Hello guys, today I want to share with you a short conversation I had with one of my favorite Kenyan Fashion Bloggers Sharon Mundia founder of ‘This Is Ess’. I have followed her blog since sometime in 2013 but for some reason I had never commented on her posts, until recently. Sometime last week I decided to finally, for the first time, comment on one of her post and that’s when things became interesting. Am not sure whether my mind simply could not comprehend the aspect of her possibly replying to my comment, or it was the adrenaline of trying something new, but I went star struck crazy and started commenting on as many of her posts as I could. It might have been my way of apologizing for never having done it before so in short I was over compensating. After commenting on I don’t know how many posts( they may have been three :-)) I switched my brain off and lahdidah went on my merry way looking at irrelevant things online. A few days later, I check my email and to my disbelief I see, Sharon has replied to your comment. I open the mail that leads to the discussion, and there it was- a simple thank you, but to me we are now bffs hahaha.
Am pretty sure you feel cheated right about now, and I do wish it was more inspiring than that, my dream would be an interview of her for you guys. Even so I did actually take something home with me, am an aggressive must-learn-something kind of writer so just bear with. I was really uncomfortable with the whole signing off with my blog address, to be honest I felt like an opportunist jumping on the first ride that came along.
All this reminded me of the first year of Uni during free hand drawing classes when our lecturer would hold our work up for everyone to see. It always felt embarrassing even when you actually worked really hard to give your stick figure some form of flesh, because there was always the Picasso of the class like Kariuki(you can see some of his work here) and who wants their stick figures compared to his masterpiece. Our lecturer would always says stand and be proud of your work it is yours after all, but some days it felt like you must have been possessed to have created such a horrendous being on paper. With time though our skills increased and we began knowing how to work around our weaknesses and build our strengths.There is something about that exposure that gives you a reality check, if you are going to stand by it, it had better be good so you work harder.
If you are working on something and are afraid to share with the world, start small, with family and friends at least they will be inclined by loyalty more than anything else to appreciate your work. They are also the best at giving advice, but when all is said and done, though it is uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing, stand tall and be proud of your work and your achievements however small they are. I owe this post to the lovely Sharon Mundia, though our conversation was short, it was sweet and straight to the point and sometimes those are the best kind hehe.
Thanks so much for reading, and if you liked this post like share and comment and let me know what you think it is always appreciated to hear from you. That’s it for today, hope to see/write to you soon.