Friday, November 1, 2013

A November to Remember....


Okay I am ashamed of myself...
Wow...a whole month went by and I did not even check in here...
Oh dear...
I must apologize...
To be honest I have been a bit all over the place...
Finally took some time off a few weeks ago after a few stressful months and I believe I am getting my mojo back...
I even went to see a movie yesterday....Captain Philip...A M A Z I N G
You all should try and see it...

I should try and chronicle the last few months...
As I have said before, I do not blog primarily for your reading pleasure...
I blog as a diary...I read this blog myself...
It is a reminder of where I was mentally at every stage in my life...
When I began blogging four years ago I was searching for myself...
I cannot tell you I have found who I am now...but I am better rooted and it is a blessing to be able to read about the changes we miss with everyday living....

Have you ever taken a picture of yourself from a few years ago and compared with a recent one?
Not only do you realize that you have changed physically...explore the finer details...
Eyes that twinkle less, perhaps laced with more responsibility and cynicism...
Smiles with trepidation...all sorts...subtle but present...
The soul changes as well...in relation to the experiences over time...
I would like to think we retain our core essence though....
I ramble.....

Okay so what did I get up to when I was MIA?
House Hunting / Moving House...I decided to go and live by myself again...
Tedious but worth it....
There is nothing more pleasant than living in your own space, having your own hours, honing your decor taste , sleeping in an unmade bed and my creatively chaotic room without being under pressure to put everything in order...I love it
Everyone assumes living alone is lonely, I mean I have lived alone before when I was younger...I cried alot...
I must have been mad...
The true definition of loneliness is having people around and wanting to be by yourself...because nobody gets you...

Wedding Madness - Z got married in September...
This saw me flying to Abuja two consecutive weekends...
I would share pictures but a vital lesson learnt from her wedding experience is how not to share too much of yourself...
Pictures from blackberry display pictures swiftly showed up on blogs and websites...
And the extrapolations were criminal to say the least...
So yes while I have tons of amazing pictures of the gorgeous bride and the rich Kanuri culture, i will not be sharing any...too bad....

Taking time off...
My mother thinks I need an intervention with the way I am always looking for where to go to...
A habit I clearly got from her husband....
At some point I suppose I will cut back...But for now....
Some people like cars, some bags, some shoes...Me I love to pack a bag and go...
As with every addiction, we always find a way to fund it...so yes, off I went...alone...
I suppose this is the part that is worrisome...Who travels alone?...ME....
Very therapeutic I must add...
I have taken vacations with friends and family and it is tasking...
We are never on the same wave length....
Some people want to shop the whole day away, some want to sleep in...
I want to throw in some culture...eat at a local place and visit something artsy so yes...problem...
Differing agenda....anyway I am back and better...and hopefully will do better at blogging....
Hmmmmm.....

I want to leave this post here....not make it too long and all....
But November....
I do not even have words to describe how we got here....a whole 10 months has gone...where????
...I am afraid of checking out the list of things to achieve this year I penned in January...
Dear God, Have mercy!!!!
Well may the last two months of the year supersede your expectations...
I pray that all God has destined for this year will come to pass....better late than never...
Everyone have a great weekend ahead and a beautiful November....

PS - I am surprised at this blog statistics...
Today I have had a few hundred views and no post up in a month...
Persistent followers or random stop by's....
Random Musing...
On Wednesday though, I ran into someone I went to University with and had not seen in probably 5 years...
I believe she just moved back to Nigeria less than a month ago...
She asked "How is your blog?"
Blank stare...
Fine fine, I say...I should update...you read it?
She says yes...I smile...
So this one is for Bisi...the silent follower and as always Toluene...The ardent follower...





2 comments:

  1. Amen to the prayer. Pls, do is a favour and blog more and more and moreeeeeeee

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