One positive side effect of social media.

I think this is the first day all summer that I’ve not had some kind of travel memory on my FB feed or photo drives. All summer, my feed has had almost daily memories of me planning trips, booking flights, packing stuff, shopping, jetlag! Memories of hectic days getting ready to travel, hectic days at…

9/1. 1:37am

I looked up at the clock and it contained 3 of my favorite digits and numbers which is always a delight. And hoped that this would be enough to salvage the night, the new day, the new month. The first of the month is always a good time to reset and start over and my…

Grief, 2 years later (Part 1)

Today the 21st of May was my mom’s last full earthly day. She died in the very early hours of May 22, 2018 of heart failure. Her death was sudden and unexpected. It has been one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. Tomorrow, we’ll have a small memorial for mom. In these time…

Balance..but what type of balance?

I have had this image saved on my phone for almost two years. I’ve looked at it several times and to me, it always meant balance. A balance of mind, body and spirit. And it still means that. But today as I was looking for an image to put on my WhatsApp status, this image…

Calls to my mom

Many workdays, I’d get off work tired and just fall asleep then wake up around 11pm. Due to the time difference, it would be 7am the following morning in Nairobi. First of all, I’d wake up to find several missed calls from mom so I would return her call. I would ask what she was…

Week 6: It is what it is.

This is basically where I am sleepwise. But I’m sick and tired of talking about it. So on to other stuff this week. I made the mistake of entering my phone number on one of those ever increasing online forms and ended up spending several days fending off Quicken Loans. These guys are totally relentless….

The Introvert’s Dilemma

Many introverts, myself included, greatly enjoy solitary activities. I mean what’s not to enjoy: time to unwind and re-charge, solitude, a good book or walk, a cup of tea, a favorite program, a cozy nook, a comfortable bed..the list is long. All this is much appreciated especially at the end of a work week. What…

The line between

Between solitude and loneliness is a line. And sometimes that line is thin. Too thin. At times, I revel in my solitude, feeling my mind clear of clutter and chatter. I feel my soul soar in gratitude and my heart smiles with me. Be aware though, prolonged solitude even self-imposed and self-desired can blur and…