Former BBC journalist Makena Njeri
Former BBC journalist Makena Njeri
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Former TV Producer Makena Njeri is 30 years old today. In a post on her social media, Makena penned a letter to themselves celebrating as they start a new year.

In the post, Makena took time to celebrate the younger them because according to them, that person was brave, resilient and determined.

They went on to express that the younger version of them knew that from a very young age they would be treated differently by an inhumane society but still kept pushing forward knowing that freedom lies ahead.

"I celebrate that younger me whose innocence l still admire. "

Makena then promised to bring back some of the fire they had in their belly growing up when overthinking was not part of their everyday conversation.

Check out Makena's open letter as they turn 30 years.

"My mother used to say before you can say Jack Robison you will be done with school and heading out to start your life. She was right! Bless her soul my angel 😇 . Even before I could say Jack Robison I was done with primary and high school so fast and now as an adult I often reflect on how fast those days flew by as a teenager.

The multiple life experiences I had that shape the older me right now. The innocence that comes with being a teenager should be nurtured more.

I celebrate the younger me on this first post because that person was brave, resilient and determined. I celebrate the younger me who dared to dream and aimed for the stars.

The younger me who knew that from a very young age I would be treated differently by an inhumane society but still kept pushing forward knowing that freedom lies ahead. I celebrate that younger me whose innocence l still admire.

I promise to bring back some of the fire I had in my belly growing up when overthinking was not part of my everyday conversation.

If I wanted to do something I would just do it without fear of judgment because we all need that childlike spirit! Today as I turn 30! I want to go back, way back to that innocent child who was happy for no reason, was always curious and would fight tirelessly for something. I want to worry less and just live."

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