My Take

Progress

 

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It is a rainy, cold day in Nairobi today. My play list this morning incorporated a lot of slow melodies. Working as a radio presenter who gets to mix up the play list can be exhilarating. Especially on mornings where you really don’t want to be greeted by shrieking drum beats at 7 a.m.

This weather literally grips me in its chilled claws and props me upon a reflective mood. I love it! Makes the writer within wake up and smell the cold coffee mixed with stray rain drops.

Now, it has been a while since I posted about what my life looks like at the moment. What can I say about 2016? It has been such a roller coaster of adventures, emotions and experiences. There are times when I think it has been the best and worst year of my life in many ways. This blog allows me to reflect on a number of things, including the choices I have made.

Getting back to my “progress report” for this year – I am elated to have graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism this August! I managed an honors pass too, so it has a nice silver lining to it. As much as this has been a cause for continual celebrations, it got my stuck in a rut. There were so many decisions to be made. A path to set out upon. A step higher to climb – firstly, to figure out what this step even is!

My hyperactive brain cells put me in a pressure cooker of sorts which kept whistling shrilly in my subconscious. “What are you doing with your life???” it kept singing at me. I’ll say this for graduates – we have a world of options, but a very limited perspective to start with. I was so focused on the traditional route the world dictates that it was stressing my mind enormously. It was not until I attended a slew of random job interviews, read philosophical quotes on Instagram and spoke at lengths to my loved ones that I realized one very simple rule of thumb; Follow your passion and it will feed the flames of progress you desire.

Well, Adulting lesson one appears to be complete! I’ll keep you posted on more πŸ™‚

P.S: My other ventures include a new Fashion blog you can check out here:-

Style By Maalika

Bye for now!

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