I’m not here to state universal truths or create controversies, far from it.
I’m interested in opinions and thoughts.
So please feel free to comment on anything that interests, provokes, inspires or generally makes you think.

I am 29 years old, of Finnish origin but part of a Swedish speaking minority. Having lived more than half of my life in Tanzania and Kenya, East-Africa is a big part of who I am and therefore I do consider it as a home. I am very fortunate to have traveled and experienced so many different people and things all over this world. With this has come the realization that I really know nothing and therefore I try to stay humble.

I am currently residing in the Balkans but still traveling a lot for work.

I really cannot (or at-least should not) complain about my life. Obviously there have been ups and downs (heartbreaks and losses) but that is expected and all a part of this beautiful mystical existence.

Personality wise I am somewhat shy and slightly introverted but once I get to know you this changes.

I love to create, I am a dreamer as well as a thinker and have many random ideas pop into my head daily.

A bit about this blog.

As I did grow up in Tanzania, I learned Swahili as well as the culture and from this the blog name Kamakawida came.

Kamakawida (or Kama kawida) means “as usual” or “same old” in Swahili. Similar to the way you would answer someone who asked you how things are going. My username “mightymasai” came from the idea of combining two nicknames I have been called. Locals in Tanzania would call me “nusu masai” (half masai) because of my height and a few friends in Finland call me “mighty” because my real name is the name of a Norse god.

As for the blog itself, I know my content does not follow any specific structure, I kind of post what I feel like whenever I feel like. Also the point of this blog was perhaps a more personal challenge rather than trying to gain tons of followers and views.

But please do let me know what kind of content interest you and I can start adding more of it.

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      1. Thanks also Reblogged 2 of your great writing any time you would like to add a guest post please read sticky post on front page and l will approve 🙂 My name is Ian

  1. Thank you for following “A Way With Words.” I find great joy in writing and my joy is made more complete when people read what I’ve written. While I write primarily about faith & mental illness, I am always looking for new topics to address. If you have anything you’d like to see, please let me know.
    I pray you are blessed in your life and writing.
    Tony Roberts

    1. Thank you very much for the comment. I look forward to reading more of your posts. I will definitely let you know if there is any topic I would like you to look at as you seem to have a great deal of knowledge.
      Best regards,

  2. Hi there. I just saw a like from you over at my place and stopped by to see your site. Your a student of conflict resolution? (assumption that is what your Master’s in Conflict is). One of my volunteer gigs (with my hubby) is small claims court mediation. We do that every Friday. It’s been so interesting and expanding for me in particular.

    Wishing you good luck with completing your degree. Paulette

    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by:) Yes my masters deals with a wide range of conflict based matters and one of them is conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction. It is a very interesting topic and I’m glad you have found it interesting as well. Especially since the way things are in the world today, we need more individuals who can grasp the intricacies of conflict mitigation and management.
      Thank you for the comment and I wish you and your husband all the best with the volunteering program! I am always very impressed by people who take time out of their lives to help others. We need more people like yourself 🙂

    1. Likewise and thank you for stopping by! My blog name is in Swahili and means “as usual”. I think it kind-off represents what a lot of people feel about their lives when de facto so many things change constantly.

      1. Thanks for letting me know. That’s interesting, and it is good that we can count on some things remaining the same, isn’t it?

  3. Hey there!
    How are you? I’m not here to state universal truths or create controversies, far from it.
    I’m interested in opinions and thoughts.
    This line defines everything . Stay Beautiful. 🙂

    1. Dear Naomi,

      thank you for taking the time to write to me. It was a pleasure to visit your blog, keep up the great work.
      Thank you for the link, I will be sure to take a look at it.
      Wish you all the best for this year!

      Warm regards,

  4. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow, Hope you enjoy my blog, you have a great blog here.

  5. Hello from Türkiye… just wanted to say “thank you”, I appreciate your recent ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs there are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my little corner of the world tries to offer an eclectic smattering of posts, from basic amateur photography, to sharing my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day-to-day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also throw in a few of my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff for good measure.

    You are more than welcome to have a look around, stay a while and have a trawl through my collection. There are plenty of categories within the drop-down menus to help in said digging process.

    Hope you have a great day…


  6. “…the point of this blog was perhaps a more personal challenge rather than trying to gain tons of followers and views….”

    Just about sums it all up – some folk take it far too seriously! I follow perhaps just 15% of my own followers (not enough spare time for all of them; but I’m interested to see what you have to offer. Being also of mixed heritage (in terms of worldly experience), I think I’ll like visiting here. Spike

  7. oh by gosh..you do have a lot of folowers and now you have one more. I would thank you for visiting God’s Creatures and I hope that you enjoy what I write……I hope that you will have a really lovely day, and if the raindrops should fall upon you think of them as a blessing from God…..

  8. Hi there,

    Thanks so much for the blog follow. It led me to your blog, which I am now following.

    I am fascinated by your story. I haven’t traveled much outside of the United States and love learning about other countries.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts.


    1. Thank you for the great comment, glad you liked my blog:)

      I similarly found your blog very inspiring. Really love your layout too by the way!
      Keep up the great content.


  9. Kamakawida. I like it. Always enjoy crossing paths with other travelers who have adopted a second (or third or fourth!) culture. Look forward to reading more, and thank you for the follow.


    1. Thank you for stopping by! And apologies for the delay in responding. Have been on a bit of a blogging break (but back now:)
      I enjoyed you blog very much! Cheers

    1. Hi Kat,
      Thank you very much for stopping by and for the nomination. Very honored that you would do that!
      I really enjoy your blog. Keep up the great work!

  10. Hi! I wished to contact you, but couldn’t fine a possibility but this 🙂
    Please send me a short e mail, so I can send you my request (laura.imhof@sky-frame.ch ).


  11. Hello, well traveled soul! I hope this finds you doing well.

    I see you have been a follower of “A Way With Words.” Great! Thank you.

    We have now transformed into, “Delight in Disorder: Faith & Mental Illness” (delightindisorder.org). I hope you will join us there. On the left sidebar, there is a box (below “Get More Delight”) for subscriptions so you can get the most of our mission.

    Take care & God bless,

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