Why we are leaving…


Why are we leaving South Africa? Is it the crime? the constant loadshedding? the fact that we basically live on murder street? No.

Since I can remember, I’ve never felt like I belong here. One of my earliest memories is getting asked what I want to do when I’m older and saying ” I want to go oversees, it doesn’t matter where.  I just want to go”.

One of the things I love doing is walking, I want to be able to walk around my neighbourhood or walk to a shop without having to pepperspray someone ( this, has happened to me everywhere I’ve lived), but mostly I want to travel I don’t want to be at the bottom of the world, I want to experience a first world country.  I want an adventure and I’ve already seen everything in South Africa and you know what I still don’t feel like I belong here.  Yes, there are lots of people that love it here and want to stay, seeing a reason to stay,and that’s great for them. Those are the people that feel like this is their home.  I’ve moved around a lot, but I can never truly call South Africa, home.  Maybe I’m just a gypsy spirit made to never find a place to call home, or maybe I will find the place I can call home soon.  Only time will tell.

I no longer want to feel desensitised to crime.  Carl almost got robbed on Saturday, after grabbing the phone out of this guys hand, and swearing at him, we carried on with our day like nothing happened.  I know the whole world has crime, and I completely understand, why people have to steal, the poverty here is insane, but I just want to feel a little safer.

I’m supporting Carl in his quest to better himself, with a honours in Bcom business management with specialisation in general management and a distinction in international business, he is also enrolled in the CFA program at the moment, obviously this guy means business 😉 He doesn’t want to stay in this country and stop growing, never getting challenged, he wants to be great.

That is why this new adventure awaits us.  Yes, I know it will be hard and challenging, but great memories and determination, comes from working towards something.  I’m ready for this adventure to begin.


2 thoughts on “Why we are leaving…

  1. Emily S says:

    Have you decided where to go yet? “I want to experience a first world country…” that really hit me hard, I can’t even imagine what this must feel like, as a native of the USA. I hope you guys can head out soon and try somewhere new!

    • simplevegancooking says:

      Its a developing country, they are trying to make it grow, but its just not for me. Don’t get me wrong this is a beautiful country and I would tourist the crap out of it, but I just don’t want to live here any more. We are going to be sending out resumes soon. I’ve been helping Carl write presentations on how he can improve companies and ideas, so we will see what happens. We actually put resumes on careerbuilder in the US, and got a lot of people interested. That was a great confidence boost.

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