IN-DEPTH: Day 15 The high highs and the low lows

It’s amazing how one day can contain a multitude of both good and bad times. My day literally went:


Ran out of electricity at home – bad

Helped Tendai film nterview – good

Getting shouted at by rude people for taking picture a picture of a puddle (I’m not joking) – bad

Filming b-roll of my trader – good

Tendai interview – good

Camera battery went flat during an interview – bad 

Group meeting at snazzy art gallery (with free beer) – good

Flat tire on the road – bad

Kind stranger helping us change tire – good 

Standing in a thunderstorm in solidarity with the guy who helped us change the tire, and getting drenched – bad

Getting stuck in rush-hour traffic – bad

Accidentally putting the SD card in the wrong part of the mac and not being able to get it out – bad

Tendai able to get the card out with some MacGyver-like skill – good

Got lift home so didn’t have to walk in the dark – good

Ran out of food at home and was reduced to eating crappy microwavable noodles – bad


So that’s bad things: 8

good things: 7

Making BAD technically the winner. I say technically because although some things were awful about today, one thing that wasn’t was my group. Someone said it last week and I think they’re right, I don’t know if there’s a prize for ‘best group’, but if there is we definitely need to win it. I’ve heard murmurings from other groups that they’re not helping one another out, but the people I’m with are consistently awesome. In all honesty, I don’t believe I would have been able to do this without Tendai, Anazi, Zelmarie and Ruth as a mentor. It’s an amazing feeling knowing others have my back, and a much needed responsibility for me to try my best to give that back.


About robykirk

Robyn was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, still isn't dead and despises writing in the third person. She received her undergraduate degree at Rhodes University, having completed a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, History and Journalism at the end of 2013 and completed her Honours in Journalism (career entry) at Wits University in Johannesburg during 2014. From April 2015 until March 2016 she worked as the Communications Intern for the MRC/Wits Agincourt Research unit in rural Mpumalanga. This blog is a collection of the work produced: - for the Wits University student newspaper and website Wits Vuvuzela during 2014 - during her internship at MRC/WIts Agincourt Research Unit (2015/2016) and independent blogging (2014-present). Robyn is interested in everything besides sports and mean people. In the past she has specialised in photojournalism and television journalism, and considers visual media to be one of her strongest skills. She decided to become a journalist because learning about other people’s lives was more fun than putting on pants and having her own. Follow her on Twitter: @RobyKirk

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