How I Started Blogging

by Grace Njeri

I am just writing this post and realizing how much time has flown. Well for me at least. November feels like it has lasted for two seconds. Last year November was a just a dark time for me. I had graduated three months before that and I sat there on November with 49 job applications sent out and not even one regret. Worst part was how every other part of my life was just a wreck! Now don’t get me wrong I couldn’t be happier today with the way things turned out but when you are in that situation you see no better days ahead.
Not getting a job wasn’t the hardest part but what else can I do? I mean if the corporate world rejects you, there’s not so many other options for you – So I thought. If you have been through the same, you probably understand what it feels like when you rack your brain to discover a hidden talent inside, that you may not know of and come back empty. Now I have to tell you I am an average performer in school. I seldom have A’s neither do I have D’s. That’s to tell you I easily get lost in between there and I rarely stand out. Probably explains why my CV’s never stood out. Lol

This is how the idea of a blog came about. On March this year I went on to google and started doing research on how to start up a successful blog and for me, I had found it. The thing I had spent so much time thinking about and soul searching. My transition from a jobless depressed graduate to a full time blogger worked out seamlessly and that was sign enough for me that I was going to do what it takes to make it happen for myself.

This year has had its up and downs but I feel like I am back to the girl who is ready to reach for the stars. My greatest discovery has been that I am the problem and still the solution. So at any one point I have both. With that, I feel like it really is okay for time to move at whatever pace it may because it is possible to lose sooo much in one year and gain just as much in the same year.

Blogging is sharing and I wouldn’t be doing you justice if I didn’t share my story with the hope that one of my readers has shared my story. Remember YOU are your own light and your own darkness so keep the lights on in your life till the sun rises and shines on you.

Wearing: Grey Bodysuit, Bershka ShortsSandalsLipstick

Photography by Will Mwaniki

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Love always

Blended Bacon :-*

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20 comments

Stephanie November 17, 2016 - 13:27

Good job Grace…keep going…you nevr know what you discover along the way…

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Grace Njeri November 26, 2016 - 15:38

Thank you Stephanie 🙂

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Ev Cigua November 20, 2016 - 15:50

Inspiring!

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Grace Njeri November 26, 2016 - 15:39

Thank you Ev Cigua.

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Emilly November 22, 2016 - 08:30

Lovely read, keep on keeping on and I wish you all the best in this journey
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Grace Njeri November 26, 2016 - 15:40

Thank you Emilly. All the best in your journey too.

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Adanna November 22, 2016 - 10:16

lovely grace…….

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Grace Njeri November 26, 2016 - 15:41

Thank you so much Adanna

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Tolulope November 22, 2016 - 14:59

I see more of my self in this piece. I don’t fail but I am not the brightest either. It’s like a mirror of my life.

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Grace Njeri November 26, 2016 - 15:43

Thank you Tolulope for reading and sharing your story with me.

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Finding purpose November 22, 2016 - 17:56

Saw a Facebook ad of your page and wouldn’t have visited your page except that I got hooked on your story.
I am currently in that place, wondering what exactly I am doing with my life and if I can make it to another tomorrow. Thanks for writing this post, it’s a mirror of hope for some of us.
And, you just might have a new blog reader. I love your blog layout and pictures.

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Grace Njeri November 26, 2016 - 15:48

Thank you so much for reading and for sharing your struggle too. Keep the hope alive and I hope you find your purpose.
Love always.

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Brenda Jepkurui November 23, 2016 - 15:25

Just when you realise you are not the only one that goes through an experience. ..For someone that’s as wordy as me this is an such an inspiration…I can earn from all this typing rather than having to chat all day long with people who are so brief in day to day conversations and not giving words their credit ..Thank you Njeri.

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Grace Njeri November 26, 2016 - 15:49

I hear you Brenda!! SO true!!
Thank YOU!!

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Nancy Mwathi December 2, 2016 - 20:52

Which lipstick plzzz???

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Grace Njeri December 2, 2016 - 22:19

Hi Nancy, this is Nakshi Nouba

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Grace Njeri December 25, 2016 - 00:05

Hi Nancy, this is Nakshi Nouba.

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evalyn munge May 22, 2017 - 10:18

You just brought the whole of myself in this article…

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krystyn September 22, 2018 - 18:32

nice read..i honestly needed it am at that point i just feel stuck in a rut nothing’s changing…this is just a perfect reminder that it will get better with time

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