Do you ever feel like you can’t quite figure out what you’re thinking? Or find yourself at a loss when you try to communicate your thoughts? No? Okay.
Well, I frequently feel that way, and this blog is the result of my efforts to make sense of my world, and the thoughts I have about it. I write about different things – any thought I have can easily transform into a blog post when I start to write it down. I value genuineness and that is what I would like you to find here. Think of this blog as a home for the genuine thoughts of a kawaida Kenyan girl trying to figure things out. Isn’t that what we’re all doing? Trying to figure things out?
You may find that the personal essays I share here mostly explore relationships and the human condition. Basically, I write about people and what I make of them. I
work used to work in mental health, you see. (I am now a book editor specialising in fiction, and I am pretty good at it, if I do say so myself, so give me work!). I write about my experiences hoping that you will see your own experiences in them. And I hope that we will then be able to talk about those our similar (or different) experiences, and proceed to live happily ever after.
(try to) post personal essays on this blog every week every month. (In the years since I started this blog, I have tried over and over again to keep to a weekly posting schedule, but I finally learnt that I can’t do that because life, and also because I truly don’t have something to say every week. So I adjusted, and so far, it’s working! You know what that is? Growth!). So every month, you and I can hang out and have honest conversations. Trust me, it’s a good deal. In my humble (ahem) opinion, I am a very cool person.
My name is Michelle Chepchumba. I love to read and to write and to eat good food and I nap quite a bit. Let’s be friends, okay?