It’s been a while since I’ve taken stock here . . . for shame! I didn’t even quite know where to start or if I could finish but I did! Yay! Ain’t nothing to it but to do it, right? Here we go 🙂

Making : myself complete this post after weeks of saying I will.
Cooking : is something I really miss. It brought together my creativity and traditions.
Drinking : out of my favourite custom branded mugs makes me drink more water.
Reading : my own writings seems like delayed therapy somehow.
Wanting : to be able to bring my creative visions and ambitions to life. So many ideas, so little execution.
Looking : regally African in my ankara poncho.
Playing : a wonderful game I downloaded after I saw one of those pop-up ads on another app. It’s called City of Love – an alternate reality kind of game. In it I am a lifestyle and culture columnist at a Parisian magazine eponymous to the game’s title and I’m on a secret mission. I even have a pet cat I named Miu Miu J how darling?
Deciding : on themes for shoots is very hard for me as I want to do them all.
Wishing : today’s planned shoot goes as I visualize it in my mind.
Enjoying : doing a Taking Stock post after aeons! I’d wanted to do them quarterly instead of monthly but the months have just flown by.
Waiting : for people is something I cannot stand and yet I find myself doing so more and more.
Liking : that people are starting to value my creativity and not just functionality as far as work is concerned.
Wondering : when I’ll get around to all these meet and eats I keep planning with people. If I keep making plans with you that don’t materialise and you’re reading this, I’m sorry and please kidnap me and as for a hefty ransom we can splurge at our catch up lol.
Loving : myself and all my shortcomings. I’m not perfect. I never will be. Why do we pressure ourselves so much?
Considering : getting highlights or bangs again. *Kevin Hart voice* but the way my hair is set up . . .
Buying : things I don’t need has become a norm. Send help!
Watching : Reign on Netflix and loving the beautiful gowns Queen Mary and Queen Catherine wear. That costume designer is top notch!
Hoping : to be posting more content more frequently. I need to get preactive!
Marvelling : at how multi-talented a lot of people I get to know are, Mashallah.
Cringing : at the rate and quantity of hair breakage and fall out. Need Biotin! Stat!
Needing : a holiday. Still. A beach holiday lasting a few days. Decompression is oh so necessary.
Smelling : like my beloved Versace Bright Crystal perfume that’s all but ended. I blogged about it here.
Wearing : the Work It Out MAC makeup goodies I got from Nkemi PR for my shoot today. So excited!!! The colours!
Following : a most beautiful Instagram page I found on the like page. It’s called Kenyan_Library and the aesthetic is such a correct depiction of my shades of grey mindspace when I read. Amazing. Do check it out.
Noticing : how small the world is and how everyone seems to know everyone else and their business and how incorrect a lot of it is.
Knowing : Ramadhan is so close fills me with some kind of mingled joy and surprise. Has it been a year already?
Thinking : a lot. Always thinking. About it all.
Admiring : unabashed boldness.
Sorting : through my mind to answer this “sorting” prompt lol.
Getting : up early just isn’t for me. Someone teach me the secrets of morning people. Please.
Bookmarking : so many Tedx talks on YouTube.
Coveting : Queen Mary’s wardrobe (from Reign). So regal and gorgeous.
Disliking : bitch assery! Ugh!
Opening : my eyes and ears more. My mouth less. Not everything is worth a response.
Feeling : unsure.
Snacking : on chocolate and nachos more than I ought to.
Helping : myself to some chocolate as I write this. See? Need to control myself. Lol. As if! *bites into another chocolate.*




  1. Tejal May 16, 2017 / 7:38 am

    OMG!!! You won’t believe this but I was gonna ask you when you were gonna put up a ‘taking stock’. Oh the telepathy! The costumes in reign! Hats off to the designer. They make me want to be all princessy and secretly hope time would have found me during that era, as a Royalty of course. :P… The procrastination is so real. I’ve put off all the articles and Ted-talks that I have till I finish my Exams. It seems like life is just hitting me on the face with all the exams coming up, and yet here I am dutifully reading the latest blog. Enjoyed reading. Good luck with the photo shoot. 🙂 🙂

    • Oshin May 16, 2017 / 8:52 am

      Hi Tejal, I’ve missed seeing you here. If I knew all it would take was a Taking Stock post I’d have done it ages ago lol. Reign . . . and those head ornaments. I’m so obsessed. I always wish that too but then I remember I’m black lol I’d have not been a royal in their lands and their times. But I wish someone would make an African version of these epic period shows. Imagine an Egyptian empire one. Imagine all the gold! lol. Yeah procrastination for you too huh? pole. Just start. That’s all it takes. All the best with the exams, although you’re a smarty so it’s all aces. Will keep you in my prayers. Thanks for the love 🙂

  2. bankelele May 21, 2017 / 4:09 am

    Enjoy the journey and keep writing.

    • Oshin May 21, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you old friend 🙂

  3. Harpreet May 23, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    I love love LOVE these posts! Its like these lil snippets are a peek into what makes Oshin- Oshin. Keep doing them babe! Mwaaa!

    • Oshin May 23, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Oh thanks babe! 🙂 I always feel like maybe I’m sounding too whiney lol. But then again, it helps me realise I’m not where I wanna be in life yet so I guess that’s a good thing.

  4. coco June 14, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Okay, from the little I’ve gathered from stalking you on the three or four blog posts I’ve read, I’m convinced that in another lifetime we were besties. Love your posts so much. XO

    • Oshin June 16, 2017 / 7:05 am

      Hahahahahaha Coco I love it! Thank you so much! Let’s be besties 🙂 Hope to see you here more often. Your blog is just making me hungry lol.

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