Penning my Story 4: Mediocrity


Hey Loves,


Been a minute!! So much has been going on! I mean, I went through the big chop, I Finally achieved my birthday dream ‘visiting Paris’, I’ve started working on my new project (against the tide) ! but above all, I’ve missed you all, been quite overwhelmed with the project which I plan to share once it materialises but as for now here is Penning my story 4!

When I started penning my story 1 about a year ago, I thought it will be solely focussed on my career journey of which I mean the sea, ships and all. However, I have realised it is during this career  journey that I have learnt to appreciate certain growths and lessons in my own personal life and it’s only fair to pen them down as they wholly contribute to my journey towards living my dream.

Now a few weeks ago, I was at quite a low place in my life, however, I realised that my reaction and how my emotions handled this situation was quite different from times I was in a similar low. I didn’t sit with a box of tissues and cry over it. That was when I realised immense personal growth. It was during the long easter holiday, away from home reminiscing on what had changed when the light bulb popped. I had finally understood how to say no to mediocrity in my life.

Now you see more often than not, we find ourselves caught between a rock and a hard place causing us to compromise what is best for us and settle for mediocrity so as to get past whatever situation it is. It’s at that point where your faith and personal resilience are greatly put to the test. Nevertheless, it’s at this point I found myself look back and reminisce on how far I had come to gamble on mediocrity and that thought on its own was repugnant.

In my humble opinion, Mediocrity should be a word that is unheard of in one’s life. Saying no to mediocre goals, friendships and even relationships should be one’s ultimatum and sole direction towards being the phenomenal person they believe they can be. If you compromise what you feel you are set out to achieve or what you deserve as a person because of a small bump in the road, then darling you are letting life’s outcomes mould you yet it should be the other way round.

I have learnt to walk away from mediocrity, and it has been the best decision I’ve ever made. No, it’s not easy especially if you have self-doubt and lack self-love but take it from me loves, dragging mediocrity down your journey towards attaining your life goals can land you in a ditch that is filled with nothing but painful regrets.

So, pick up that pen and cross out those mediocre goals because you are better than that, Call out on those friendships that are neither here nor there and do nothing but bring you down, walk out of that mediocre relationship because you deserve better, you don’t deserve to settle just because age is catching up or you feel alone and above all pray relentlessly for the strength to remind yourself that every bump in that road is just what it is, a bump, not a stop sign for you to settle for mediocrity!


Here are a few shots I took during my Easter Holiday 🙂


Blue Jeans – H&M 

White Draped Blouse – ZARA

Bag – PRIMARK (Bremen)

Shoes- PRIMARK(Bremen)

Watch- Daniel Wellington lady

Location- Taita Taveta

Photography – Claude Marami 









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    Reply Yvonne May 27, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Hi Liz, just what i needed to read to inspire me to stop settling for less. Thank you for this post. Your posts mean so much to people like me. I love it.

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    Reply CESSYLINE May 29, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    A nice read Liz.
    Surely why wake up to be mediocre?
    Excellence should be our trademark.

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    Reply husna June 13, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Hey liz, after reading this, i feel like i now have the strength to walk away from mediocrity. At first i was afraid of hurting my friends. Thank you 🙂

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    Reply ANDREW June 18, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    So true

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    Reply masilamunyao June 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    spot on, its the realist thank you.

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    Reply Majala Zawadi June 28, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Awesome Liz!

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