It has been about two months since I properly decided to spend my year off at home here in Nairobi. I have been living in Nairobi for four months now and I still live off two suitcases. If you must know why I haven’t bothered to unpack and create myself a definite closet, it is because my outfits are so repetitive that I never search for anything to wear below the first layer of clothing in my suitcase. That, and I am far too lazy.
Living here has been great so far. There were times when I went by each day with dread and a constant longing to be back in England. Surprising, right? Anyway, instead of feeling sorry for myself, I sort of figured out that this is my life for now, and I might as well make the most of being at home. Right? I mean what good would come of me constantly missing England and being sad about the whole situation. Plus, I am around such wonderful, entertaining,down to earth people. It is fun.
So, I am currently undertaking driving lessons. Better late than never, right. I mean I was always so freaked out by the thought of being in control of a car that I never actually attempted to attend any lessons. But now that I have experienced driving on the busy roads of Nairobi that have just adopted the concept of road rules and regulations, I am quite okay with the thought. It is not so bad, plus it is literally like jumping into a whole new level of independence.
And also, I have started to work as a journalist in a low-budget local newspaper that focuses on the South Asian diaspora based here in Kenya. I am an unpaid intern. But this is just the beginning, and we all start somewhere. Plus, I am getting published! And, I get to communicate with interesting people. And, what better way is there to learn than to do the thing.
I am very content with my life right now. I am around great people, I can drive and I have a job.
I will keep this updated – perhaps once or twice a week. Let me get some topics sorted out.