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2017 Life Lessons + I’m A Graduate.

December 31 2017.

Hello! Hello! Hello!

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It honestly feels as though we blinked and the year just came to an end. If you told me at the beginning of the year that I will be where I am right now, I’d say you are just being mean. I went from being in love and so sure of my relationship to sitting at a new friend’s floor typing this out and just laughing at how comfortable I am being single.

This year has been one of those years where I just want to throw it in a box, lock it and throw the box down into Davy Jones locker, because what the fudge cakes was this year?

I turned 24 in October and I wish I was somewhere different than where I was.
I have never really experienced “rebound sex” and now I have and at a time where I should have been with friends and family, I was faking.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’d know I’m starting a Sex Series on my YouTube channel dubbed “Wine, Sex & Chill” and this rebound was sadly bad sex. I had to wait 3 months for it to be corrected by my new friend, let’s call him Kris ;-). And because of this, I have a new rule “NO SEX IS BETTER THAN BAD SEX.”

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I reconnected with my primary school friends, hey Cashy & Fi.
Between July & October, I pulled away from everyone, I was in a really bad place and very done with the world and when everything came crumbling down I somehow wanted to talk to these two and how I had missed them, 14 years of friendship is no joke and I’m glad I have them in my life.

I’m slowly finding myself.
I have always felt that I was hiding from who I am and keeping what doesn’t appeal to societal norms deep within, but now I’m like fudge it, you know? Hahaha and yes, I am being a good girl and not actually cussing. I am not ashamed of who I am, how I look, how I think or how I feel.

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It’s okay to close a chapter and move on.
I thought I had found love and that he was the one I would spend the rest of my life with, but the universe had another plan and weirdly enough, I have come to terms with that. I am looking at it as life lessons that our 5 year relationship was meant to teach us. I am a different person than the 19 year old he met and I am grateful for what we had and how we grew from our experiences.

Everything has it’s own timing.
I finally got to graduate from the University of Nairobi with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree with a Second Class (Upper Division). My word, the stress that I went through was a bit too much and when my name appeared on the list, I legit cried from happiness. I was so relieved and excited to be done with that phase. I honestly believe that this was the right time for me to graduate, everything in my life education and career wise are falling into place and this is just the first block.

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Enjoy life with all it has to offer.
I know we all want life to be all positive and happy, but we need to accept also the bad days as they show us how strong we are and they are lessons in their own. It’s okay to want to get away from everything and everyone, but don’t dwell on the bad for too long. I like to just get away from the house and do something different.
2 weeks ago, I had a really bad Monday, so on Wednesday, I called up Kris and told him I was coming over. I had planned for a few hours of distraction, but it turned out to be 2 days of something different. And let me not lie to you, I had just met this guy on Tuesday, but there was just something about him that I needed to know. Moral of this is, get out there, experience new things and people, but be safe.

These lessons basically sum up my 2017 and that is also why I took a step from blogging. My blog didn’t excite me anymore, seeing my url with .wordpress.com just made me sad, but I fixed that, now we have justnimu.com *Does Back Flip*. Let me know what you think of the new site, okay?

Happy New Year loves and I hope to see you in 2018.
I have a few goals I want to hit in the new year, but we shall talk about that later.

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Love,
Jo. ♥

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Finding Yourself

Hey!
Hope you haven’t forgotten about me.

It has been about 5 months and I think it’s safe to say that I am back. Taking time off and just stepping away from everything was one of the best things I could have done for myself. I had began to feel as though I was drowning from everything and everyone around me. I felt drained day in and day out and I just had to escape from that reality.

Everything was slowly falling apart and I needed to find a way to fix it before I lost who I was as a person. Trying to please everyone just eats you up and you forget who you are. I was in a situation where I was letting everyone dictate to me what I should be doing and how I should be going about it. Home felt like the last place I wanted to be ’cause it was just cold.

When life hits, it hits you so hard you break inside. I closed myself off from the world because experience has taught me that you have to deal with you before you can deal with others. I usually receive this comment. ‘You are doing psychology, I’m sure you solve your own problems.’ Excuse me, but we to are human so we do need a shoulder once in a while. I vented, I cursed at the world, I cried, punched a few walls and even wrote letters that I read out loud. And in doing all this, I released so much pain a weight started to lift off my shoulder.

I began to find myself again and connect with who I am and what I was created for. It took a lot in me to accept that life is always going to throw the worst of the worst at you, you just need to know that you are fully equipped to handle everything.

I am happier than I was 5 months ago. I do take time to breath and assess every situation and not run into it blindly, crossing my fingers and hoping for the best. With each passing day I am more at peace with myself than the day before.

In the beginning of the year a huge curve ball was thrown at me and with finding myself and learning what I have learnt I was ready to face it. If that is my new path bring it on, but guess what? It was just life saying, ‘gotcha, I was just making sure that you are ready for reality, so just go back to your usual shenanigans.’

And with that I’m back to blogging, vlogging and facing the world with a smile each day.

Life is always going to be there, just remember that you are never alone and you are ready for it.

Love,

Jo.