Why on earth should I “grow up”? 


In exactly 6 months from this day, I’m going to be 21 again. I must say, I’m extremely nervous about all the things awaiting me in the future: the added responsibilities, moving out, kickstarting a career, the possibility of looking after another human being besides myself, accomplishing my dreams, goals and all that jazz 😖 To…

Let It Go (again)


About 2 years ago, I shared my thoughts on letting go. I touched on forgiveness, letting go of grudges and any negativity etc. The thing about life is that we constantly have to revisit so many things we’ve told ourselves to do. So today, I’m back again, urging myself and anybody else in a similar…

Bare necessities of Happiness


   When I literally created my own happiness. (I’m a chocoholic 🙋🏾) Happiness is such a simple thing, yet we all struggle to find it, and sometimes we try to find it in all the wrong places. Just like any other emotions like sadness and fear, I personally believe that happiness is within our control….

Fear? What’s Fear?


No matter how strong, feisty or fierce we are, we all have our fears and weaknesses. These may range from creepy crawlers that make the hairs on the back of our necks stand up as we screech like a cat being chased by dogs, to perhaps the fear of rejection and humiliation (boys not asking…

Too Young To Make a Difference


Sigh. Writing the title of this blog almost drained me of all my energy and dried up my mouth. I am officially lost for words! Right, first of all, I am a 20 year old girl who is currently on a gap year, awaiting the start of her first year at university in September. To…

Week 6 in Tanzania, days before the climb!


“There’s always gonna be another mountainI’m always gonna wanna make it moveThere’s always gonna be an uphill battleSometimes I’m gonna have to lose” The final week before the climb was hectic! I was busy trying to help the kids learn their lines and stop using the scripts altogether. It was a tough challenge for them…

Hakuna matata – week 5 in Tanzania, 1 week ’til the climb


“Hakuna Matata; what a wonderful phrase.  Hakuna Matata; It ain’t no passing craze.  It means no worries, for the rest of your days.  Its our problem free, philosophy, HAKUNA MATATA!”This week has been awesome! School holidays are over so Monday morning I woke up bright and early and got ready for school. I was running late so instead of…

Two weeks until the climb! – week 4 in Tanzania


Writing the title of this blog post has made me somewhat emotional – I’ve realised that I’ve only got 2 weeks left with the kids, and 3 weeks left in Tanzania before going back to my life of mediocrity! (Well, that’s soon about to change, the average life I led back then). It’s been wonderful…

Waterfalls and Bare-foot walks


Samina wanted to find something nice for me to do during the Easter break to take my mind off work for a while. She recommended the Arusha Water falls. At 10am sharp, Jordan, a part-time FutureSense employee who was to be my guide, turned up and we left. I took sun screen with me today…

No hurry in Africa… Week 3 in Tanzania


You’ve heard it all plenty of times and you’ve perhaps experienced it yourself first hand if you are or if you know Africans: we are never in a rush and we’re proud of it… well, sometimes. This is usually fun when you’re just exploring the beautiful, flawed cities in Africa, but when you’re running late…

Where the Sun shines… Week 1 & 2 in Tanzania


The time of my life that I’d been waiting for, working hard for and exercising for has finally arrived! I left England on the 1st of April via Qatar Airways (who delayed my flight resulting in me missing my connection flight, hence I stayed in transit for 5 sleepless hours!). I got to Doha around…