Every time I stretch back my memory to my childhood, the furthest I can recall is being in class 2, so timid (if I do say so myself) but ever so curious! I was the little 8 year old girl who would
terrorize be quick to ask adults the most random questions! Just like any other 8 year old would, right? WRONG! I’d raise my hand in class to ask a question but nine times out of ten, my classmates would gasp – CHABAARI! Hahaha! Not that they were inappropriate, no they weren’t but they were so quirky that I wonder if that’s why my parents had me attending approximately 5 schools by the time I was only 10! I wore red socks to the last one, that’s all I recall.
Fast forward to a period of morbid bliss AKA being a teenager, everything and everyone made little to no sense to me. I felt like quite the adult! Like I could sit among “Njuri Ncheke” (Meru Council of Elders) and table well articulated opinions! Though quieter, curiosity was still at play. Little did I know, ADULTING was yet to come.
I have absolutely NO IDEA how I ‘skipped’ almost 10 years of my life to being a young 20 something year old WOMAN – I’m I the only one that found that word very weighty? Earlier, I preferred paddling around words like young lady and at ‘worst’, lady. Today, I’m always quick to call myself a GROWN WOMAN! Where did time go? I feel like I haven’t exactly mastered the art of living off of myself, being cut off my parents’ cord. Taking care of my own bills. Paying rent. Fuelling my car. Having it break down in the middle of the highway and calling the insurance company before dialling my father because, what is he supposed to do for a grown woman? Making gigantic life decisions etc… I’m still feeding my curiosity as I figure it all out and some days are better than others.
I have picked up habits, lessons and rewards along the journey of my 20s and whilst I plan to keep basking in this youth, I will share with you a few things that life has served me. Enjoy my 3 part YouTube video series and please let me know what you have learnt as well and whether or not you can relate to my lessons.
Until my next post, buckle up!