We’ve made it through the highs and lows to the final day, and for that I am grateful.

What a year this was!

Gratitude is a feeling that can provide us with serenity, happiness, and pleasure. Gratitude is a quality that benefits everyone and may be practised and shared regardless of the circumstances. So when things get tough, it’s crucial to remember all the ways we’ve been blessed.

Gratitude can help us appreciate the good times and realise our blessings. We can be grateful for our loved ones, possibilities, laughter, joy, and abundance. Gratitude helps us cope with hard times by focusing on the good in our lives.

This can boost mental and emotional health.

Gratitude helps us find the good in difficult circumstances. We can be grateful for the lessons we acquire from terrible events, our progress, the compassion and support we get, and our character.

Gratitude can give us perspective, provide us with hope, and help us focus on what we have rather than what we lack.

My 2022 theme was to create, train, and travel more.

Here are a few highlights:

1. Create

  • I wrote nine books ( 7 in Kinyarwanda and 2 in English).

  • I wrote over 457+ tweets.

  • I started the BOW studio for all my creative work and hired five people.

  • Wrote over 250,000 words through blog posts and newsletters.

  • I led 17 events including Kwibuka22, Kwibohora22, Umuganura.

2. Train

  • I went from 100 kgs to 83 kgs.

  • I managed to fast for 87 days, with my longest streak being 17 days in a row.

  • I have a set routine for my training.

3. Travel

  • Selfies with Lions in Nairobi

  • Got high in Amsterdam

  • Learned about feminism in Rotterdam

  • Dressed up for Pitti in Florence

  • Fined and wrote poetry in Venice

  • Drunk cheap wines in Valencia

  • Moved for work to London

  • Breakfast in Budapest

  • Joy in Geneva

Thirteen countries and 27 cities. The beauty is in the unique bond we created, shared experiences, and the memories that will last a lifetime.

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