Musings, Tembea Kenya,

Of Karura hikes and filling in bios

“Tell me about yourself?”
Don’t you just dislike that question?
It’s December folks. That means the temptation to write up an end of year post (you know, those with the new year resolutions or what I’m thankful for in 2017) is very strong, but I’m going to fight it for now. (Don’t sigh of relief just yet, we’ve still got a couple of weeks left for one of those!) Instead, I’m going to address this question that apparently many of us have a bit of difficulty with. It makes you question whether you really know yourself. Especially when you’re asked on the spot. To be honest, even filling in bios on social media accounts is a struggle for me.

Then I got to thinking, is it as serious as I’m making it out to be?

I believe the answer is found in the simple things one does in their life. For example, in my case, what I found myself doing over the only day of holiday I got in between my semesters. Going for a mini hike in Karura Forest with my cousin (I desperately needed a breath of fresh air after a practically never-ending exam period) and thereafter cooking myself and a buddy some yummy fish fingers.
It’s pretty clear where my interests lie: outdoor adventures, cooking and of course eating -haha! 😂
It’s as simple as asking yourself what your favourite colour is, what your favourite book is or examining what you do with your free days.

From that you’ve got a bit of an idea of who you are. For instance, I’m Ivy Mabelle, a Kenyan girl who really loves pink but unsuccessfully tries to hide it by saying I love magenta. My favourite book at the moment is The End of the Affair by Graham Greene. It’s a bit of a sad love story which ultimately shows how love and God are synonymous. You can tell I’m a believer of Love. I enjoy spending my time on adventurous pursuits but not as much as trying out new dishes. And I could go on and on…

Photography by Patrick Mbugua

So the next time you get faced with such a question, don’t panic. You’ve already got the answers! Try it out and let me know who you are. 😊

Feel free to like, share or drop me a comment down below.

— Ivy xx

 

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My name is Ivy Mabelle. Founder of this blog. I’m a twenty-something year old Kenyan, law graduate who occasionally cooks and writes. I’ve got many interests that I write about on here and hope someone else might enjoy too. xx

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Cici

Now I know how to answer that question😊

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Ivy

Hey Cici 👋🏾
I’m glad the post helped!😊

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Mabelle

I know where the bug that bit a ‘free spirit’s in you originated….(!)
Prepare for Source of the Nile improved adventure all the way following mighty Nile River beyond scenic Pakwach.

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Ivy

Hey Dad 👋🏾
Haha yes, you’re right! that adventure must be revisited! 😄😊

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Minna Mumma

Really Awesome piece!! 😊😊

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Ivy

Heya Minna
Thank you! 😊☺️

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Clinton

Cool. Comes in handy you know

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Ivy

Hey Clinton
Thank you, glad it helped! 😊

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Eric G

Filling bios is usually a struggle for me too😅
Well, this helps a bit now.
Nice post!!
Tell us more of your adventures. Carry us(some of us) next time!

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Ivy

Heya Eric 👋🏾
Glad it helps!
Thank you. Haha, I’ll be sure to. ☺️

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Omondi Robinson

Niceeeee one …gotta say I loved it …and reading it made me remember me …Thanks

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Ivy

Heya Robinson 👋🏾
I’m glad it helped you remember YOU. That’s crucial!

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Martha

😂😂 good work ivy

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Ivy

Thank you Martha! 😊

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