About Me

Hi, welcome – My name is Mashikoane

A realist, always fond of things that are real and matter. The lover of writing and a staunch reader, growing up with a burning passion of writing. I always have a pen and pad with me because life is a story that I never want to let fly by me. The idea of categorizing ourselves as introverts and extroverts has always fascinated me because that on its own is the reason behind every personality. I grew up being referred to as an “introvert” and I only understood the personality behind it later; quite, reserved, peaceful, creative mind & thoughtful– antisocial and very analytical. Being in that space I always knew that as a writer or reader, it’s impossible to accomplish in a noisy or busy place; you need a quite and peaceful environment. It’s interesting how I found myself being able to fit all that I love doing in this space that I find myself loving because they fit so perfectly (although somewhat stereotypical): they all fit, my list is endless but what I know for sure is that “I was born to be an artist.”

I am married to my loving and supportive husband for 23 years, Collen, and we are blessed with four children; three adult boys; all grown ups and the youngest teen daughter who is still with us and in high school.

I am a University graduate with a B.A degree in Social Science (majored in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology) and later graduated with an MBA in Sports in 2011. I worked for over 13 years until 2009 when we began our diplomatic life as a family.

I’m grateful for is that there is always a bigger plan and things happen for a reason. Although often, we don’t have the answers; all that matters is that we share those experiences and life lessons to inspire and lift others up. This is my passion and I am thrilled by challenges; good or bad. I absolutely love solving mysteries that I believe are real; sometimes hidden and not spoken about. My favorite authors, Danielle Steel and Agatha Christie always challenge my thinking and approach in life. I began reading their books when I was 14 years old and I am still a huge fan. They share their stories in writing and as someone who shares my own, I quickly connected with them.

My life is all about the real world: family, marriage, relationships, health, children, parenting, spirituality, cooking, leisure, travel, reading, writing, engaging, connecting, encouraging and most importantly…sharing.

Sharing is golden!

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