The imperfect writer blog.

I have found that I love to tell stories.

In fact, little secret. I hope to write you a book one day.

I am not sure about what exactly, maybe I will share with you my diaries from when I was eight, but what I do know, is that it will be something that not only inspires you, but challenges you, stretches you and allows you to shine light on things differently.

So, until that day comes. Here I am, blogging away, so that I can connect to you and share with you my life in written form.

I am excited because today is Thursday and Thursdays for me are a time to rest as much as I can. If you know me then you know resting is hard and my mind is always going a million miles an hour, so that is why I write. It is something that I do not see as stressful nor do I care if my form or grammar are perfect.

Welcome to the imperfect writer blog, where you basically get ME, always. There is not much proof reading or edits, just me taking my thoughts and writing to you because I. JUST. LOVE IT. It is basically like we are having coffee, which that reminds me: I would LOVE to have coffee with you whether in person or virtually. Please do not be afraid to reach out to me!

Today, I wanted to spend time reintroducing myself. In short, my name is Jenny. Many people know me as being the Founder of Imani Collective, but I wear many hats. I am a wife, mother of two beautiful kids and I reside with my family in Mombasa, Kenya. I also am a motivational and educational speaker, when time and the opportunity allows for me to do that.

I am currently in process with launching another business (more will come in April!) and am finishing my Doctorate of Education focusing on change agents and international sustainable development.

<deep breathe break> breathe in and breathe out. Ok we can continue.

AND today is the big day for my newest project: Moxie Podcast.

I can’t believe it, but I am the host of this beautiful podcast! After researching mics and sound reverb and watching a million videos, I have a tiny little studio in my backyard in Mombasa. I call it a shack, but it has a cute bohemian vibe when you walk in and is perfect for having beautiful conversations with people I love here in Mombasa.

Moxie Podcast is all about sharing courageous stories from ordinary people, just like you and me. I hope that you will join me each week as I get to talk to some amazing and wonderful people (mainly in Kenya), but also around the world.

Today is a good day. My only problem is that I really want to celebrate with balloons (but helium balloons seem non existent in Mombasa, Kenya) As Marie Kondo says, Choose something that sparks joy. Being a host sparks joy! And so do balloons.

Thanks for being on this journey with me and let us continue to shine bright together,

Signing off now with hopes that I can find one helium balloon in Mombasa,

Jenny

My secret

My secret

Most of you have been asking, “how do you do it with kids?”

This is the secret.
Simple.
I tie them to the roof rack.

Then I can drive in peace and quiet and catch up on all the podcasts I have been meaning to listen to. Along with having my own time, I also have intimate conversations with my husband while looking deeply in one another’s eyes.

Reality check.

Kids are kids and even though I think my kiddos are pretty awesome,
what did I say? Oh yeah, they are kids.

Today we drove from Denver Colorado to Mott, North Dakota. Jadon had several breakdowns and my sweet baby girl wanted to remind me many times that she wanted to stretch out instead of being in her car seat.

The reality is I am a mother of two beautiful children who are the ages, two and a half and six weeks. As any mother knows, there is no perfect kid. In fact, none of us are perfect and if you think you are, well…  then you need to take a better look in the mirror.

Sean and I just absolutely love to travel and we love to build into relationships. We promised each other that when we had kids that we would still explore, adventure and allow them to experience an authentic life. We want the best for our kids and for our family that means getting out and exploring!

Will they remember these trips? The probability of that is very unlikely, but they will grow up knowing how to wander, adventure and love people. We want to instill a purpose driven life deep in their hearts.

This life is about connecting and living our best lives with one another.

Is traveling always blissful? No
Is it always easy? No
Is it always sunshine and rainbows? No

We have breakdowns (including me) because we are human and sometimes moments are hard, but when we look back on this trip a year from now, we will remember the moments that made us laugh. We will remember the people we broke bread with. We will remember the snapshots in time that made us better versions of ourselves.

Let me answer your question. How do I do this traveling thing with kids?

FOOD.

Feed the monsters and then everyone will be just a little bit happier.

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