Welcome to Sotho Girl Diaries, my name is Mapitso Thaisi and I am the founder of this blog. I consider myself to be a ‘Career Girl.’
I started this blog as an escape from my work life and I wanted a place where I could define my presence online and this blog has been just that.
A bit about me: I am an Occupational Therapist by profession, which falls within the medical field. As an occupational therapist my role is to identify barriers within a person whether physical, mental or environmental which prohibit them from living up to their full potential. I then need to assess the person and their environment and come up with rehabilitative strategies which can enable the person to perform daily activities optimally. As a result, occupational therapists work in different fields such as early childhood development centers (schools, paediatric care, etc.), hospitals (neurological, orthopaedic, mental health, physical health departments), old age homes, insurance or medico-legal fields and in communities or NGOs.
I also own a luxury swimwear brand called Shweshwekini Active Wear which I started back in 2017 while I was doing my Masters in Human Rights Law. As you have noted, I have dabbled in different career spaces, all of which I’m equally passionate about and keen to to achieve success in all these areas.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
My goal with this blog is for it to be your one stop shop for all things careers and lifestyle. I hope by following me, you will get inspired to follow your passion, follow your truth, but to also take some lessons from me in order to build and make a success out of whatever type or work or career field you want to pursue. And that is my dream, to see people doing what they love with their God-given talents and potential.