Talk about a hiatus! It’s been what, two months now? I’m sorry y’all, I really am. I have so much to talk about (read write about) but the time to do it though?? So I recently moved back home to Kenya from London about 1.5 months ago and the whole adjusting and get right into work thing took over my life for a while hence my silence on here.
End of summer vibes people! How are you doing? Hope well and taking in the very last rays of the sun before fall descends upon us here in Europe in a few weeks. To those back home in Kenya I’m sure you’re just counting down the days to the end of the cold season there, and I’ll be home soon too so guess I get a double summer this year, whoop! Anyway, that aside, let’s see what the past month has been like…
Are all of you as sad as I am to see May come to an end? This has been quite a fun-filled month for me and now that I’m knee-deep into my dissertation, no more fun for a good one and a half months till I complete this project… Sigh. Almost there, I can see the light at the end of this academic tunnel.
It’s been more than a minute folks and I apologize for the silence. School had me super caught up and I had no time to even read for pleasure leave alone blog. BUT… Finally on Easter break and catching up with everything I have missed out on in the past two months or so. Let’s take some stock shall we?:)
January, as much as it’s my birthday month, simply refuses to end. Possibly the longest month of the year hands down but it hasn’t been as torturing to me this time as it usually is. Probably that’s because I’m not working so I’m not feeling the pinch of no money till the weekend haha. No offense to those of you who are. Well it’s just a good three days and the month will finally be over folks, stay patient and let’s take some stock shall we.
Three more days till 2016!! Can you smell January already? So ready for another year filled with promise and opportunity, 2015 imma let you finish but 2016 is probably going to be the best year I’ll have… Just putting it out there.
Currently writing this while on a bus to Edinburgh, getting super excited for the weekend ahead in Scotland with my friends Jordaania & Adelaide. Not really ready for the cold though… That aside, here is this month’s Taking Stock.
Making: A bunch of travel itineraries, the rest of the year is going to be filled with quite some adventures
Cooking: Made some teriyaki ribs last night, hope that still counts!
Drinking: Nomu’s Skinny hot chocolate – it actually tastes super amazing for a ‘diet’ drink
Looking: For Betty Crocker’s frosting. I can’t seem to find any in all the major supermarkets here. Anyone know where I can find some?
Playing: Words with friends with my brother and winning everytime!
Wasting: Fuel with all the trips my mum makes me do to town to buy her wool… For those who don’t know, my mother has this sudden knitting obsession and will not sleep until she gets the wool of her choice – everyday.
Sewing Creating: My vision board for my upcoming school year. So exciting yet so nerve racking!
Wishing: I had more time left in Nairobi:( I’m ready to leave but then again, not.
Enjoying: The time I have been spending with friends of late, each moment being fulfilling, fun and stress free.
Waiting: For 6pm to get here already because @missvnjoroge’s sister is hosting us for a very intimate art show at her home and I can’t wait to see all the beautiful pieces.
Liking: My sudden love for lip stains, I wear one almost daily now. I still can’t fathom wearing any lipstick but maybe one day I’ll get that bug too.
Wondering: When I’ll be able to get these dreams I have all realized…
Loving: The weather in Nairobi right now, no more dull grey skies!
Hoping: For a great academic year ahead. Didn’t I say I was excited earlier??:)
Marvelling: At the progress I have made in my own personal growth. This year has been quite the journey and there’s still more to come.
Needing: An Oreonilla milkshake in my life! Urban Eatery should deliver
Smelling: Mum’s perfume, she just walked into my room lol.. Prada – Candy, yum!
Wearing: Black and white striped maxi dress
Following: @IndieByline who is basically my spirit animal. Love her page, her blog, her story… I wish I met you while I was still living in Atl, you are too cool:)
Noticing: How much more hydration I need in my system, my face is starting to break out thanks to not drinking enough water. 1ltr and more all day everyday from now on.
Knowing: That if I don’t get out of this bed I will be late for lunch today with my former @UPNairobiworkmates… Don’t kill me Adam, I already know I’ll be late.
Thinking: About my trip to Rusinga next week… Bittersweet feelings.
Feeling: Hungry. I really should start getting ready
Bookmarking: @iamnecole’s new site! I was an avid fan of NecoleBitchie and I am loving the newly revamped website xonecole that is a women’s lifestyle website carefully curated by women making it all the more powerful, inspiring and motivating. #WomenForWomen
Opening: My Mogul page, I recently started contributing to this site and would love for you all to check out my articles when you can:)
Giggling: At my very awkward moment that happened this past Tuesday haha.. NSFW – the end.
Making: A weird amount of gift bags… way behind on my gift giving these past few months, just playing catch up with all these birthdays that have passed and those coming up!
Cooking: Also a weird amount of cupcakes haha. Started selling these yummy babies and I seem to be baking every other weekend now.
Drinking: Green tea:)
Reading: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Check out my Spring reading list below!
Wanting: Well my prayers were answered and I got my Iphone 6! So yeah, that is what I really wanted. I don’t really want much right about now…
Looking: For my next travel plan, that wanderlust bug is itching real hard
Wasting: A lot of time watching Pretty Little Liars. Like I gave this show so much of my patience and even in this finale we STILL don’t know who A is, damn!
Sewing Creating: Nothing in particular
Wishing: Growing up didn’t have to be so damn hard sometimes, but alas it is the only way to do it.
Enjoying: The alone time I have forced myself to take of late, solitude is really good for the soul.
Waiting: For the week to end. Yeah I know it’s Monday but this is a short week and lord knows I need that Easter Break coming up!
Liking: The risks I am taking. Never been a risk taker before – first time for everything!
Wondering: Why I seem to have the most icy fingers on the planet. As in seriously.. I have the coldest hands and I have no idea why
Hoping: That despite the rainy season creeping up, that I don’t give up on my running, been consistent with that too, believe it or not. Like @nassstro1 always says – Health is Wealth.
Marvelling: At the Rolls Royce convertible I saw last Friday, that car is utter luxury on wheels. Not my style at all, but still good to look at.
Needing: A manicure. Easter Break come soon please.
Smelling: The freshly printed Yummy Magazine sitting right next to me. I like the smell of new books, magazines etc. Weird right?
Wearing: Leggings! Haven’t been able to wear anything this body hugging since October last year? For once I am fully pro cold weather now because that summer really tried it with all that heat.
Following: @shaym! My new obsession because she is a wanderlust addict just like me, her instagram feed gives me so much life.
Noticing: How quickly people change.
Knowing: That all will be well. I will still keep telling myself that.
Thinking: About mother dearest who is away on a work retreat. I have been her unofficial nurse for over a month now and for her to travel without anyone coming along to help her out is really frightening me but she’s gotten stronger over her recovery period, so I know she will be fine. I can’t help but worry sometimes though.
Feeling: Bitter Sweet.
Opening: My water bottle… Still can’t get 1 litre down, sigh.
Giggling: At my brother @tom_odero. He is a lot to handle in one tall skinny package lol.