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Tinashe Venge
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31 Mar 2018
5:04 pm

Zuraida Jardine graduates at 43

Tinashe Venge

Television host Zuraida Jardine is the latest celebrity to join the ‘graduates club’, having completed her studies at Wits University.

According to reports, Zuraida graduated from Wits University in Johannesburg with a four-year degree in psychology, and she could not hide her delight at reaching the end of this journey.

Zuraida took to Instagram to reflect on the day she decided to pursue psychology as a career field.

“About 4 years ago, I woke one morning & decided that the time had come for my life to expand. For another reinvestment in myself. Life can be short, but life can also be long, I thought. I knew that if I was blessed with a long life i needed to make sure that the tapestry of my time continued to be enriched with growth, purposeful guidance & stories that never stopped.

“I’ve always had a keen interest in beautiful beings and what makes us uniquely ourselves… I decided on the crazy idea of becoming a Psychologist (sic).”

She revealed that she was now halfway through her journey, after completing her Bachelor’s Degree through the Johannesburg-based institution.

About 4 years ago, I woke one morning & decided that the time had come for my life to expand. For another reinvestment in myself. Life can be short, but life can also be long, I thought. I knew that if I was blessed with a long life i needed to make sure that the tapestry of my time continued to be enriched with growth, purposeful guidance & stories that never stopped. I’ve always had a keen interest in beautiful beings and what makes us uniquely ourselves… I decided on the crazy idea of becoming a Psychologist. In order for this dream to materialise, it would take 7 years of being a Full Time Student and to amass 3 Degrees, before I could even attempt to write my final Board exam to practice… It was a high hope, a big ask and task to try to navigate the various roles in my life that I am director of. But here I am… only half way through, but only half way to go. Today is a special day for me, a day I was almost reticent to celebrate, as I found myself focusing on the fact that I still had nearly 4 more years to go. But I stopped, went back to my breath and decided that today needs to be celebrated in its entirety – cause the truth is, many sacrifices have taken place in order for me to get my Psychology undergrad degree today, and many more will continue to happen as I go through my Honours this year & Masters next. I reminded myself today to enjoy the journey, cause that’s all I’m guaranteed of right now. The destination will take care of itself. Thank you @josh_lindberg for your unwavering support with yet another dream of mine, thanks to my kids, who already talk in Wits jargon – cause they have only known me to be a student in their recent time & and thank you to all my girlfriends who have been understanding and accepting of my new found student life 👩🏻‍🎓 #InvestInThySelf #Witsie #Graduation👩🏽‍🎓 i Hope my little story will inspire you, to know that you are capable of anything at any age 🙏🏽 28 March 2018

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She also took a moment to thank her husband, Josh Lindberg, her friends and her family.

She wrote: “Thank you @josh_lindberg for your unwavering support with yet another dream of mine, thanks to my kids, who already talk in Wits jargon – cause they have only known me to be a student in their recent time & and thank you to all my girlfriends who have been understanding and accepting of my new found student life (sic)”

We cannot wait to be paying a visit to Doctor Zuraida in the near future!

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