Monday, July 21, 2008
Kenya, my home
A few years back,I watched a movie where there was an actress by the name Kenya...After that I was always keen on changing my name from Nicole to Kenya. Well it never happened. Its funny how sometimes we never look into things and forget where we are from and the good things we have at home. It took the post election violence for me to realize and appreciate the peace that we have in our country.Until then, I took for granted shopping, strolling in the streets and other things that I thought I would always have.
As I blog today, I ask myself why do I consider myself a Kenyan and what it means to me. I am a Kenyan because I come from this rich, beautiful country that still has a lot of potential yet to be tapped. I am a Kenyan because I look at the fashion trends and laugh at the mistakes we often make in the name of being nsyc and I am a Kenyan because to some of our neighboring countries we are the rudest women....and we play “too hard to get”. As I write this I’m smiling because often I have done all of the above.
I want to do great things for our country and see I have made an impact in my own way....I think this entitles me to be PROUDLY KENYAN..Oh yeah and the fact that I haven’t been arrested yet!
Ladies please share some of the things you appreciate about our country and some that you dont as young Kenyan women......I’m looking forward to reading what you have to say!