The 3 Rs: Recharge, Reconnect and Robbery.

The 3 Rs: Recharge, Reconnect and Robbery.

I spent the last week in London. Prior to leaving Nairobi I admitted to my closest friends that I was exhausted. Not the physical kind, but more the mental type. You know that tiredness that leaves you fraught, slow and miserable. That’s exactly where I was. 

In my job, it’s important to be able to detach yourself from how you’re feeling. I work in radio, specifically morning radio. This dictates that I have a duty to wake people up with positivity and energy. No one wants to hear how tired I am or how I haven’t slept well. They have their own battles to fight. So when I get tired, I keep my head down and keep pushing. 

I left the UK ten years ago and moved to Kenya. At the time, it was a God send. Mentally I was in a dark place. Kenya was and is still good to me. It changed me and my outlook on life. For a long time I was a walking black cloud. Kenya made me appreciate the sunshine of life once again. Jamaica does that to me too. 

I met up with so many of my old friends and it was emotional. I spent the time in this weird happy / sad state. Happy to see family and friends. Sad to see the lack of progress in some areas of their lives in London. But who am I to judge? 

I went to London to rob and steal. Yup, that’s why I went there. To rob and steal. I needed something from everyone I met in London. From my amazing family and friends, I took something from all of you and I hope you don’t mind.

I took love. I took lots of it. I stocked up on it. I’m sorry. 

I needed it.

I took enough to sustain me for the next few months until I travel again. You see, in Nairobi, on my day to day journey through life, I expend a lot of love and sometimes I forget to refuel. This leaves me in what I call my “Brownstone Mode” – You know, 5 Miles from Empty and all that. 

That’s not to say that I don’t get love in Kenya. I get a lot of it, without doubt, but just like you I need to learn work on my love balance sheet. Even the best company can’t have more debits than credits. We all need balance. Make sure that you aren’t giving more than you get. You’ll get emotionally bankrupt. It’s not a good place to be. Trust me. 

So thank you to everyone I met over this past week. Whether you knew it or not, you were giving me the energy that I needed at this  precise moment and I cannot thank you enough. London is my home and this week I had seen how far I’ve come, how far I’ve strayed and I promise to return all the love I’ve received with interest. In sha Allah. 

As the plane begins its descent into Nairobi. I wish for you love. 

Now let’s get to work. 

Jedi Master T

March 27th, 2017

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