Happy new week fellas,

Today I wanna share something really personal as I know most of you guys can relate to it. It’s something long overdue, but then I thought the timing ain’t prolly perfect.

So last year September I was turning 21 and I believe that’s like everyone’s major birthday ooh and the 16th one. I tend to find that a bit overrated but then again I had a major bucket list since I was like 10 years old on things I should have accomplished by my 21st birthday. Trust me a lot of them were a bit cheesy, others very hilarious and some pretty serious. On Tuesday night I was like “ooh crap tomorrow is 23rd and it’s my birthday” I fished out a couple of my diaries and journals (yes people I am a bit old school I do keep those) and went through my lists. I ticked some few things off the list, crossed some which I felt were kinda stupid and stared at the remaining which I hadn’t accomplished. Then I started reflecting on the past year(2015), which by the way wasn’t my best of years as I went through a couple of rough patches on my part. I remember telling my baby sister, “Imagine I am turning 21 tomorrow and I totally have nothing to show for it. It should be something exciting but I feel nothing near elated. In fact if anything I just feel disappointed in myself”. FYI, I rant and vent a lot when mad or depressed, so of course I went on and on and on about every single thing I should have done better. I went to sleep and in the morning found a note and card she has left me. It said ….”you say you haven’t accomplished much but you’ve had a great impact on my life… you’re kind, loving, caring, smart, FUNNY, confident and determined (I have exaggerated a bit), and ILYSFM. Happy 21st”. I didn’t know what ILYSFM means so I had to ask. If by the way you know what that means you should be in school preparing for your midterm exams, KCSE, IGCSE or whatever, because I think think this post is a bit above your age limit. LOL I kid *pun intended*. As expected I went all aaww and let me spare you plain yawn-inducing details on how that day was.

Anyway, what I am trying to say is, at that instance I realized that it should never be always about you. We should always live for a bigger cause, which is, positively impacting on those around you. Give someone a reason to smile even for a second. Everyone out here is battling with a different monster *hyperbolically speaking* and trust me we all need someone to make us feel like we ain’t alone in our problems *insert a cheesy quote here about happiness*. And always remember that God is always on top of the matter, and whatever plans he has for you, you can’t even imagine.


Hope I have been able to uplift someone. Let me know your thoughts.

Lots of love


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Ola, My name is Brenda Kwamboka, alias Kaninte, a 24-year old from Nairobi Kenya. I'm a Pharmacist who sometimes writes about her Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel and Beauty escapades. This here is my blog. I hope you like it and you get inspired. Thank you for checking me out. Love and Love.

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