Taking Stock 2.08

Feeling a bit out of it today, so we’ll make this snappy.

Making; a gratitude jar….and a bucket list and a birthday wish; December isn’t really that far away…

Cooking; I don’t think I’ve cooked in a week. I fell ill and my appetite flew out of the window. Wait, making tea counts as cooking, no?

Drinking; water, more water. I had to get a drip last week and my wrist is still sore, sort of… determined to never go back there.

Eating; terribly.

Reading; Chicken Soup For The Soul… A tonne of stuff on Medium and via Pocket.

Wishing; myself a tonne of luck. I’ll be the featured poet at Kwani? Open Mic next month, I haven’t been the featured poet anywhere in a while… I’ll bring the bass, don’t worry, you don’t have to jump; just show up.

Wanting; a copy of Trevor Noah’s ‘Born A Crime’, but I’m settling for a borrowed copy.

Playing; infinite loop on my phone. Super addictive. Currently stuck at level 208.

Listening; to a ton of NPR podcasts, the TED Radio Hour is my current favourite.

Watching; I haven’t watched anything in weeks. Nyambura, what’s happening to you?


Loving; Love is too strong a word.

Enjoying; My nails. I’m sorry, but I am currently in love.

Needing; sleep. My notebook. A homemade burger. Sleep.

Smelling; Coffee, I have an empty mug nearby.

Following; Bookstagram accounts, mostly because I just opened one. Today. Here.

Knowing; that I will be okay, in time. And that’s enough, for now.

Learning; that I am enough.


Understanding; that no one owes me anything.

Realizing; it’s been 6 months since I moved out… yet to get used to paying bills though.

Feeling; tired. Sleepy… Basically paying for going to Blankets jana with the full knowledge that I had to come to work today.

Image Courtesy of @Kimcolloh





6 responses to “Taking Stock 2.08”

  1. William Wamae Avatar
    William Wamae

    My favorite segment of your blog. Maybe because it strangely mirrors my life and I get inspired to try out new stuff and learn ways to keep myself accountable. Amazing stuff.

    1. Veon Ngugi Avatar
      Veon Ngugi

      Thank you Will…and I can’t wait to see you on stage soon.

  2. Grandma Avatar

    You can borrow my copy, and how did train rides not make it here???

    1. Veon Ngugi Avatar
      Veon Ngugi

      Yassssss Grandma.

      The train ride; I am preparing a whole post on that please.

  3. Aevy Musa Avatar

    Just downloaded infinity loop-thanks!, and bookstagram, have I been living under a rock?
    nice post

    1. Veon Ngugi Avatar
      Veon Ngugi

      That game is addictive. Have you been living under a rock, no, I don’t think so…

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