It’s taken a while for me to fill this in. I never know what to write on these profile pages, preferring to let the blog speak for itself. Also, it feels a bit narcissistic to have a whole page devoted to who I am – especially when you consider that anything I write on here will be strictly edited to portray what I believe to be my best tributes. But just this once, I’ve decided to give it a go. Narcissism be damned.
I’m a South African mother who has recently rejoined the work-force as a consultant at a public relations, communications and reputation management agency. I have a top five list of dream jobs, none of which I have done before. Some because my life has gone down a different path, others because I just don’t think I have the talent. See if you can spot which categories they fall into (in no particular order):
- Entertainment journalist
- Jazz singer
- Entertainment industry publicist
- Talent agent
- Published author
Looking at these, its hard to figure why I ended up on the fringes of the IT industry. The fact is that I love tech and am a self-confessed geek.
I also love books and am an obsessive collector. Which means that I don’t have much space for art in my home (even though I would love to), because most walls are filled with bookshelves. Seriously, I have at least one bookcase in every room in my house. Except the bathrooms. That’s where I keep the magazines – another passion.
In a perfect world, I’d see a movie every day. In the real world, being mom to a 3 year old doesn’t leave me much time or resources to watch anything other than Dora the Explorer and The Land Before Time.
I’d love to say that I’m well-traveled, but I’m not. Unless you count armchair travelling. In which case I’ve seen the world a few times over.
I think that’s enough for now. If you’d like to ask me a question, please feel free to do so. While I love the platform that blogging gives me, the fact that there isn’t much in the way of feedback can be a bit depressing. Proving of course that I’m needy and slightly obsessive. So save me from having to speak to the little purple people currently floating around my desk and let me know that you’re out there.