I’ve never really thought about the idea of something being bittersweet…except when I’m singing along in my car to The Verve of course. How can something so be good be so bad? As I prepare to leave Cerebra (my home for the last year and a half), I think I’ve truly learnt the meaning of bittersweet.

I can’t believe that I’m leaving so many of my close friends behind but at the same time I’m so excited to spread my wings a little and take another step…no leap into the big wide world. Over my year at Cerebra I’ve been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. From working crazy hours and feeling like I want to pull my hair out from stress, to working on amazing brands that are really making an impact in the world and forging bonds that will without a doubt last a lifetime.

Although almost everyone that I’ve worked with at Cerebra has left a lasting impact on me in some way or another there are a few that have taught me lessons to keep in mind for the rest of my life even if just by example. Each of these eight beautiful souls are truly one of a kind and I couldn’t thank them enough for being in my life.

Nicole – The only difference between someone who is doing something amazing and you, is that they are doing it.Nicole Olwagen

Bernie – Nothing is more powerful than a friendly face, a smile and positive energyBernie Smit

Dani – A healthy body means a healthy mind, nothing is the end of the world and you don’t have to be good at math to be successful.Dani Vermaak

Ian – You don’t have to be the loudest person in the room for people to earn your respect and get your point across.Ian Rodney

Keenz – There is nothing you can’t achieve by putting your head down and working at it till you know everything there is to know.Keenan Harduth

Tanya – Perfection takes time, and that extra bit of time is always worth it…always. Be slow and precise about what you’re doing and the results will always be amazing.Goodbye Cerebra_-2

Lucy – Being afraid isn’t a bad thing, it’s a tool you should use to push you towards your goals, never stop appreciating the small things and never stop laughing.Lucy Sarah

 Leyash – Taking a moment to Ask ‘why’ is invaluable, question everything around you and never accept things at face value.Leyash Pillay