Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

I was recently reading a feature in a magazine about Cecilia Mwangi, the famous beauty queen of the anti-jigger campaign. She unapologetically confessed to being the second wife of one honorable Danson Mungatana. This reminded me of a similar incidence that happened a few years back, when the songstress Linda Muthama also came out and confessed to being a second wife.  This news caused such an uproar from the public with some expressing their disgust. Since then, I have been trying to understand why most people were in such shock I mean, this is nothing new after all. We are all aware that some of the Maasai people still practice polygamy and I am yet to see them make the cover of any magazine.  Our forefathers married more than one wife which was in fact viewed as a sign of being wealthy and even accorded one more respect in the society. Don’t get me wrong though, I am not a supporter of the act of having more than one wife, no. All I am saying is that history repeats itself and so people should not have reacted as if they had just seen a U.F.O. Remember when our parents rocked bell-bottoms back in their day, and just when they were going out of fashion they came back with a bang? So, don’t act so shocked if you one day wake up only to find all vehicles have been replaced with horses as a means of transport. Relax, it has all been done before!

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Finally Getting Started!

Hey reader! I am new at this so I guess I should start by telling you a bit about myself. My name is Evelyne but my friends call me Eve, a normal girl with a passion for writing. For a while now, I've wanted to start a blog where I can be able to share a bit about myself and my thoughts with the world but was too scared to do it. You see, I am a very private person, the kind of girl who limits what she shares even with her girlfriends. I constantly kept saying that I would start a blog one of these days but the thought of putting myself out there and letting people know what I am feeling or thinking was just too scary for me. I kept thinking "what if people criticize me?" or "what if people say negative things about me?" I quickly realized that as I was busy thinking about "people", time was passing me by and "people" were moving on with their lives. One lesson that I have learnt in life is that however good, kind or beautiful you are, some people will always find negative things to say about you. So you might as well live your life without letting other people dictate how you should live it. With that in mind, I finally started my blog...and it feels awesome!