The other day I was having a conversation with a colleague and we happened to touch on when I started working and that’s when it hit me! I have been in the work-force for a decade now and it’s been quite the journey!

In retrospect, the things we discussed validated a feeling I have had for a long time. I felt my growth was dwarfed despite me working in an organization that has expanded my network and grown my expertise. I felt limited notwithstanding being able to do the things I couldn’t do when I lived at home and had no income. I felt like I had never really lived but survived even though I had been provided with the opportunity to chase my wildest dreams.

When I started My Safari Notebook, I had been laid off, broke and desperate to have something fill in the long idle hours and get some income as well. I remember opening my PC and went straight to WordPress eager to talk about my all-time favorite hobby; traveling. Inspired by Nancie Mwai’s blog at the time, Fashion Notebook, I named mine My Safari Notebook.

Now when I look at the name of my blog, My Safari Notebook embodies not only the aspect of travel but a journey into self-discovery. Which makes absolute sense as to why this platform has never really taken off. My understanding of its purpose was very limiting yet it stared right in my face.

The other reason I believe led to the failure of this platform is that I compared myself a lot to others who I thought were making it. Right now it makes clear sense; I was trying to imitate someone else’s journey instead of embracing and appreciating mine. Comparison is indeed the thief of joy!

I have made a couple of plans to revamp my brand now with more clarity, which absolutely scares me. However, I am very excited and hopeful that as I follow this path, the lessons and rewards gained will steer me into a path of happiness and fulfillment.

If there’s anyone reading this post I hope to inspire you by being refreshingly real, as I bring you along on this #Safari, to chase after your dreams no matter how daunting it may feel.

Love & Love!

Wairimu….