I’m Sindi Dingana and doing Grade 12 at Nombulelo Senior Secondary School. I was born on 6th April 1993, the third born of four children, and I live at home with my Mum and little sister.
I started writing when I was doing Grade 6, but I wasn’t sure if I had a talent for writing until I was invited to perform one of my poems at school. After that I was sure that I am a born writer and I haven’t stopped writing until today. My love of poetry is inexplicable; I can’t describe it because it’s deep and I don’t ever want to stop writing because writing is my friend. When I’m sad I write, when I’m happy I write, and poetry lifts my spirits up when I’m down.
My favourite colour is pink. In my free time I like writing poems, socialising with friends, watching TV and listening to music. I am a nice person but I don’t like bad things. I am a person who believes that I was born for a reason and the impossible can be possible if only you believe. My motto is “Perseverance is the key to great success”, which simply means good things come to those who wait.
My role model is my mother because she is the only person who has always been there for me. She lifts my spirits up when I’m down, encouraging me to follow my dream and be what I want to be in life. I am so grateful for having a mother like her, because she is my rock.
When I finish school I would like to go to Rhodes University and study Law or Journalism. The reason for this is because I love to debate and ask questions so I think I would be a good prosecutor.