As the year winds up I, like everyone else I should hope, have had to look back and determine if it has been a successful year or not. I’ve come to the conclusion that all in all, bar a few achievements, it’s been as unaccomplished as every other before! Yes, I said it. Hell, I don’t even make resolutions and I still manage to eff it up.

I say this because I’m a very harsh critic of myself and I very well know what I’m capable of. Months have come and gone with no significant change. Little growth. Laughable bank account. Unnecessary friends. Unaccomplished goals etc etc. But all is not lost. I did meet some (two) amazing people this year, got rid of chaff, got my health and fitness back in check, my mental stability is just about perfect (lol), and above all else, I have become more aware of the world I live in. I have found pride in my African self, therefore I have began to love myself wholly and completely(I do love myself more in that make up though!Let’s not play! )

As 2016 approaches I plan to lace up my boots and continue this journey of self discovery, with the ultimate goal of being at peace, helping others find peace and happiness and generally making sure that what I choose to do with my time leaves this place better than I found it. I’ve had the realisation that the reason I’ve been stressed out and struggling is because the only thing in my mind was how to make this money! Instead I should have been focusing on how to solve problems, solutions to everyday obstacles. What do people need to make their lives easier? I feel with this sort of genius mindset, where it’s ultimately not about self gain, we could go very far.

This being my last post of 2015, I would like to wish you a happy, peaceful, year of growth. Keep challenging yourself or 2017 will find you just as you are right now, sitting there reading Lisa Gaitho’s posts.

Speaking of which, paired this DIY skirt with a gifted body suit, black pumps and a trench(purchased for all of Ksh500 from Toi Market).

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8 thoughts on “THE YEAR THAT WAS

  1. Brenda December 29, 2015 / 6:30 am

    You look amazing! Moving to Nairobi soon and would like to know what gym you go to and the charges.


  2. Brenda December 29, 2015 / 6:31 am

    You look amazing! Moving to Nairobi soon and would like to know what gym you go to and the charges please.

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    • lisathebantu January 1, 2016 / 3:57 pm

      hi!Thank you! i was using TKO gym at nyayo stadium and they charge 5000 a month which is pretty resonable. Diet is key as well because no matter how much you work out, if what is eat is momstly crap, you will see it


  3. christine kibutu December 29, 2015 / 10:06 am

    This look is so simple yet so classy…I love it…hey a suggestion,could u do a piece on church wear…having a hard time….lol…don’t stop doing this,it will pay off…someday we’ll be hearing ur name all over the world.Keep at it!!!I for one always look forward to ur posts

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    • lisathebantu January 1, 2016 / 3:58 pm

      thanks Christine! I’ll see about that church wear thing for you!


  4. Nimz December 29, 2015 / 11:04 am

    So chic Lisa.
    Body goals right there
    Could you please share the location of this shoot, cause it’s exquisite.

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    • lisathebantu January 1, 2016 / 3:59 pm

      thank you!This was in Naivasha a few miles before view point


  5. sadakahindi June 3, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    This is lovely…I love the skirt coz of the length, and am a huge fan of black.

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