Photography by Tatiana Karanja
Making: more time for little, at-home, pamper sessions at least a couple nights a week. I’m working on growing my showerÂ goodies, scented candles and face mask collection so as to take this mini-spa treatment to the next level.
Eating: an apple a day. Or at least trying to.
Drinking: lots of ginger, lemon tea. Man, I’d forgotten how much of a punch ginger had until I got a cold and had to use all my guns not to let it take me down. But that ginger though. Damn.
Wanting: to work hard, make money, see the world. As aptly put byÂ Bonang!
Playing: my latest video which is up on youtube! You can watch it here. And yes, that was a shameless plug.
Wasting: so much tissue. I can’t even begin to tell you just how much I’ve used to blow my nose once this cold hit me. Those tissue manufacturersÂ have made a pretty penny off of me.
Creating: a bucket list of all the countries, cities and activities I’d like to do before I turn 30!
Wishing: I had a bicycle. I hadn’t ridden one in forever until this past weekend in Maasai Mara and I can’t tell you enough how much I enjoyed myself. Sure I fell flat on my face and was left with several bruises, sprained my wrist and lost some hair in the process but what’s life without some battle scars here and there?!
Enjoying: Art Cafe’s almond croissants a little too much. Oh gosh. Now I want one.
Wondering: if anyone has watched that video of the 17-year-old gorilla with the 4-year-old boy. If not, just click here. Pretty scary though, right?Â Any thoughts on whether the it was right for them to put him down?
Loving: The Americans.Â The show is really growing on me.
Hoping: that you are happy. And that you are feeling good about yourself and working hard to achieve your dreams. “Whatever goal you wish to reach, whatever problem you wish to solve, you are a specific number of steps away from doing so. Start now, keep going, and get it done.” ~Ralph Marston.
Marveling: at people who are able to keep their white shoes white.
Smelling: hardwood. I had a console made which was delivered a couple days ago and now the smell of wood and paint is still lingering in my living room.
Wearing: my ThisIsEss for Vivo body suit and a pair of tights! I’m not kidding, I gravitate towards the bodysuit every time I reach into my closet. It’s just so effortless and comfortable and I’m truly obsessed.
Following: Tracee Ellis Ross on Instagram. I think she’s such a ball of life and energy. She seems to be so comfortable in her own skin and I really admire that. Did you watch her rock the stage at the Black Girls Rock awards?Â A ball of life I tell you; a massive ball of life.
Noticing: that I have a real soft spot for home decor. Not that I’m an expert but I’m loving being able to find/make pieces here and there that – as Nate Berkus would say – will make the space that I call home rise up to greet me.
Knowing: that I’m just not meant to have super long nails. I’ve been getting gel nail polish done for a while and that helped my nails grow really long but towards the end there I was bumping into things and nearly ripping my nails off my finger. I’m too clumsy for that. Bummer.
Feeling: excited that I finally got to go to Maasai Mara! 27 years later… Gosh. I don’t know why it took me so long to be honest. Can’t wait to share all the pictures and video footage from my trip! Stay tuned.
Bookmarking: Casey Neistat for being a beast when it comes to making YouTube videos. He puts up a video every single day and seeks adventure in everything he does. That’s ridiculous commitment andÂ incredibly inspiring. We could all use a little Neistat energy in what we’re doing, don’t you think?
Opening: up to the idea of embracing fun prints again. I remember there was a time I was completely obsessed with them but thenÂ I sort of moved to solid colours – at least that’s what most of my wardrobe says. I’m now being called back to my love forÂ fun prints again and I’m not complaining.
Giggling: atÂ this video of James Corden being amazing at what he does!! Hilarious. If only the world was filled with variations of James Corden and Ellen Degeneres.
Feeling: a little tired but grateful for the things I have in my life and what I’ve been able to accomplish thus far.
Love and love.