Last month marked four years since I started writing on here. I almost forgot because Corona has messed up my sense of time. But yes, it’s been 4 years already- 48 months of consistent writing. Today I’m looking back at two of the most memorable moments from each of those years- at least I’ll try to. Summarizing one year into two events is quite the task.
Yep! I’m turning a year older today. 2019 has been quite the interesting year but not as tough as 2018 (I think). Here are some of my experiences from the last year of the decade.
For a long time, environmental conservation has been viewed as the work of activists, professionals and institutions in the conservation field only. The rest of us just observe from the outside. However, in recent years there’s been a shift towards citizen science. It’s catching on slowly but with impressive results.
June was an eventful month for me. It began with the trip to Menengai crater being cancelled- disappointing since I had not gone camping in a while. Oh well. Then I held my 3rd hair event of the year 🙂 (highlights here). The attendance was low but those who came were supportive. The rest of the month was average until one of the scariest events in my life happened.
Yep, I’ve been writing and sharing stories on here for 3 years now. 3 years of travel which began with my visit to South Africa then morphed into exploring my own country. During this time I have paid for countable trips- a good number of my travels have been free. Don’t ask me how. God is awesome. 🙂
Birthdays are supposed to be times of celebration, right? But not so much for me. 2018 has been quite the year. Some of the most savage and some of the most amazing things have happened to me all in the same year. I’m yet to recover from some of the nasty experiences while simultaneously celebrating the good ones, so I’m in a mixed feelings type of space. Was listening to a certain preacher who said “…when every birthday is just a reminder of all the things you haven’t accomplished yet…” and I felt that. Yet looking back at the year I’ve achieved many things I’ve never imagined doing…
This year I’ve been making deliberate efforts to travel more as opposed to waiting for trips to be announced. From the day I found out by looking at Google Maps that there are several places near home that I can visit, I realized I have no excuse to not travel. I began by going to Chania Falls in March, and Fourteen Falls in September.
In January this year I’d really wanted to go for the Waterfowl Census at Lake Ol Bolosat, Nyahururu. I had even been selected. But I let the chance go because I was swamped with assignments for an interview. I felt bad missing the trip but I was tired of being broke- hopefully I would finally get a good writing job. And I did. Not the one I was being interviewed for, but another one ( https://www.zedamagazine.com/author/michelle-ajema/). I was determined to go for the July census despite the cold. Read on to find out how it went…
Today’s post is on all things natural hair. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a naturalista who’s been on this journey for a little under 3 and a half years. When I made the decision at the time I was more concerned about the health of my hair than anything else. But God is still in the business of surprising His children…I recently got featured on the Nywele Natural blog!
Before this trip, the last time I went camping with Nature Kenya is December 2016 when we went to Samburu. This is mostly due to 2017 being the year I was at my lowest- financially. My travel diary was dry. But thank God I’m not broke now. 🙂 During the Madaraka Day long weekend, I joined fellow travel junkies on a trip to Chyulu Hills.