It’s taken me two months to ease softly into this year and new decade. I’ve spent these first few weeks planning the rest of my decade, and asking myself
- what sort of career do I want?
- which types of relationships do I want to nurture?
- which things have I built in the last decade that I want to build upon on this one?
And the answers have mostly fallen on the need for me to plan ahead, to be disciplined and consistent, and above all, to be aware of the signs that God has placed along my path.
The previous decade was by all means a growth period for me. I completed high school, got an A in my KCSE, enrolled for civil engineering at JKUAT, graduated in 2016, and worked the last 3 years for different engineering projects.
Significantly, I built the foundation of my career as a civil engineer. That’s un-debatable. And it’s what I intend to continue building upon. It is a career that I love so much – there is always something new to discover at work, and the profession is full of smart interesting people.
Significant things that also happened in the last decade include
- I explored my passion in photography.
- I traveled to 5 countries – Uganda, Italy, Tanzania and Malawi, and within Kenya.
- This year marks 14 years since I started writing poetry, which is half as long as I have lived.
- I explored blogging – writing mine (and reading other blogs too, especially fashion blogs which improved my sense of fashion) and I am still at it.
- Discovering my sense of self, and easing from teenage-hood into adulthood.
Going forward, I intend to be more mindful and thoughtful about my relationships with family and friends, because that is what it all boils down to. Here’s to a brilliant decade.
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