Our Journey, Your Journal
I’ve been staring at this post for over 6 hours now.
I don’t know what to say, how to say it
I don’t think I have the right words
I guess I’m scared, anxious, relieved and excited all at once.
It’s hard to explain.
So let me start here.
This is ìrìn àjò, it’s a yoruba word for journey
A word has never felt so apt to me.
For as long as i can remember, i longed to see the world
To go on long and exciting journey’s, walks and adventures
At the same time struggling to figure out my own personal journey, my path
Day in, I questioned my purpose, I searched for it
In books, sermons, I even asked peers
Till one day a friend made me realise that
Maybe our purpose isn’t a destination
But a purposeful journey
That hit home.
I had always used “the search” as a guise to wait
So this year, I started a new journey
Moved back home totally unplanned
It was only right to start this journey too.
Welcome to ìrìn àjò
An African travel and culture journal
A community of writers, photographers, foodies..
Artists, curious wanderers, illustrators, the list goes on
Taking more than a picture along the way
Showing us that in Africa there is so much more
Reminding us to enjoy every single part of our life’s journey
Speaking out for African cities whose stories are often lost and misinterpreted
Living with inspired eyes
A journal for the traveller in all of us
Thank you for visiting our website
The best is yet to come