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 27 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 vision for my life keeps on shifting. All I know at this stage is that I need to remain nimble.
Aside from work, I love to travel, dance, yoga and go for long walks. I also write children’s books and the occasional rhyme. Oh, and I absolutely love picking up new practical skills. In 2019, with my own website in mind, I signed up for a short course in Web Design through UCT GetSmarter. The result: Go Freedom - a bit wonky but nonetheless 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 27 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 about three-quarters on the way to never having to work again (if I work carefully with my money), 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. Go Freedom is where I share what I’ve discovered so far on my road to financial freedom.