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It has been more than a year since I left “corporate life”. I won’t lie, it was a big decision to make – I have bills for fertility treatments, bonds, groceries, levies and utilities to pay. Then I realised that staying would mean selling my soul, aging prematurely and just be unhappy every single day.

I jumped. It felt like forever before my feet hit something solid and I didn’t have to dip into my savings anymore. Thank goodness that I am frugal and squirreled away money. Some days I barely touch ground as I’m that busy – and other days I can stop and take a breather. It’s a more balanced life with a whole lot less stress – seriously.

Another advantage is that I choose my work uniform – with no clause in my contract that excludes certain items of clothing… or dyeing my hair pink (I am doing it this year – you just watch). I now wear bootleg jeans with everything from sneakers to beautifully locally handmade shoes mixed in with jewellery that I collected over the years.

Recently I ventured out to a meeting with a potential client and wore this. It’s not always about what you wear – it’s about feeling comfortable and being confident. Clients trust people that they relate to – and they sign projects.

Wearing Tsonga, Miladys and Pick n Pay

Wearing Tsonga, Miladys and Pick n Pay

  • Laptop bag and shoes from Tsonga (made in South Africa)
    I don’t wear heels anymore as I have quite a bad knee injury, but the height on these are just perfect and I don’t have any pain at the end of the day.
  • Bootleg jeans from Miladys
    I never used to shop at Miladys but suddenly they have the most amazing jeans…
  • Black T-shirt from Pick n Pay (made in South Africa)
    I love these “not made in China” T’s that actually fit around my shoulders that has a little extra length to get down to my hips.

I am a Johannesburg based freelance writer, social media manager - and of course share bits from my life with you on this blog. We have 2 kids through surrogacy and 3 black cats.


  1. So glad it is going well out of the corporate world. On a side note – this was blocked on my work computer as “porno”??

    • Susann Reply

      Ja… that comes with a domain with a trigger word like Goddess 🙂 I think there is/was a pole dancing company with the word in – that made companies add the word to their ban list. 🙂

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