April.2018

Hey Folks! I hope you enjoyed your long Easter holiday. I secretly wished the weekend was a week-long 🙂 Anyways, I hope yours was as awesome as mine was. Diani was amazing, despite the heat. It made me realize just how beautiful Kenya is, but you gotta afford it. So, I got to work hard. No pressure. Who am I kidding… *sigh*

It’s April already! I know! We are almost coming to the end of the first half of the year. Tick…tock. I just realized how good I am at thinking about what I want to blog about, and writing it all out in my head.  This explains my silence the last couple of weeks. I am constantly going back and forth on whether I might be over-committing to this. I guess it’s one of those questions of time. On that note, I’ll be taking stock once a month as opposed to weekly. I realized just how ambitious the weekly stock-taking was on my part. I am also wondering how that will affect my weekly productivity and targets. We’ll see…

So, without any further ado, here we go. I am…

Making: A deliberate effort to stay sane. Lately, I feel like breaking down in all capacities, I’m only human. Also explains my last three reads. So I am making a conscious effort to be positive and remain sane despite all that life throws my way.

Cooking: Scotched Eggs. I have always wanted to make these but never brought myself to actually doing it. I used nyama bites. I was out of sausages. You should give this a try sometime. It’s heaven!

Eating: Rice and Black beans coconut curry. I recently discovered almost all things coconut curry. It’s my new obsession. I love the taste. I want to try it with egg curry and see how it goes.

Reading: Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin. I just started reading this book and I can’t bring myself to read the Prince by Machiavelli, which was supposed to be my current read. I think it’ll leave me with a book hangover.

Next read: The Blind Side of The Heart by Julia Franck

Wanting: I don’t know. I honestly do not know what I want. Adulting sucks sometimes! It ought to have come with a manual.

Looking: At the bucket list of things I want to do before I hit 30. This actually got me looking forward to growing old. It still creeps me out and excites me at the same time. Sounds familiar?

Playing: Words with Friends. I admit it’s really grown on me. Plus I get to not only practice but to also learn new vocabulary.

Trawling: This Business Tech page. Trying to stay relevant. Also, aren’t you just amazed by the business opportunities in Africa?

Deciding: To start doing home workouts despite the several failed attempts. I got the entire T25 package and I started on the 1st day of April. I’m very soar. I am not complaining. Who am I kidding? It hurts, and I am currently very grumpy and irritable. I won’t stop the workouts though.

Wishing: I could retouch my dreadlocks myself. I might just start doing this soon enough.

Wasting: Life and opportunities in general. I know. How sad is that? Very. I find myself not having this go-getter energy and when I have opportunities to progress myself be it work related, personal life or other interests, I simply freeze up. I haven’t been feeling confident enough to put myself out there yet 😦

Enjoying: Watching these three monkies. They have been at it for a while. It is these familiar actions that make monkeys so fascinating to me. I can see myself in their faces, my nature in their actions. Ever wonder just how smart monkies are?

Waiting: For someone that’s taking a long time to turn things around. Aaarrrggh!

Liking: How productive I have been this year so far. My attempt to keep me on the positive and productive side of life is not a lost cause after all.

Wondering: Where my journey in life will take me and if I will have lived a life I would be proud of and not ‘I wish I did’ kinda life.

Loving: That I finally made it to the deep end. Yes, I did. But only due to peer pressure and also I needed to prove that I am not a woose, which brings me back to peer pressure. It was amazing. I am just glad that I can now hang out in the least populated area of the pool 🙂

Pondering: On some Library project I want to get moving on.

Considering: Doing more posts on my opinions on current issues. No specific area of interest.

Buying: Groceries. I haven’t stocked up in a while.

Watching: The Last Comic Standing, the finals. I am of the opinion that Kenyan comedians could learn a ton from this show, especially after catching a few glimpses of the Ultimate Comedian Show.

Next Watch: Before Sunset. I started watching it sometime earlier but got distracted.

Hoping: This deal/ project I have been working on goes through. I am putting so many resources into it.

Marveling: At how much opportunities life offers at any given time. Simply endless.

Cringing: At the thought of how much I have been overfeeding during the past one and a half years. I think food addiction is an actual thing.

Needing: To get a proper health cover. Any recommendations?

Questioning: How much of what I was taught in school is just a bunch of assumptions.

Smelling: Mangoes. Just got a bunch of mangoes and they smell so good.

Wearing: Beach shorts and a T-shirt. So glam..I know.

Following: A number of blogs on the Medium. Good stuff. You should check it out.

Worrying: That I am not giving life my best

Noticing: How inactive I am on social media. I need to work on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Knowing: That I was born into one of the best families in the world. I am so lucky to have such amazing people in my life.

Thinking: How far women have come in all aspects of life. It’s just so amazing how much we can do now as women just because of the fights and the good of the ones who came before us and those who continue to do so.

Admiring: Those who battle through tough things and still manage to help others as they do so. The world is so beautiful through their eyes. I wish I had that much to give.

Sorting: My life. Thanks to Trello I now have my life well organized, from work life to personal. It helps create a balance and has been designed in such a manner that you can easily keep track of each activity.

Pretending: I don’t need to wash my hair. Sorry. Not sorry

Bookmarking: A Youtube classical music page. I have been binge listening to a lot of classical music lately. I find the music deeply calming. It helps clear my head.

Disliking: The shocking statistics on gender pay gap report. I’m thinking of doing a piece on this.

Opening: One too many tabs on my laptop.

Giggling: At these jokes on Last Comic Standing. Kenyan comedy still has a long way to go.

Feeling: Grateful. Simply grateful

Snacking: On fruits. Trying to keep healthy. Weight loss is 80% percent what you eat after all.

Hearing: Water splashing in the pool. I swear if I were a music producer I would make beats out of this.

Life’s is what you make out of it. Go forth and Live, Love..Soar!

 

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