Sunday, March 27, 2016

Dreams come true...

On a random night in February 2010, I posted my first blog. And it read;

I was so full of optimism. I'd started my first job at MTN. I was young and happy and naive. Wow. How I've grown. This blog was meant to be a place to push myself to be better and later when I had my baby, a place she will one day find to see who her mother was. I've tried to be open as I can be (Of-course, there's a lot of self censoring, the world is harsh harsh place) but I've tried.It's amazing even for me to see this growth, from a meek little techie to this rockstar(I wish!) CEO. 

Anyhow, like we do here;
Progress report numero ....(I forget, who's been counting?)

Tomorrow, I head to the Mecca of Technology. Not to tour mind you (even though I'll take even that) but to speak about all things African innovation at Rights Con. *Insert Scream* 

See proximity to Edward Snowden *faints*

There after, I head to Y Combinator to attend their Female Founders Conference and hopefully meet one of the partners. *Passes out at this point*

I honestly can't describe the overwhelm......

Me, right now.

And now for depth; this past week, I met someone I've been emailing and meeting via Skype for a little under a year and the first thing he said to me was, you are very persistent. And then we met again the next day (I'm bugging him for certain deliverables) and he went, you are as persistent in real life as you are online. So if there's anything you can take away from this 6 year journey, It is to persist. In everything that you do, keep at it. One of my favorite quotes is;

“A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.”


Saturday, March 5, 2016



I've been awake since 2am working. I think of my happy place, Miha. Her pet chicken, Goosy, is awake. Cackling outside my window. I wonder why, maybe she misses her like I do. She's spent the night at her grandparents' house. Why am I up working, Sunday night/morning? Because for the past one week; I come home, we go into our yard, she rides her bike or her scooter and I run after her. We do this till we're both dripping with sweat. Then,we shower, we eat and we watch Kungfu Panda. Every.Single.Night. I carry my laptop home every day to finish up work (2 teams and a side gig consulting,the daylight hours are never enough for me) This week though I have been unable to do any work in the night because after that routine with Miha, I am spent. The application portal of a program I really wanted to get into closed this week. That tab has been open on my browser for a week(My laptop never goes off). I was sad about it for only a second though because you know what, this week I have truly lived. It really is the simple things. My little human shows me how to live.