You might as well enjoy your own company because after all, it is the longest relationship you will ever be in. Yes! Jam drop!
Sometimes you just got to tell people around you that yes I fuck wit you BUT over there…over where? Over theeeereee! All you want at the moment is to colour ‘Winnie the Pooh’ or the rainbow. On a serious note, there should be colouring books for adults. The other day I started colouring my baby cousin’s book and damn it was so fulfilling- picking a yellow crayon then green…just wow! I mean somebody call the Crown paint advert for “I see colours, the wonder of colours in everything I touch, in everything that reminds me of a wave of plenty… a new new world”.
Back to the topic, guys. We spend so much time with our friends, family and strangers and we are constantly trying to impress them or proving our loyalty or our love or our importance in their lives. I don’t know about you, but it can be quite draining to be at people’s beck and call all day and in the midst of all these you might just forget what you really stand for, you forget what matters to you and you can even forget what you have always been passionate about. That’s when you seriously need to take a minute to venture into impressing yourself. You nah mean?
Run to your joys, folks. Do that crazy, fun self-talk thing, do yoga, meditate, dance naked, do a solo road trip, take a bubble bath in the bathtub no one ever uses, dip your bread in tea, turn the speakers to maximum volume and sing all the wrong lyrics, cry it out, kiss yourself in the mirror, sleep naked, make that weird combo of pumpkin and avocado. Heck, pick your nose if you so please. In short, just make yourself feel good. For once you do not have to pretend to like Drake’s music, you don’t have to kiss anyone’s ass, you don’t have to worry how your food tastes or if people are having fun at your party or if you look good in those new kicks you spent half a fortune to buy just so that the boyz know that you’re the real deal. None of that, ladies and gentlemen.
The magic in enjoying your own company is that you will learn you don’t have to be around people to have fun, to feel loved or appreciated. Most importantly, you will be able to search for an experience within yourself. You will realize that your value is more than being the best party pooper or being the woke kid. I promise that the emotional engagement you would have built with yourself will automatically (thereafter) project in your relationships, work and environment.
Guys, one more thing. Take time to cheerlead yourself. I mean be like,“Nani alisema Masaku sio manyanga oya…mpaka wapi? Mpaka chini, mpaka chini, mpaka chini mpaka down.”Atleast that’s how we did it in the school I went to. Kids from group of schools, mliimba nini? Wimbo za ‘High School Musical’? Ah, sisi hatukukuwa na DSTV but oh well as long as you get my point. Did I say one more thing? Oops, scratch that. Celebrate your victories, man. Sing “Zaminamina eh eh waka waka eh eh zaminamina zangalewa it’s time for Nyaguthie”. Moon walk for all I care. Buy yourself a quorra or milk or KDF and just celebrate. Shooooouuut for joy. Shouuuuuuut! Brra-ta-ta-ta. Can I hear an Ameeeeeen?