I can’t believe that last week I was brave enough to share some stuff about myself. I know. I know. Self-disclosure is scary but I have come to realize that as a writer/blogger it is a necessary evil. It helps to connect with other peeps and they will definitely understand you a bit better. I can’t tell you how many times I have read blogs and thought: Been there,done that and got the t-shirt/scar to prove it.
The past couple of weeks , I have an information overload! If you check my Goodreads site, I have marked out four awesome books that I am yet to complete#GirlYouAreInWayOverYourHead.
The Daily Muse shared on Personality and Personal finances which I have been thinking about ever since I discovered that I am an INFP. Then they also shared some words of wisdom: YOU ARE NOT YOUR RESUME.
I got some encouragement from Seth Godin about something we creatives tend to suffer from writer’s block. He also talked about rejecting the tyranny of being picking yourself. I am sure this brings back memories of being overlooked on playground for not being a fast runner or not being able to dodge balls during “kati” or rounders…
ITS OFFICIAL: I am in love with Umair Haque’s work. This past week, he told me about having a year that matters. Talk about tough love. (Thanks Umair for putting some things into perspective for me) By the way, did you see how much heat was generated on Facebook about Tara and Whitney’s post on Women Need to Realize Work Isn’t School ? Anyway, at least I stumbled upon on one of Tara’s workbooks for absolutely brilliant women
In the spirit of re-invention, I checked out thenewprofessionalblog to get some advice to get some advice on my 2013 look. Believe in me wardrobe tastes, but it doesn’t hurt to take things a notch higher. Here’s a little something on shoes
I can’t possibly end this missive without mentioning Story Moja since it connects African writers. I can’t believe I missed last year’s Hay Festival and the chance to meet Jung Chang , the author of Wild Swans !!! This year, I am definitely taking leave.
This year looks quite promising especially with people’s creative juices already gushing out. One thing that I am definitely looking forward to is connecting with Kenyan bloggers and I will start by keeping tabs on my girl Jackie’s TechArtPoetry. Sample her blog with this piece that she wrote about the Nairobi Governor race: Kidero vs Waititu
Until then, I will just keep writing, keep reading, keep musing and definitely keep moving.