Hello. I’m Lizelle and I have no intention to retire from a working life. Only from my corporate life. I’ve tried on many skins over the past 25 years: actuarial technician; investment performance analyst; product manager; hedge fund manager; client experience designer; finance forum owner; communication specialist; coffee stall owner; and Nia teacher (much fun). And I've been on a few sabbaticals, being a strong believer in proper breaks. I’ve been a salaried worker and a freelancer, and definitely prefer the latter. So, my next goal is to save up enough to return to the freedom of freelancing – for good. To me, financial freedom is a process; it's not an absolute destination. Do I feel like I've made progress? Absolutely. I am 700% happier with my current job than my first one. My long-term plan is to kickstart learning centres and co-working spaces in rural areas, where people can learn various skills, such as web design, that empower them to work remotely and stay in their communities – if they want to - to stop the devastating impact of urbanisation on the platteland.
Aside from work, I love to travel, dance, yoga and go for long walks. I also write children’s books and the occasional poem. Oh, and I absolutely love picking up new practical skills. This year, with my own website in mind, I signed up for a short course in Web Design through UCT GetSmarter. The result: free2dobedo - a DIY labour of love.
Hello. I’m Lizelle and I have no intention to retire from a working life. Only from my corporate life. Over the past 25 years, I’ve been a salaried employee and a freelancer, and I definitely prefer the latter. So, my next goal is to save up enough to return to that freedom. I’m probably more than halfway to never having to work again (imagine if work was optional), but the future may hold as many detours as the past, and I don’t expect the rest of the road to look like the N1. Free2dobedo is where I share what I’ve discovered so far on my road to financial freedom.