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,