Once in a while, you’ll meet someone who makes your heart sing and your stomach flip. Something electric happens as soon as you lock eyes: you know immediately that this is your new lover.
The two of you don’t just gravitate towards each other – you are sucked into a love affair that envelopes every cell in your body and lights up the happiest parts of your brain. All you can think about, talk about and dream about is this new person, the one you didn’t realise you needed until they came into your life.
I’ve been going through all of those emotions since we established Destiny Careers. We are the newest addition to The Bar Group’s incredible (and incredibly good-looking) family, which includes our big sister and brother publications, Destiny and Destiny Man.
From the moment this project was presented, I stood no chance because it latched onto my heart and wouldn’t let go. I’m a journalist and most journalists go into the profession hoping to change the world. But after a few years, that Girl Scout glint in your eye disappears as you realise that you’re not making the world as better a place as you had hoped.
But Destiny Careers is destined (see what I did there?) to make a positive impact on its readers lives.
So, who are we exactly? We’re the essential careers and industry playbook for those entering South Africa’s workforce (or those struggling to join it); those who have just started working; and those looking to expand their horizons and are itching to do something different – but don’t know how, or where to go.
We’re here to remind you that the world of work is mutating before our very eyes, but that we don’t need to be afraid of it. If anything, it should we should be excited because we own it. We can dictate what it becomes, because even though we may not see it, we have that power.
Here’s hoping this beautiful baby we’ve poured ourselves into becomes something you too fall in love with and can’t get enough of. We, at the Destiny Careers team, certainly have and we are definitely gone girls.
PS. Shout out to Legend Manqele, Mpho Madzibadela, Nkokheli Lindazwe and Carmen van Wyk for, well, everything.