Well, 2018 came and its about to come to an end. This year has been an amazing year for me. I’ve experienced alot of changes and iy believed I handled them to my level best. I’ve had good times with family,my real ones and a couple of few people i’ve met this year and vice versa. I bought a notebook in january and its already full of writings and projects that i’m trying to bring to life.
When this year started I had no clue on how it would turn out and I had no “resolutions” to live by or rules to follow like the years before. Im a perfectionist and introverted, having such traits in one is.really tricky, it limits you and at the same time it challanges you to be a better person.
On the first of january 2018, my bestfriend and I decided to start a youtube channel, JazzBerl.
I loved that idea mainly because i was doing it with my bestfriend and sister for 11 years.
After eating RAW ONIONS (this I where my dislike for RAW ONIONS started) we realized youtube and editing videos to perfection is not EASY!!! It is the most challanging tiresome fun and interesting process.
As the year progressed, we posted a couple of videos and life caught up with us till today.
On blogging on wordpress I can say I have really posted some eye opening,mind blowing and intresting posts. I love each and everything I post and i read them.alot when ivm.out of books and blogs to read. On wordpress i’ve been an addict to this app. People are so smart and really creative with words and it inspired me.to.be a better person; my perfectionist self agrees to this.
On social media,last year I was so addicted to instagram and pintrest. I could spend more than 5hrs on those apps every single day rather than doing something creative or productive to the society. Now tables turned this year..instagram and pintrest have been my least favourite apps for 6 months now. I wish i saw this coming..hehe.
Family.My family is my life. I would ride and die for my family.
This year I have spent some really good time with them compared to the other years.
The celebrations we’ve had are always worth it and unforgatable. I have a really funny and sarcastic family, the trust,love,honesty and shade that can be thrown your way..hahaha is what makes us a family.
I play basketball and love playing basketball,its a really thrilling,competitive sport especially when i’m with my teammates, STALLIONS. I have really competitive teammates. Everyone has a winning mentality and u will see and feel It during a game.
I have had so much fun with these guys on and off the court. The number of trips we’ve gone to, from Maseno to Voi ,Kwale and Mombasa and all the games we won and lost, the team bondings,the people we’ve interracted with, makes us a family. 2018 saw us win so many games to be honest.
Cheers to stallions.
My real ones.I call my bestfriends my real ones mainly because they keep it real with me. Most of them are the most honest people you will ever met. I have had wonderful times with each one of them and I dont regret any of them. Some memories are really crazy and funny while.others are just unexplainable some are sad and others are happy. Every bad decision that we have made as real ones cheers to them,hahaha. We have all grown and i’m glad I have them as my support system. I love my real ones because no matter how hard life decides to be on us we always find that time to.met, have good times and create memories.
CHEERS TO Y’ALL, nothing but REAL LOVE💝.
Bloo.I have a lot to say about Bloo but Bloo does Bloo and lets Berline be Berline.
This year has made us super close unlike the years before and we actually met and I didn’t scream “he is real” like when we bumped into each other sometime back.I’m glad I have you this close in my life and you being part of my memories for 2018.💙
Woooow..school where do I even begin. I love my course and at times I feel its a calling from God. This year I was scared because I was going for internship. The thought of how I was going to interract and meet with different people from different walks of life and I have to talk and have conversations with them made me feel like adulting is welcoming me with a bang and there is no slowing down. What made it even worse is that I did my attachmnet at one of the most controversial maternal hospitals in this country. Before reporting for my first day, we went to church and all I asked God is to destroy every form of controversy that the enemy had planned for the next 12 weeks while i was going to be there. I believe my prayers were answered and I had a really wonderful time there.
I met mothers from all over the country, attended seminars that I learnt a lot about nutrition to mothers and children in sub-Saharan Africa, met wonderful supervisors and my fellow interns were so good and so quick to learn.
By the time I was leaving that institution, I was able to interract with people and have conversations without struggling like before. And that is all I can say about school,haha.
Books. I have read so many books this year..I started an idea where I read at least four books every month and so far so good.
I read books from self inspiration(The subtle art of not giving a f*ck by Mark Manson,twenty two letters to a Young woman searching for meaning by Allison Trowbridge),biographies(my fav would be last black unicorn Tiffany Haddish, I’m Fine and other lies by Whitney Cumming and Perfect is Boring by Tyra Banks),crime thriller(favourite will have to be the Godfather by Mario Puzo) and law related book(fav be Careful What You Wish for, The Sins of a Father,Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer).
Modelling. Modelling is my dream. This year I havent done so much of runways and events mainly because I have no agent and i dont trust agencies that are coming up, second time and locations havent allowed me to go.for shoots and auditions and finally luck of enougj finances. I’m a perfectionist and with my financial.costarains i cant do what I really want to do in modelling. Despite all that, I have been able to take a couple of photos for my portfollio with one amazing photographer; Tommie Ominde. I will say he is super talented when it comes to photography.
Ooh and on this particular shoot I was with one of my real ones..which was awesome and memorable i’ll say.
Personally I have grown, learnt,failed,won and lived to my fullest this year. I have made one new friend this year and i’m still getting to know her but she already is cool(Wairimu you are AMAAAZIIING MAMII). She is one really focused,consistent and amazing lady.
Photo courtesy of @wairimu_wangechi instagram.
I have lost touch with so many people this year, most of those whohurt me are apologizing for their wrongs and i’m grateful for that. I have really lived,lost,laughed,loved and had so much fun.
It has been a year of change and growth.
ooh before I forget, i started wearing glasses and they are quite an accessory. More details will be on the next blog, it is a struggle and a blessing to be a lady who wears glasses.