PUSH RESET

Push Reset

Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination. I learnt that yesterday, as I presented my vision of Inua Dada to a group of women at the Karen Country Club who so kindly invited me to do so. But I learnt so much more about myself in the process…

I was a little nervous going into this presentation because I’ve been feeling a little lost. About a lot of things; my work, my projects…there’s been a sense of fatigue and confusion around it all and I wasn’t feeling presentation-ready. But I’d already committed and so I said I’d go ahead.

Push Reset

Push Reset

A few days before this presentation I took a moment to reflect. I realized that I wanted to start over, to re-align myself so that I cam move forward with my projects with clarity. I realized I’m tired, jaded and discouraged, feeling like I’ve been taking on too much at the same time. To top it all of, I’m raising a new family and running a home. I’m burnt out. But I’m glad I know, so that I can fix it. And fixing it for me begins with going back to my passion projects, where my fire burns most. That and taking a break with Baby Huru and Baba Huru, which is in the works ☺️

Push Reset

So I’m at a point where I’m going back to the beginning, resetting my life and starting over. Pushing reset. That goes for my projects as well.

I’ve realized that sometimes it’s ok to go back to basics. It’s ok to feel frustrated and jaded as long as you can get to the root cause and begin working it out. It’s ok not to be ok…sometimes. As long as you’re willing to fix it.

People around you may not understand it but that’s fine, because you need to be healthy for you before you can be healthy for others.

Push Reset

Presentation day was a success! I got some support and met people interested in walking this journey with me. I’m ready to approach things with a new, fresh mindset and see where it goes from there! I only realized this as I stood in front of these women, with renewed passion and conviction, almost as though I was hearing myself speak for the first time.

Push Reset

Photography: @mosmwaniki (Instagram)

Read about The Inua Dada Foundation here: www.inuadadafoundation.org, and learn more about our new project, Adopt a Dada, which we will be rolling out early next year.

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47 Discussion to this post

  1. Terry says:

    wow…yeah Janet, sometimes its ok to feel a little lost so you may discover new things as you try to find yourself…officially “Janetted”…love you…

  2. Shkwela says:

    Also, please post more.We need them.Thanks.

  3. Shkwela says:

    I have been frustrated for so long now, with a family to raise and a career to build.I am pushing reset now.Thanks for the encouragement.

  4. Bernice Mugambi says:

    This has just encouraged me to start over in my projects as well.The Lord is faithful to complete the good work He began in each of us!May He renew your strength and may He direct your every step!

  5. Bernice says:

    This has just encouraged me to start over!The Lord is faithful to complete the good work He began in each of us!May He renew your strength.

  6. Miriam says:

    This is my first time reading any of your posts and as I read, I thought, “Wait, Janet is human.” Thanks for sharing about the very human experience of being burnt out and needing to reset.

  7. Emelda says:

    I am encouraged that you can start over at any point in your life.. that it’s okay to not be ok.. wow, i look forward to your posts, they renew and give strength to push forward. Go Janet, you motivate many of us.

  8. Ruth Nderitu says:

    I’m so much inspired by this Janet.Always,my number one super woman. Cheers!

  9. Aby Mamboleo-Mwangi says:

    Resetting is a MUST. Take time to breathe we all need it. Glad you are sharing your journey. Hugs & Kisses to the familia. Much love from your big sis here in California.

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Thank you Aby! It was so lovely meeting you! And yes, my reset mode is still very much on! Hugs and kisses to your lovely family too ❤️❤️❤️

  10. Ciru. says:

    So much love for you Janet…This is so inspiring!
    Keep pushing ma’…greatness is your portion..love and light!
    Also,I’d love to volunteer! Inua Dada is such a brilliant and noble cause!❤

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      ‘Greatness is your portion’…I love that! Thank you dear and keep a look out for our updates on Inua Dada’s activities to see how you can be involved ☺️

  11. Trizah Mbugua says:

    you are the best Janet May God bless you and yours abundantly…you are an encouragement especially to first time mums like me.

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Thank you so much Triza and congratulations on becoming a mummy! Great feeling, isn’t it? How old is your little one? Thanks for reading and commenting on my post ❤️❤️

  12. Fatima says:

    Motivating and inspiring words from the person I look up to u r my role model

  13. Carol Kigome says:

    Oooh Janet. Out of my crazy day I stumbled on Kungara recommending a look at your blog. Great piece you got words out of my mouth especially young family part. Good to know it is normal to burn out. Happy holidays !

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Hey dear! It’s sooo normal, I’ve noticed that. Especially for you and I being first time working mums! It’s deeply fulfilling but it’s tiring and I think it’s ok for us to admit that and keep going! Thanks for reading my post mama ❤️

  14. Brenda Maturu says:

    Very encouraging ,ready to volunteer in inua dada

  15. Mekdes says:

    You go girl! You are an inspirational woman. The sky is the limit I love everything you do. Many more blessings coming ❤️

  16. Debbie says:

    Your post is encouraging.it’s never easy to move on with renewed energy after feeling all beat.Thanks .

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Thanks for the feedback Debbie! No it’s not easy but once you make the decision to fix something, that’s the first step. Thanks for appreciating my thoughts!

  17. Nyambs Chehe says:

    Janet,there is light at the end of the tunnel just keep going and fix what needs fixing.

  18. Judy Ngunju says:

    Be encouraged and know the ultimate of all is that in the end everything works out for the best. Its great to admit when you feel overwhelmed because then the people you love understand you and are able to help. Cheering you on Janet!!

  19. Sophia Wanjiku says:

    This spoke directly to me ” I’ve realized that sometimes it ok to go back to basics. It’s ok to feel frustrated and jaded as long as you can get to the root cause and begin working it out. It’s ok not to be ok…sometimes. As long as you’re willing to fix it.

    People around you may not understand it but that’s ok, because you need to be healthy for you before you can be healthy for others”

  20. beingrosemary says:

    ‘Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination’
    couldnt agree more..such an encouraging post!Thank you!
    http://www.beingrosemary.com

  21. Verarita Wananyanga says:

    “People around you may not understand it but that’s fine, because you need to be healthy for you before you can be healthy for others.”
    Just what I needed to hear, today.
    Thanks Janet.

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      So happy that you’ve found encouragement in these words. I’ve learnt to do me, at my own pace. I’ve learnt that people will misunderstand that and make it about them but I’ve made peace with it. Thanks for resonating!

  22. Edith says:

    Beautiful and encouraging piece of writing Janet. Keep shining!

  23. Saadia says:

    You are truly an inspiration.my wce .keep on updating us I personally love your blog and can’t stop reading and getting inspired.
    Am forever grateful for the motivation ….cheers beautiful.

    • Janet Mbugua says:

      Bless you Saadia, words like yours keep me going too! Thanks for following my journey through my blog. ❤️❤️🙏🏾

  24. Silva Tutu says:

    “… It’s ok not to be ok…sometimes. As long as you’re willing to fix it…”

    This is deep!

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