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I am a woman

I am a woman I am me A woman with interests A warrior with battles A lover with passion A leader with goals A lion with a roar A human being with a  A life to live A war to … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe at 27 years

I hope you don’t mind my posting these poems here. I owe you a PhD update and I will be giving you one soon. Today however like the last two posts I am posting a poem I wrote a few … Continue reading

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I want hope

Today I am angry I am angry and sad Angry and sad at this world This world that I grew up in The world that taught me to fear and hate Fear and hate myself and be the other The … Continue reading

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Robert Bowen Ndlovu

3 February 1933- 1 July 2015   You lived to be 82 Though you spoke about living to a 100 You made a choice stuck to it As if to life itself A heritage you left us Towering above everything … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2015

This has been a bitter sweet year for me and my family. There are great lessons I take away from this year that I want to reflect on in this post. In 2015 my family and I had great experiences … Continue reading

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2015 in review

When I could hardly see because tears clouded my eyes your cheers kept me going because they told me I was in the right direction. Continue reading

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End of week one of 2015 #acwrimo

This post got lost in the mayhem of things as my November got out of hand. Better late than never I believe, so here are my thoughts at the end of the first week go #acwrimo 2015. One of the … Continue reading

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Go ahead and do it even if it scares you

 I have talked about conferencing and its benefits before and today I have more to say about that part of the PhD life again. I know I titled this post Do something that scares you because conferencing is one of those … Continue reading

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Hindsight always has so much wisdom

We always look back at decisions we made in the past with great wisdom. We think I should have  or shouldn’t have done that. I used to look back at the shy teenager I was and wish I had been … Continue reading

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Sometimes we all need a perspective check in life. I recently found myself needing one, facing all the pressure of finishing, I was experiencing paralysis and unable to accomplish anything.  I have read articles like this one  and another here ( there is … Continue reading

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