Of Life’s Lessons – My Life Is Not My Own

I have been a tad too quiet. Studies have taken over my life. I am not complaining though… Totally worth my while.

Kajiado Sunrise_My lifes melange

Every once in a while, you read something that stops you in your tracks and has you thinking. This article was it for me. I read it over a month back and have been meaning to share it with you. Continue reading

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2014 – ‘Bye Felicia’

This is not like a bad ‘Bye Felicia‘. It is a good one. That I am happy to let go of 2014 knowing that I have grown. Grown up. Growing old happens by default. Growing up; it takes special talent. I kid you not! It is a mix of plenty of mistakes, sitting in your own naughty corner and having time out in your head, reflecting, being responsible for all your actions, taking in the highs and the lows… the whole shebang!

I took my usual cathartic solo trip mid-year.  It was a defining moment for me. When I came back, I threw myself into this little place I call home and I love every bit of it. I look at some of the seasoned writers on these streets and can’t help but think at times that my blog ‘looks like a doodle’.  No offence to all toddlers out there. 🙂 Continue reading

Just This Once

When it rains, it pours. I have a project that is due on Saturday. Thing is, not only am I feeling run-down, but I also have ZERO motivation for it… That among many other things. 😦
I get nostalgic when I remember the good old days – the ‘gotea hiyo risto‘ days.
So, just this once I want to go back to being a child. Carefree, dancing in the rain and in muddy puddles.
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That’s Life

You put in too much to something, it’s not always that the effort is reciprocated; that’s life.
You get people who are super crazy about you, you don’t feel a tad bit about them; that’s life.
You look at your friends and all seems rosy in their little world, a smile can mask a lot; that’s life.
You cry yourself to sleep because you’re thinking that that’s the toughest thing you’ve ever been through. Trust me, everyone has a story. People have been through worse; that’s life.
So here I am having coffee and mandazis thinking, this is life. It didn’t promise you happy times forever.
Cloudy days, Sunny days, make the best of them! That’s life!
Happy week people!
— Wa Ng’ang’a

Make Sure You Read Till The End

We are always encouraged to read, and to read beyond our comfort zones. In the midst of all that reading, we get those chain emails, “Make sure you read till the end….If you do not forward to bla bla bla…you will bla bla bla…”
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Well, I stumbled on this beautiful piece. Make sure you read till the end.

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending.

Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart.

Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.”

The less we look with our eyes, the more we will see with our hearts.

Everyone’s a star and deserves the right to twinkle.

I’m not beautiful like you. I’m beautiful like me.

Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.

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Closing Time

I guess it is all happening.
It’s not something I’m ready for, hell i never thought I would be…I guess no one is ever ready for it.
 
So here I am again, trying to get back to my genesis. That place that is all so familiar, where I’ll feel like I am myself again. I guess Maya was right when she said:

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

 I too have learnt that and more – I know the rain don’t last forever

Kamikaze

I ought to know better than to play with fire…
Because inevitably, I’ll get burnt. I thought the mire was a teacher,
Probably I’m not that much of a good student.I thought history helps shape our future.Redirect it towards the better path.Reality stares at me and it’s harsh…
Real as the cold biting deep into my skin.Someone once said, “Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.”

Maybe it’s time I wake up and smell the coffee. Maybe it is time that I took it all in…
This time though not with a pinch of salt.

— Wa Ng’ang’a