Why I Fear Marriage – Part 1. (Because there are many parts!)

I strongly crave being in a relationship with a man. That is a man that puts God first. That’s how long my husband qualities list is now. It used to be 2 pages long, but now, at 31 and single, it’s just, “A man that puts God first.” The only thing that I’m wrestling with…

Near death experience

My alarm had been set for 4:45 am but I quickly put it off when it rang and reset it for 6 am.  What woke me up next wasn’t my alarm.  It was my stomach. I felt this painful discomfort come upon me starting from my bowels which was followed by a rush of heat…

For Jane

Name: Let’s say Jane for now Occupation: House-help Current situation: Last night, in Mshomoroni, she was preparing supper with her girls and her Mum. Just as the ugali was ready, she heard a ruckus. People were trying to break down her mother’s door and storm in. Her brother had passed on a while ago and…

Kamatwa

I got a paid gig that may last the next two months. It began this Tuesday and so far I’ve been reporting to work at 7:30 am. It takes about 45 min to 1 hour to get to town in the morning where I meet the person that I’m working for. Half an hour when…

Being 30

Ai! People, where is the guidebook for this decade?  I barely got through my twenties and now I’m smacked in the face with 30. Is it just me or does 30 have a lot of pressure? Pressure to have your eyebrows on fleek, look stunning, have a car, be married, have a kid(s), start making…

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