Archive for May, 2011

Reflections on a journey of learning

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

As a student at the University of Nairobi I always spent lots of time in solitude as I pondered the future and what I wanted it to look like for me. The more I did this, the more it became clearer to me that I wanted to live a better life than what I had seen and experienced up till that time in my life. I never at that time desired to leave my country and head for the West. I loved and still love my country but somehow as I began dreaming about a better life and developing my vision for life, it became imperative that I had to leave the country for a while.

Living and experiencing a better life does not have to mean that you leave your country. In some instances a change of location might be in order but it is more a matter of disposition than position. The idea of learning has been empowering for me and continues to alter my disposition. One has to change one’s outlook on life and elevate quality of thinking. My whole purpose in life now is to empower others with knowledge, skills, wisdom and resources that will enlighten, encourage, equip, embolden and enable them to embody the better life. My vision deep down is a world in which all people are fully empowered with all they need to live a better life.