Woke up by 6:00 am to the sound of my Aunt’s clapping from the living room. 😴(the most reliable alarm by the way)
Mopped the house (usual Saturday chore)
Ate home-made Akara with pap on the dining table with the rest of the family
Washed my hair, did a lazy facial routine and then bathed. (whole fam was going to visit a family friend by 11 and you had to be ready when my aunt was ready)
Rushed through deciding on what to wear and then dressing up (almost forgot my phone)
Went with fam to visit family friend.
Ate some, drank some, slept some and played some.
Came back home around 5 also with the fam and slept off immediately.
Woke up an hour later and started working on my lappy
Good day guys, first of all, place your right hand on your chest and say these words “Aal iz well” lol
Today, I am supposed to talk about movies I can never get tired of watching and i’m guessing you already know number one.
Consistency is hard, but very achievable
The struggle has been real you guys but I’m not going to stop. We are going to get to Day 30. In other news, who watched the match yesterday? Raise your hand if you cried; don’t be ashamed. It was a good fight though, the super eagles played with soul and spirit and for a few days and Nigerians had hope again. Musa for president!
Okay, today I’m supposed to write about what I’m excited about. Some of these challenge topics can sha tire pezin o. Hmmm. I am excited about the future and what it has waiting for me. Sometimes, I wish I would get a tiny peek at what the future is going to be like because the suspense is killing me. I am sure I am not the only one who is excited about this. Everyone wants to know where and what they will end up with. Others are excited about knowing who they will end up with while some are excited about everything about the future; like me.
I wrote a piece about uncertainty and how frustrating it is, to just “take things as they come” and “hope for the best”. It’s so annoying especially when you’re going through a rough patch and you literally can’t see anything that would suggest illumination at the end of the tunnel of troubles you are in. Sigh.
One thing i’m sure of is that things cannot always stay bad because situations change and this life is a roller coaster ride. There will be high times and down times, slow times and fast times and times you’d want to puke and times you’d want to snack. What keeps me going, is the suspense, the anxiety and the excitement because I know that things always get better.
Its 8:01 and I have to leave for work now. I know, I know, you’ll miss me *flips hair*
Today’s post is short and I apologise. Next time, I will be talking about: FAVORITE MOVIES THAT I CAN NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING
See you all on Day 14.
A blessing is literally something that helps you or brings you happiness. If we want to then be religious or spiritual about it, it’s anything good that God has given you through grace. Today, I am supposed to write about five of these things.
My family is a blessing to me and even to themselves. When I was a kid, I used to see other rich families and wish that maybe one day one of their parents would come and identify me as their long lost daughter who got missing or exchanged during birth. (Don’t judge, we all did it). As I grew up, I began to realise that there was always more to the smiley faces, perfect family portraits and matching outfits. I realised that every family had their unique struggles, I realised that some families weren’t even families in the true sense. I realised what I had. I had and felt love in its crudest and purest form: unreserved, unconditional and clean. My family is a blessing to me and the lessons they have thought me are actually what is getting me through life as it is.
A lot of times when people meet me and discover the things I can do, they accuse me of emulating the foolish servant in the bible who buried his own talents in the ground and returned it to his master the same way. I am multi-talented and it is very confusing. In fact, it is a blessing and a curse at the same time because, I usually end up confused when I try to think about what to do with what I have. To be honest, I am surprised at how I strongly decided to become an Architect because there are a lot of things I could have chosen to be at that point in my life, even now. Of all my talents and gifts which include creativity, the one I most appreciate and value is the ability to learn. I am a very teachable human being. Seems very insignificant right? One of the greatest gifts I have is my “teachability”. I am a learner. I learn by looking, listening and even feeling.
During Christmas a few years back, a family friend came to visit and our parents asked us all to come and greet them in the living room. I wasn’t quite ready to see them, so all my siblings had gone before I went to greet them. When I entered the living room to greet her she asked and I quote: “I have not seen you before, are you a day student or a boarding student?”. Ladies and gentlemen I am sure that at that point, I am sure I was either in my final year in the university or my entry level in my postgraduate programme. It’s safe to say that I am the second smallest person in my family and the smallest is my 8 year-old brother. I am the first child out of five (four girls and one boy) and I am 7 years older than the last girl but you cannot tell. Not to toot my own horn but join me as I sing Jay Z’s Forever Young. Forrrreevverrr youuuunnggggg
I have been blessed with very few good friends who are unique in their different ways but have stood by me and made me happy in their own ways as well. I am a natural helper and hijacker of people’s problems but these set of people have helped the helper in many ways than none. The funny thing is that I am not even a good friend to these people and I don’t deserve their friendships but they are there for me when I need them. They listen to my many banters and encourage me how they can. God bless them for me.
Yup, you read right. There’s not much to say, I am blessed to have me. I am awesome, I am beautiful, I will be great and when I become great, I will be there to witness it all.
That’s all for Day 12 guys.
See you on Day 13
We are surrounded by an unending parade of uncertainties and unconfirmed phenomena and if we decide to sit down and talk about the things we are not sure of, we may end up even doubting our own existence. Speaking of existence, what if the concept of the Matrix is true. 😀 😁 Hold on nau, hear me out first 😋
You all remember the movie: The Matrix right? If you have not seen that movie, you may be excused. Just bookmark this page, download the movie and watch it and then come back and ask for forgiveness 😔. If you’re stubborn are still reading this even when I have clearly instructed that you should go and watch the movie before continuing then you are an outlaw! 😒 I like you already 😚
Good day guys! Today I’m supposed to tell about something I struggle with. The truth is, we are all broken and have our individual struggles because we are imperfect. So, if you have come here to be judgemental, I suggest you stop reading and go now because I don’t have space for hypocrites on my blog.
So, the thing I struggle with the most, is Continue reading “DAY 8: SOMETHING I STRUGGLE WITH”
Another one (in Dj Khaleed’s voice). Hey guys! Hopefully you didn’t notice that I missed a day but i’ll bounce back. I hope you have been enjoying the challenge with me. Its Day 6 and i’m supposed to talk about 5 ways to win my heart. I don’t exactly understand the context behind this topic so I’m just going to treat it in a very general way.
Get your notepads and pens ready and pay attention (insert who wants to be a millionaire soundtrack).
Hold a meaningful conversation
If you know me well, you would know that I like to have actual conversations with people about random or mundane things even. If I am able to have a conversation with you for more than 10 minutes that I am genuinely involved in then you have won my heart instantly because I don’t think I can be friends with or be in a relationship with someone I can’t really converse with. If we can talk for hours and loose track of time eventually, you have my heart.
If I hang around you for a short or long while and realise that you’re not yourself and you’re being fake, I’ll withdraw from you because it scares me. I, on my own have struggles sometimes with acting in accordance with my happiness and people’s opinions; I cannot come and add to my problems.
Know your boundaries
This should be number one on this list because a lot of people don’t know when to just stop and recognise the lines. When I encounter such people and I eventually have to spell it out to them and ask them to back off, I become rude and insensitive. Once you know your boundaries and respect yourself, means you can respect me and I can respect you too. Heart won!
Get me a novel
Yasss, novels are life! If you want to win my heart instantly, you just need to get me a novel to keep me busy, occupied and entertained. Plus, I’m looking for how to build up my personal library so bring em innn!!!
Give me attention
😑😐 Call me petty, but I don’t care. This is why I prefer one-on-one conversations with people because it not only makes me more comfortable and free but also means that all of the person’s attention and focus is on me. Give me your attention and you’ve won my heart.
So! There you have it! I hope you took necessary notes 😇
See you next time!
Good day everyone, I finally made out time to write on todays topic which is: Five places I want to visit. This is a very easy topic for me to talk about because I dream of these places all the time. I daydream all the time as far as I stay idle for more than at least five minutes, so part of my imaginations are trips to these places. Sometimes I will plan my whole trip ready to go and my bank account will chewing toothpick and looking at me with side-eye 😦
Anyway here goes!:
Day 4 people! So far so good yeah?
To be honest with you all, I have been staring at a blank page for the past fifteen minutes trying to find out who to write about. A lot of people inspire me in very different ways and in different aspects of my life and most at times these people are not who you would describe as “important” or “big”. Even as I type these words, I’m still not sure who to write about.
“To inspire someone means to fill the person with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.”
Okay, I’m sure now. The person whom I’m going to write about is a woman whom I have known my whole life. She’s an accountant, a mother of five and she inspires the strength my personality has.
She’s my mother.
Alright guys! It’s day 3 of the 30-day writing challenge and I am supposed to tell you what my top 3 pet peeves are. First of all a pet peeve is a thing a person finds very annoying to a greater degree than others find it. lol this is going to be interesting :D. Okay here we go.
1..The sound of spoon stirring liquid (especially tea) in a cup
That thing drives me very crazy and I cannot explain why it does. My younger sister likes to stir her tea for what seems like minutes and she knows it annoys me so most times she just does it and waits for my reactions: “Haba! is it soup you are turning?” “Should I come and put crayfish inside?” “Even if it is akamu abeg” “Drink the kain tea nau”
Does stirring tea for that long improve the taste or does it give it healing properties? I am confused o.
2..Seeing the bathroom door open
This one is a pet peeve that even I cannot explain. It annoys me when I enter a room and the bathroom door is visibly open. Drives me nuts! What’s worse is if it’s not clean and then I can perceive it from the room, my mood would just change; instant vexation. It’s even worse when the room is small, it makes it impossible for me to avoid looking at it. Am I normal? (don’t answer that)
3..Walking on a wet or damp floor
This one is just irritating when I’m barefooted. There’s nothing much to say about it, it’s just disgusting and annoying. It irritates me and annoys me so much.
Other pet peeves include: hearing people eat, snorting sounds, touchy people, Zee world (yep, you heard me), etc.
Here ends Day 3 of the challenge!
See you tomorrow.