Am stuck in the usual Nairobi end month traffic, heading to town from westlands, old school music in the background in an old mini bus. Next to me is a lady trying to keep her mind off the traffic by watching videos on her phone. On the other side seats a middle aged lady so bored she decided to close her eyes for a second. A lot of chit chat is happening and everyone else is on their phone. Me? Well am writing for you.

I decided to think about my post on Instagram. It had a picture of a grid of my different facial expressions with a caption that had caught my attention from a book I have been reading.

“…Choice is Dignity…” that’s what it read. I started thinking about the decisions I have been making and if I realised how much power I had in the choices I wanted to make. To be honest I haven’t been using this power as it should. I’ll speak for myself when I say that, the choices I have made have been mostly influenced by people around me. Acting like I didn’t have the choice to make them independently.
Doing things because people expect it, or because it’s the norm. Never have I stopped to think that, what I do affects me more than it would anyone else.



It’s been a while since i wrote anything, not even a draft. So today i decided to take my mind off things. If you happen to come across my Instagram page i happen to have a lot of pictures, deep quotes here and there, family pictures etc. I don’t know if that’s me putting my life out there.

I like social media nowadays, much more than back then. My sudden interest comes from the posts that are put up everyday, the links that are shared all the time and the interesting artistic pictures plus videos. You gotta love social media. I know there are a lot of different items posted on each of the mentioned categories ( If i can call them that). My eye of interest has been and still is arts. Yes different forms of art, but my favorite is paintings, abstract paintings. (I would like to be one – an artist) Anything that doesn’t make sense to the normal eye makes very much sense to me. I like oddness, in color and structure.

Back to social Media, Its entertaining reading other people’s stories and shared links on how to’s. Time flies so fast when am on this sites. Someone told me that’s a bad thing. I don’t see how. I use my time learning other things and things that will most definitely help me out in life. I think its simply what you do in this sites that matter. This is an individual decision. We think different and we chasing different goals. Advice is good but sometimes its good to take your own advice.

My point is, I love social media. It helped me discover what i really enjoy most, especially in terms of music and art. It helps me read what other people have to say, seeing  the world through someone else’s eyes. Its quite interesting actually. I get to learn a lot of things, am usually very informed.

So whoever told me to calculate how much time I spend on social media and see how many years of my life i have wasted is actually a con. He wanted me to miss out on all the goodies that are there. (Am not being ignorant)

Since I don’t want you to miss out on the fun, well I’ll leave this here.