Depression or whatever this is

I get so tired of the fatigue, the pain, the struggle-both  mental and emotional to get anything done. Having dreams one minute and then not having the energy to follow through. It gets so lonely too… For how long and how often can I keep burdening those close to me with this story? A story…

Suicide

I watched 13 reasons why. It’s a series about a teenage girl that committed suicide in her bathtub by slitting her wrists. They show her mum finding her having bled to death in the bathtub and it’s painful. It’s painful to see a mother, father and the people close to her suffering. Suffering with the…

Near death experience

My alarm had been set for 4:45am 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 that…

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…