Facing A New Direction

  For a time when I refused to look elsewhere.   My eyes were fixed. Fixated. Captured. I refused to look elsewhere. It was gone, but I refused to look elsewhere. As if my gaze would make it reappear. Your gaze will not make it reappear. Your eyes will hurt. Your soul will hurt. Look

In Case You Missed Me

Friends, It’s been a while. …so, I just wanted to say: In case you’ve missed me- I am well. Just up and down, left and right- all over the place really. Working, mostly. My friends say I’ve lost a lot of weight! I don’t see it. But then again, we’re not always privy to the

At Your Own Pace, Babes

We’re on our way to church. My mom is driving and we’re about to cross Waiyaki Way. She’s concentrating because it’s a busy highway. There are people behind us hooting- she’s moving too slow and they want her to cross quickly. My mom looks across the car to me and says; “Mummy, when you start

No More Words

“Can a writer ever run out of stories to tell?“ Someone wanted to know. I did too. I had ran out of words. I was out of stories to write. But words are not stories. Writing is not the only way to tell a story. The way we express ourselves over time changes. Today, we

Just Like Before: A Pep Talk To Myself

Okay, you’ve done this before. It always starts like this- seemingly impossible. Big. Scary. Above you. Like a mountain. Insurmountable. Little me. How did I even get here? Well. You got here slowly. Step by step. One leg after the other. You divided and you conquered. You committed the journey to God. You covered yourself

Agency, Autonomy and the Complexities of Life

I’m someone who loves, appreciates and understands the complexities of life. I know that it’s not always black and white. It’s frustrating that sometimes we are required to be simplistic, normative, basic in the way that we think, in the way that we live, in the way that we love. There’s not enough space for our

2017 Sign-In

Happy New Year friends! I’m so glad and grateful to be seeing a new year, 2017. Towards the end of last year, I committed much to God through prayer. I’m grateful for a God who has curated my life so perfectly- no mistakes, no delays. I’m grateful that I’m made fearfully and wonderfully. I’m grateful

2016 Sign-Off

We’re two weeks away from the end of this year and the beginning of a new one. 2016 has been magical, joyful, sweet.  This year, I’ve experienced immense joy and excitement. I’ve seen the expanse of life through people and places, both new and old. It’s important to rely on people- they teach you things

Can We Reimagine Our Online Futures?

A month ago I completed a 30-day self-prescribed social media cleanse. I deleted all my apps- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and stayed offline for a month. It’s really not that big of a deal, but I’d like to share some thoughts on my experience. Over the years, social media has become an important part of

Tools for Transition

For a few months I’ve been going through transition. Transition is about many things. It’s an indication that we’ve outgrown a season of life. It’s a time to regroup. And depending on the nature of the transition, it may require a period of healing. During a period of transition, you may want: answers to questions