Q: What is creativity?
A: The relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration

– Elizabeth Gilbert

I’ve always been inspired by a lot of things, which may be the reason why I never really, truly knew what I wanted to do “when I grow up”. I remember starting saving up for a one-way ticket to Hollywood in grade 9, began designing clothes in grade 10 at the back of my maths book, picked a business name too (I’ll save you that embarrassment) and even thought of medicine for a while in grade 11. By the time I graduated from High School, I knew where I wanted to go (hello, Stellenbosch!) but not really what I wanted to do, still.

Writing has always been part of my life, and yes, I did write the occasional short story in primary school and saved it for a rainy day. Until I was nineteen and studying languages, hoping to work at some high-end fashion magazine in Paris (took french as a subject too!)
But then I fell in love with marketing and people and words and catchy phrases and I was confused all over again.

Eventually, I grew up a little and realised that I will always be inspired by a lot of things and that it might just drive me crazy for the rest of my life. And that was okay.
I fell in love again. This time in the shape of tall, dark and handsome, got married, moved away from the big, blue mountains to thousands of lush green tree plantations and was confronted with fresh inspiration and the need to feed my creative hunger again.
Simply Written started from a small idea, created for my artistic soul and ended up to be everything I dreamed of, combined.

IN THE LAST YEAR

COFFEES

772

HOURS OF MUSIC

2 100

PROJECTS

60

SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS WRITTEN

344

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