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.
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 ☺️
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.
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.
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.