I fell in love with New York City and have been blessed to call the city home. NYC has become part of my soul. It’s certainly a very difficult city to survive and thrive in and for many the pace, energy and all around craziness is overwhelming and unbearable. Not to mention how tremendously expensive it is to live here.
But, despite it all I’ve found myself feeling most alive and inspired in this city. I love the energy, the crazy people, the diversity, the opportunities, the creativity and the authenticity of the city and the people who choose to live here.
What I miss about Kenya – the food, the weather and my family. I left Kenya to complete my A-Levels in the UK at 16, and from there went to college here in the US. After graduating from Duke University in 2006 I moved back home to Kenya and worked as an Account Executive at Lowe Scanad, Kenya’s largest advertising agency. I left Kenya once more in 2008 to pursue a Master’s degree in Music Business here in New York, at NYU.
My future entails building successful businesses as I’m an innate, intuitive entrepreneur. I also aim to make a large impact when it comes to sustainability, climate change, how we utilize waste materials and value the future of our planet. My dream is to create change, inspire people, and motivate people to care and value their communities and the environment.
I have a couple of mentors I reach out to for advice, 2 of which are very close friends and advocates who provide invaluable professional and personal support.
My Advice is aptly surmised in the words of Steve Jobs:
“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, and you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”