I admire people who are stubborn about their art. People who albeit the struggle, still choose to pursue that which makes their eyes glisten, light up.
That’s living. Pursuing what makes you happy. And the journey towards discovering it even before you know it.
I like people who express their deep selves without shame. Because deep down, we all go through it and are looking for someone who shares in it.
I like people who celebrate others without feeling threatened by their successes and failures. Separating your self from others is crucial to personal growth.
We are the same as we are different.
It feels nice as a writer reading another writer’s work from when they began. We are accustomed to reading books, but how about adding blog runs to your reading list. From when a blogger started till date.
I had earlier subscribed to his email list. So far this month, he’s done two articles. I dug in. He talks about Isiolo, how he’s now seeing a therapist who advised him to get into cycling. It’s working out for him. He is currently on leave from work and is staying in a cabin in the woods -so lovely and picturesque.
After reading the bicycle story and leaving a comment, I see a related post titled Sleepless in Kitengela. Now, I am a resident of Kitengela so this piques my interest. It turns out, we share a town. It also turns out that I’d read this article those four years ago when he published it. I even left a comment. I guess I’ve always been a fan of your work Mike.
Since we’ve established that, I am going to do a blog run of his complete blog mikemuthaka.wordpress.com. I have started with his first article titled Lunch Time published in January 2015 when he began his blog.
Mike is a storyteller. An unfiltered writer and I like it. Reading his blog, I feel as if I am right there with him and I keep understanding the kind of person he is through his words.
Here’s to supporting our own.
Featured Image Source; mikemuthaka