My name is Eileen Thugi formerly Mwanyiky. I’m the author of the book “You’re Up.” I live in Massachusetts, I’m married and have two children. Like many, we try to make an impression and it matters how we perform. Our kids, spouses, our daily hobnobbing and just about every time we speak or do, we leave an impression. I’m a Registered Dental Hygienist and as one can imagine I spend time with many people, from all walks of life, and age groups. It’s a part of my identity, but I’m not my profession as I’m my passion, values, struggles, relationships, and the character I choose to play routinely. I’m a born-again Christian who takes the Word of God to be more valuable than the wisdom, knowledge and skills any profession and education can offer me. My identity is found in The LORD Jesus Christ and is a working progress, with the help of the promptings of His Holy Spirit.
I have found one motivation, and one ultimate outcome, that can get me past my foibles,
humble me, and stimulate me to get up each morning and do it again. I’m living a lifetime
performance for the Highest Glory, not my own or anyone else’s. I choose to do better, think
higher, move forward, because I’m the very work of One who is high above everything I know.
Yet willing to admit my failures, He gives more grace, and the instructions on how to dust myself up and get back at it again. You’re up each day you draw a breath, and every moment you have an audience. You or those around you are the audience. My book gives hope and renewed thinking of viewing our daily lives, routines, our encounters as a performance for a glory that is beyond our own and others.