Born 20 February 1981 in Klerksdorp, South Africa. Spent youth in Zimbabwe and now live in South Africa.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I seldom wake up without immediately feeling a sense of unease that comes from knowing that I have not lived my best day yet and then I usually decide something has to be done about it. How do I know that I have not lived my best day yet? So easy! I wake up and feel immediately challenged! The first challenge is almost always to remember what I planned to do with my day the previous night. No matter what... I always draw a blank, and then I play a game with myself: Will I remember after some TM? If I do, bonus! And if I don't, that is a perfect signal that there is something bothering me that I have not paid proper attention to! This is usually really bad cause I'm not wired for avoidance and it scares me when I'm avoiding something deep down that may be powerful enough to slow me down.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading! I sometimes feel guilty about how much pleasure I derive from reading other peoples work. It is so hard for me on a normal day to go through a day without trying to visit a bookstore or trying out a new coffee shop just to see if they have a great couch for just lounging and reading all day - and that is when I am not doing anything related to my molecular biology career or my responsibilities in terms of helping my mother manage her mining business.
I wrote this book to share lessons learned from my journey thus far. It is my hope that it becomes a signpost to help guide others, a source of inspiration to challenge you to ask better questions, and would boldly venture that it could be a milestone to visit later and see youthful ignorance laid bare. I welcome your feedback should you have tips to help improve its content and grammar.