Hi, janine (j9) here!

I am a Business Professional, Writer, Blogger & Reality Creator – Currently writing my first novel! Here to ‘think out loud’, to share experiences & to discuss ideas. Look forward to chatting!

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living .

~Nelson Mandela
  • Novel Excerpt | A Narrow Escape

    They parted ways and, with the dogs running ahead, Caleb made his way north, his curiosity propelling him towards the misfit building they had spoken about. At first it was easy going, their route pretty much on the well-kept pathways of the estate. As they progressed, however, the pathway became smaller and more and more…


  • Work Life Balance? Nah…

    There must be countless articles on work life balance. All depicting the right way(s) to tackle ‘the problem’ and often demanding a concentrated separation of the two parts. Work life balance as a topic seems to be targeted at the majority of us that go to work for scheduled periods of time (like 8 to…


  • Good Karma

    Absolutely love this. Not sure where it is originally from but boy did it speak to me today! Thankyou for finding me! Now let it find YOU! “What is my purpose in life?” I asked the void. “What if I told you that you fulfilled it when you took an extra hour to talk to…


  • A Pearl by any Other Name would be as Sweet!

    As a farewell gift, 2022 has given us a true blessing. Larry was offered, and duly accepted, a new position at a company in Paarl down in the Western Cape. Like seriously! Can you believe that luck? Took us a hot second to decide to go. Paarl, with its magnificent mountains, surrounded on all sides…