Dashiki Shirt- Alfreton Shop, Nottingham| Tights- Primark| Heels- Gifted| Head Band- Select| Choker- Asos|
Photographer – Jayjay Muendo
Another season, another appreciation. I can gladly say goodbye to summer now and embrace autumn. Not that I will be here through all of it. Finally I am going back home (Kenya). It’s about that time because I’m done with my masters *Can I get a woot woot*
This is a special post. Basically the reason I am writing it is just to appreciate my 1 year of being in the UK. I’ve seen so much, enjoyed so much, partied a lot and interacted with very interesting people who I would have crossed paths with only once in my lifetime God-willing so I am grateful. I will break it down for you from the moment I stepped foot here and knew it was going to be a lonely journey to the last word of my dissertation.
So most of you would say I’m a social being which is not so far from the truth but I am selectively social. If you put me in a new environment and expect me to start looking for new people to talk to or open up about myself, you have another thing coming. I wouldn’t call it being shy but it is how I am. I can’t pretend to be perfect or to fit into some role. It took my classmates almost 2 months to get to know what my favorite color was haha but I think we got along just fine.
My brother slowly integrated me into this life. If I didn’t have him I probably wouldn’t have had as much fun as I truly had. Being a member of the East African Society in Manchester, he invited me to their events and I could not believe there were so many Kenyans in this country and from different cities too; Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Cardiff, Watford, Birmingham and London. Manchester and Leeds happen to have the largest EASOC events so that is where everything went down.
Traveling between cities actually was quite fun because there is nothing as comfortable as the trains here. My oh my isn’t the sleep always so sweet for me 😀 Plus for students you get discounts if you get the railcard, who doesn’t like free stuff xx!
Moving on to my classmates. I had 7 classmates but one dropped out early in the semester, I guess it just wasn’t the course for him. However, we were blessed with a new member so it kind of evened out. I have talked about them in an earlier post where we went for hiking in Lake District and you can find that post here
We were quite the adventurous lot. Having classes only two days of the week meant we had to utilize our lunch breaks and after classes in the evening doing something great. We adventured with so many restaurants and so many cuisines. Proud to say I love Thai food so much now on top of everything else I love like Indian and Chinese food. Also we had game nights full of monopoly, poker, drinks and music (did I mention I have excellent taste in music :-*). They will be missed. Hopefully I could visit each of them sometime in the near future.
Then school ended in June and off they left me in this city alone >insert dramatic effects<. Though to be fair it was summer and they wanted to travel and be with their families so I don’t blame them. I had my dissertation to do, it wasn’t all misery and tears. This 3 months for the better part have been spent with my brother.
I’m proud to say once upon a different life is a strong girl with a much more open mind to situations and an even more overzealous attitude than before ready to tackle whatever God has planned for me in my life. I’m quite happy with where I am in life and it’s an exciting feeling, one I will gladly share with my friends. Cheers to UK, cheers to all the seasons I have experienced out here no matter how hot&cold I’ve been about them and cheers to the fall.
h before I forget, the location of this shoot is the Green Quarter, Manchester. Also, my classmates bought me the heels above for my birthday, bless them 🙂 Okay that’s enough from me.
Until next time, xx!