Hi, my name is Miss No Idea Fam (just incase you forgot, you know, since I’ve been inconsistent). I write sometimes, scratch that, a lot of times. The Good Man Above (I love this name for Him, just came up with it) assigned the gift of writing to His servant, me.
Have I been consistent? By all means, no. Do I keep coming back to it? Like Jonah, I realize that you cannot run away from your calling. The big fish, in this case procrastination and downright laziness had swallowed me and I stayed in its belly for exactly two months, I haven’t written here since January 28th.
I’m back, bearing gifts. Gifts in form of words. I hope you accept them as my peace offering.
I turned 24 10 days ago and I thought I’d drop a few things I’ve learnt along the way.
1. God is everything.
He’s real. He listens. I’ve seen His work in my life (lmao, sounds like a testimony).
2. Family will always have your back.
They really love you. Also, you should be grateful for a strong support system.
3. Gratitude is a must.
There’s so much going on for you. Why not choose to focus on that? Sometimes your mind may trick you into thinking otherwise, don’t give in.
Thank God for everything. Here’s one thing to kick-start your gratitude journalling:- You are alive, you’re here reading this blog
4. Try new hair.
As long as it’s a protective style, why not?
5. Buy yourself books.
Read, young boy/girl, read. Whether it’s fiction that floats your boat, African Literature or self-help, soma.
6. People die.
Sucks, right? Sometimes, sadly, it’s people you’ve really grown to like or those that you love.
7. Buy Yourself Flowers.
Just do it.
8. You’ll find your peeps.
No man is an island, my younger self was obsessed with the ‘I can live alone’ facade. 24 year old me doesn’t mind a community of friends. All I know is, you’ll find some.
They’ll be hiring (getting new ones), firing (some friendships end and that’s life), demoting (no bad blood, things fizzle out) and promoting (some people have always been right before you, sounds cliché, but it’s true).
9. It’s okay to be sad.
You’re human, Nana, you’ll get in funks. Just remember, don’t sit with your sadness for too long.
10. Your parents were right.
16-year old you would roll her eyes at this, ey? You grow up and find out that these people give the best advice. They make a lot of sense.
11. Twitter is addictive.
Isn’t all social media? Lol. Twitter is the university we all needed to go to ~Nka, 2021~. Some tweets are so hilarious and others really insightful.
Warning:- There’s a really dark side though, like where all the people who were badly hurt and never healed went. On that side, they spew hate. Go to the good side, the one with cute videos of babies and dogs.
12. Get plants.
They give you a sense of purpose. Now I’m out here removing weeds and adding fertilizer, like a real plant mummy.
13. Good people exist.
14. Wear more colour.
It brightens up your mood.
15. Your natural hair is beautiful, your nose too.
I say screw all the standards of beauty. Your body is also beautiful too.
16. Your mistakes don’t define you.
Forgive yourself for stomaching nonsense you had no business tolerating.
Stop beating yourself up for being in toxic relationships, etc.
17. Bad things happen to good people.
Let’s normalize this. Life happens, even to the best of us. You could be inherently good and bad things will still happen to you. No, you’re not being punished for anything bad.
18. It’s okay to change your mind once you come across new information.
19. Track your expenditure.
Trust me, you’ll thank me later. Save too, save a lot. 🙂
20. Share your story fearlessly.
You really cannot shame the shameless. I enjoy consuming content of people who are proud of the battles they’ve overcome.
I absolutely love unapologetic TMI!!!
21. Take as many photos as you can.
You’re not breaking any law, baby. TAKE👏🏼 THOSE 👏🏼PHOTOS.👏🏼 Kill us with your beauty!!!
22. It’s not that deep.
Sio kila kitu Inakuanga serious sana, pumua. Lmao, pumua took me out.😂😂😂 Seriously though, have you ever stressed so much over something that didn’t happen or that turned out okay? Yeah, same.
23. Vitu mob Sio must.
A lot of things cause unnecessary stress, don’t engage.
24. Things will work out in the end.
This I know for sure.❤️.