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Hello, goeie dag, molo, dumelang, awé, Asalamu Alaikum, sawubona, Shalom

Welcome to Mel’s Postbox!

I am Melissa Javan, creator of Mel’s Postbox. For those of you who know me, I previously did my blogging at I recently got my own blog domain name.

THE AIM of my blog is to share inspirational stories of my journey and others who are on a path to live intentionally. I’ll share how I realised that in order for me to teach my child she can do anything she dreams of, I too have to try to reach my goals and live my dreams.

One of my goals is to be debt-free, so I intend to learn as much as I can about saving- and investing money. I’ve started a “Money Mistakes” series where myself and others share bad financial decisions we’ve made. We’re still learning!

I also give lessons relating to Writing Like A Journalist and entrepreneurship. I’m working on my first novel – so look out for lessons relating to it.

I WANT TO help people to create better content for their websites, social media platforms or newsletters. I CAN help you write your good stories.

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Married Javan, I am a South African journalist and content producer by profession. I became a journalist, because of my love for storytelling.

So far IT’S BEEN AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY. I started blogging in 2011 while reporting on the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) event in Durban. I was working for an independent grassroots newspaper, Cape Flats News then. While on my journey as a blogger, I encouraged some of my female media friends to join me, to give people insight into our careers and thoughts in general.

I stopped blogging after I moved to a new province and job in Port Elizabeth. I started taking blogging seriously in July 2016.

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Anyway, I am also the mamma of an two-year-old daughter and stepmom to a beautiful, talented chef, who is in her early 20s. My husband, Leslie, is a music composer. He will definitely share some of his gems on this site!

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Sometimes Princess helps Daddy with rehearsals too. (Image: Melissa Javan)

I speak a little South African – my mother tongue is Afrikaans and I am surrounded daily by friends and colleagues who speak isiXhosa and Setswana.

I HOPE TO inspire you, or make you laugh – while you read about my (and others’) journey. Hopefully, by end of 2017, I will be a published author 🙂

Thank you for visiting my site.

Melissa Javan

PS Connect with me via email

or Twitter @melissa_nel.