Happy FriYAY! Yasss, first post of 2018 is finally here. Hooorrayyy! Well, obviously I’ve been away for a while, nearly 2+ months now. It’s been a rough couple of months from being quite “unwell”, losing a total of 8kgs (noooooooo) and basically felt like I’d lost touch with the world and with myself. I have since added 33ograms though, Lol! I honestly felt like I was just existing but not in the body I’m used to normally. But I’m glad to be finally back on my feet and finally feeling normal again! It gives me so much relief. Let’s get into in now; Taking stock.
The last couple of months have been quite the ride. When the year began, I promised myself that I’d make this year a year of change for myself emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically more like getting out of what I’ve been accustomed to over the years and daring to be different. What I didn’t know was that it was going to be really scary, painful and above all uncomfortable. So many times I broke down, so many times I wanted to give up and said fuck it, so many times I thought I’d had enough until the last two months where I decided to LET GO AND LET GOD. I had a woosah type of moment.
It’s been a week since the Annual OLX SoMA awards event was held and I’ve taken a step back the last few days to just sit and think about the whole experience, what I’ve learned so far in regards to blogging and with that said, I have a few tips to share with you. If you are an aspiring blogger out there who is perhaps wondering how to maneuver through this blogging streets, this article is for you.
Live a life full of color, they said. I had a blast this past weekend with two of my friends at the Kenya Color Run that took place on Sunday at Uhuru gardens. The event involved lot’s of color, music, running and dancing despite looking a hot mess thereafter but this didn’t really come as surprise cause what do you expect from a mini holi festival? You know, when it comes to giving back to the community, I’m always sold. Messy or not. I’m down for it any day, any time. However, the main goal for this years run was to promote peace awareness in midst of this election year as we celebrate Kenya’s rich ethnic diversity.
Howdy howdy! Oh yes, I made the cut and got shortlisted under the New Blogger category for this years 5th Annual OLX SOMA Awards. SOMA Awards Recognizes & Rewards Brands That Use Social Media To Transform Lives and to be recognized by SOMA is like a dream come true. I’m still in awe and to be honest, it came as a surprise to me. Being nominated has just raised the bar even higher for me and motivated me to continue creating great and impactful content.
Guess who is married now? Not me, obviously, but my best-friend did! As a friend, and watching her plan her wedding, flip out on us (oh lord! haha), sometimes even cry, my whole perception of wedding planning being a bed of roses definitely went out of the window. However, It is pretty exciting especially when you’re fitting the wedding dress, closing on the cake vendor (cause obviously the Cake is the business), but when it starts getting to you and you spend months trying to close on a venue, looking for a good photographer and some vendors almost flaking on you, it stops being pretty.
Howdy! How have you been? Well, the last week has not been the best since the year started. It was probably one of my worst weeks ever. If you’ve been keen on my instagram or Facebook page, you are probably aware that I lost one of my friends. The news hit me pretty hard and I/We all couldn’t believe it. Good thing is, slowly by slowly I’m beginning to come to terms with it.
Thank the heavens for whoever invented the go-pro camera! Few are the times you get to capture moments that seemed impossible. We rose quite early on this day and headed to Kendwa Beach in Zanzibar to kick off our vacay with some activities we had booked in with ZP Ocean Sports. The sandy beaches at Kendwa are as white as white can get! Damn, you can barely look at the sand without shades on! It was pretty hot and humid as well but that didn’t matter cause everyone was having so much fun.
How do I begin describing this piece of heaven? Enashipai is surely the most peaceful, gorgeous, romantic, breathtakingly beautiful place I have been to, so far in the past few months. From the perfectly manicured gardens to the architecture and the views of the lake. I mean this place just leaves you in awe and totally speechless! I just can’t gush enough about the resort. This reminds me of a quote I once read by Ezra Pound, which goes, “A real building is one which the eye can light and stay lit”.
The last couple months have been rather hectic but quite fulfilling. From developing my blog, to scheduling photo-shoots, getting busier at work, just to name a few. Sometimes there is so much pressure around you and you even consider giving up but challenges are meant to be there, right? I believe it always starts with taking the small steps. They always get you closer to your dream. Whether it’s in your business, at work, exploring your talents, following your passion, your studies, etc remember to always take that step no matter how big or small. You never know what the future holds for you.