- The Youtuber Hat
I officially joined the ‘Hi guys welcome back to my channel’ bandwagon. It’s been about three months now and I have seven videos out, with the leading one having around 700 views, (this is the link if you would like to check it out) and over a hundred subscribers. These may all sound so minute but each subscriber and view has been a milestone after sweating blood. Haha I exaggerate. But really, it has not been an easy ride, coming up with content, sharing extensively and praying for the best.
Starting my YouTube channel was because I had recently lost my Infinix phone (which I wrote extensively about like in this post) which had so many videos that just got lost like that. It was devastating for me and immediately I got a new phone I decided enough was enough, and my channel was born.
YouTube is not easy or smooth, but I have learnt so many things along the way like self confidence and fearlessness, harnessed new skills like video editing that I get better at by the day. It has been worth it to me, it has taken me out of my comfort zone and really stretched me out and I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store. Here’s a LINK to my channel to walk with me on my journey into the new year, please subscribe.
2. Dora the Explorer Hat
In all my young adult life, I have taken every opportunity handed to me to travel and I don’t regret even one adventure. I think for me traveling excites me so much because growing up it was never an option for me. Because I don’t let circumstances determine who I am, I made a vow to myself after high-school that I would take my fate into my own hands and shape my own destiny. Taking control of what I have control over, without holding past grudges and resentment but growing in the direction I want for MYSELF.
I really believe in the law of attraction and the Power of speaking things into existence and manifestation. Always be intentional in what you speak and your actions. The Lord really has been faithful this year, He heard my intentions even when I thought I was joking and had no tangible way to actualize them and I have seen miracles unfold. This year I was able to travel to places I have never been and to some old spots with new adventures. It’s all been local tourism, but then again that’s something I always knew I wanted to do before even thinking of outside tourism. Intentionalism. I think getting to know your country and the different cultures of your people is paramount, and Kenya has some beautiful gems. Praying into existence the Mara in 2019. Watch this space.
Traveling is therapeutic for me. I go through so much sometimes, just the ability to get out of my head for a few days and completely engrose myself in the beauty of other people and the world really gives me so much joy and peace. It gives me hope. Like I said in this post, you don’t have to have all the money in the world to travel, the internet is your friend. Traveling isn’t for everyone but it’s everything for me. Check out my video on my Watamu and zip lining experiences HERE.
3. My Superhero Hat
I am a proud degree holder, five years later and this, I believe, is my superpower. If you have been an avid reader of my posts,(read this to catch up my campus struggles) you can understand the struggle this has been for me. I honestly can’t tell you how I managed to push myself to finish, it’s only God. I thank God. I really truly didn’t think I would feel this proud, I wasn’t even going to go for the ceremony as I wouldn’t have my family there due to unavoidable circumstances. But I was encouraged to go,traveled all the way back to Eldoret, hustled to get a gown for the big day. All I can say is it was probably one of the best decisions I ever made this year.
The feeling wearing that gown gave me is a new level of happiness, accomplishment and contentment that I have never before felt in my life. It was surreal. It was powerful. If I could I would wear the damn thing everywhere I go, because in that gown I am an unstoppable fierce force, a force to reckon with. With my head held high, I forgot my heart was in the deep end for being alone, and I worked the day like I was born for it. Save for a few tears here and there, both happy and sad alike, 20th December 2018 was one for the books and definitely the highlight of my whole year, (
read ‘life’ haha). And if I do further my education, which I just might, I want you all to know that it’s the gown. I’m chasing that gown forever. I was born for that gown. I was born for the power. If that’s what power feels like, please sign me up. 2019 I’m coming for everything they said I couldn’t have.
4. The Relationship Hat
I am learning to trust the process in every aspect of life, even where friends and family are concerned. This year has really shown me things. I have encountered friends who were probably my best friends in this post from last year morph into just users for when it suites them. I have gotten my heart broken from men I thought I would introduce to my mom. Haha life is funny. I really treasure friendships so for me those cut deeper. Let’s not even begin with family, what is family? We need a definition we can all agree on. I thank God for my mother, she teaches me grace and patience that is unlike my character. Somehow I am grateful for each one of these experiences for they are the breadcrumbs leading up to who I am now, in this very moment. I am not cutting anyone off, God makes it easy for me in that they cut themselves off. I am blessed dear brethren. I know who’s for me walking into 2019, and I’m good. I’m good in the security of God’s love.
2018 has thrown some curveballs my way and I’ve had some character building days that have completely changed everything. Even as I write this on the last day of the year, there’s changes happening to me, but I’m counting every loss as a blessing. The best views do indeed come after the hardest climb. I’m embracing change because it really is inevitable, and nothing lasts forever. I’m coming into my own and I have only God to thank. Mnishikilie vizuri rafiki. I’m excited for the new YEAR as I’m walking into it without baggage and filled with so much love. I’m traveling light as I already have what I need. I’m coming for you 2019.
From the bottom of my heart, Happy New Year!! May it be jolly.
Miss Njeri ❤️