5 Lessons learnt during sabbatical

Staring at this blank page where do I begin, you know when they say writers normally experience writers block due to a series of internal issues. If you like me you may of thought, ’nah’ that’s not possible. Where have I been? Let’s just say, I took a break and I experienced 5 important lessons learnt during ‘sabbatical’

I moved house then I moved house again how about that. I got the dream job then I left the dream job then I got the new job. I attended some webinars about improving my blog. Downloaded Google’s guide to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and logged a query about not being able to load more pictures on to my blog spots.



I learnt something’s and lost something’s. I reminded myself of who I used to be, who I was striving to be and who I am. Implemented some new boundaries, re-enforced existing boundaries and destroyed some old boundaries. I’ve been writing offline, twitter is my poetry platform absolutely powerful platform to express yourself limited by the short amount of characters that you are allowed to type which equally creates a challenge to write. Another amazing platform, Inkpad an android play store application, works wonders. A quick poem, blog post, note, an observation here and there.

1.  Never give up on what has been placed into your heart

Never give up on who you are. Everybody has dreams and aspirations, hold on to them you never know where it may take you!

2.  Slow down to speed up

Sometimes you have to slow down to speed up, it’s okay to take stock and reflect on what was and what is and what will be. As a result you can plan accordingly and if something ‘happens’ you will have a plan B.

3. You first above the rest

You can’t help others if you haven’t taken care of yourself first, you can’t help others without experiencing it first-hand. I am not saying think ‘me’ ‘me’ ‘me’ all the time. Remember there should be a balance in everything you do.

4. Stay true to yourself

Always stay true to yourself, no matter what. You have free will and only you can decide what you want to experience and when you want to experience something.

5. Build, maintain and strength relationships

Relationships are key to many things in life. Hold on to the main relationships in your life. Maintain and develop your existing relationships. Build new relationships where you can. Remember Ubuntu ‘You are who you are through others’.


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