Taking Stock 40

Taking Stock 40

July is gone!! I am not clinging to its remnants. I`m glad it’s gone. I`m excited about August because, in previous years, it has been a season of new beginnings.

I ended July on such a high now by attending a friend`s acoustic concert dubbed The Confession Box that I thoroughly enjoyed over a glass of red wine, pizza and good company. Follow Derrick Tha Priest for all the good music vibes.

Here is my July wrap-up;

Making: time to live. No one talks about how hard it is to live each day on this earth! I also made time to attend events that I thought would bring me joy like the Ngalabi Film Festival organized by Goethe Zentrum Kampala, The Confession Box by Derrick ThaPriest. I hosted an amazing writer Mugabi Byenkya on the Meet Your Author Series on Twitter.

Eating: snacks. Fries are the best thing to happen to the world. I would eat fries or chips every day if my body would let me.

 Drinking: water. It makes sense to drink water each day. My skin is thanking me for it.

Reading: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie and A Killing In the Sun by Dilman Dila. Listen to Americanah on Scribd. It is a wonderful experience.

Wanting: money and travel.

Wasting: no time on things that don`t bring me joy.

Wishing: for travel.

Wondering: about life. All we do is work, work and work some more.

Hoping: August will be the season of new beginnings for me.

Marvelling: at the energy, we have as humans to get up each day no matter how hard yesterday was. What are we high on?

Smelling: new beginnings.

Wearing: my hair in dreadlocks.

Following: Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie. Americanah is sheer brilliance. Now I know why she gets all the attention. Americanah set a new tone in African literature.

Noticing: how I have been dreaming small.

Knowing: that not everything on the internet will make me happy.

Bookmarking: excerpts from Americanah. I got a book journal where I write quotes, thoughts that arise as I read a book. I am loving the experiencing of journalling my thoughts on a particular theme, quote or idealogoy.

Feeling: mellow about life.

Song dedication: See what the Lord has done by Nathaniel Bassey. This song is so beautiful and powerful!!

Cheers to new beginnings.

Happy New month!


Join me for the season finale of the Meet Your Author Series on Thursday 4th August 2022 at Goethe Zentrum Kampala on Bukoto Street.

How was your July?

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5 thoughts on “Taking Stock 40

  1. Happier new month..

    I guess we on the same high as regards newness .. Hes doing a newww things, His making a way in the wilderness & streams in the wasteland… ..

    Making time.. to make me happy, have fun because sickness, pain , sorrow schedule themselves so aa way of counter acting make joy, hapiness, vibes my responsibility

    1. Glad to hear that you`re July was beautiful. Seeing you at the concert was dope. Have a blast this month.

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