Kawiria: Friday Feels – 2

Because we Thank God It's Friday!

I’m wondering

What happens to people when they get access to money and power? That they feel so entitled, elevated and so disengaged from the common person who doesn’t necessarily have as much money and power as they do, from their subordinates, their workers, to their people – friends, family and supporters.

I mean, since I’ve not gotten there yet, I would just like to know what happens because I am aspiring to have some level of power and money at some point in my life. And I still believe that I will as down to earth as I am today.

I’m feeling


Really entertained by all the activity on Twitter this past week. Kenyans on Twitter are a really smart, creative and sarcastic bunch when given the chance. And now that we have been on this “long break” thanks to our complicated election process, guys are really went in. From creating trends such as #GitheriBae – a guy who was pictured queuing with a bag of githeri and people just , #KibandaSelfie – a lady who innocently posted a selfie and captioned it “at the Kibanda” only for a couple of guys to identify her and start dishing out expose threads on how she’s a con. And today, the Sarahah App.

I’m excited about

My girl scored a new job, I am so happy for her. I just told her I’m here for the freebies, at least I might not have to buy sun screen no more. LOL. That’s love.

Also a morning run date with my girls who I haven’t hang out with for a while. Look at them trying to ensure that we stay fit and lead a healthy lifestyle. A running date. I don’t know how I’ll do it, but I think I might pass out because of how unfit I am. Let me go Google, tips on how to survive a morning run when you’re so unfit.

I’m looking forward to

The end of this drama that is our election process, which I feel like I am in the dark about. Everyone has something to say about it. I am personally at a point where I am not emotionally invested in the process because I completely have no control of it beyond the ballot box. At least I played my part as a citizen and voted based on what I felt was the best for our Country. The rest is now up to the key players who take part in the process of determining who our leaders will be to do what they need to do. Let’s believe that whoever comes to power has the country’s best interest and will perform and deliver on their promises.

I’m listening to

I love Meghan Trainor’s energy!

I’m watching

I watched Girls Trip with my girls this past weekend and I will not be kidding you if I told you that I laughed from the beginning to the end and when I wasn’t, I was just there saying #PREACH under my breath. I was on the FLOOR guys! This was a beautifully produced and directed movie and so relatable on oh-so many levels. Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish were just the right cast for this. Their different personalities and the different paths they all took in life then eventually coming together for the Essence festival for a girls trip and their lives unfolding right in front of them. Dealing with the daemons and eventually winning! – In short, I want to rewatch it.

Also, I have to sneak in an Indian film and this one has been recommended to me – Love Aaj Kal. Oh yeah, I secretly love Indian Films. Okay, it’s not a secret anymore.

I’m Reading

Finishing Dreams in a Time of War by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o. Then I continue with Her Roots by Lanji Ouko.

I’m Craving

Some nicely grilled sea food platter!


I’m wishing/hoping for

Something meaningful. I want the things that I do to have meaning for me and to give some meaning to others too. Also, that meaningful thing needs to make me money, because I want to go to beautiful places and just soak in the beauty. Issa desire!

I’m praying for

For authenticity. I just want to be surrounded by people who are real with me and who I am real with. It makes life sweeter because faking it is so superfluous and exhausting.

Quote I’m living by

“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”

Mandy Hale

Stay Inspired,