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Crossroads in my career path

Crossroads in my career path

Going into business is sometimes a daunting project, even at the best of times. You are leaving all that’s familiar…and laid back – the monthly pay check, hours spent making decisions (whose overall effect seemed like somebody else’s business and not yours, in case of any losses), stopping in on friends for that Marketing pitch, lazy Fridays where some take off early from work under the guise of out-of-office business deals etc. Safe… that’s what employment was always about. A safety net…this new frontier called ‘CEO/Boss’ is now unfamiliar territory. There’s business lingo that comes… Continue reading →

Happiness and Simplicity

Happiness and Simplicity

I visited my old high school this past weekend. I walked through the old haunts and smiled at their jauntily ambitious nicknames: Bahamas, the 20-foot square piece of lawn where we’d sun ourselves on Saturday afternoons, and Infinity, the landing at the top of the stairs to our four-story dorm building. I’ve realized, my high school was unknowingly very Zen. The school was obsessed with simplicity and humility. We were allowed very few personal possessions. Everyone had a morning and evening task that taught us the value of manual work. We woke up early and went to bed early…. Continue reading →

Sticking to your happiness goals

Sticking to your happiness goals

Early this year, I set out some goals for myself. I wanted to walk more. I wanted to learn French. I wanted to take care of my hair. I wanted to go out and do interesting cultural things in Nairobi. While these were all things that I knew would make me *happy*, sticking to them was the challenge. On a scale of 1 to 10, my attention span is … by the way have you ever noticed when you say a word over and over it loses meaning .. cultural. cuuulturall… Surprisingly though, I’ve had… Continue reading →

My Furaha Project

My Furaha Project

It’s going on to March. That means that most of our New Year’s resolutions have faltered, if not gone down the drain entirely. Chips have won out over those healthy salads you brought in to work a few weeks ago. Your brand new gym shoes have been kicked under the bed and forgotten (on purpose). It happens to all of us, and each year, we forget our past failings and promise – this year will be different, this is the year that I will change my life! This is definitively the year where I will… Continue reading →

New Year Resolutions: Pass or Fail?

New Year Resolutions: Pass or Fail?

Happy New Year! I hope the year continues to unfold with the same optimistic energy it seemed to begin with. As per kawa, many people had New Year’s resolutions all made out. I thought I’d wait about 2 weeks before checking in to see how ya’ll were doing. So….how are you doing with those resolutions? Well, if I’m gonna ask you for info then the least I can do is give you some myself so here goes. One resolution was to stop using the word “F*#k” in all its variations. Permanently. Two weeks into the… Continue reading →

Change

Change

I am an avid journal writer and my collection of “works” goes back to when I was 13. Keeping in mind that I will be 39 this year you can imagine how much incriminating material that is. And while so much has changed, so much has not. I am still short. I still hate injustice and corruption. I still have insane crushes and I am rendered positively mute when I meet an attractive man I am still loud and this is in fact seems to have got worse! I still love more than I hate… Continue reading →

Another Year!!

Another Year!!

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go – Brooks Atkinson Another new year and as always I am in a reflective mood. My achievements for 2010? Just a few. Did I achieve my New Year resolutions? I have no idea because I have never had them simply because I forget them soon as the first day of the year end so I decided never to bother with them instead I have goals, well written in my head…. Continue reading →

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