“Let’s talk about the tough lessons Riri learnt in 2017.”
This is a continuation of my new series. I am accounting on some of the things that happen in my life in 2017
- No friendship, no matter how solid, can survive bad debts. My goodness, now when I call my friends that took Shoes from VaaKenya on debt, they don’t pick. I just want to say hello sometimes, and yes I still want my money, but I honestly thought our friendship was more solid than that. Thanks for the lessons BTW. I learnt that I should never sell on debt amongst friends. Also, it taught me that I need better friends. And the better friends did pay up, thanks for keeping us(Vaakenya) In business. You my heroes, and the economy of Kenya is proud of you, when you buy Kenya, you build Kenya. Like our slogan in VaaKenya says, “When we grow together, we succeed together. “
- That sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t but most importantly, keep walking or doing it anyway. It doesn’t get easier but you get to grow as a being either way things go.
- That love doesn’t have to be work. It should flow. If you have to convince them to stay, they are not worth it. And some people are not supposed to stay. That some relationships are meant to be butterfly interludes, to prepare you for the real thing. When the real thing comes along, there will be no mind games because you two will be busy trying to get to know each other then want to build together while getting to know each other at a deeper level. There will be fights, of course, the difference between the real thing and a butterfly interlude is that fights make you grow not break you.
- That some people are like Mombasa, visiting is fun but no one wants to live there. I need lots of down time after hanging out with some people and others is just comfortable
- Patience in life, love and business. Most part of adulting revolves around being patient. You have no idea how many times in a day I close my eyes praying for patience. Apparently it’s frown about in polite society to use curse words and you can’t just throw stones to things that annoy you.
- That the saying ‘The darkness hour of the night is the hour before dawn’ totally applies. The universe has a weird sense of humor. Every time I thought things can’t get worse than they already had, they did, and I kept the faith and somehow things worked out in the end. The hardest part was keeping hope alive through every storm. Perseverance does pay.
- If you stand up for what you want and believe in people are going to impose what they stand up for and you will be lost in the end. Don’t be afraid to do what you think is your thing. Do you, the world will adjust.
Another from Riri the Miss.
Until next time friends.