Happy new year! Every year, once the champagne bottles have run empty and the last remnants of the fireworks leave the sky, we’re forced to accept that a new year has begun. And with that realisation, there seems to be two trains of thought with regards to how to accept that: overwhelming hope filled with new years resolutions, or the understanding that new years is a social construct, nothing has really changed and that new years resolutions are pointless.
To the matrics of 2015 who can finally say “Mama, I made it!”, congratulations!! ? I know as well as anyone that it was a long and difficult road but you did it, and for those of you going on to university, I thought I would try and impart some more wisdom on the things I wish people had told me before I got there. Some of these will have a UCT bias because you write what you know, but I’m pretty sure the rest are pretty relatable.