Graduation is tomorrow!!! Eeekkk!! I was going through my archived photos this morning and came across this precious bunch that I had totally forgotten about!! I took these photos with Doris for her class project on Documentary Photography. She was tasked with following a fellow student throughout their day so as to document their life - I was honored that she chose me!
So here I am, sharing these pics with you a couple of weeks later - only because I totally forgot I had them. I think they're fit for the occasion though - being that graduation is tomorrow and this life that I now live, will soon be a memory as I relocate to Australia within the coming few days! Eeeekkk!!!
So this is what (often) takes places behind the scenes:
I'm usually up by 6am/7am. Yep! I'm an early riser!! When I was a kid, I'd wake up at 6am to watch cartoons....lol! I'm still on that early morning grind - I just wish it was because I was up to watch cartoons. #theadultlife #hustlehard loool!
I then do the usuals - shower, brush my teeth and get ready. Oh! In case you missed my make-up routine, read about it here.
I make my bed everyday! When I was in England my roomie would give me the "why-bother-if-you'll-be-back-in-12-hours" look. Hhaha! I blame it on my days in Kenya High. We had to do hospital corners and have the lines on our bedcovers at 90 degrees. Yep! Old habits don't die hard!
If I'm shooting for a blog post, I'll set up for it. On this day, I was shooting for my post on my daily haircare routine with AJANI handmade.
Shooting takes me about an hour or so. When I'm done, I always (without fail, as in without a doubt) style my hair in a protective style that keeps my ends tucked away.
And after that, I'm out the door! Such a school girl! Hahah! My book bag is sooo geeky and yes, I double strap! Please excuse that plastic bag - I simply cannot get the Kenyan out of me! Plastic bags are soo handyyy, ask any Nairobian-woman-fresh-out-of-uni on her way to work! Haha!
I head over to my carrel at Sawyer Library and get my grind on! I might start, of course, by making sure that the blog is running smoothly. I also take time to respond to comments and emails.
I'll then get into geek mode. Working on my thesis was no joke. Lots and lots of reading, but it all paid off because tomorrow, I'm graduating with honors! #GodisGood #thestrugglehasbeenreal
Phew! After all that brain-frying, I usually take a study break/lunch break. I might meet up with Mmas, Nicole and Yvonne or I might just sit outside for some fresh air.
While I'm at it, I'm checking Instagram and Facebook. I might even take a selfie if I'm feeling fly that day! Hihi! On that note, am I the only one with a gazzilion selfies on my phone that NEVER get uploaded?
And back to the grind I go. Study, study, study is all we do at my school. We live in the middle of rural America, so unless you're down for an episode of "watching-grass-grow", you'd rather be studying for your tests. Sigh! #thestrugglehasbeenreal #Ineedtoliveinabigcity
When I'm done with books for the day, I head over to Paresky for dinner at Whitman's. This part of campus is always full of life. You simply can't be here for 5 mins, you'll bump into your friends and before you know it, you'd have been in Resky for an hour!
Four days in a week, I'll head to the gym after dinner for a quick work out sesh. I don't often look this good - trust me! I'm usually sweating like a pig! Haha! On the day that I blogged about natural hair and fitness, I made sure to shoot BEFORE I started perspiring!!
By 10PM, I'm often ready to call it a day. I journal before I sleep and enjoy a cup of chamomile tea - I love that it relaxes me and sends me right off to slumberland. Oh and that satin bonnet, is ALWAYS on! Gotta keep my tresses protected at all times! :-)
And that's pretty much it!
Thinking back to what my life has been so far, I have to say that this has been a most comfortable four years. I cannot lie. I am truly humbled to have been so well provided for as a student here. I'm looking forward to real life - to cooking breakfast, shopping for household items and playing with my nieces! (Gaaah, reading that sentence back to myself, made me realize that I sound so grrowwnnn! Hahaha!)
I'm ready though. It's time for life to move on. I can't wait to share the deets of my transition to Australia, right here on the blog! I'll keep you in the loop, so that we can encounter it together. How does that sound?
In the meantime, let me get to folding my laundry and packing my last suitcase. I have a couple of events to attend this afternoon. Wish me luck!
Love & Sunshine!