Writing is hard!

Anytime someone asks me what I do for a living, I hesitate, think for a little while before responding. Not that I am ashamed of what I do. I just hate the many question and squinting that happens as soon as I reveal that I am a writer. I often introduce myself more as a ...

Taking stock of quarter year

Time flies. Especially when you are not counting days. I feel like Christmas was just the other day, and everyone was posting those annoying 'new year resolution' forwards. I am one of them. I know many of my friends got winding messages on how 2018 holds a lot of promise, and how I wanted to ...

I am a pain super hero!

So Anyway,   I have an insanely high level tolerance of pain. That is what doctors have been telling me over the years.   Last week, I checked into hospital while having the mother of all migraines. I was nauseated, my eyes felt heavy and, unknown to me, I had veins popping all over my ...

I am a coward

When I cleared college, I had the worst job.  I worked for an organization that had the most disrespectful director.  He made everyone feel inferior. In fact, he would belittle all employees, and often reminded us that we exist because he 'worked hard and started the organization'. I remember one incident when he openly humiliated ...

Things I will not do in my 30s

So anyway.... In one month, I will be a year older. Yikes. See how fast time flies, especially when it comes to growing up? Just the other day, I was 25 years old, writing love poems and looking at everyone above 28 as ‘extremely old’. Now here I am – counting down to officially step ...

9 lessons from my interview with Louis Otieno

A few days ago, I met Louis Otieno. When reports that he is going deaf hit social media, I ignored them. I had gotten  used to seeing emerging news on his health, most of them peppered with lies, exaggeration and judgment that was too much to wrap my head around. Then one of my close ...

Me, feeling meeh!

When I started this blog, I promised myself to write at least once a week. My goal was twice, but I put an average of once. In fact, I even set up a reminder on my phone and computer to nudge me to put something when I start slacking. But lately, I have not been ...

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