The year is quickly winding down to an end, with people here mostly shutting down, or like me shut down for a week already. This time of the year everyone is rushing off to exotic destinations for what is the South African summer holidays. Filling up social media with images of beautiful places and mouth watering food, living their best life…tempting even the most steadfast among us to give in to the wanderlust. It’s easy to get so busy in the coming weeks that it all passes in a blur and suddenly you are back to the grind writing 2016 and having to correct it to 2017 without actually feeling like you took any time off at all. But in all the hustle and bustle let’s not forget to find a few quiet moments to take time to reflect on 2016 and all that has been achieved in the year.
I woke up apprehensive on Monday morning. We were moving to a new office which meant additional traffic and therefore waking up earlier to learn the routes needed to get in to work. But, like most Monday’s I also woke up with a yearning to escape the routine of going to work and then coming back home, even though it would be a little different. It is Steve Jobs who said something to the effect that if your answer to “Is this something I want to be doing if this were my last day?” becomes “No” for too many days in a row then something’s got to change. And so I decided that perhaps I needed a little escape and with that made up my mind to make a mid-week dash to the Kruger National Park. Continue reading “Gentleman of the road”