Photography by Dorsy Aluoch Obondi.

Location: Kiboko bay resort, Kisumu.


Happy post-Easter and happy new month err’ybody! I know I’m speaking for a whole multitude when I say life is okay. It’s no longer the 99-days month of January where resolutions were gleefully made, some accomplished… a number still on the queue, so yeah…days are hella advancing at a threatening speed, and thou are waiting for no one!


So as much as the days are setting the pace for us and time being the mastermind, I would love to peg the time itself, stand still, take a minute, look back… literally looking back and make a heartfelt speech about my life-journey in general. It’s neither my earth strong day, nor a confession song, nor a love song…or giving any spoiler alerts.

My journey to be precise began with ‘a click away’ when I arbitrated to be public with my life and way of thinking. Written-down words can say so much about someone’s existence, it takes courage and most importantly…content. In every journey, you will see the ‘NO’ signposts, the ‘U-turn’ signposts that are never there..though some are, you will experience several inimical bumps too..that scratch your car. They have to be present, because that is when you will come to the realization that you are on an actual journey. The whole purpose is to make it fun, challenging and as memorable as it can possibly be. I have had my fair share of fun, challenges and memories too. First they challenged me, then Idecided to make a fist and now I’m making memories and doing fist-bumps, and just to be clear, I’m so ready to fist-punch when challenges come knocking.


In every journey though, it begins with what you have…your dream. The only thing that makes you different from the other earthlings is when you make your dream the reality that it deserves to be, word…boom! But that is basically it, about life lessons and journeys if I may be specific, it’s all about you and what you choose to do with your life. You can either put up a blank picture on the wall, or make a picturesque painting out of it.

I believe that I’m nostalgic with a thousand others, and before I flood my page with emotions from A to Z, I would like to leave it at the one minute I requested for. You can feel free to let it all out here on my comment section, and I will always be here with a tissue roll to save your eyes! But until then loved ones, it’s au revoir from me!


Mary Obondi

2 thoughts on “IT HAS BEEN A JOURNEY

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