Do You Take Expiry Dates Seriously?

There’s a place I was reading that adulting is constantly reminding each other how tired and stressed out you are, because you legit always are. Responsibilities befalling you left right and center. Just when you think you’re done with one, another one crops up with an even greater magnitude than the previous one. You’re constantly on the go – and when you’re not, you’re just totally washed-out. Reminds me of the song, Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots, one of my current favorites, when they sing, “Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days. When our momma sang us to sleep, but now we’re stressed out.

So while I was away the last two weeks, it made me realize the relationship that I have with this blog. It’s a tight friendship guys! It’s like my bestie. True story. I think about it all the damn time. I wonder what I want to say to it, because I have so much to say, but the scenario above happens and before I know it, the sun has risen, then it has set, darkness has set in and the moon has taken over. And me, I am caught in the middle of these occurrences wondering where the time is flying to and why this fast. Because time is of essence, when it goes you really can’t recover it, and the relevancy of what you were going to share just diminishes. Every time I am about to publish something then time passes by and I haven’t, I feel like it has expired.

Have you ever stored something in the fridge for so long, say milk, yoghurt, double cream, ice cream, cheese, chocolates (it’s always dairy products for me) and every time you see it you make a mental note that you will consume it, but somehow you forget or you’re just not in the mood? Then when the need to consume it arises, you read the expiry date and realize it has already passed. But you tell yourself “let me try it out anyway. Wasn’t it was stored in a cool place? Wasn’t it frozen? It can’t really have gone bad.” Which brings me to asking you, do you take expiry dates seriously? I’m unashamedly very ‘comme ci comme ça’ about it. Maybe it doesn’t help that I’m a hoarder too. It’s my husband that is super sensitive with such things and he would throw out anything that’s past the expiry date or that looks like it’s of no use anymore. We strike a perfect balance.

That’s been my story of late in relation to Kawi Snippets. And now when I really think about it, in as much as moments have expired, they’re still edible. These past two weeks, I have gotten to learn a lot especially work-wise. I have been given opportunities that may look small to me for now, or that I may think of a bit too lightly, but in reality they’re gradually modelling me into a valuable person in society. You know when you’re asked to take part in an activity and deep down you know you don’t know what to do or how to do it, but it needs to be done anyway. You somehow find the enthusiasm to take on the challenge head-on; the courage to ask when you get stuck; and the confidence to speak what’s on your mind. It’s quite a humbling so to say to be involved in the process; motivating too.

Taken at Bamburi Nature Walk in Mombasa a few months ago. This was a beautiful walk.

And with that, I figure that great people are truly like candles, they burn themselves to give others light. And they know that when they give others light, it’s not dimming their brightness. That the more people are illuminated, the more pleasant your surrounding environment is.

Happy Hump Day! Go on encourage someone you believe in, invest in them and give them some light.

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi Snippets*