Taking Stock Four | October 2017

Well I have finally decided to do this. The problem with having more than one avenue, is that it can be overwhelming. That is what happened to me. When I first started this I did not honestly expect it to be this hard. This year has been so effed up and I honestly can’t wait for it to just come an end. It has seriously been draining just being in this country. I just can’t handle this anymore.

I feel like the last 6 months, we’ve literally been held hostage by elections. We have come this far and I guess knowing we are 2 months away from 2018 is a good enough reason to look forward to it.

Making: very weird decisions. I am still shocked by my hair every time I see myself in the mirror. This black hair though.

 

Cooking: a lot of things in coconut curry. I am obsessed with coconut milk/cream so much that now I have found a way to sneak it into almost any meal. I keep at this, I will be growing coconuts out of my black hair.

 

Drinking: smoothies a lot less. I started experimenting with different bases for my smoothies and I still haven’t found one that can replace bananas. Tofu is still one I don’t want to try but maybe I shall at some point. Probably after the courage kicks in.

 

Reading: I have been so swamped this month that I haven’t picked up a book for just leisure. I have been brushing up on my marketing and branding guides.

 

Wanting: a vacation like last year.

 

Looking: for someone to pay for this vacation that I really need. Yes my mpesa still works and no, you will probably not be joining me.
Playing: nothing. I stopped wearing my headphones at the gym after my trainer decided to upgrade my workout routine. It sucks that the gym plays some random music.

 

Wasting: veggies. It suck but it’s true. Due to my recent schedule change it’s been hard cooking every day and meal preps can only be for 2 days max because I still haven’t found a fundi to fix my fridge. I wish they had a longer shelf life.

 

Sewing: Nick pants. He’s been ripping his pants lately. It is not a weight thing. There’s no logical way to explain this so I will just move on.

 

Enjoying: all the new projects I am involved it. I have been working on several projects that will be launching very soon.

 

Wondering: when this year will end. It sounds weird since I do know when it will end. This year has just been that crazy. We have been here way too long.

 

Eating: low carb foods. Being a vegan has me eating a lot of carbs. So in search of a 6-pack, yes it’s on the way, I decided to reduce my carb intake. It has been a struggle but so far so good.

 

Needing: more sleep. I haven’t been sleeping well or enough but maybe if the vacation I need comes along… Just saying.

 

Smelling: jasmine and the rain. Nairobi has been wet and mogra has been hard to find.

 

Wearing: my happy pants. Most people refer to them as pajamas but since I don’t sleep in them… you get it, right?

 

Followingthe Mentalyst because his pictures give me so much life. If you have doubts this country is beautiful, just peep his Instagram.

 

Thinking: about the importance of community. It is very easy to say ‘I’ve got your back’ and a completely different thing to actually show up. We need to be a lot more present.

 

Feeling: numb. Tired. Angry. Disappointed. Disgusted. Sad. This country!

 

BookmarkingEat More Plants. I was very impressed by their site and recipes. Just started a vegan food blog that will launch before the end of the week. If you want to know how hard or easy it is to be a vegan in Kenya, I will share my experience and recipes here.

 

Giggling: at nothing because this country is breaking my heart.

 

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