Living In Purpose

A lot of times, we speak about ambition and purpose. For some of us, we believe that we are born for a reason. That there is a divine purpose for which we were placed on earth, and that we must find it, and fulfil it. For some, maybe not. My friend and i were having…

Step Into Your Own Persona

Now, I spent a lot of time toying around with this topic. I have also written numerous posts in the past about self comparison, feeling inadequate, knowing who you are and being true to yourself. In my observations, I’ve come to realise that most of us, at some point or another, have done things with…

The Quarter Life Crisis Pt II

Being a teenager is quite a confusing period. You’re somewhere in between childhood and adulthood, and you can’t wait to finally be eighteen years old and have the freedom to do everything you cannot do because then you’ll be a “grown up”. Or so you think. You turn eighteen and get into university or college…

Twelve Days Of Christmas.

Christmas time is one of the holidays that we mostly look forward to every year. And Christmas in 2017 has come quite sooner than expected, at least for me. It is a time to celebrate, to spend time with family, to meditate on the year that’s passed, and make resolutions for a better year ahead….

Go For It! 

For various reasons, at one point or another, we’ve let great opportunities pass us by. Not because we couldn’t deliver, but because we fail to believe in ourselves. We are too afraid to take any risks for fear of unknown outcomes. Most of these times, quitting is always the easier option. No repercussions. No consequences….

The Victoria's Secret 2017 Fashion Show

The 2017 version of one of the most popular fashion shows globally has just been concluded in Shanghai, China, and I am loving all the photos! From Alessandra Ambrosio, to Adriana Lima, to Taylor Hill, to Jasmine Tookes, to Cindy Bruna, to Bella Hadid, to Jourdana Elizabeth, to Ming Xi, to Josephine Skriver, the list…

By Faith, Not By Sight

It’s very easy to feel lost, alone, confused and out of focus. It happens to the best of us. Life is a journey, not a straight road, and more often than not we experience phases or days when things are rough. We go through periods of time when we lose hope, we feel devastated and…

Choose Your Battles Wisely.

One of the things that scare me the most is a lack of control; being in a position where I lack control. And that’s pretty much why I refuse to take alcohol, among other reasons. But today I want to talk about situations in life where we cannot control nor change the circumstances. Have you…

Ankara Goodness!

There are so many reasons to be proud for being African. But let’s focus on our signature look: Ankara. When we were younger, they would call it kitenge, and for some reason most of us found them unappealing. Luckily, life has a way of turning things around. With a little bit of creativity and style,…

The Unspoken Truth: Mental Health

Mental health. Ever said it out loud? What is it? By definition, mental health is “a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of mental illness. It is the “psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment”.” I bet you already know this. One of the most unspoken truths has to…

The Zig Zag Principle

We may be different people, given that no human being is like the other; but we all share a common goal: success. Success means different things to different people; some feel that having lots of wealth is being successful, some that having peace of mind is success, some that small but meaningful steps in the…

The Right Path.

How often do you regret past decisions? Or, do you ever sit down and wish that your life took a different path? The thing about life is that we often look at what happens in other people’s lives and somehow wish that ours were just like that. We imagine what things would be like if…

Understanding Makeup! 

Choosing the right kind of makeup is always an issue subject to debate. Over time, I have had many people ask me what I use on my face, and where they can get the same. Before I settled on Black Opal, I had my fair share of confusion and dissatisfaction from many other brands. At…

Rocking The Cold Season!

The cold season is here, and there is nothing as frustrating as indecisive weather. How many times did you peep out the window, estimated how the weather will be, picked an outfit, and ended up suffering the whole day? Several, right? Me too. The thing about cold weather is that you just never know! What…

Being Woman.

The other day, I was talking to one of my friends about random things, and we started discussing modern day “dating” and how hard it really is being a woman. Have you ever had someone approach you and say that they have seen how you operate and feel that you are a perfect fit for…

Where Love Fails, Respect Prevails.

With just a few hours to the start of a brand new month, one with new chapters for most and a potential fresh start for some, I touch on the most important topic of all; RESPECT. Respect : “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements” I…

Matters Education

As a keen observer of current affairs, I find it extremely hard to ignore situations wherein human rights are violated and thrown out the window. Over the past few months, I have noted with great concern the rising cases of school negligence when it comes to the health of the students. Remember the lady from…

The Company You Keep.

“Being a loner may seem like a tough choice to make, it may even sound a little crazy. But, it is better to walk alone, than to stand in the company of mediocrity.”

What’s Passed Is Past.

Have you ever sat down to think about your past and some of the things you have been through; and just say, “Thank God I don’t look a thing like what I have been through”? I do. Each and every single person on this planet has a story. And in the same way, each person’s…

First, Take Care Of Yourself.

When you think about it, is your glass half full or half empty? Or is it not even a glass, and what you have in your hand is a cup? I don’t know, I’m just trying to bring perspective into this. You see, over time, depending on how you were raised or basically who you…

Era Of The Crazies

There exists a very thin line between passion and obsession. Recently, I stumbled upon a television series by Tyler Perry, If Loving You Is Wrong; and while there are many other things to point out from this particular show, some that make me extremely uncomfortable with the whole show, there is one particular character that…

First Time Is A Charm!

  I have been benching this article for a while now, mostly because I am not the biggest fan of “full disclosure”, but oh well. In my twenty four years of living, my best kept secret has been quite simple: I had never been to Mombasa, Kenya, up until the 17th Day of April 2017….

Another Win For The Ego.

Have you ever had one of those personal sessions where you analyse past desicions and actions, and wonder exactly why you chose to go through with them? Like why you are no longer friends with someone? Or why you love to talk ill of your exes, despite having had some pretty bright days together? Or…

The Art Of Contentment.

A few days ago, I wrote an article touching on depression, anxiety and other forms of mental unrest, wherein I shared my thoughts on what really triggers us to emotional and mental instability. The most obvious one being COMPARISON. In a world where social media dominates every single sector, it would be a lie for…