I happened to be gifted the opportunity to a spontaneous trip to Zanzibar on September 1st and a swim in the shallow water turned into a walk, which turned into a long run on the now empty beach, where I realized, that I could just as well continue running naked. During this 3 hour walk-swim-run I found the time to really think about my situation and I resolved to immediately make bigger, bolder and faster decisions in my life, when I feel they’re right.
On the business side I realized, that I need to break a pattern I’ve shown in all previous ventures and took charge of my own business and parted ways with a friend and partner #atBEERHOUSE. In 2019 we’ll see more than just Beerhouse Tygervalley to open, our first equity crowdfunding campaign to launch, but also a new color to become part of the yellow family. On the yellow side I’m excited, that I’ll re-start my now 20-year-old baby gulli which I bought back a few months ago with a new yellow identity as a privacy-enabling community subscription internet service, redefining the VPN market.
While these changes in business were already big, they were dwarfed by finding my life-partner and getting engaged to her 7 weeks after our first date. Ashanti Kunene and me might seem like unlikely partners on the surface, but I had the certainty, that she is my (Zulu) queen within minutes of first meeting her. She is a published writer, self-confessed Radical Black Feminist and was part of the #FeesMustFall student leadership at Stellenbosch University, where she’s currently doing her Masters dissertation. Every day I get more excited to realize, that there can’t possibly be a better match out there and my life until now was just meant to prepare me to finally meet and spend the rest of my life to conquer the world together with her…
So to say I’m excited about the new year after a year of change is an understatement. I AM EXCITED FOR 2019 and will share more naked truths and insights into my yellow life than ever!