Humans of coffee: Morgan de Klerk

Who is Morgan de Klerk?

A girl still trying to figure it all out but going for it anyway. I studied Accounting and International Business, whilst learning Mandarin, heading on a fast track to rule the corporate world. My husband and I have learned that there’s more to life than working 60 hour weeks and following the direction everyone else is going in. This year, I quit my job and started my own business so that I’m able to spend more time with my loved ones and travel with my husband for work. It hasn’t been easy, but I know that it’s worth it. We have lived all over the world and are currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. I’m an avid long-distance runner and love spending time outdoors.

What is your favorite childhood memory?

A hot summers day with my family out by our pool—music playing, snacks on the table, everyone together laughing and playing with no care in the world. Those of the childhood memories I cherish.

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If you could have a do-over in life, what would you do differently?

Live life with less fear. I wish I could go back to moments in life and tell myself to stop worrying how things are going to work out. We serve a mighty God who is in control and I wish I would rely on Him more than I do at times.

My favorite quote is: Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

What do you feel most proud of?

I feel most proud of the fact that my husband and I are not doing the “cookie-cutter” standard life. We’re choosing to do things differently. It’s not always easy… sometimes we kick ourselves asking why we always choose to do things the “hard” way or at times get envious of our friends building their own house (or whatever it may be). But we’re doing this thing and we’re loving every minute of it – the highs and the lows.

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If you could keep only 3 possessions, what would they be and why?

If I’m being totally practical and not sentimental… it would be my passport, my cellphone, and my wallet.

What do you want your tombstone to say?

Absent from the body; present with the Lord.

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What is MDK Services?

MDK Services is a start-up business I founded this year. We focus on helping businesses with bookkeeping/finance, digital media marketing, and administration. We also do skills development courses in rural areas that focus on teaching young adults and business people helpful tools to succeed in life. We give courses in everything from resume writing, mock-up interviews, to business plan writing, and budget management.

What is your favorite kind of coffee?

Almond milk cappuccino all the way!

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In which coffee shops are we likely to bump into you?

With a dairy and soy allergy, I’m a sucker for all coffee shops that serve dairy-free alternatives!

What does a perfect day look like?

A hot summers day: sleeping in and having coffee with my husband in bed, hitting the beach with our friends, watching a movie on the couch, then enjoying a lekker South African braai with a glass of wine when in the evening… perfection.

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