Constant Reminder| When You Feel Like Giving Up, Remember Why You Started in the First Place..

I can’t emphasis enough on this.

I am one of those that have been feeling pretty overwhelmed lately. Give the circumstances and what is going on on the platform lately, I guess it’s safe to say most of us are. For me it has a lot to do with the proposed 50/50 rewards proposal. That kind of really threw me of. I think it might be rolling out this HF21 & there’s not much any of us can do about it.

When I think of quitting, most often than not, I remember this great quotes, not only talking about Steem, but life in general.

* When You Feel Like Quitting, Remember Why You Started in the First Place….

* If You Feel like giving up, look back at how far you have come…

* It Doesn’t Matter How Slowly You Go, As Long as You Don’t Stop…

And So On…

I don’t know about you guys, but I have always dreamt about having an ultimate digital lifestyle, for as long as I can remember. The 9-5 is completely not for me. I tried it so many times to no avail. I actually got fired on my last permanent position because I was so uninspired and hence could not deliver.

So, When I think about going back to a 9-5, most often I end up being so motivated to keep doing what I am doing here. I don’t know when, but I am certain a lot of hard efforts are going to pay off eventually. For me, I just need a $4 Steem & I can confidently say it was all worth it. That would be a great start to my ultimate digital lifestyle. How I long for that day.

All in all, I hope you feel encouraged to keep on creating, to keep doing it from your heart. To find people who resonate with your content, people who get you and above all, people who will hold your hand & move up with you.

What Motivating Quotes do you refer to when you feel like life is really getting a kick out of you?

Happy, Blessed, Fulfilling Weekend to Everyone <3

How Much Do You Spend on Your Internet? Just Realized I’m Spending $100+ Monthly! That is Insane!

Just out here trying to get my internet data issues solved. OMG, I cannot believe how much I have been spending in the last year or so!Freaking crazy!

Today I decided to stop by my internet providers office for my internet statement for the last 6 months and it turns out I am spending a approximately $100 per month! That is super expensive given my status(unemployed) , that would explain why I am constantly having to take out some Steem Here & there.

From today however, that changes!

I’ve decided to get on an unlimited data package for half my monthly expenses. That’s about $50 per month. I think that is a better and more manageable plan. Now, every end month I have to make sure I can at least save 50SBD for my data plan. Sounds fair right?

ION, I am just sitted in this cafe trying to get some work going. July is going to be such a great monthly! You know how they say you *should speak into existence what you want to see in reality?* That is exactly what I am doing day in, day it. And I am positive the universe is manifesting, because? The Law of Attraction!!

**Java House** is a household name in Kenya. Everyone knows if you want great coffee you have to find the nearest Java to you. I kid you not. I’ve made a few foreign friends who can swear by this. Most often than not, foreigners are blown away by the quality of coffee and tea in Kenya, majority carry as much of it as they can back home. It’s that good!

This particular branch is in the shopping mall. Right next to where my internet providers office is. I can’t imagine how the staff there perseveres all this flavorful smells, it would be so difficult for me, yeah, I love to eat, a looooottt!! 😀

Other than that, I am glad and feeling somewhat accomplished today for having nearly solved my internet issues. Back on that saving streak because I have a vacation to get to this month!! :)))

Fantastic July to All!! :))

XOXO

The Way to My Heart- Great Food!

FOOD!

The only thing that seems to make my days brighter & even more so when it is accompanied by a perfect glass of wine. This wasn’t the best of wines I’ve had, but it served the purpose for the day :D, Which was clearly to create great content for this amazing platform.

Before…

This was a platter of some sort, came with some beef curry, fisk and some fried chicken & veggies. To be honest I don’t think we touched any of the veggies lol

Of course if you know me then you know I love my fries so damn much 😀 This were very tasty once I added some ketchup, but then again, I love potatoes so much, they taste great even when boiled lol

And ofcourse, this meal wouldn’t have been complete without my drink of choice.. Ppppfff 😛

I like my wine Sweet truth be told. And I don’t drinking anything stronger than that, trust me, I’ve tried. Perhaps some sweet cocktails here & there, but that’s about it.

After …

@jeanwandimi & I clearly destroyed that platter. Just reminiscing about it makes me want to go back for some more.

And of course it wouldn’t be a complete experience without a selfie of some sort 🙂 If this counts as one.

Hope you guys are having an amazing Friyaaaay Out there. I am certainly trying to make the best use of my time xxo

See You On the Next Post.

At a Village Far Far Away…

Over the Weekend we happened to visit my great grandmother’s home village. Which is like 3 hours drive away! It was such a good get away experience. I bet you didn’t even notice I was gone cause I am always on my phone, on Steem 😀

This sides of town however, seem to be very neglected to say the least. And the cold? Ten times worse than where I’m at currently. Not my first choice of a place I’d consider moving that’s for sure.

I tried to be artistic by capturing this tree pinch but oh well…

And of course, Still repping the Steem-y Way 🙂

Then this dog came around. You can clearly tell it was a stray dog. You don’t wanna mess with those.

Most of them are aggressive, but this one seemed a bit timid for some reason.

And ofcourse it wouldn’t have been a complete trip without a self photo 😀 Did I mention Adrian was there too?

I know, He’s grown so Muccchhhh!!!

I am constantly looking at him and wondering where time went. Like he can now chose what he wants and doesn’t want. He speaks fluently and, he has become so affirmative! Time!Time!Time! I really wish there was a way to put a pose, they are much cuter when they are smaller! Now all we do is argue and him driving me crazy 😀

Still Love him <3

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Commitment| My Twisted #Seven777 Involvement… Say No to 50/50

I have been thinking lately of how I can contribute to @nathanmar’s #seven777 for 777days. Now, if you know me then you know I honestly do not like to exercise, and I certainly don’t want to post myself doing it. Just looking at all my former corporate colleagues on my twitter followers list is reason enough to not wanna do it.

Just a little over a week ago my former boss dropped in for a quick hello and I couldn’t imagine her having to come to my feed and see what I have resolved to, in this case, public display of my exercise routine. There’s nothing wrong with this really, but considering my former role in that organization, I’d say it’s not something that would be appealing if I was still working there. Truth is, I would like to keep that door open, because I don’t know for sure how long I can do Steem Fulltime.

Recently, I read a post by @nonsowrites where he stated

The thing is most steemians are ashamed of this blockchain. They like it; they believe in the vision, but to many, it is too premature to share.

I kind of agree on the premature part, in as much as we are working very hard in creating awareness and working towards mass adoption, we have a long way to go before we can declare Steem a proper working product. A lot has to do with community tag of wars on the way forward for the platform. We need to be on the same page of where we want to go as a blockchain otherwise we’d be working on totally different goals, and that will never work. What comes to mind is the proposed 50/50 rewards system which I am completely against. I haven’t found one single reason that would warrant me to support it as a content creator. It seems like it is just another way to enrich the rich and take away from the hard working content creators. While others would argue there;s going to be alot more manual curation, I prefer to not assume, I like to work facts. What if there is not enough manual curation? Then what? Content creators like myself who do this fulltime will have lost a great deal. Also, I feel it will drive away the already struggling, active creators

I don’t think majority of the average internet users quite comprehend the blockchain and cryptocurrency concepts yet, and If I’m being honest, I would not be particularly comfortable at this moment to approach any investors with the current state of the platform until the dust settles. But I am passionate about creating awareness of the Steem Blockchain and empowering youths to leverage the opportunity this platform seeks to offer and empower themselves financially in the very near future, which would explain why I am hard at work on my Youtube Channel Coming to Life.

All this to say, I may not be able to take part in the #seven77 exercise challenge. But I am willing to commit to at least 1 Tweet A Day About Steem for 777days #steem #steemblockchain.

Feel Free to Join Me.

#NO5050 is By @streetstyle

CHEERS

This Kind of Day… Steem Powered Nails Art…

I know I can be random as hell on some days. And this was one of those kind of days. However, would you believe it if I said I am quite shy to be photographed? I mean, it’s not an everyday kind of affair, I only do it for Thumbnails on most cases cause it’s necessary, however, I feel like I really need to get out of my comfort zone if I am to truly keep up with my mainstream social media accounts.

What does that mean exactly?

More visual photos of myself. People love to see people they can relate to or they might not pay that much attention, especially in a space where they have become so spoilt for choice, and a space that has so much more competition for attention than it actually is on blockchain based platforms.

On some days it feels like it is too much work to put in for zero returns, but then again I remember why it is necessary to play my role in promoting Steem, because every little thing we all collectively do will count in the long run.

One way I thought I’d do my part was by doing this Steem & DTube art nails. The guys at the salon were very curious to know the meaning behind it and you can trust I gave them such a long lesson. It baffles me how little people know about blockchain tech and what it’s all about. You can be sure I had to at Bitcoin before they could grasp the concept. Either way, I was sure to leave them the Steem website so they could research some more.

Are you a Youtube?

That’s the first question they asked when I pulled out my camera to vlog. Which ended up being a great conversation starter. I can only hope they learnt something and will follow through. They are such young ladies and gents who’d use a financial break through opportunity, especially given the hard economic times in my country that has left 1000’s of well educated youths jobless, myself included.

In other news, do you like my nail do? 🙂 Wishing you all a warm pleasant Wednesday, Sincerely, El.

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Your Name or Whatever Name, on a Grain of Rice Turns Jewelry, Anyone Interested? + A Mini Vlog

Believe it or not, it is actually very possible to write on a grain of rice! Not sure if anyone here has tried that, and if you have, wtf man? But it is actually a very popular art at the Maasai Market. This past visit I decided to get a friend some crafted jewelry with their name on it, which precisely the purpose of this post.

How this guys write on such a small grain is like a miracle, some of us have very bad big handwriting that writing on a grain of rice sounds nearly impossible right? Well, not for this guys. I guess it’s true what they say, practice practice makes perfect!

Normally what happens when they write on a grain of rice, they put then in this very beautifully designed pieces of glass with some sort of solution in it, I am guessing it’s water, and then close it tight on both ends. You can also chose to have yours colored or not. I had mine colorless.

These are some of the other crafted pieces this guy had on his stand. He had neck pieces, unisex bracelets as well as Key holders.

And he clearly knows how to market himself, speaks even foreign languages lol

Apparently, this is Indian Art, the guy never said how he learnt it, but he seemed very happy to be doing it. I guess that is really what matters, that you’re happy doing what you do right?

I don’t know about you guys, but I kind of think this would make for a very unique gift right?

Also, I thought you guys would enjoy watching this guy in his element writing on a grain of rice, so here’s a small clip I put together. Also, remember that arts post from yesterday? I think you’ll spot a few of the pieces on this mini clip 🙂

If you enjoy this kind of content, be sure to follow my steem blog for more amazing daily content.

Have Yourselves a Great Thursday My Steemy Friends <3

XOXO

A Not So Jungle Lions Experience, Kenya…

How’s everyone doing this last Week of April? 6 More days to go and we are into another new month! YAAAYYY!

I am excited to see this time passing by so quickly, what I am not excited about however is the direction the Steem Price has taken in the last 48 hours! I kid. I love it! You know why? Because I am secretly hoping we can get back to earning Steem for one quick round this year. If your goal is to accumulate some or as much as you can then you’d be with me on that 🙂

Other than that, just chilled going through some of the content I have take in the last couple of weeks in a bid to clear some space. Then I came across this badass lions from my trip to the animal orphanage the other day and decided to share them before they ca-put!

It’s going to be a while before I can have another wildlife experience, I feel like I have been to these places way too much in the last couple of months. I am also getting a little bored with the experience,. The only place I’s really really want to go back to is Maasai Mara and I don’t see any chance of that happening anytime soon.

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All in all. I am in search of new adventures and places to visit across the city, preferably one I haven’t been to and it turns out that is a bit of a toll order. I never really gave much thought of how little there is to do in this city, kinda sucks!

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Anyway guys, I hope you enjoy this images one last time. Do you have Lions where you’re at?How big are they? Believe it or not, this are baby lions, or at least most of them are. Not the hugest I’ve seen, but it is always a different great experience with each one of them.

If you enjoy this kind of content or just photography in general, then feel free to check out my personal blog for more.

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Remember, Spread Love, Not War.

With Love,

Elsie.

Some of Us Have to Work Twice as Hard & That’s OK|Wake UP. Show Up. Create. Repeat!

What is it that they say?

Success is No Accident..

Today I can’t help but reflect on what it takes for some of us to actually reach some of the goals we have set for ourselves. Be it on our STEEM blogs or in life. I have come to the realization that some of us have to work twice as hard to achieve what others seem to achieve on just the first round. Ans that’s perfectly fine.

Why is that?

Some would argue it’s just bad luck or the universe’s way of balancing things out, but I’d argue circumstance and Law of Attraction. Ever wondered why it is so difficut for negative people to actually achieve anything good? Why most of their life seems like such a mess? I strongly believe in the law of attraction, the energy you send out to the universe eventually comes back to you

So, if you have to work twice as hard to keep that positive mindset to send the positive results you desire in your life, I say do it. If you have to work twice as hard on your blog to get your desired payout or your desired following, influence then do it! Whatever it is, work as hard and as smart as you possibly can to make it happen.

It is not until this moment that I have realized how much work I’ve hard to put in to bring my Steem Blog to What it is now. I remember when I started out I could hardly earn $1 on a post, most of it were cents and I tirelessly made 3-5 posts per day for nearly 6 months before I got any positive results.

My First most memorable post was worth $5, I cannot tell you the excitement that came with it, how eye opening it was, how I could eventually see potential in the Steem Blockchain as every content creators dream come true. Being paid in real time for a job well done, either in photography or blogs or vlogs, I could finally see myself doing this fulltime.

Later on when I discovered DTube, I made a freaking $80 0n my first DTube Vlog. To date, that still remains my most highly post. and I still remember it like yesterday. Since then, I have created at least a single Dtube Vlog on My DTube Channel, and at least 2 posts a day on my Steem Blog.

Why? Because I have a dream and a vision, that my blog will either be a way out to financial freedom or my back up retirement plan. If I have to work twice as hard to make that happen, then that is what I will do. That is what I do on a daily basis.

My Motto?

Wake UP. Show Up. Create. Repeat!

There is power in consistency I have come to learn, after all, the key to success is consistency right?

Wondering what I’m talking about? Or Interested to monetize your digital content on the blockchain? Then Check Out Steem Blockchain’s first DApp, Steemit.Com.

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Love, Elsie.

Mother Nature is Coming Around…. Hopefully..

For those of you that have been following my vlogs lately, you might have noticed my ramblings about the scotching sunny weather we have been having lately! I kid you not, it’s been unbelievably hot around here, nothing like we have experienced before. It’s so bad to an extent the people on the North side of Kenya have to get food and water aid of the worst we have experienced for years!

It’s can be very overwhelming when you see people starving and dying as a result. The North of Kenya is like a desert, very hard to get water and resources, and it is filled with communities that are still clung to their traditional ways of life. People who still believe livestock is their only source of livelihood, people who still feed on milk and blood, barely any education and some still practice FGM(female genital mutilation), can you believe that?

All in all, there have been efforts to shed more light in those communities, with the government stepping in by setting up schools and trying to encourage the communities to educate their children, especially the girl child who has been neglected for far too long.

Good News though, yesterday we may have had a turn of events, it was gloomy and raining for a few minutes, which is all to say the rainy season is nearly here. God Knows ho much we need those rains to come through.

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Look at how gloomy it was yesterday. Today it’s still bright as heell, but it may just rain in the evening. Keeping our fingers crossed.

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One last shot…

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Hope you guys are having/had a better Easter break than I did. Tomorrow’s another great and beautiful day. See you then.

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XOXO