25 lessons for 25


  • I am 25 today. Twenny FAE you guy!

    I am an adult for real for real. TEARS OF JOY!

    This is definitely not one of those ’25 things I wish I knew in my twenties’ type of posts but a beautiful and inspiring collection of words that have guided me daily.

    Accompanied, are images by my friend and fellow woman photographer Tatiana Karanja. Check out her awesome website here

    In no particular order…

    Listening is a beautiful thing. Listen to someone today, without reacting. Without commenting. Without thinking of a response. Just listen.

  • Rest is good. Do not burn out sweetheart, relax and recharge then start over. Your body will thank you for it.

    Ask yourself how your heart feels once in a while. It is a very important question and you should always be honest with yourself whenever you answer this question

    Believe in, love and talk to God. He is that guy! He made you and knows what’s up always!

    Love yourself intensely and work on yourself everyday.

    Love is everything. Without it we are nothing.

    We are all the same at the end of the day. We are all human. We are all the same.

    Be kind to people. Always.

    Find your passion and put your all into building and developing it.

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 

    Just breathe

    Put in 99.9 % and then pray about it. Do not sit waiting at 0.01% expecting success to happen.

    Just let go and flow

    It gets better, you might not see it now, but it gets better. So much better. Keep believing and keep going.

    Do all the things that scare you because they are worth it.

    Do not compare yourself with others.

    Stick up for yourself.

    Let people be who and what they are meant to be.

    Find your people. Your people will bring out the best in you. Your people will trust and believe before they judge and assume. Your people will always be your people no matter how far you grow apart in distance.

    At all costs remain faithful to the process of rediscovering your own divinity.

    If you paint. Paint everyday.

    Until a deposit is dropped, we are just hypothetically speaking.

    Know your value always.

    Always produce work that is better than your last. That is how you will grow.

    Thank you for reading this. Now apply it. Live, love laugh and follow your dreams my dear reader. I will do the same and we will meet again next year for even more life lessons.

    Happy Birthday to me!

    You can now send me M-pesa on 0727…


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