Sleek low bun

Am 8 weeks 2 days post relaxer today!

And this has been my style of choice this past week.

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My obsession…

…blunt, thick ends!

That’s one of the reasons I’ve been cutting my hair over and over in the past year. My hair doesn’t grow evenly all round. Does anyone’s? Add to that the inevitable wear and tear and this is what I end up with…

Ive been looking at the picture below from my previous post and couldn’t help but wonder what was going on with the hair on the left side of my head.

That side never wants to behave well! Like what’s going on with the ends? I hadn’t noticed how different both sides we’re. I took other pics a week later…

The right side is Fuller for obvious reasons. I initially wanted to even it out but decided against it…that’s being extra I think. Overall, my hair is healthy and looks good. So no more snipping for now.

1.5 more days till wash day (I spotted dandruff!)

What’s your obsession?

Happy new year!

I know. I know, January is practically over but the year is still young. Right? Anyway, let’s talk hair, shall we?

Lately, I have been loving wearing my hair straight

January hair

I straightened it, trimmed and cut a little bit off (no more than 2″) at the very beginning of the year. I washed it 2 weeks later, gave myself a blow out (hated it), rewashed and straightened it again 4 days later.

No scraggly ends

I love that I don’t have to do much to my hair right now. It’s pretty low maintenance, especially since I got it really straight. It’s flat but that’s not a bother once I shape the ends so they’re not just hanging down straight.

Also, am able to stretch the style for 2 weeks. My scalp at that point is usually not that great (it gets itchy) but nowadays, I don’t have a lot of time to do my hair like I used to. Plus, straightening is time consuming so I try to make the style last longer.

Wash day for me comes around every 2 weeks. On Thursdays. I basically shampoo, deep condition, apply leave-in conditioner and heat protection serum, blow dry and flat iron my hair. That’s it. In the course of the week, I use oil sheen spray on it or apply an oil as needed.

That’s about all the hair update I have for now.

Hope you had a great weekend!

🙂

Have a favour filled 2018

I got robbed

Last Friday I got back home at around 9:30 in the morning from a night shift. At that point I had been up for a good 25 hours straight. That was my first time back to doing night shifts since July – my routine is all over the place :/ Anyway, I showered, ate, rested, woke up and ate again, cleaned, food shopped, ironed my shirt, repainted my nails…yea, I took my time. Needless to say I left home for day 2 of my night shift pretty late.

I got to town at around 7:00pm and was dropped smack in the middle of a busy street. Getting through the rush hour crowds coupled with the crazy traffic leaving town was mental. I mean really crazy. Turns out that while I was busy minding my own business trying not to get knocked down, someone else was busy robbing me and I didn’t even know it. It all happened so fast!

I had crossed a road and something just didn’t feel right…they were too many of us pedestrians. I felt like checking my bag and when I did, I realized that it was halfway open! My heart immediately sunk because I just knew my phone was gone. I quickly rummaged through my bag while walking and when I didn’t feel my phone, I zipped it up and kept on walking. I mean, there were too many people on the streets…there was no way of telling who robbed me.

After a few minutes I thought of my wallet, checked my bag again and also couldn’t feel it. When I boarded another bus…I take two buses to work…I near emptied my bag and did a thorough search. Turns out both my phone and wallet had been stolen 😦 Fortunately, I had a 200 shilling note in my jeans. That was all the money I had on me.

I didn’t really have time to process what had happened because work kept me pretty distracted. We were so busy. It wasn’t like a good work night either…I work in the Emergency department so I see death occur but Friday night was just rough for everyone involved. Death after death after death. All of a sudden, my problems seemed so minimal. As morning approached, work eased up.

I had told a few people about my phone being stolen and what not and they told me to report it to the police, they have police hotlines at the hospital plus we have police coming in every now and then but I was just out of it and couldn’t be bothered. I clocked out and decided to walk to town with a colleague. It was a good, well deserved long walk.

We made a stop at a certain organization where we’d both trained at and a man came in seeking help. My colleague and I cleaned and dressed his wounds. He told me that he had been attacked and his phone had been stolen. I just knew God was trying to tell me something. I mean, what were the odds of this encounter? We hadn’t even planned on going there. We don’t even work there yet we were asked to help him…the people who work there would have done it but they asked if we could do it instead and we gladly obliged.

Anyway, my colleague and I went our separate ways. I had a few more stops to make like the banks and phone company because my ATM card had been stolen along with the wallet. Turns out I couldn’t get replacements for either the ATM card or SIM cards without my ID (which was also stolen). At the very least, I needed an ID waiting card which I could get at Huduma center which was just across the street but, they don’t open on Saturdays. That was turning out to be a shitty morning. I actually shed a tear which I quickly wiped off.

I finally got home at midday, told my brother what had happened, got the laptop and started changing passwords to all my social media platforms. I didn’t want the thief checking into my accounts. Meanwhile, my dear brother had called the rest of my family and told them what happened and they in turn called me (using his phone of course) to check in on me. I also made some calls to check on my business and for the first time in weeks, things were looking up. I felt that God truly has my back. At around 3:00pm (another 24 hours being up), I went to bed. Two and a half hours later, my brother woke me up to say goodbye…he was leaving for a few days. I didn’t go back to bed till around 11 something.

I don’t even know what time I woke up this morning. I had my breakfast and watched Iron Man again. Am on a mission to watch all the Marvel movies in chronological order this holiday season. I watched ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ the other day. I think I have 15 more to go. Right now am creating this post as I cook some meat for lunch and then I’ll do some cleaning and get ready for the week ahead.

I won’t go to work tomorrow. I’ll go to the police and report the theft (is it too late?) and also get an abstract which I’ll need to apply for a new ID. On the bright side, I get to change the photo on my ID 😀 . I’ll also finally get a SIM card replacement. I have backup phone which I can’t use because I don’t have a SIM card (ridiculous). I also need to go to the bank and also get a new health insurance card…the other one was also stolen. Lets just say that tomorrow will be all about getting stuff I lost replaced.

I hope you don’t mind the pictureless post. My photos are now gone. I somehow managed to surpass the photo capacity on my cloud so I don’t have backups there 😦 Anyway, another week is coming up and I have so much to be grateful for despite this little bump in the road.

Till next time!

Day in the life

Something different…

Here is a little sneak peek into my day to day life.

4:00am Wake up

 

Yup! Am an early riser. I always have a glass of water in the morning and then sip on coffee for the next two hours or so 😐 For this reason, my huge coffee travel mug is one of my prized possessions. I try to get in at least one hour of study in the morning (I have two papers to sit for this week).

5:15am Shower, get ready, breakfast

This part is quite fun for me because am able to take my time and not do a rush job. The stillness/calmness I experience makes me feel so accomplished. Its a great feeling. I plan my morning the day before which takes out a lot of the decision making and stress from my mornings. I actually have time to sit down and have breakfast in a relaxed manner. It wasn’t always like this.

Avocado on bread with a dash of black pepper

6:00am – 6:30am Leave

Town

7:30am – 12:30pm Work

I’ve been going in for the morning shift which is only 5 hours long. I could extend it if I wanted to but I prefer being home in the afternoons to study. However, after this week, I’ll be done with my course – chill time coming up *yay* I’ll also be able to go in for day-long shifts and also pick up some night shifts. But for now, am all about that half day-student life.

12:45pm Leave

Home time

1:30pm Get home

With no left overs in the fridge and not being in the mood to cook (I actually had no time to cook) The only lunch option I had was a smoothie. Quick and easy. And healthy. I went for a beetroot smoothie on this day. Basically threw what was available into the blender 😀

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And then back to studying

4:00pm

I get supper started quite early because I like to eat early and sleep early. I also take this time to clean, tidy up and get my stuff ready for the next day.

And then I study some more…

9:00pm Sleep

Like I said, I like to sleep early. Sometimes am in bed at 8:00!

This was a fun post to put together

Have a great week

🙂

November so far…

Hi guys! Can you believe that the year is almost over?! Christmas is right around the corner! Have you seen the mall decor of late? I feel like these past months have gone by so fast. So, what have I been up to?…

I attended a training course at the beginning of this month and once it was over I took a break from studying for a bit. I always have to sit for a paper or two for the training courses I attend :/ I don’t remember much of what I did in the week that followed 😐 After that I went back to doing some work at the hospital. I have to be in uniform there but I normally wear jeans to and from work. I keep the work shirt on. I realized that I didn’t have any good pairs of jeans and impulsively bought four pairs. I keep telling myself that I need them to justify that purchase. I went over my clothing budget for the month by ksh.1,000 and yet still have some more clothing items to buy :/ Why is sticking to my budget such an issue?!

Moving on, I did a relaxer touch up on my hair on the 28th of October so am currently 4 weeks 2 days post. I wore my hair curly for the first three weeks, then straightened it on the 17th for my graduation. Yes guys, I graduated! Top of my class too 🙂 All those hours I put in studying really paid off! Am not done with books yet. I have one more short course that am enrolled in and will go for training early next month. I plan to take on one more short course next year.

I graduated!

The weekend after graduation was all about trying to get my life together. I felt like a lot was happening at once. I traveled upcountry for a family thing and the time spent there really helped clear my mind. Somehow being there grounds me and slows things down for me. You might have noticed by now that am one of those people who tend to overthink stuff :s It works for my benefit for the most part.

Homeward bound

Anyway, last week went pretty well at work. I got positive feedback from several hospital staff on my work. I love being there. Everyday I learn something new. On the other hand, studying is not going so well. Am way behind on that. I have so much to cover. I feel that I have to be on a schedule if am to get work done so my days are pretty much the same. I remember a time when I detested leading such a structured life. Now, I feel that its necessary.

One last thing that happened…I ran my 3rd half marathon yesterday! By now you know I mean run-walked but thats not the point. I’ll have a post on that soon 😀

Okay, time to head off to work. Am in the second shift which starts in an hour. I decided against going in for the first because I needed extra rest after yesterday’s run. Hope your Monday is going great. Till next time,…

God bless