A smile

In all the world What do you have That time cannot buy What are the things That make you fly high   Above the dreams of tomorrow And yesterday’s sorrow Show me today What you’ve got to give In all these years That you had to live   Without going back in time And erase... Continue Reading →

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Life Lessons

Tomorrow is my 25th birthday and I wrote down some life lessons for my 15-year old self. Ten years has passed since then… || Dear Estie, As a 15-year old teenager, you wrote down a motto in one your dairies: Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile. Well... Continue Reading →

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My visit to Egypt

It was about four months after my dad moved to Egypt, when I decided to visit him over Christmas. He is still living alone and my mother will join him abroad very soon in February; in fact, their flight is tonight. I had a very special time in Egypt with my dad. He lives on... Continue Reading →

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The best is yet to come

Today marks the end of 2018. I could start this blog by telling you about my year and describing the hardest of times, not as what could be seen with the eye or even circumstantial factors, but as the year where I lost everything I’ve ever known to be true and the recognized the harsh... Continue Reading →

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What are you dreaming about?

Some of us dream about having the so-called American Dream - maybe some of you are already living the A-Dream. Others may be dreaming about having the dream career and being on top of the ladder in the cooperative world. Maybe your dream is to have grandchildren, to see your own children prosper, to get... Continue Reading →

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How blessed are you?

It is 18:00 on a Friday night and as I sometimes work on Saturdays, I try to drink in my last bit of ‘weekend’.  I am enjoying a cup a coffee with the scent of vanilla candles and my favorite gospel music in the background, as I admire my incredible sunset view outside my window.... Continue Reading →

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Drakensberg Mountains

Keep on reading to enjoy the video at the end. On the 13th of April 2018, my twin brother asked me if I would be up for a Drakensberg hike for the coming long weekend. I was stunned for a moment and before I replied to him, a hundred thoughts went through my mind. Well,... Continue Reading →

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Hoe mooi kan jou lewe lyk?

My guntelingliedjie is die van Elvis Blue, “Mooi”; ‘Hoe raak jy aan die slaap? Hoe begin jou dag? Open jy jou oë met 'n traan of met 'n lag?’ In die moeilikste en alleenste tye van my lewe het ek hierdie lied soggens oppad werk toe geluister, en sommige oggende steeds. || Hoe begin jou... Continue Reading →

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Die volgende trein

20 Oktober 2018 13:50 (UAE Time) Dis ‘n lieflike (sonnige, natuurlik) Saterdagmiddag en ek het besluit om bietjie in Marriott Hotel oorkant my blyplekkie te kom sit en skryf. Met klassieke musiek in my ore, ‘n heerlike vars Granadilla drankie en ‘n pragtige uitsig oor die fonteine hierbuite, kan ek terug dink aan my 2... Continue Reading →

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Waar gaan ek heen?

“Sing vir my saggies.. sing van die reen...” Ek het nou die dag weer die lied gehoor en soveel heimwee en herinneringe het oor my hart kom lê. Maar my gedagtes het gaan stilstaan by die “waar kom dit vandaan.. waar gaan dit heen?” Weet ons waarheen ons gaan? Waar gaan jy heen? Dalk is... Continue Reading →

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Die son sal weer skyn

In watter seisoen van jou lewe is jy? Ons kan maklik so verstrik raak in die idee dat geloof net om “joy” gaan. Veral op geestelike tienerkampe word daar gewoonlik ‘n geestelike hoogtepunt bereik waar daar dan gedink word dat Christenskap net oor ewigdurende blydskap en vreugde en voorspoed gaan. Maar soos wat jy ouer... Continue Reading →

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My journey thus far

What a privilege to work with such a good travel agency. SA-Recruitment recently posted a new blog on my new journey in the UAE. You can read more about it here: Estie in the UAE              

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Have you?

Have you lived the life you wanted to started each day with a smile made the ride worth the while burned candles at night given the world some light had that novel written went deeper than being smitten gathered eternal things that last forgiven yourself from the past held your hand for a second chance... Continue Reading →

I see me in you

Mother’s Day always makes me think for a while. How perfect the roles are that God has designed for us to live out. How the female gene multiplies over different generations and how you can always after many years, see something of yourself in you mother, she sees something in her mother, and so it... Continue Reading →

The mountain awaits

I wrote this short poem as I reflected over my life and the mountain of life that awaits me. Some days are harder than others. Some days we take more breaks and need more rest. Some days are steep and other days the road is smooth. But every day, we have to take that step.... Continue Reading →

A memory

Finally, I see only a memory of you and me   written on leaves in a forest of trees the story of us   that saw the sun ray every day and grew tall even through fall   strong it became so no one could tame the so often spring blossom   leaves of wonder... Continue Reading →

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