Meet the Founder

Val Chela1. Name and Title

Valerie Chela N. Founder of Memoirs of a Kenyan.

2. Something random about yourself

I am generally not a fan of pets but dogs terrify me. My idea of a pet would be any animal that can be caged safely away from me. I could probably live with a pet fish, I think.

3. What is the most romantic thing someone has done for you?

I was working at a gas station (yes, you heard me) and this really gorgeous guy I met for literally two minutes about three days before came to the store really early in the morning, apparently to bring me some coffee and donuts. I thought that was so cute because we barely knew each other so he had to figure out my schedule. He also had no clue as to how I like my coffee. It took me a couple of seconds to realise what was going on. The whole time he stood there awkwardly waiting for me to react.

4. Why did you create Memoirs of a Kenyan? What is your goal on the blog?

I wanted to have a medium to connect with like-minded people, people who also love to write, read and make friends.
I dream of the day that Memoirs of a Kenyan will not only be a blog but a website where people from all walks of life can find inspiration, entertainment and socialize.  My goal is to touch the lives of as many people as I possibly can in my lifetime.

5. Any plans for summer?

I love the summer heat. I intend to spend as much of the summer as possible taking in all the heat I can manage. I want to go to the beach and maybe drive out of the city a few weekends here and there. I love to travel and road trips are a big thing for me. No camping though if I can help it, I prefer to wind down in an actual bed at the end of the day.

6. What is your life’s motto?

My life’s motto is to include a little fun in everything I do. Planning to go out and have some fun never really works out for me. Life always seems to get in the way of that. So, I learnt that ‘dancing in the rain’ is the way to go, which I talked about in an earlier article.

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