The Art of Resolutions

How are your resolutions coming along thus far? Probably not too good as has always been the case, right? lol 😀

Allow me to give you some insight on this whole resolution concept because clearly most of us have not mastered the art.

Don’t make them

Let me explain myself. I do not understand why a major change in your life has to be made at the beginning of the year. If you want to take some serious action about some aspect in your life, start now. Having to wait for the beginning of the year is procrastination, laziness and lack of seriousness. If you want to shed those pounds, eat your salad today.. don’t wait for this date when you’re likely not going to eat it anyway.

Also, change is a process so the sooner you begin the better. If you are already failing at something you were hoping to do this year, don’t you dare be waiting for 2018. Tomorrow is a new opportunity to do what you want to do, not next year

Don’t make them

You know how we have these people who claim to hate math and claim to be bad at it but can probably do some sick chemistry calculations or something like that. If you gave them a math paper titled “Biology” they would probably do well.  Same case applies here. Just because you have a bunch of pre-defined things titled “resolutions” is why your head is going to decide that you should fail at them. Give them another title or none at all, just work towards them without labeling them and you may be surprised to find out that your psychology is one of your biggest causes of failure.

 Don’t make them

I’m sure you get my point by now.

I’m not saying that you should stick to your old unproductive ways, don’t get me wrong, I’m just saying there is no set date to get out of your unproductive ways. It doesn’t have to be January 1st.. you have the freedom to make it whenever you want to.

Of course though, stick to whatever rocks your boat. 🙂

love always,

XO

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Reflections: 2016

Is it too late to be posting this one week into the year? If it is, well… too bad because I’m still posting it now 😀

Hello there, I hope 2017 is taking you well so far, with all your resolutions and everything (that may already be failing). With the start of a new year, I tend to find myself doing more of an audit, appraisal sort of thing before deciding what steps to take moving forward.

First of all, 2016 was quite the year!! With it came major life impacting things and a few of those stood out quite a bit for me.

I am growing up and it’s both exciting and nerve wrecking. If anyone would have told me that I would be drawn to a crockery set or a set of bed sheets a couple of years ago, I would have laughed in their face.

Now, I have my own place, I have kitchenware and furniture to worry about. I have to make budgets and think about what to cook and what appliance I need to save up for next. I am trying to figure out what color pallet to use in my different rooms. It’s all overwhelming but I am more than happy to see what life brings with this “growing up”.

Close to the end of 2015, I cut my hair all off. It was a bold move but I felt it necessary. It may not look like a big deal but to me it meant a fresh start, a new journey of self discovery, a growing process. I have come to understand myself better, stand for the things I love, I have learnt to make time for what matters to me, to go the extra mile to get what I want and to do away with what does not make me happy, courtesy of my hair journey.

I know you’re thinking how can hair possibly do all this?? But it does. My hair has sort of been a metaphor for life. Obviously I’m Kenyan, so I have kinky type 4 hair as is the case for Africans. To most people, having hair covered up or relaxed or straightened out most of the time is the preferred way to wear this type of hair. For those of us who choose to wear it natural, it’s a task, a test of patience, an avenue for criticism, and most importantly a way to embrace and understand our true selves. Having to deal with my hair has taught me how to deal with some aspects of life. That being said, I have quite some natural hair knowledge up my sleeve, who knows I may decide to become a natural hair blogger.

I also had a few “achievements”/firsts during the year

  • I had my first visit to a dentist and lost a wisdom tooth.
  • I moved out of my parents’ home.
  • I went deep sea swimming and saw coral reefs – Absolutely breathtaking!!
  • I fell in love with green smoothies,  I went on and on about them here
  • I tried out yoga and fell in love with it. For all those that think yoga is sleeping and relaxing, you are beyond mistaken!!!
  • I bought and wore my first wig.
  • I learnt how to contour!!! lol 😀

In a nutshell, 2016 was quite interesting.

As this year goes by, I hope that all of you reading this get to achieve what you have set to achieve and that all of your hearts desires may be fulfilled.

Happy new year!!!

Lots of love, always.

We’ve Moved!!!

Because change is good and we have taken that bold step.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, look at your url bar. I am equally excited!!!!! Yes we are now snyambura.com. This new state may however be unstable for about 72 hours which I haven’t encountered yet. But even if you type the old url it will redirect you here 🙂

Spread the good news as far and wide as you can 🙂 The sharing buttons are down below. Comment, subscribe, follow etc. and lets be one happy family 😀

PLOT TWIST

I like how general and random my posts can get which is a good thing but it also has its perks. Every time I tell someone that I write on this amazing space they ask me what I write about and my answer which does not always make me happy is “anything, just random life stories”. I have always wanted to narrow down to something and still keep the random stories for an ice breaker but I didn’t know what to narrow down to and after thinking a bit I have come to the conclusion that the things that matter to me are health, happiness and doing the best you can to feel amazing.

This is especially after looking at old photos of mine and seeing the implications of healthier life changes and as a result I am at a much happier place. Having said this, I shall classify some of my posts to incorporate extra categories on being healthy and happy. I have been working over the years to create a healthier and happier me and I have chosen to share that with you from now on.

I have never really done this because I am unsure of the audience, would you all keep reading my posts or will you take off? Regardless of your decision, I will do it anyway but of course comment and let me know what you think. This way, I can be more consistent with content and share some of the things I enjoy which felt out of place.

Reality Check Ahead..

As eager and excited as I am to finish my undergraduate degree (YAAAAAAAASSSSS!!!), I have some butterflies building up because then, life with all its realness and harshness shall be all up in my face.

The world, read “I” ,will expect me to be independent. No more calling Mama Bear for airtime or for salon needs and honestly it scares me a little, also read “a lot”. I have no idea what the world has in store for me. I am excited to get there but also a little frightened.

Also, I live in a neighborhood where all this fancy apartments are coming up and whenever I see a sign “Show house ready for viewing”, best believe that my friend and I shall be there to view. So as a result, I have severe apartment fever and can’t wait to have my own comfortable place to love and decorate and furnish with my own money as I please.

I have faith I shall get a job but the scariest part is getting a job that I will not love. I write this as I read for my least interesting unit’s exam. I just can’t wait to get done with it tomorrow as it has brought into perspective the thought of doing something that I do not love. My field of study has numerous possibilities and I’m not even sure what specialization I would want to take. I do not want to have to settle for anything just to make ends meet, I want to love what I do. And when I find what “it” is, I want to dedicate my all into being the best that I can at “it”.

I have all these ideas in my head about investing, about business opportunities, about maximizing on talents and interests for a career etc but they just don’t feel good enough. I don’t know when they ever will though 😦

Also, if you feel like you have something sweet for this girl to do, like a job offer, feel free to contact me 😀 I’m available from next year lol.

And of course above all this, my greatest joy would be to continue making my mother happy and proud of me. To see that what she taught me and all the sacrifices she made for me did not go to waste.

With just four more months left for me to meet the next phase of life, dear life, please be kind to this girl when she comes to meet you.

Sally, xo

Opinions

They said you were boring,

They said you were not serious,

They said they loved your company,

They said you were funny, ironic- I thought you were boring

They said they love your work ethic. How??? Were you not serious the last time I checked

Maybe we thrive better in some environments compared to others,

Maybe we show different sides of our personalities depending on the people around us,

Maybe… just maybe

So where am I going with this?

If you live your life to impress others, just so they have a favorable opinion of you, that right there is what is called a purposeless life.

If you depend on what people say to validate yourself and boost your self worth, then you need to work on finding yourself first before you let people have an opinion.

I am not saying that we should not bother to heed to what people have to say, no, some opinions are given to us for our best interests.

My point is, anyone and everyone can have an opinion but it doesn’t make it a fact. You need to decide whose is worth acting on and whose has no impact whatsoever.

Know yourself, know your worth, don’t feel obliged to prove yourself to beat some random opinions.

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Exam Fever

Because I can’t let the month go without another post 🙂

Hello there,

Are you wondering why I have my hand as the featured image yet the title reads “exam fever”? Well, let me demystify it for you…

This post is inspired by my mama’s little theory..

And it states that..

“To know how busy I am or how tight my schedule is  you just  need to look at my nails”

In this case she got to know that my exams are close if not already happening because my nails look like that: short and without nail polish -which is extremely accurate; my exams begin next week.

Just as some schools enforce cutting of hair for girls with the excuse -“hair is a distraction” -which makes absolutely no sense to me-In the same light she thinks my nails would be a distraction so they are that way when I can not handle time consuming maintenance.

And to back her theory up,  photographic evidence !!!

Grumpy wake up face but nails on fleek
Grumpy wake up face but nails on fleek!

Random stretch but still nails on fleek
Random stretch but still nails on fleek

On baby sitter duty but the nails :-*
On baby sitter duty but the nails :-*

There are like a million other photos of my nails -lol- but considering my exams begin next week..I must therefore go and read:)

This must be purely coincidental – the only reason my nails look that “innocent” (like a baby’s) at the moment is because I am preparing thy hands for a massive laundry exercise :-D.

xx,

S.