Roo Who?

Life is like a movie. It’s set in the place you are in (duh), you play the lead (congratulations) and don’t forget the friends, family and acquaintances who play supporting characters (though some need to work a little harder on their role).

My movie starts off in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where I was born. Then at the age of one my family moved to Scotland then to South Africa where I grew up. I graduated from the University of Cape Town and after a long stream of internships, which include Seventeen SA, ELLE SA and Destiny Connect I am finally a working journalist at Forbes Africa.

I am a proud hopeless romantic who believes in rain scenes and dramatic music playing in the background of my conversations.  I find inexplicable joy in listening to film scores by composers such as Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman and Thomas Newman to name a few.  I play sport and attempt road running every, let’s say, month.

The theme of the blog is really whatever is in my head so don’t be suprised if one post is about why the world looks flat but is really round and the next is on my opinion of colour blocking.

My obsession with motivational quotes keeps me motivated to pursue the career & life I feel God has called me to. One of my favourite quotes by Marianne Williamson reads:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

E-mail: roo.nyam@gmail.com

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