JUST DO IT

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today,” – Abraham Lincoln.

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Hello there! Its been a while since I wrote something. Procrastination. For a couple of days I have been postponing to write and until I noticed when you don’t make something a priority you keep postponing it every other day. Many times we postpone things we know we are supposed to do to the next minute, hour, day, week, month and it can go as far as a year or even more. The sooner you realize how you have been delaying things that needs to get done the better. If you keep on saying tomorrow, you realize it may never come.

Two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow. “I’ll do it someday.” Someday is not a date on the calendar. Setting deadlines for yourself is very important here, because it pushes you towards attaining a goal before the deadline. And it helps make sure you have completed the task beforehand.

I hope you are having a great start of the year. Lets do it now. Lets not procrastinate on things that could make a difference in our lives.

As always thanks for stopping by! Great weekend to you and yours.

Love.

2017 – New Hope

Looking back at the year that just passed, you find things you wish never happened the way they did. And things turning out exactly opposite of how you wanted them to. However hard or tough it was for you, am here to remind you that 2017 comes with new hope. An opportunity to make things right. To do things better. To try again. To dream again. To work towards your goals. An opportunity to watch the beauty of sunrise and sunset. The fact that you are alive and breathing is enough reason to have hope that this year will bring you lots of goodies.

You may not be able to forget whatever happened in the past year, but you can choose not to dwell in it and pick up the lessons. The past is just that and you cannot change it. But you can make today and tomorrow better, much better than yesterday.  You are under no obligation to remain the same person you were a year, month or even 15 minutes ago. You have the right to grow.

Every exit is an entry somewhere else. Don’t hold yourself down with things you cannot change because they have happened already. Believe that this year is a fresh year, in fact it is a brand new start. Stay positive that 2017 will bring you great things. Set some goals, work towards them, enjoy the process and remain happy in the journey. Smile often, laugh more. Remember you are perfect just the way you are.

Wishing you a blessed and successful year 2o17. May all your dreams come true!

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2016-Thankyou for the lessons

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Counting days and hours before we say good bye to 2016! This is a time where you are trying to reflect and see what you got done, what you didn’t do, what you achieved and where you failed and learning from the mistakes, because well, they are part of life! Its the time to focus on the things you need to do better come 2017.

Sometimes you get in between, because things didn’t turn out well in some areas, or you didn’t achieve as much as you had planned for at the beginning of the year.  Or you failed at some of the things you had so much hope for. It could be the disappointments you got from people you had trusted. Or because you placed other peoples happiness before yours and expected them to do the same.

One of the things you get to learn is being flexible, to the circumstances you find yourself in and embrace being shaped by them. No matter what happened in 2016, you have to keep your head up and let hope lead you. You’ll certainly be tempted and challenged, but don’t negotiate your dreams or diminish your purpose.

Don’t let the journey steal the hope in you despite the setbacks. Don’t allow fear to drive the bus. If you are still living and breathing, there’s a great purpose waiting ahead of you in 2017. The wait can make you weary. The work can wear you down. But you have to remain focused and consistent.

Don’t let go of what makes you “you”. You have to do what is right for you, nobody else is walking in your shoes. It doesn’t matter what people say or think, the right people will move with you and push you to be better. After all, you can’t please everyone. People are the way they are for a reason and you can’t change the way they think about you.

Just live your life and be happy. Smile more. Take care of you. Take yourself out if you need to. Do what makes you happy. Love on yourself. Appreciate the good things in your life rather than focusing on the negative. Set goals and don’t undermine yourself. Give yourself the love you need and above all, Pray. Remember God is with you every step of the way. As you welcome the new year, thank 2016 for all the lessons you got from it.

To you my friends, I can’t thank you enough for always rocking with me, lets do this again in 2017! Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!

Love.

 

 

SOMETHING GOOD IS COMING!

“Take a moment and smile at the fact that you may not be where you want to be yet, but you’re glad that you are not where you used to be.”

At times we go through life’s challenges and feel like we don’t deserve to go through some of the things we do. Just when you think you are making good progress, you get a set back. Sometimes you find yourself taken back to square one. You find yourself flat on your face, biting the dust. And you have to get up, dust yourself and tread on.

But again, no one has it all easy. We all have our own set of ups and downs that are totally different from each other. Unfair things happen, but you have come too far to let setbacks define you or stop you from stepping forward. The rock bottom doesn’t define you. The place you have come from doesn’t define you. Your current situation doesn’t define your future. Your current bank account balance doesn’t determine your life.

Whatever it is you are going through, you have the strength to overcome it. No matter the drawbacks, you are being prepared to go forth and reach your pinnacle. Do not focus too much on your faults. Make the best of what is in your power and take the rest as it happens. Enjoy every moment as it comes, keep smiling at it and take a look back at where you have come from. You are not where you used to be. And where you are now is not where you will always be. The sun will rise tomorrow. And you will smile. 15515744_1142402572525487_469047579_o

There is always something good coming, remember that!

KEEP DOING YOUR BEST

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Its exactly 6:00 am. You are covering yourself not to see its already time to get up. You know you need to get out of that bed and go run the day before it runs you but you still stay there. You have some crazy deadlines to beat. You have to go to work. You have to rise and be your best. But you are still in bed. Just some few more minutes and you are going to get up. In no time you doze off.

By the time you wake up and reach out to your phone to see the time, its already 7:30 am. Shit! You have to be at work by 8:30am. So you have to prepare as fast as possible because traffic is awaiting you. And we all know how bad it can get especially when you are in a hurry. And that’s how life is. When you want something so bad that’s when it disappears to Venus. Just when you have lost interest in finding it, it reappears.

When you want to wake up early and revise for your exams that’s when you sleep like a log and you only realize in the morning that you didn’t hear the alarm you had set for 3:00am. Then when you are done with the exams your sleep disappears. Its when you are on leave that you have nothing to do, while before the leave 12 hours were not enough for you.

Its when you have a deadline of an assignment that your creative thinking decides to take a leave. You get stuck and you have to finish on time. Damn! You have to do it. And you still do it. Such things are part of what makes life interesting.

Sometimes we beat ourselves up too much for the things we do wrong but we need to remember that we are human. We are human. And human is to error. Whats important is to rectify the mistakes and make sure not to repeat them because a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.

We are all imperfectly perfect. Full of imperfections. The most important thing is to embrace who we are with our flaws and to embrace being shaped by our circumstances. And to keep striving. And to keep doing our best. Because even if you don’t get out of bed the whole day, the story continues. Even if you do what you did yesterday, the story continues.

Don’t let what has been dictate what will be. You have choices. Just because you chose something yesterday doesn’t mean you have to choose it tomorrow. Even though you can’t change circumstances, you can change your thoughts and actions. You can do better than you did yesterday. To mess up you will. But keep showing up anyway!

Thanks for reading.

FAVORITE QUOTES (1)

Its November already and in a weeks time December will be here with us. How has your year been so far? I’m sure you are still getting some lessons from it too. For me, 2016 has been an year of learning and getting to understand that nothing happens by chance. Here are ten quotes that are my favorite so far:

  1. There are no mistakes in life. Only lessons. There’s no shame in making mistakes while trying to figure things out.
  2. Never give up. Keep going. Keep building. Brick by brick. Stone by stone. Even when its scary, even when all strength is gone. Keep picking yourself up moving forward. And in time, you’ll find that what you once dreamed of is now reality and it will stand.
  3. Be a good person and don’t waste your time to prove it.
  4. Nobody is built like me and that is my POWER.
  5. Be yourself. Be you. Do you. Own who you are.15215691_1115893631843048_830786541_o
  6. Be nice, the world is a small town.
  7. Put yourself first. Love yourself like its the only thing left to do. Your life should consist of making yourself happy before giving your laughter away to someone else.
  8. Slow progress is better than no progress. Every step you take towards your goal counts than doing nothing.
  9. Where you are now is not where you will always be. There are brighter days ahead. Let time bring the best and most out of you.
  10. Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday.  Each day is a fresh start. Every day we wake up is the first day of our new life.

What are your favorite quotes? Kindly share in the comments section.

Thanks for stopping by!

SCHOOL LIFE

“No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid” – Lupita Nyong’o

Going to school back in those days wasn’t as easy as it is nowadays, waiting for a school bus to pick you at your home. We used to walk a few kilometers to get to school. That is while using the long route. The short route was by going through the shamba which would take around fifteen minutes and this time you are walking as fast as you can and at times running. Unfortunately the rainy days our parents wouldn’t allow us to pass by the short route as it would flood near the river and we would have to remove the shoes(we were not wearing socks…haha)and walk through the waters to the other side. Though sometimes we would hide and pass the short route even if it’s flooding and by the time you get to school you have a running nose after you have enjoyed crossing the flooded rivers.

Remember, you have to be at school in time, by 7:00am. Or you be ready for the consequences thereafter, some nasty caning on your hands or behind, kneeling, cleaning the compound and any other available duties to be done that day would be yours, just because of getting late for school with a few minutes.

I remember there was this male teacher who was a heavy drinker, once you got late in his duty you would really face it, he would make us sleep on dewy grass in the morning, mind you it’s just a few minutes past 7:00am. He would then start talking using some very rude remarks, “you girls getting late to school, you are about to get married, is this the time you will be waking up to prepare your husband’s breakfast?”

After an hour of being outside while others are in class having their morning preps, you are released to go to class and reminded to wake up earlier tomorrow or you will get a heavier punishment. The next days you wake up before the cock crows and rush not to be late.

Those times we would not have toothbrushes, so we would go pruning some sticks and brush heading to school. And believe me; our teeth would still get clean and sparkling white!

Back then private schools were for children from rich families. We would admire their unique uniforms, pretty stripped socks and well polished shoes, while our shoes were turning grayish due to lack of polish…cheeeii!

But still we continued learning. We believed that our future was bright which still is. No matter where we have come from, our dreams are still valid!