Taking Stock September + My Not So Quirky Confessions!

Taking Stock

Happy New Month! :D Can you believe it’s September already? Whoa, feels like the days are running away from us… And so what better time than now to pause and check-in while Taking Stock, ay?

To be honest, there are times when writing comes more easily than others… Well, today happens to be one of those days when I am struggling to find the words to put down.

However, I am working on being consistent, and sometimes that means showing up like this- even when the words feel ‘slightly unfinished.’ :)

In the recent past, our Taking Stock posts have also been an opportunity to reflect on Lifestyle topics like mental wellness and self-care… I genuinely enjoy creating that kind of content. Thanks to such days though, I am learning that it’s okay to keep it light and easy too.

That said, it is awesome to have YOU here! Thank you for showing up to read our rather ‘light’ Taking Stock post! Enjoy!! :)

Taking Stock September 2021

Buying: Less!

Craving: A road-trip! Does this even ever change? :D

Cooking: Better versions of ugali by the day! I don’t know how everyone makes it look so easy… It is a journey! Lol.

Drinking: Black tea. I miss that true rich African tea, brewed with milk and a perfect touch of Masala… Ah but lactose! Sigh.

Eating: Sweet potatoes for breakfast.

Enjoying: The Nairobi weather… when it chooses to behave. :)

Source: Matt, Unsplash

Feeling: Grateful for my family. Always. 

Hoping: For many mind-blowing trips before the end of this year. 

Learning: To pay attention to my thoughts and replace any ‘impostor-driven thoughts’ with truth…


Check out our last Taking Stock Post> Taking Stock August + 5 Tips To Overcome The Impostor Syndrome

Listening: To a playlist called: ‘Virtual Hugs’ on Apple Music, and it feels like getting a thousand tiny little hugs. Argh, I love it here! :)

Source: Icons8 Team, Unsplash

Looking: For inspiration. And a song… You know that feeling when there’s a song in your head but you don’t know the title or any of the words, but you really want to hear it? I’ve been going through that and it’s eating me up. Haha. Wish me luck! :D

Making: A list of the things I’d like to get done over the next 4 months, God willing. 

Missing: Being on the road. 

Noticing: How much nicer Nairobi people get, when the weather is warmer. 

Praying: For this ‘Covid-19’ season to pass quickly. For the people who’ve lost loved ones, and for anyone who is going through it right now… Sending virtual hugs your way. :)

Reading: This recently released copy of #MIRROR by my good friend Stom Wabuko.

If you haven’t grabbed your copy, what are you waiting for? 

Taking Stock

While you are at it… check out Stom’s new track MISFITS on YouTube. It is such a bop! :D

Thinking: About how we hardly notice some parts of the body like our teeth, until something goes wrong and then it’s all you can think about… Eh, God bless Dentists!

Wanting: To go to Namibia. I will keep putting it out there until it happens. :D

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. ~Paulo Coelho 

Watching: Episodes of Biko Zulu’s: The Singletons on YouTube. I particularly enjoyed Sanaipei Tande and Bien Baraza’s candid storytelling. :D

Wishing: For a productive month, filled with the best times for us all! 


Working: On getting back to my Yoga routine. Taking it one day at a time. :)

Thank you for reading! :D I hope you enjoyed this Taking Stock Post! I’d love to hear back from you… Do leave a comment down below with your questions/ inputs and I’ll be certain to respond. :)

Until the next one….

<< Stay. Inspired. Always. >>

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  • Reply
    Christine Munene
    September 3, 2021 at 6:25 am

    Ugali making is a journey for sure ☺️☺️

    Thanks for writing and sharing

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      September 8, 2021 at 6:57 am

      Haha, glad I am not alone on this! Thank you for reading Christine! :)

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    September 3, 2021 at 5:46 am

    That’s a wonderful stock taking and personal reflection I am praying hard for the Namibia visit to come true for you

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      September 8, 2021 at 6:58 am

      Wow thank you Chinku, your prayers for Namibia are greatly appreciated! And may all your travel dreams come true! Thanks for reading! :)

  • Reply
    September 2, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Such a wonderful easy read, thanks!

  • Reply
    September 2, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    Loved this latest entry. Keep up the great work!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      September 8, 2021 at 6:59 am

      Hey Flucker! Thank you for reading, and awesome to see you here! Glad you enjoyed it! :D

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    Ms. Thuo
    September 2, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Hehehe people get nicer with warm weather?

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      September 8, 2021 at 7:00 am

      Hehe check it out and see if it’s true! Lol :D Thank you for reading Ms. Thuo! :D

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