I am sure that the only people who would resonate with this one are my friends from Western Kenya-Tea Rituals (Zen Habits)
6 Thank You Note Mistakes That Could Very Easily Ruin Your Chances (Daily Muse)
Just in case you get stuck in traffic over the next couple of days, I listened to this episode of The Lively Show yesterday and thought its a must-listen for all women who want to optimize the endocrine functions
Living abroad for the last couple of months has created a thirst for all things Kenyan. Well, at least that has been my excuse for monitoring the Kenyan corner of YouTube. Well, apart from the usual Churchill and #TheTrend, I have been watching past episodes of K24’s Young Rich. Being human, I love learning from other people’s stories especially homegrown ones especially as I look forward to starting my own ventures in the near future. But more importantly, somebody wise once said :
Experience is the best teacher, as long as its not your own.
As big shot entrepreneurs hit Nairobi this week (and not forgetting our long lost son, US President Barack Obama), I would like to share some of the stories that have inspired me in the recent past.
Why should watch him: By the age of 7, this Top 40 under 40 alum had a black book of investments and had made Kshs. 10,000. He credits his parents for helping him invest in his talents by making him work for his money from an early age and allowing him to take an entrepreneurship-based degree in college #NoteToParents.
Quotable Quote: Change can’t be carried out by other people
You may remember from the K24 show ” Kazi ni Kazi” as Kenya’s very own Mike Rowe where he showcased the daily grind of ordinary Kenyans. This is honest interview for anyone contemplating taking a dive into agribusiness. He says that his biggest mistake was buying a car…three months after being employed and he still has it a reminder of the naive decisions that he has made.
Why you should watch him: He not only had a short stint in banking but he also turned down the opportunity to live in the diaspora to build a his life and business in Kenya. Mr. Maranga explains the importance of building relationships to build your business. As he succinctly puts it, ” I must know you, like you and then I can you work with you.”
It was about time. I have missed being in this space. Kerry’s Blog may have been quiet for a while but I have been trying to keep up with everyone via Twitter. Though my schedule will still be hectic over the next couple of weeks, I am committing to posting at least once a week because my readers are important to me. Over the next couple of weeks, there will be a couple of tweaks here and there to improve your experience on this space.
So this is what I have been upto lately….
Watching endless YouTube for healthy eating ideas and trying to satiate my planner addiction. Loving Domestic Geek and Jenny Penton .Plus anyone in social media especially if you want to up your YouTube game, you should watch Amy Schmittauer on Savvy Sexy Social
Reading journal article after journal article. Now I know why PhDs stand for Permanent Head Damage.
Makingcouscous salads! Seriously, recipes can’t get easier than this. I never knew that such a grain existed in my life. The first time I heard couscous, my mind went back to the DeeDee and her imaginary friend called Cousy who had incurable laughter ..remember from Dexter’s Lab….in Cartoon Network ( Yo! Shout out to the kids who grew up in the ’90s). Anyway, this grain is super-cheap, nutritious and its is a perfect substitute for rice. Does anyone know where I will be able to get in Kenya? Next on my cooking list….quinoa.
Missing Kenya (without the floods and terrorism) like crazy. I can almost hear Jean Valjean singing “One Day More”
Eating chocolate and vanilla ice lollies. I never thought that summer would roll around.
Drinking lots of water. I am finally raising my water drinking game.
Needing xoxos from my family plus all-day train ride across Scotland or England. Every time we pass through the countryside, I feel like someone threw me on the set of some Jane Austen movie. Well, this one reminded me of the Count of Monte Cristo
Loving the Swahili translation of hashtag (alama ya reli) and social media (mitandao ya kijamii)
Marvelling at the flower bush across the street from window. Every time I peep outside, someone is taking time to smelling the roses, literally.
Thinking Plotting my Post-Glaswegian life including the future of Kerry’s Blog
Feeling anxious about my dissertation.
Listening to Josh Wilson and Laura Daigle. I recently discovered Mercy Me’s new album. The jury is still out on this one. But I can see why Shake got incredible reviews. I think I Can Only Imagine and Crazy will be my top picks from them. Special mention goes to Myleik Teele’s #MytaughtYou Podcast. I have been ploughing through her podcast over the last week and I think I am that I am almost done going through. I definitely love her #MyleikBookShare on Instagram.
Wondering what it would have been like to live in 1940-1950s era. I love their fashion. Think Mad Men.
Noticing that my hair needs some more TLC. The Scottish elements have not been kind to it….Yes, I am on the shea butter bandwagon but I am definitely giving my tiny locks extra attention. Watch this space.
Wishing that I could find a cure for my paper addiction or that my fairy godmother would send me either this,this or this before I get a year older.