
This compaign, whose vision is to unleash the BRAVERY and FULL POTENTAL in young women and girls, sends hope. This compaign exists to add ambition and confidence to character, so that SHE can bounce back. Sheisbrave’s vision is to have the right mentors, sisters and leaders to create a platform where all women and girls can learn, grow and redirect their ideas. 
I have started a networking system in a funny way, by utmost coincidence, I came across Amanda Nomnqa (who is currently turning 21 this year.) Not only is she graduating this year in software engineering –  she is also a nurse, an entreprenuer, public speaker; and of course Co-Founder and C.E.O of SheIsbrave. 
This is what Amanda has to share:
1. What motivated you to start this campaign?
“I want to be the change I want to see. I want to be the sister that I never had. I grew up with many challenges and I faced things I couldn’t talk about to a mentor or a sister. Once I had someone who I could relate to, but that person ended up wounding me and I stopped complaining. I want to stand up, empower and embrace a Brave Girl. We overvome so much as girls/young women.” 
And so — by creating a mentorship platform that bounces back with even greater purpose, was her purpose. 
2. (She mentioned that there are various departments)  What are the different departments
“Sports

Academics

Varsity groups

High school

School programs(debate,battle of books)

Motivational drives

Business(entreprenuers)

Pyschology support groups

Health.” 
She later explained more in detail what battle of the books entails: 

“Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program designed to encourage students to read quality literature. The Battle of the Books program is suitable for individual schools as well as school districts.” 
3. What does it take to be a leader or mentor for young girls
“[It’s] not a trainsmash. It’s all about a willing heart and being the solution.”
4. How many mentors are there
“There are twenty. Some are working, and some are in varsity. ” 
5. Do you compaign all over the country
“We would like to travel but [we are currently] not financialy stable to travel at the moment.”
Meet the team: 

They are based in townships in Thembisa, Gauteng, South Africa.

They are planning on opening branches in other provences and areas. 
If you’re a school/gap year programme/varsity/college/community project in that area, and you’re interested in their programme, send them an email: sheisbrave1@gmail.com 
If you’re interested in donating: 
Call or WhatsApp Amanda on: 076 774 5459
If you run a male or female empowering organisation, let me know about you. 

And if you manage any NGO organisation, please contact me, not just South African based. 

Email: cadesiadebruyn@gmail.com 

Three Questions With Derek Watts: Carte Blanche Has Been On Air For Three Decades 

It’s hard to think that 30 years ago, Carte Blanche barely started. Back then Carte Blanche was nameless and had no studio.

Ever since I was a tiny, little girl – I knew about Carte Blanche. When I heard the theme song and my step dad was in the room, I knew: Ssht. Dad wants to watch the news. But obviously I was not interested, as I did not truly understand. From sixth grade onwards, I would watch it. I started off watching it with both my aunts. When I moved back to my hometown, I didn’t really watch it – except on occasion when I was planning on watching M-Net’s Eight o’ clock movie. Last year I caught up again, my gran and I watched it together. A cup of tea and Carte Blanche was our thing. The only thing about Carte Blanche that makes me sad is: you know your weekend is over as soon as that theme song comes on. And as soon as Derek Watts says goodnight, you know… okay whatever homework is still due, you won’t do it. We all know the truth. So, tip to highschool learners: do all your homework before Carte Blanche (Sunday 7pm, sharp.) 

Carte
Blanche launched in 1988thats exactly 30 years ago. Carte Blanche is known for it’s exposure to corruption and it’s diversity and variety when it comes to informing the public. As a Carte Blanche reporter, Derek Watts claims, one should never expect to own their own diary. It’s a good thing I can never own my own diary. 10 points for me! They have crazy stories, from the notoriously fearless Devi exposing a new drug by talking to two homeless drug addicts, to something cute and unique like Derek supporting an elderly lady who runs her yearly marathon. 
It all started when Derek Watts and Ruda Landman kicked it off.

Derek Watts and Ruda Landman

She left in 2007 and that’s when Bongani Bingwa joined the team. Devi Sankaree Govender joined Carte Blanche in 2002, John Webb in 2004. And Claire Mawisa joined the popular show in 2015. 

Derek was there before Carte Blanche became so popular. And speaking of Derek, here’s Watts’ he got to say. I know, who needs dad jokes when there’s me. 
I reached him through e-mail. I know I sound like an amateur – that’s because I kind of, sort of, am. It will get better in time, okay. It starts off with e-mails… but one day… you’ll know your weekend is over – BECAUSE OF ME. (Is that a threat? Maybe.) 
Interview with Derek Watts: 
1. Whats a day like in the job of a Carte Blanche reporter?
“The reason I have been with Carte Blanche for three decades is that no two days are alike. And we cover such a wide variety of stories that can vary from clinging to a Drakensburg cliff by your fingernails, to watching surgeons perform a bloodless liver transplant, to interviewing the president.” 

2. Whats the craziest story you have reported on
“There have been quite a few! The weirdest feeling was standing at base camp Mount Everest in a thin tracksuit with nobody there except Kathy O’Dowd and the camerman. We had returned to the scene of her epic climb by helicopter, but all the climbers and sherpas had left because it was the end of the climbing season. And there was not even a tent peg in sight!”  

3. How did you get into Carte Blanche
“I was a presenter on SABC TopSport when M-Net asked if I would be keen to present a new show. They had only been going on for two years, the show didn’t have a name yet and there was no studio! But then Ruda and I crossed the floor.” 

You’re probably wondering: why only three questions? The other two was more for personal use… for motivation. In case someone doesn’t know: I want to be a reporter on Carte Blanche. It’s my dream. 

Read about my dream job (s) here: http://wp.me/p8L3p6-31

Derek knows this, and what I can share with you is: “Get out there and be seen by the media, and be prepared to take some chances.” – Derek Watts

Thank you Derek. It was honour to write about you. 

Which story from Carte Blanche has stayed with you ’till today? Please share it with me in the comment section. Don’t forget to catch Carte Blanche on Sunday at 19:00 sharp. 

Happy Vacancy Day: 7 Famous Sayings From Zuma And What SA Government Lacks 

Jacob Zuma is like a clingy, annoying and ignorant lover. First, he steals all your money – that goes to rent and electricity. And he uses it for a luxarious house and swimming pool, but there are hundreds and thousands of people out there living in poverty (perhaps even million, since SA’s population is close to 60 million now.) There are so many communities who don’t even have toilets or water. So, as a country we use common sense, we break up with him, but he won’t stop calling or texting. 
14 February 3am, message alert from Jacob Zoo-ma-f*** (as saved in my phone): “You know you still love me boo-boo, give me a chance. You’re different compared to all my other wives.”  And you’re like… “Happy Vacancy day, Zuma. I am done with all your shit.” 
I mean, come on! ANC, and the rest of South Africa, is not interested boi! 

Happy Vacancy Day Zuma, I hope today is as empty as your brain. 

 In case you didn’t hear he wants to freaken stay for another 3 – 6 months. *Laughs in corner* – You’re kidding me right? Just by him protesting that he wants to stay, the rand to dollar went up – from R11.88 at 14:00 to JUST under R12 by 15:30. For once I like what the ANC wants. They won’t tolerate this clinging. Beeld’s cover story, Wednesday 14 February 2018, states: ‘ANC  nee vir Zuma wat klou‘ translation: ‘ANC says no to Zuma who clings’ I need Trevor Noah right now. I need him man. This is hilarious.
Thanks to this week’s Beeld, we have some amazing sayings from, Zuma, our ex (who won’t accept the fact that this relationship clearly is over.) 

Jacob Zuma’s words: 

1. Just before the 2004 election: “The ANC will rule SA until Jesus comes” – Zuma

Jesus: *inserts meme* “how about no”
2. Remember Trevor Noah’s story with the American, ignorant surfer girl? 

Noah: Aids is like chocolate. If it gets messy, just take a shower.

This was a satirical joke aimed at Zuma, because he is the one that said that showering can decrease the risk of AIDS. (At a meeting about rape) oh okay, cool. 

The entire country back in 2006 – present: LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL 
3. ‘When growing up, a homosexual would not stand with me. I would hit him.’ – 2006 
4. ‘When you vote for the ANC, you choose to go to heaven. When you dont choose ANC, you should know that you are choosing that man that has a pig, and that cooks people.’ (2011)  I’m not making this up! If only he completed school, he would of done so well in creative writing – don’t you think? He’d fail mathematics and oral reports – but he would pass english because of his creative writing essays that’s for sure! 
5. ‘Prisons are used by people who cannot solve a problem. Lets solve an African problem in an African manner, not in a white mans manner.’ (2012) Do you see what he is spreading? What kind of thinking he is promoting? God save the people. 

Explains his confidence in stealing money. Corruption is his national anthemracism and hatred is his flag, and he is very proud. And the award for worst president in South Africa… goes to this man. 
6. ‘Sorry, but we have the most rights here, because we are the majority. You have fewer rights, because you are the minority.’ (2012) If so… why are large amounts of your people without water, electricity and toilets? Please give me a call.

Human rights are for everyone, not selective groups you moron.
7. ‘A man by the name Jan Van Riebeeck landed in the Cape on 6 April 1652. And that was the beginning of all South Africas problems.’ 
If he wasn’t white, would you still say that Zuma? 

Your birth was South Africa’s downfall. 

See. How does that feel? Stop drawing conclusions – and I’ll stop calling you an idiot.

I wish we were all colour blind. 
The government is not doing anything about the farm murders. Katie Hopkins (journalist from overseas) was banned from leaving the South African airport because apparently she wanted to share racial hate, but all she wanted to do was inform the outside world about all the shit going on in South Africa: farm murders. And I understand that she has a reputation of controversy. But the journalist code of ethics says in black and white: SEEK THE TRUTH AND REPORT IT. This is the damn truth! She was just doing her job. South African government, wow, Amazing. You lack justice, integrity, honesty and the list goes on but you don’t have time for this – do you? 

Government be like: Leave when you’re not happy, not when it’s hard.
The rest of the country: uhm hello? 
South Africa lacks so much, because of the imbeciles governing our country! Happy vacancy day.

Maybe if our government changes, we won’t have the reputation of ‘Shithole countries’ as labeled by Trump.

Our prisons are packed… rapists and murderers are lurking the streets…

You don’t pay taxes, jail sentence! 

Ah, you raped someone? Cool man! Go rape more people! 

Happy Vacancy day

May we all prosper in this shithole full of potholes, racial discrimination and injustices

Traveling Back In Time To 2002: Why Read Newspapers? 

Beyoncé singing: 
Baby boy, not a day goes by

Without my fantasies 

I think about you all the time

I see you in my dreams,” 

Yup. That was sixteen years ago. 

Men in Black 2, Two Weeks Notice, The Hot Chick, Mr. Deeds – these movies were SIXTEEN YEARS AGO. In 2002: there was no Taylor Swift, and there was no Grey’s Anatomy (and we’re at season 14). 


2002 was 16 years ago. Back in 2002, the oldest 90’s baby was only hitting puberty. Today, they’re 28 years old. You were 29 in 2002? Ag shame, tannie.

If you don’t remember 2002, don’t worry you weren’t drunk, George W. Bush was. It makes sense. (According to theguardian.com, Bush caused more harm to America, than Trump. But you can be the judge of that.) P!nk, real name Alecia Beth Moore, wrote a song for Bush… called Dear Mr. President – I still think it’s relevant today. It’s not just for Bush. It’s for a specific president out there… and other people too. 

Lyrics: 

Dear Mr. President,

Come take a walk with me
Let’s pretend we’re just two people 
And you’re not better than me
I’d like to ask you some questions
If we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see 
All the homeless on the street?
Who do you pray for at night
Before you go to sleep?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?
And tell me why?

Dear Mr. President,
Were you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
How can you say, no child is left behind?
We’re not dumb and we’re not blind
They’re all sitting in your Selves
When you pave the road to hell

What kind of father would take his own daughter’s rights away?
What kind of father might hate his own daugther if she were gay?
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You’ve come a long way, from whiskey and cocaine

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?

Let me tell you about hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you about hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you about hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you about hard work
Hard work, hard work, you don’t know nothing about hard work
Hard work, hard work

How do you sleep at night?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Dear Mr. President,
You’ll never take a walk with me…

Songwriters: Alecia Moore / Billy Mann

Dear Mr. President lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management US, LLC 

In case you have forgotten the good things in life, here: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the movie, was released in 2002. The tracks: ‘Lose Yourself’ by Eminem, and ‘Complicated’ by Avril Lavigne was released in 2002. OH MY GAS, WE SO OLD. My brother was born in 2002, he’s turning 16 next month. Ima go jump off a cliff hanger, fanks.

An article published by timesofindia.com, in 2002, shared some info behind newspapers. Back then, and proceeding many years prior, the newspaper was of great importance. Pretty much like a cellphone today. Today, we are on our phones in a doctor’s waiting room to distract ourselves from awkward eye contact with strangers. Over a decade ago, yes more than a decade, people were reading newspapers in waiting rooms.

So accordingly, here are seven reasons why people read the newspaper
《》To relax from routine
《》 Entertainment. Even though DStv was launched in 1995, it wasn’t as a threat to newspapers the way digital media is. Currently, the digital way of things is a major threat to print media, forcing print media offices into smaller ones.  And it just keeps going. 

《》 Social status. It helped people appear more informed at social gatherings. It’s still relevant today, but how many of you actually read the newspaper?

《》 To feel assured of ones existence. Who needs existentialism? Just read the newspaper, bro. It’s got you covered. 

《》 To pass time. It’s kind of funny if you think about it. We say time flies, but then there are times where time feels like it stopped, or slowed down. And that’s when we want it to fly. But a good way to get time out of the way, as I believe, is as follows: want time to fly? Read the newspaper. If your life is boring and you want to stop time and feel like you travelled? Read a book. Want time to slow down? Get detention. Want to kill off print media industry time? Get sucked into digital media news, that’s fine, we’re not hurt. *wipes tears with ‘job vacancy advertisement* Anyway –  just want to take a break and get those stress levels in check? Take part in the ‘Do Not Laugh Challenge’ on facebook or YouTube. That saves you from unnecessary stress. Stress is like unwanted fat. A healthy diet is like deep breaths and positivity. Laughter is like exercise for that stress. I challenge you – do you accept?
Back to the list of reasons why people read the newspaper:
《》 To be part of a selective group. You can’t sit with us, if you don’t even know the front story of this week’s paper when it’s not even out yet. It’s like mean girls. And people want to fit in. It’s just one of those things.
《》 To avoid conversation. It’s like today, if I have my earphones in… do not talk to me. The same goes with the paper. Today, when we are in public all alone — we pretend we are texting someone to avoid looking like a loner… do you think 20+ years ago, the youth of then read the newspaper to look like the total opposite of a loner? I can just imagine: it’s 1996… you’re a 17 year old, you’re waiting for your dad to come pick you up, he told you to wait in front of mug and bean, in front of the mall entrance. Now what? People are staring. Probably talking about how lonely you look. It’s a good thing you shoved yesterday’s newspaper in your bag, you take it out and start reading it. Yes, perfect. Im not a loner – you think to yourself. I look smart, and I dont want to talk to anyoneso smart, you whisper to yourself and give yourself a rewarding smile. Hm, yes. High five to me. 




Do you read the newspaper? Why, or why not? Let me know in the comment section! Or send me an e-mail: cadesiadebruyn@gmail.com  

Thank you for reading. 

It’s time to head back to 2018.

come back soo-

Traveling Back In Time To 2002: Why Read Newspapers? 

Beyoncé singing: 
Baby boy, not a day goes by

Without my fantasies 

I think about you all the time

I see you in my dreams,” 

Yup. That was sixteen years ago. 

Men in Black 2, Two Weeks Notice, The Hot Chick, Mr. Deeds – these movies were SIXTEEN YEARS AGO. In 2002: there was no Taylor Swift, and there was no Grey’s Anatomy (and we’re at season 14). 


2002 was 16 years ago. Back in 2002, the oldest 90’s baby was only hitting puberty. Today, they’re 28 years old. You were 29 in 2002? Ag shame, tannie.

If you don’t remember 2002, don’t worry you weren’t drunk, George W. Bush was. It makes sense. (According to theguardian.com, Bush caused more harm to America, than Trump. But you can be the judge of that.) P!nk, real name Alecia Beth Moore, wrote a song for Bush… called Dear Mr. President – I still think it’s relevant today. It’s not just for Bush. It’s for a specific president out there… and other people too. 

Lyrics: 

Dear Mr. President,

Come take a walk with me
Let’s pretend we’re just two people 
And you’re not better than me
I’d like to ask you some questions
If we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see 
All the homeless on the street?
Who do you pray for at night
Before you go to sleep?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?
And tell me why?

Dear Mr. President,
Were you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
How can you say, no child is left behind?
We’re not dumb and we’re not blind
They’re all sitting in your Selves
When you pave the road to hell

What kind of father would take his own daughter’s rights away?
What kind of father might hate his own daugther if she were gay?
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You’ve come a long way, from whiskey and cocaine

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?

Let me tell you about hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you about hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you about hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you about hard work
Hard work, hard work, you don’t know nothing about hard work
Hard work, hard work

How do you sleep at night?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Dear Mr. President,
You’ll never take a walk with me…

Songwriters: Alecia Moore / Billy Mann

Dear Mr. President lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management US, LLC 
In case you have forgotten the good things in life, here: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the movie, was released in 2002. The tracks: ‘Lose Yourself’ by Eminem, and ‘Complicated’ by Avril Lavigne was released in 2002. OH MY GAS, WE SO OLD. My brother was born in 2002, he’s turning 16 next month. Ima go jump off a cliff hanger, fanks.

An article published by timesofindia.com, in 2002, shared some info behind newspapers. Back then, and proceeding many years prior, the newspaper was of great importance. Pretty much like a cellphone today. Today, we are on our phones in a doctor’s waiting room to distract ourselves from awkward eye contact with strangers. Over a decade ago, yes more than a decade, people were reading newspapers in waiting rooms.

So accordingly, here are seven reasons why people read the newspaper
《》To relax from routine
《》 Entertainment. Even though DStv was launched in 1995, it wasn’t as a threat to newspapers the way digital media is. Currently, the digital way of things is a major threat to print media, forcing print media offices into smaller ones.  And it just keeps going. 

《》 Social status. It helped people appear more informed at social gatherings. It’s still relevant today, but how many of you actually read the newspaper?

《》 To feel assured of ones existence. Who needs existentialism? Just read the newspaper, bro. It’s got you covered. 

《》 To pass time. It’s kind of funny if you think about it. We say time flies, but then there are times where time feels like it stopped, or slowed down. And that’s when we want it to fly. But a good way to get time out of the way, as I believe, is as follows: want time to fly? Read the newspaper. If your life is boring and you want to stop time and feel like you travelled? Read a book. Want time to slow down? Get detention. Want to kill off print media industry time? Get sucked into digital media news, that’s fine, we’re not hurt. *wipes tears with ‘job vacancy advertisement* Anyway –  just want to take a break and get those stress levels in check? Take part in the ‘Do Not Laugh Challenge’ on facebook or YouTube. That saves you from unnecessary stress. Stress is like unwanted fat. A healthy diet is like deep breaths and positivity. Laughter is like exercise for that stress. I challenge you – do you accept?
Back to the list of reasons why people read the newspaper:
《》 To be part of a selective group. You can’t sit with us, if you don’t even know the front story of this week’s paper when it’s not even out yet. It’s like mean girls. And people want to fit in. It’s just one of those things.
《》 To avoid conversation. It’s like today, if I have my earphones in… do not talk to me. The same goes with the paper. Today, when we are in public all alone — we pretend we are texting someone to avoid looking like a loner… do you think 20+ years ago, the youth of then read the newspaper to look like the total opposite of a loner? I can just imagine: it’s 1996… you’re a 17 year old, you’re waiting for your dad to come pick you up, he told you to wait in front of mug and bean, in front of the mall entrance. Now what? People are staring. Probably talking about how lonely you look. It’s a good thing you shoved yesterday’s newspaper in your bag, you take it out and start reading it. Yes, perfect. Im not a loner – you think to yourself. I look smart, and I dont want to talk to anyoneso smart, you whisper to yourself and give yourself a rewarding smile. Hm, yes. High five to me. 
Do you read the newspaper? Why, or why not? Let me know in the comment section! Or send me an e-mail: cadesiadebruyn@gmail.com  

Thank you for reading. 

It’s time to head back to 2018.

come back soo-

P o e m 

“You’ll never feel alone again.”

I whisper to myself lately.

“Chase your dreams, little lady.”

I know that if I give it my all 

And I don’t quit – being insane 

For the moment will be worth it. 
Failure drops by all the time,

But my perspective gives me little

Pep talks – worth more than a dime.

It’s hard to forgive when I tremble.

But to get where I want to be…

It’s something I’ll need to remember. 
Even if I get lost in the journey,

The destination will pull me back

To my path like Hurricane Irma. 

At the end of the lane what hurts me

Now won’t matter in the long run.
It will just teach me. 

And bring me back to life.