Hello November

 

So my 1st of the month July edition has been lying in my drafts since the beginning of August, and I have decided to just continue from where i left off.

July was an awesome month I must admit. I ushered it in from the sandy beaches of Diani Beach in Mombasa.

2015-07-04 09.03.24 2015-07-03 08.11.41 2015-07-03 08.10.43 2015-07-02 16.40.58 2015-07-02 16.40.31 2015-07-02 15.55.08The weather was perfect, not too hot, though sometimes it drizzled but that didnt dampen our holiday. My friends were participating in the Diani Touch Rugby Tournament and we had so much fun.

I also got to meet some new people and I got to see some different sides of people which I did not know about but was still intrigued by.

I took a trip to Uganda in August which was such a fun experience. The people there are so nice, things are cheap and I also got to see Lake Victoria for the first time. Ever since hyacinth destroyed Nairobi dam and some parts of Lake Victoria, I had no idea it was such a beautiful water body. I took pics but they are somewhere lost inside my dropbox -_- (why dont wordpress have emojis yet? or have i been away this long?)

2015 was definitely the year for frequent flying, I also passed by Kisumu Dala and that cirry is the bomb!! I had no idea what to expect, but I was pleased to find it had a Uganda, Mombasa feel to it. We had tilapia by the lakeside, the fish was ginormous, like super huge! We ate 1 fish between 4 people! Lake Victoria is just so beautiful, I honestly couldn’t get over it.

The past 3 months have been somewhat difficult, from my folks and even myself getting sick, so many other people getting sick, numerous hospital visits bleurghh. I didnt like that part much, but I am happy to report that everybody is now in somewhat good health and i hope this remains the same for as long as possible.

Work has been crazy as well, I had to take up another role in addition to what I already do. It’s been challenging but I am learning a lot which will be beneficial for my career since I joined an area I had not specialized in.

School has also been quit busy, in fact the only reason i am able to do this post right now is because I submitted my final paper for this semester yesterday and I have the day off tomorrow so I finally have some free time to blog after way too long.

Religion wise, nothing much has changed since my last post. My faith continues to dwindle, I do not know whether to be thankful when things go well, or turn to him during times of trouble so I am just there. I just have this fight with myself during these times and I decide to do nothing.

I think God spoke to me recently, twice to be exact. I had a dream where he asked me why i abandoned him, I dont remember whether I responded to him or not. I also spotted a post on spiritual inspiration on tumblr whose message felt like God speaking to me because it totally applied to me.

The fact that I believe God spoke to me goes to show I havent fallen so far from the faith wagon, I just need time to get over shit and try to understand him and find my way back, somehow. This part of the post is not a call for anybody to tell me how to seek him though, I know the ways and maybe one day I will use them.

Last night I ran into an old school mate of mine and he told me he was a father of 3! My good friend got married in September, my boy is engaged, my other friend just recently gave birth, while as for me the only thing I nature and protect is my Samsung Note 2 :’)

It really is great seeing people move to the next phases of their lives though. We each have a different path and it’s nice to see how we all play it out. ย At the moment, my path is on self development. My career and education are what i am currently focusing on. I have also managed to maintain the healthy lifestyle tip I started way over in February.

This year I got to reconnect with some people from my past who I had unfinished business with. Life has a funny way of bringing people together when you least expect it. Let’s just say that some connections were not meant to last lol but they were definitely fun experiences.

I have made a bunch of new friends this year, and it’s been fun doing things out of my usual circles for a change. I have lost touch with some of my old friends and i am honestly going to try and get in touch with them more often. I still do a bunch of stupid, but fun shit with my regular peeps too.

I have become more adventurous this year in terms of the things I do, the clothes I wear, my hair, the things I say etc. I havent fully released my inhibitions but I am headed in that direction.

My spending has become horrible and I have no idea why. Oh wait, I do. It’s because of my love for things like great food, alcohol, and going out. This is the problem of being a single girl lol. But I work hard and party harder and i will never make excuses for that.

I am so glad there are only 60 days left in 2015, I cant wait to say Sayonara and good riddance. A lot is going to change at work and I am kinda antsy about it, but i hope it all works out.

I am excited about 2016 already, my last year in my twenties. I am thinking of creating a bucket list of things to so if you have any suggestions feel free to leave a comment on this post.

Hopefully I will find time to ย create the actual list and post it on here.

November is National Writing Month, I doubt I will be participating, but you can check out my old posts from NaNoWriMo.

Also, I am thinking of bringing back 12 guest posts for Christmas this year, please take this little poll and let me know what you guys think. If you would like to submit a post for this, please leave a comment and I will hit you up.

I will conclude by apologizing for leaving you guys hanging for so long, sorry ๐Ÿ™‚

By the end of the year I must know how to burst these moves! Justin Bieber nowadays is just releasing some really good music.

Adios!

1st of the month

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Damn, i have been trying to write this post all week. Anyhoosmu, this picture really represents the month of May. It’s all about me ๐Ÿ™‚

April Highlights

My Easter was really chilled out, got plenty of RnR.

My friend got married earlier this month, and he looked so happy he was dancing down the aisle ๐Ÿ™‚

I got to drive high end luxury vehicles that i thought I would only get to ride in on my wedding day. It was so much fun and exhilarating, plus I realised those cars are expensive for a reason. The car practically drives itself!

I was interviewed on Capital In the Morning and it was so much fun. There’s a reason they call it the midweek party, and we had a blast kicking it with the team in studio.

I had my many cheap thrills, good times discovering new spots in Nairobi and meeting old friends.

April Downsides

I have become socially awkward, I cannot do small talk anymore!

I keep finding out unpleasant ish every other time. I just wish this story would die once and for all grrr.

Things are a bit weird between God and I. When things were bad 1 or 2 months ago, I really prayed and I went to church but I feel like my prayers went unheard. I am questioning a lot of things and basically things are just awkward between us right now. Anyway maybe we need some space..

I had a confrontation with someone that I kinda regret but not really because it was something that had bothered me for a while.

April Discoveries

I am stronger than I ever thought I was.

I need to learn how to accept compliments.

Gotta work on this passive aggression business.

What I Look Forward To In May

May has started out so well ๐Ÿ™‚

I have 2 trips scheduled for this month, plus Im going white water rafting in 2 weeks.

I am just way more optimistic about this month, even in January I really didnt have high hopes for this year. So I am gonna do everything I can to make this month rock.

How was April for you? What are you looking forward to in May?

My Funky Friday Theme Song ๐Ÿ™‚

1st of the month

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March has to be better, it just has to..

February Highlights

I joined a new gym in February and so far I am loving it. It’s convenient as it’s just next to my office, and the facilities are pretty good as well. I dont think I have ever made asย much of an effort to work out as I do now, and i am already seeing results ๐Ÿ™‚

I had fun celebrating the February babies that i know during this month as well.

I cut my hair a week before my birthday in January, so i joined the naptural movement. It’s been good so far, though i now get why it’s called a journey seeing that so much work is involved. I love how healthy and thick my hair is, it had really been thinning out when it was relaxed and i was never happy with it that way.

I discovered what I want to pursue for my Masters, and i got accepted at a great school ๐Ÿ™‚

February Downsides

It’s been a hard month that i wont lie. I have never been able to adjust to change, especially when i dont know what brought it on, and if i feel like nothing needed to change. Been struggling with that and i am at the stage where something’s really gotta give.

This natural hair thing isn’t easy, people feel the need to keep touching your hair, and commenting about it. That ish needs to die.

February Discoveries

  • I hate feeling like i am not the best version of myself.
  • The same boiling water that softens the potato, hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of… not the circumstances.
  • Self preservation is key.

How was your February? What are you looking forward to in March?

 

1st of the month

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I’m not the type of person who sets goals at the beginning of every year, 2014 was no different. This however, does not mean i do not enjoy starting the year on a clean state. 2014 has had so many plot twists, which is why i sorta dont believe in new years resolutions and things like those. But i’m always hopeful and excited about the promise of a new year. I am hoping the year ends well too ๐Ÿ™‚

I love the festive season though, summer bunnies, no traffic, endless parties, December is awesome!

November Highlights

I stayed at Enashipai in Naivasha for the first time and it was amazing. The service was excellent, we got cool complimentaries like chocolates, and chocolate covered strawberries, and of course the best part, complimentary tickets to The Ubantu Festival. The concert was so much fun even if we were just like 20 of us, Bucie killed it. Enashipai also has a really sick night club, i really wish it could be uprooted and brought to Nairobi.

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View from my balcony window

I also went to Great Rift the following weekend for a friend’s birthday, we were at the most amazing cottage. I met some very cool people and we had such a ball.

I got to celebrate and surprise some important November babies for their birthdays, nothing beats seeing that look of surprise and shock on their faces, it was definitely a good time.

I must also mention that there’s someone whose made this month extra special, so that when i read this blog i will remember that he made this month all the more awesome.

November Downsides

2 Chainz didnt show up for his concert on November 1st ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I still wonder if he will ever come..

There was this Friday where I had a terrible morning, from punctures, to a ruined tyre, then the guy fixing my car got a seizure. Thank God the rest of my day improved there after.

November Discoveries

This world is just too tiny, it’s now 1.6 degrees of separation not 6.

60 more days to my birthday and i feel like this >> :-/

When you find something you are afraid to lose..

What I Look Forward To in December

More fun times ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Holidays

How was November for you? What are you looking forward to in December?

1st of the month

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I know I have been away for far too long, forgive me?

October Highlights

I had a spiggin good time this month no lie.

I went for Earthdance which was in Migaa, and I was so jazzed that for the first time i made it till morning! Left there at like 10am. Sadly I dont think I will attend another Earthdance event again, never been surrounded by so many youngins before.

Have you ever seen someone good looking around often, then one day you go for a meeting and find them amongst the presenters? Yeah this situation deserved a mention, it was a very cheap thrill but it made my day!

I went for a day trip one Saturday, made some new friends, had a lovely meal and went dancing there after.

My friend’s baby turned one this year, so proud of her and the lovely young man she is raising.

Surprised my mother for her birthday and she loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

This was a great month for concerts, I went for Wizkid’s concert during shujaa day weekend. Him and Heavy K were nothing short of spectacular. Attended the Talib Kweli concert as well, I honestly didnt expect him to be as awesome as he was.

Im also happy for the people in my life who have good things going for them.

One of my family members was unwell, but it looks like he is well on the way to recovery, and we are giving God nothing but praise.

October was really good to me ๐Ÿ™‚

October Downsides

I scratched my car against a pavement, there’s a huge scrape at the back door ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It’s also making a funny noise ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

October Discoveries

Dont judge people based on your first impressions of them.

When people mess up, learn from it, let it go and keep it moving.

God work’s in mysterious ways.

What I look forward to in November

My close friend’s birthdays.

My friend’s traditional ceremony.

More fun times.

How was your October? What are you looking forward to in November?

1st of the month

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July Highlights

This month was nothing short of epic!

First up there was the World Cup which ended in such a spectacular fashion. My team #GER won, ok they were only my team because I had a Germany jumper :p but I was rooting for them at the final. I watched the final with my friends who were rooting for Argentina and it was kinda sad seeing the disappointing looks on their faces.

I finally got my car back after suffering for a whole month, they solved majority of it’s issues although new ones kept springing up. All in all, I am happy with the work they did, I keep being asked if my car is new because of how shiny it looks ๐Ÿ™‚

Celebrated the birthdays of all my July people’s, it involved a lot of free drinks and plenty of fun times. Plus cake ๐Ÿ™‚ I partied like a champ this month, I wont even deny it, but now that the world is ending, let me be young, wild and free!

I celebrated Eid with my friend and his family, my first iftar, and it was so lovely.

When it comes to matters concerning the martians, life threw me another plot twist that I never saw coming. I am still confused about it to be honest, but iv decided to just ignore it.

June Downsides

When people make you question why your friends with them, that..

I sorta made someone cry :-/

I have a complicated relationship with temptation, saying no when i should be saying yes and vice versa, I pray for the wisdom to know better and to stand by my decisions. The devil is a liar *Usher voice*

June Discoveries

Not all paths are meant to be taken.

I am still as clueless as ever.

Apparently according to two of my friends, I need to stop being so nice, it may be ย the reason why I am still singleย ha!

Dont judge me for my actions just because you feel bad about your own. People need to stop being so damn judgemental, period!

Be careful of the lies you tell, because there is a good chance you will get caught.

Why do people put so much work building walls to prevent people from getting to know them? You may think the walls are protecting you, but all they seem to be doing is hiding how awesome you are.

I also discovered some cool blogs:

Style Sketches

Style Sketches

 

Anita from Style Sketches

Threadmuse

Thread muse

Sienna from Thread Muse

From Curves With Love

From Curves With Love

Anita from From Curves With Love

What I Look Forward To In August

Chilling out a bit more.

My friend’s wedding.

A masquerade ball I was invited for, very amped for that.

 

How was July for you? What are you excited about this month?

1st of the month

july

Gosh, 4 words during the month of June, I am so sorry ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I love July, this shouldn’t be brand new information for you guys. Despite the bad freezing weather, I know there are a lot of fun things in store for me.

June Highlights

I was invited for the reveal of The Capital One which was at Ebony, free food and drinks, what’s not to love about that? I proceeded to get smashed thanks to some derailers that I know, but all in all i had a great night.

This is the month I got to discover that I love what i do, I honestly never thought I would ever know what that feels like. My work now speaks for itself, and it’s fulfilling, and fun because I get to do such cool stuff. I am truly grateful to God for this opportunity, I never thought I would be here.

I discovered that Loyal by Chris Brown isnt exactly the easiest song to karaoke to, but it’s hella fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Did you know the national park has another picnic site other than king fisher? It’s called Impala, and it’s way better, less parked. We went for a random Party in the Park with family and friends, we werent there very long though because we got there late, but we had a good time.

You know those people you run into a lot, but never talk to? I met one of those, of course they didn’t remember me, and I was lucky enough to have created a great first impression for like the ‘second’ย time. I am waiting to see what will happen the next time.

One of my besties came back home, and she got me this gorge turquoise handbag, something I had actually really wanted. I dunno if i had mentioned it here, or she read my mind ๐Ÿ™‚

My friends and I drove to Machakos for T.Tot samosas and kenchic, because the crazy traffic and insane number of people was just too much for us to struggle to go watch rugby as was the intention. We spent like 7 hours in traffic, but it was thoroughly entertaining, we met so many people, and saw so many shocking things enroute. ย My highlight was definitely the 3 men who fell off a boda boda, they didnt get hurt though ๐Ÿ™‚

June Downsides

My car got hit, and it has been in the garage for the past 4 weeks now, really hoping i get it by the end of the week, this feeling is worse than heartbreak.

My biggest woes have been due to the fact that I have been carless, this life is really frustrating.

I lost my pout polish and one of my favourite earrings last Friday, i really hate losing my things.

June Discoveries

I have awesome family and friends who have helped me during this period of being carless and taking me home and picking me up, Lord knows i leave far away so i am truly grateful.

Men are loyal until they get girlfriends, after that they make such sucky friends.

I really do not thrive when forced to engage in small talk, especially with people i am not interested in.

There are some real douche bags out there, also, some of these people we have come to know through the media are actually cool peoples.

What ย I Look Forward To In July

Getting my car back.

The endless birthday celebrations.

 

*side bar*

I am seriously contemplating going natural, i am very unhappy with my hair. It’s always been thin since i started relaxing it, but now i feel like it’s even thinner. Something’s gotta give. I am now wondering whether I should transition or just do the big chop. The second option is hella scary for me because I have never actually cut all of my hair all at once so i am considering all available options. What do you think? To go natural or nah?

Have a Fantastic July ๐Ÿ™‚