Twenty three, the year to blossom.

Hey guys,

I hope you have been well I have missed writing but I am back. Engineering has been kicking my ass lately being pulled left, right and centre but ooh well I will survive. I am very excited for this post because it’s my a new month and first day happens to be my birthday!!!!!!! Yes, the girl the red lipstick turns 23 today. Some get to know me facts will be in bold. I don’t know whether birthdays hold a special meaning to you but for me it is a big deal. My mum always bought cake for each year I used past tense because I am no longer at home. So this year I knew I was going to be reading because I was going to have project defense the next day and exams in the following week. Good news, exams have been postpone so I can still have my day, I don’t really have plans but the fact that it is open gives me peace of mind.A while back I wrote a letter to myself which was published in Hadithi. When I read it again all the memories came back of how much I have grown as a person since then. The quote they picked for the letter fits in with the current season in my life. “You will grow to be the woman you never thought you could be.” -Denise Atsiaya

On my birthday I like making resolutions on personal growth. As you already know my title for 2018 is the year of opportunities (check out the post if you did not). Year 23 of my life will be the year to blossom. I am a very shy person and someone recently said I am uptight .Shy I agree, I used to hide behind the fridge when visitors came to the house. (When I think about it how did I get back there) I had braces from class seven to first year of university I did not think it affected me but when I look back it is the reason behind why I rarely smile in photos. Anyway that is the past, this year it is time to blossom.


” I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.”   – Maya Angelou

My prayer for my 23rd year is that I can live out my purpose and make a difference in someone’s or people’s lives. I am the first-born so responsibilities have always been there, you have to be a role model to the younger ones and sometimes it does not only stop at immediate family but also extended family. Minaywa ( named after my paternal grandmother), what do you want to achieve and how do you become that confident young woman who works her way through obstacles ……those are some of the questions I ask myself.

So this year this girl is going to slay in every aspect spiritually, studies, blogging and career wise. (Can I get an AMEN?) There are so many negative Nancie’s in this world you can’t give them your time. You do you honey! In the letter I refer to wearing red lipstick and I remember that day I walked into a beauty store and bought it, I just kept telling  myself you will have to wear it because you paid for it and a few years down the line it is my signature lip color. (If you’re thinking of buying me a gift lipstick is the answer)

I have one request , your gift to me will be to share this post. Thanks in advance.


The girl in the red lipstick.

2 Responses

  1. Happy Birthday Denise! May you enjoy every bit of your 23rd year and as you blossom, may God shower you with special blessings everyday!

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