Taking Stock March: Pledge Your World & Own It!

Lifestyle, Travel Tips

Happy New Month Folks! :D Don’t you just love the hope and promise of new beginnings…? So what better time than now, for us to pause and check-in with a Taking Stock Post…


Confessions… Of Fears and Dreams!

How are you feeling about your 2019 and the goals you set at the top of the year?

I have a confession… :)

As you probably know, one of my biggest dreams is traveling around the world.

However, would you believe that not being able to travel the world is one of my worst fears?

In the pursuit of my dreams, I’ve faced challenges in the past, like limited finances, missed opportunities & rejected visas… Consequently, I see that these things have been feeding that fear for a while now.

Fear is paralyzing, isn’t it? And in all honesty, I’ve been living with that feeling of fear, mixed with despair, deep in my gut.

Have you ever felt that way about something you wanted so badly?


Facing Our Fears: Pledge Your World & Own It!

Well, I recently had the privilege of partnering up with Pledge World, an amazing international organization that’s aimed at helping people Own their choices, and pursue more positive lives!

Pledge World encourages you to make a Pledge about something you want to do, and live life on your own terms!

Because I want to face my fears head on and Own It, I came up with a personal Pledge that I shared on my Social Channels, last week:-



My suitcase may be broken, but my travel dreams remain intact! I pledge to buy a new suitcase & finally explore beyond East Africa with a brave smile! I’ll explore the Blue Town of Morocco & drop Yoga in the lovely streets of Marrakech!

I’m inspired by @Pledgeworld to #OwnIt a day at a time!

Where would your travels take you? #Sponsored #PoweredByBlu


I confess that sharing my pledge was downright scary! But I also realize, that when this comes to pass, you guys will be an authentic part of my journey… :)

So now, ask yourself: What if there were no barriers to achieving what you truly want to do?

Think about it & make your own pledge today… Let us commit to the process of making our pledges happen, & together, we’ll celebrate our victories!!


>> Submit your pledge HERE  & @PledgeWorld might just make it happen for you! :D



Taking Stock March 2019


Buying: Myself a new spinner suitcase, the soonest possible!!

My black classic suitcase that broke, has served me for over 10 years, and it first belonged to my Dad. It is of great sentimental value to me… :)

Can’t help feeling like this means that it’s time for me to venture out of the nest, and fly into the great wide yonder. :)


Craving: Sunsets on the beach! I’ve been dying to travel to a destination with mesmerizing views of the ocean….


Beach Sunsets Kenya


Cooking: Umm… better ugali these days! By ‘these days’, I actually mean- ‘that one day when my ugali cooked fully, and didn’t fall apart like the Walls of Jericho!’ Yeehaw! :D


Drinking: Black tea, but with less Ginger!


Enjoying: Kenyan comedians on Instagram… You simply can’t have a bad day, especially with Teacher Wanjiku’s ‘WaJohn’ videos! :D


Feeling: Really proud of myself for putting out this blog today… It took a special kind of prayer.


Learning: How to be more comfortable speaking in front of the camera. It’s a Work In Progress; but I promise not to give up!


Listening: To the ‘Redefining Wealth with Patrice Washington’ Podcast. My favorite episode so far is ‘Greatness Requires Us to Expect Resistance’.

I love her vulnerability about life’s low moments, whilst still maintaining a positively upbeat spirit!

>>Be sure to check it out!


Making: My Vision Board for 2019. I know we are 3 months in, but hey!

Also, a Vision Board Party sounds like a good idea…no?


Missing: My Dad. :(


Noticing: The beauty of new beginnings… Also, the joy of Saying Yes, and No, in good measure.


Playing: These three songs on Loop!!

Thrive by Casting Crowns;  It is Well by Kristene Dimarco and Way Maker by Sinach.


Reading: A Devotional on ‘21 Days of Powerful Breakthroughs’ on the YouVersion Bible App.


>>If you’re feeling stuck on something, or need to jump-start your faith about 2019 again, this devotional is a good place to start. ;)


Wanting: To do a 30 Day Yoga Challenge again. I successfully completed 31 days of Yoga in January, then took a much-needed break in February… So Hello March! :D


Thinking: About my friend Beryl’s cooking! Girl!! The countdown to that Reunion is on! ;)


Watching: The ‘Accent Challenge’ videos on YouTube! Wanjiru Njiru’s version is hilarious! Check it out! :D


Wishing: For a new Laptop. Can’t believe my darling Acer Netbook has held up this long…  God, I know You’ve got me on this one! Thank You!


Working: On finding balance between work and rest.






> Check out our Goal Setting Post HERE for more 2019 motivation! :)


Thank you for reading my friends! I hope you found this Taking Stock post useful, and picked something to inspire to take on March with a good dose of positive energy!! :D

Feel free to shoot your questions or feedback down below! I love reading from you!


<<Love and Light. Stay Inspired Always>>



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  • Reply
    March 6, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I’m just glad I found you today

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 7, 2019 at 4:12 pm

      Hi Dodu! That is super heartwarming. :D Welcome to my SJ Fam! Sending You Light And Positive Vibes! Keep your head up! :D

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    Nesh Ule Msee Wa B4
    March 2, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Worst fear is not matching expectations.

    To Dad my all time mentor. Truly miss you always. You rocked this world. Glad to have been part of you. Your legacy lives on

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 7, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      Aw I feel you my dear… You have far exceeded any expectations, and you continue to inspire with your kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness. I know Dad would/ and is super proud of the man you’ve become. Love you always. :)

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    March 1, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    I heard somewhere that when you start fearing that’s when you ought to do that which your fear most. Fear never goes away and the best we can do is push through. Thanks for this post. It affirms everything I have been listening to and reading. ❤

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 7, 2019 at 4:15 pm

      Yes well said mami! We keep going, and I am proud of you lady! Much love Dicie :)

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    March 1, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Marion…it has struck home!

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    Susan Mwenda
    March 1, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Marion!! This is by far my favorite of all blogs you have written. My heart was racing as I read it. Bravo my dear, my dream this year is to travel also. I am already working on buying my suitcase this month. The world is our oyster my friend.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 7, 2019 at 4:18 pm

      Oh wow Susan, I am thankful. Glad you found this post encouraging, I am truly humbled. Wish you the best of the best, for always! And yes- the world is indeed our Oyster. Let’s go forth and be great! :D

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    March 1, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Hey Marion,
    You go girl! I have the fear of not achieving my dream of opening a bookstore. However, I am grateful for the progress I have made so far. Thank you for being honest with us

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 7, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Mercy, I hope and pray that you realize your dream! Would love to come to your bookstore someday! I hope there’ll be a coffee shop, and I won’t be in a hurry to leave. Thank you for reading. I appreciate it! :)

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    March 1, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    I’m so happy to see you face your fears and I strongly believe that what you confess is what you posses so don’t stop confessing

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 7, 2019 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you dear! And Amen! I hope you see all your dreams come to pass! :D

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    March 1, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    To me, ‘Fear of rejection ‘is a wide subject that impedes many people’s upward growth .Thank you for the tips on how to tackle this monster
    Much Appreciated
    I’m safely buckled into my seat for a take off, now that I’m armed with your tools

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 7, 2019 at 4:20 pm

      I couldn’t agree more Ole Tunda! I wish you all the best as you reach out for your dreams and face fear straight on! Cheers to you! :)

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