The harsh embrace

The countdown had embarked on its inexorable journey. While the atmosphere continued to radiate silence, this launch needed no catalyst.

This one blueprint was intricately woven into my DNA and whispered directives to my psyche to obey all imprinted rules. Hence my entire existence had settled into a state of self-preservation.

My racing heartbeat, once a frenzied symphony of life’s urgency, gracefully transitioned into a more measured rhythm and my mind embarked on a journey beyond the world of health care. The room lay cloaked in a profound stillness as the frigid caress of the air conditioner permeated the room. I removed my clinic gown and gathered my keys and belongings. The countdown spiralled to zero as I turned off the light. It was Friday and the promise of a leisurely weekend hung palpably in the air. As I stepped out the door, a cascade of unrelenting scorching heat enveloped my body. Though I had seen the WhatsApp circulating from the always vigilant Meteorological Services of Botswana warning of a heat wave advancing through the region, I remained unprepared for its ferocious intensity.

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Our queen: Bring home the crown

Well-wishers gathered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to bid our queen farewell and wish her success as she joins other beauties from around the globe for the coveted crown. Competing in such events is nerve-wracking, and one needs to be fully prepared to stand a chance of making it as a finalist.It is not just about physical fitness; mental state matters too. Unfortunately, sometimes our queens end up facing such fierce...

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