It’s been a while. A month to be exact.

Is it too late for me to wish you a Happy New Year?

Are you still there? Did you miss me?

Hopefully you’ve been keeping up with me on my YouTube channel. I took time off this space to re-evaluate my purpose. I now realise what this platform means to me. Coming onto my blog and re-reading my old post reminds me of why I started blogging in the first place. Unmasking Achieng is my diary, it is my therapy. This is one of the places I find healing. It is also a place where I share my truth with you. To be honest, this is just my way of dealing with all the emotions I face. I’m back for now.

Let’s take stock.


Making: the most of my time in University.  I recognise that this should be the most exciting  season of my life. I am old enough  to do all the things I want to do but still young enough to be free off responsibility.  I would never want to look back at this period with regret.  As my time in Uni comes to an end, I want to milk the most of it.

Eating: better, not as healthy but more regularly. I am no longer waiting to feel hungry to eat but rather pushing my self to eat regular meals.

Drinking: more water. My mum bought me the cutest water bottle and I love it. I try to drink at least a litter and a half day.

Reading:  Her Roots by Lanji Ouko. I have never related to a book as much as I have to Her Roots. She shares her experience as young woman and as an international student. Things that affect me too. Thank you Lanji for sending me the book.

Wanting: to do better, I’m still yet to work on my 2018 vision board.

Playing:  AfroBeats and Gospel concurrently. Some mornings I opt for the word to uplift my spirits, other mornings I opt for AfroBeats to feel energised for the day.

Wasting: money. I really need to do better, this month I must stick to my budget.

Creating: and uploading YouTube videos every Wednesday at 8AM Kenyan time. Subscribe, please!

Wishing: I could see my life in 5 years, just to see if some of the things I’m working so hard and stressing about now are worth it.

Enjoying: being on YouTube, shooting chitchat videos and sharing my experiences on there is so exciting!

Loving: God, and understanding that is only through Him that I can truly love myself and extend that love to others. This valentines I focus on that because singleness is my current state.

Hoping: my life to go as planned. As I graduate from University, I hope that right doors open for me.

Marvelling: at Maleek Berry. For just £16 /2000 kshs/= I got to see Ycee , Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Not3s and Eugy at his concert. Berry’s Room might just be my favourite room.

Smelling: like Miss Dior by Christian Dior on special days, and like Shanghai Limited Edition by Victoria’s Secret Bombshell on the regular.

Wearing: my winter coats, day in and out. This British cold is real.

Following: more African bloggers and YouTubers. Truth is we all need each other and there is room on here for all of us to flourish.

Noticing: that vibes are very important. You must guard yourself by ensure that your inner circle is positive. It is always the people we love the most that have the power to hurt us. The enemy is usually within, stay woke.

Knowing: and believing that I do not have to chase what is meant for me.

Feeling: peaceful, I am coming to terms with my reality. Through meditation and prayer I’ve found peace.

Bookmarking: law textbooks and legal articles. Final year of law School does that to you.

Opening: up my mind to new possibilities, ideologies and beliefs. I am just interested in knowing more and understanding people better. The other day I actually went into a freemason museum! I could have never done that before but now I’m braver. I mean I would never go back but still.

Giggling: at Idris Okuneye better known as Bobrisky. His snapchat is hilarious!

Love and light.


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