I wake up precisely three minutes to five a.m.
I remember this feeling.
Early mornings,fast showers, no breakfast,no make-up which is not important but I look like a freak show anyway lol.
I remember this feeling of leaving the house when it’s still dark and every now and then looking over my shoulder for no apparent reason just because I am afraid of the dark. Yes Really!!!
One thing’s for sure. No matatu stress to work. Phew! Thank God.
About 6:15 a.m and am already in town. That was fast. Okay so uuuhm I know you are wondering why am so early to work. Just so you know, I am a morning person and I hate being late.
So I decide to take the longer route to buy me some time. Nairobi is exquisite in the dark. Wow! Walking past KICC. I remember that rooftop. Memories. Bad memories.
It starts to drizzle. I Don’t have an umbrella. I am freezing and my fingers are getting numb. Okay now I am getting worried. Why is everyone who is walking past me staring at me. Ah! The skirt. Figures! Okay women you don’t have to give me the murderous looks. Didn’t know it was going to be this cold. The men on the other hand though. Stop ogling! am never wearing a short skirt to work again. Okay not ‘again’ but when the weather gets better.
The security guard offers me his seat. Friendly. I know I got about an hour till my boss gets here so I just relax and take out my earphones. Music. Didn’t think i’d be here long. My boss arrives almost immediately. I can see the shock in his face. Okay yeah so am an intern who gets to work early so what?!
“I think tutahave kukupea kifunguo. Ulifukuzwa home…?” , he asks while smiling.
(I think we will have to give you your own keys. Were you chased from your home?)
I enter the office and I know it’s going to be one hell of a first long day for me.
Day one! Unknown more to go…
Again it’s nothing seriousッ.