Wow

Wow.

It would be dishonest of me if I did not write about my feelings about my previous post. I have never had such an overwhelming response in terms of likes and shares. Ever. So that threw me off-balance, and I really didn’t know how to go about it the next time.

I feared that I would write something that wasn’t as ‘inspiring’ as that one, and I would disappoint people. I even consulted with an expert in the field.

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No ID No Transaction

It was raining heavily this evening, and I needed to dash out to get something from the shop. I knew I wanted to make an Mpesa withdrawal, but I figured that I didn’t really have to have my ID, because, well, I have withdrawn from that particular shop many times.  

When I got there, I requested to withdraw a certain amount. He agreed. He asked whether I had my ID, I said I’d forgotten it in the rush to get out of the house. He said that he couldn’t let me withdraw because I didn’t have my ID and that he’d already had his account blocked for a month for allowing that to happen with someone else.

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What’s your morning routine?

Just the other day, a friend and I were talking about my morning schedule, now that I work from home. I told her how I do it. I wake up, prepare the family, have my devotion, handle the housework and then sit at my desk to begin the other work – Amazing Girl Mentorship Services and Cool Media, not to mention my studies – I’m pursuing my Masters in Library and Information Science at Kenyatta University.

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Shadows

Yesterday evening my daughter and I were taking a walk. There were very many lights and so our shadows were very long. She ran ahead so that her shadow would be longer than mine, so that she could say that she was taller than I.

I ran after her and covered her shadow with mine, and she couldn’t see hers any more. I made gestures with my hands and she copied them. We looked funny!

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3 Months as a MomPreneur – Lessons

I was talking with a friend this morning, reflecting on the 3 months I have been in business. It was a long conversation, but I’ll try to summarize it here.

And yes, just to clarify, a MomPreneur is a Mum who is also an entrepreneur, whose main focus is family; but she also has the ability and skills to generate income for her family and still pursue other professional goals. A Mompreneur is also defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

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I didn’t make the bed this morning

I didn’t make the bed this morning.

I’ve been doing some spring-cleaning this morning. While folding clothes in the bedroom, I got really tired. I was tempted to make the bed and lie in it, a little, perhaps, just to catch my breath and then continue.

But I didn’t want to, because I know myself. I would probably have made it then set myself on it. I would probably have closed my eyes for the perfect rest, and well, truth be told, dozed off. I would have woken up to the next urgent thing, and cleaning under the bed would have been put off for another time.

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Tell Me No

Tell Me No

Gel Nail Polish. The new thing in town, way better than regular nail polish. There’s a way it sets and serves the wearer for a good, long time without chipping or fading. The first time I got this done on me, the nail expert said that it was better to start it off a little distance from the base. In my view, that made it look like my nails had stayed with the polish for a while. 🙁

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Turn Off the Tap

Turn Off the Tap

Have you been in the process of washing dishes, and you begin to rinse, so you turn the tap on, rinse a few dishes, turn it off, and then continue washing using soap before needing to rinse again? Somehow, that process gets a bit mixed up, and sometimes, even when washing, we leave the tap on. So, as we wash, we are able to rinse one dish at a time.

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Mentoring Tips: How to get the most out of a Mentoring Relationship

Mentoring

Mentoring

Introduction

Mentoring is a relationship in which the more experienced person imparts knowledge into a less experienced person.

Nature of Relationship

This is a mutually beneficial relationship because the mentee gets to learn and save a lot of time because of avoiding potential mistakes, and the mentor gets to leave a legacy and keep growing in his/her area of expertise.

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