The letter that started it…

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A letter to my 20-year-old self, (as published at the beginning of my book Dive In) My dearest, darling girl I’m sitting here, writing this to you, on a gorgeous, autumn morning in the Cape. Yes, that is where we live now, in the year of 2016. It is honestly the most beautiful place on earth, (except for a certain bridge across the majestic Olifantsriver, which we’ll discover in a few years…) In this moment, you are in your second year of university in Johannesburg. The year is 1996. I can just see you there, through the mists of time, swinging your book bag carelessly, humming a tune under your breath as you walk along, on your way to class. So innocent, and so unprepared for what is to come. My heart just wants to break with love and compassion […]