The JourneyREIGNITING MY FIRE

April 10, 201752

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life (Buddha)

I happen to be a believer in doing what feels right when the moment feels right, as long as I’ve thoroughly thought it through, prayed, meditated and know that I can sleep with a sense of conviction in my soul. I’m also deeply aware of how blessed and lucky I’ve been. The opportunity to have been a Broadcast Journalist for 10 years has been humbling and rewarding, with 5 of those years spent at Citizen TV. For that I’d like to thank Farida Karoney and Wachira Waruru, who have believed in me through and through. I know the moment is right for me to take a sabbatical; breathe, reflect, pursue my passion projects in earnest and spend time with my young family. It’s more ‘see you soon’ than ‘goodbye’.

I’m not going into specifics about what my next steps are, that’s not my style. What I can say for now is that I am in a space of renewal and rebirth, without wanting to sound too perceptible. It’s as metaphorical as it is literal.

Sometimes life forces you to reboot, whether you want to or not. Am I scared? Sure. A little. Anxious? Yes. Excited? Very! Broadcast has not just been my bread and butter, but the Ying to my Yang as far as career goes. My go to. My comfort zone. Stepping out of all that familiarity, albeit momentarily, can shake ones equilibrium a little…but that’s not unusual. But, I’m a closet Life-ist who’s ready to own that. Life is too short. Better to live it absolutely!

In the meantime continue to follow the projects I’m a part of, #HelpAChildReach5 with Lifebuoy and #TheJourneyWithJanet with Resolution Insurance, and those I’ve founded; #IAmMotherhood (www.iammotherhood.love) and Inua Dada, of which the latter is going through its own organic transition.

I’m excited for what the next few months hold and look forward to sharing all this with you, right here on this platform and across my social media.

Here’s to life! And all it’s possibilities 🍻

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‘Everyones fire burns differently, slow and steady, sparked and raged, unsteady, hissing, popping. Find your flame and stay true to it’ (#JanetsThoughts)

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52 comments

  • wairimu kinyua

    April 11, 2017 at 8:16 am

    All the best love. Life has a lot to offer.

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  • Roselyne

    April 11, 2017 at 8:18 am

    I sincerely and heartily wish you all the best in your endevours you have been a sure inspiration to mostly girls and women on our screens and more.You also gave an opportunity for someone else to just build up their passion on tv…See you here now…Oh and this is important thanks for reminding those of us who need it that with all the experience at some point you are unsure but you do it anyway…God bless

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  • Mary

    April 11, 2017 at 8:19 am

    True.
    Janet we will surely miss you on our screens but I believe God has something greater for u.
    Thanks for inspiring many.
    Blessings galore as you pursue what u love the most.

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  • Rebecca

    April 11, 2017 at 8:20 am

    This is very reflective

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  • Mercy ceciliaz

    April 11, 2017 at 8:22 am

    All the best dear, you have always been an inspiration to many, God bless you abundantly 😍😍😍

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  • Zephania Njuguna

    April 11, 2017 at 8:25 am

    I will miss you Janet.Your passion n eloquency. We wish you the very best.

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  • Zephania Njuguna

    April 11, 2017 at 8:26 am

    God bless you Janet.we will miss your passion n eloquence. Wish you the very best.

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  • Muthoni shelmith

    April 11, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Janet but why did I find myself crying #mondayspecial was liiiiiiit with you. Will miss you dearly but hello as you said See You soon
    Best of luck dear❤

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  • Essie

    April 11, 2017 at 8:28 am

    I just love the way you bring out everything about you as an inspiration. You saying you exiting that platform yesternyt was like Auch!why now?!..but reading this post right here, the auch just disappears and i don’t really care about the ‘why now’ anymore. To greater heights Janet..to greater heights!!! Bless🙏.

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  • mama Pendo

    April 11, 2017 at 8:41 am

    I was In tears seeing you leaving Janet, you have been and will continue being a role model. As you said life is too short,i totally agree with you. I was comforting myself here nikiseme sinitakuona tu Rush k24.Be a blessing to many mama huru

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  • SeriouslyKenyan

    April 11, 2017 at 8:53 am

    All the best Janet. But you were almost crying when Hassan said you’ve bn a fantastic colleague.i was in tears too.”here is the tissue”,funny couple news anchor.

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  • Naomi

    April 11, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Thank you Janet for always gracing our Evenings with your smile. As you step in to your new journey, I pray that May the Lord guide and lead you to where He wants you to be. Thank you for using media platform to inspire young ladies and mothers to always be the best they can ever be. Personally you have been a mentor and i wish you all the in your en devours.

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  • Geraldyn

    April 11, 2017 at 8:58 am

    We will certainly miss you on the screens. More grace in this new journey. Love, light and blessings!!

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  • liz kanyi

    April 11, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Been long
    Janet wherever u go,u got God’s favour and am sure confident he has and will continue to order ur steps
    Blessings ❤

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  • Nungari Njuguna

    April 11, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Truth is Janet I am going to miss you,we all gonna miss you.To me you’ve been a source of inspiration,a great ambitious woman.It’s been real and I wish you all the best.
    God bless you.

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  • Llian

    April 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Will all miss u mama u r an insipiration n above all a role model to us, all the best mama huru. Love u sana

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  • Joy D'Souza

    April 11, 2017 at 9:27 am

    All the best Janet in your future endeavors. You got this, and God’s got your back!

    Xoxo

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  • Saadia

    April 11, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Wishing you all the best Janet.
    We will surely miss you ,wherever you go may the good Lord always protect you and bless you abundantly.

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  • Rebecca

    April 11, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Thanks blessed lady. We will surely miss you.

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  • Carol

    April 11, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I’ll surely miss you on live television, but I am sure you’ll always be doing noble tasks out there. All the best in the new phase fear not God is holding your hand.

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  • Eunice

    April 11, 2017 at 10:20 am

    U are my role model Janet, I totally believe in you may God’s favour and grace be upon you.

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  • mum Ethan

    April 11, 2017 at 10:35 am

    It was sad to see you leave …May God command your steps ur such an inspiration to most of us young mum who are too afraid to take the leap of faith in fear of failling….Shalom

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  • Ruth

    April 11, 2017 at 11:33 am

    All the best Mama Ethan,sometimes we have to embrace change.We do it for our good considering our families and ourselves.I have learnt alot from and will continue following you on your platforms,Thank you once again.Lets continue empowering each other on life issues.

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  • rachel

    April 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    All the best Janet you are a role model.

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  • Bigvai

    April 11, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    All the best.we shall miss you.

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  • Eunice Njauini

    April 11, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    All the best in your endeavors… You’re a great inspiration to many… Change is good… Embrace it

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  • Sau Mwadime

    April 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    You have inspired many dear
    May the Almighty God bless you abaduntly
    Guide you in your path and may he protect you

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  • Ednah

    April 11, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    We are going to miss you Janet. All the best in your endeavours, may the Lord guide your steps. Shalom

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  • Geraldine

    April 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    will miss you on broadcast but God speed in your future endevours.

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  • Cynthia Nyongesa

    April 11, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Hey Janet, I wanted to say thank you for reading my tweets on Mondays via @Cynthia_Oprah. 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
    💛   Good  luck!   💛 
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
    🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀Really encouraging for upcoming change makers like me. All the best and I hope you find time to look at my blog cynthiauntamed.com

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    • Moses

      May 3, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Indeed she was a phenomenal woman, and i like the way Cynthia you are reigniting your flame too and i know soon u will be the woman to watch.

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  • Faith

    April 11, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    God be with you Always my role model. Baraka

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  • sirma

    April 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    will miss u role model

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  • Emma Kukubo

    April 11, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Good read! Am inspired! All the best!

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  • Valentine

    April 11, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Wishing you all the best in your new endeavours. 💯

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  • Eboso Keverenge

    April 11, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    You are my idol. Seeimg you on tv gave me strength and hope. Now i’ll derive that from this site. Thank you. And all the best.

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  • Dex Antikua

    April 11, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I will miss you on Tv

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  • Pavince

    April 11, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    All the best.

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  • James

    April 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    See you soon…

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  • Shiro

    April 11, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    We will miss you on the screen, you really had this gel with Hussein that we all loved, your maturity,eloquence n calmness is admirable.
    All the best in your future endevours!

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  • musa

    April 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    will really miss you janet
    ,all the best

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  • Kamita Timmoh

    April 11, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Good Work 👏👏 Queen U trully blessed its trully a see you soon as you say…..hmmmm lovely <3 <3

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    • Tish

      May 2, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      It’s a plurseae to find someone who can think so clearly

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  • marcia

    April 12, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Will really muss you on TV..
    All the best in wherever you do

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  • Tony Buku

    April 12, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Wonderful piece there

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  • @tetech93

    April 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    True all the best Janet may God lead your way🙏

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  • Shiro Kimani.

    April 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I always looked forward to your news broadcast, i will miss you Janet. May God bless you in your next level……indeed, see you soon.

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  • Wambui

    April 13, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    All the best dear!

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  • Mercy Rutoh

    April 15, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Mondays and Tuesdays were the days I wouldn’t miss watching news on citizen TV at 9. You’ve been a great inspiration to me. You’re a great lady and I always admire your strength. God bless you always.

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  • Kanyi

    April 18, 2017 at 11:14 am

    I will surely miss you Janet yesterday didn’t even understand vile Monday special iliisha.God bless you and as you work with community,would be more than willing to work with you,you can consider my request all the best Janet💞

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  • Jossie

    April 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Because of women like you..my zeal keeps on burning.such a role model and in your next step in life i send you lots of blessings.

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  • Brenda

    April 18, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Reigniting my fire,
    Beautiful piece.

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