My birthday is on the 8th, as an early birthday gift to myself, I visited the Nike Art Gallery and also to personally thank her for her involvement in the second edition of Africanism Today.
I could not resist capturing the beautiful flowers.
It’s been a while I have written about myself, life or a short story. Of course, I’ve been writing; but about things, not feelings because life got in the way. I started the year on a high note. I was happy, some weeks into my final year, my family was healthy, work was fine, I had plans and the world was beautiful.
Yesterday, I was at a wedding party when a little girl of about 3 (I think) tugged at my gown and wanted me to carry her. I looked up and saw her father smiling and gesturing that I could carry her. She is a cute baby; she smelt of coconut oil and vanilla extract so I didn’t put her down even when my arms started to ache.
Personally, minimalism for me is being able to live free from expectations, pressure and worry. I don’t have to impress anyone with what I get, have or be pressured into buying something I absolutely do not need. It doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on nice things, but truly appreciating and enjoying life more especially the ordinary days and in simple ways.
When people ask me what I do for fun, I always list reading. Keep in mind that the others do not exceed five and they are seemingly boring things. I love books or should I say storytelling. I have been reading as far back as I can remember and I have been writing stories since 7 (a story for another day).
I struggled with writing this post because how controversial and sensitive mental disability is and I didn’t want to edit what I’m feeling. Some days ago, I was feeling a bit depressed thinking how about how some things were going wrong in my life and I was worried about the pimple on my face and pissed about the menstrual cramps I was having. I was just dwelling on the bad in my life. How silly of me. Not because of how I felt, it is crazy to be happy 24/7 or not have problems but how irrelevant. I mean….. a pimple?! It is an actual problem but not one to lose sleepover.
You know the old argument, how unkempt looking the natural hair is, how unprofessional, how it should not be rocked to the working place in its full glory. So I and my friend decided to put this little theory to test.
I went for a natural hair meet up on Saturday, NITC (Naturals In The City) 15. Although we started late and I could not get beeswax, it was lovely. We had three wonderful women as speakers.
I had this nice handmade cowrie necklace on some days ago and someone said to me, probably to save me from eternal damnation “Cowries are demonic, don’t use it”. I found the advise hilarious and wondered if the devil handcrafted the necklace or if the Hausa man who made it with leather and sold to me was the devil.
We all know what introvert and extrovert mean and most will agree they are distinct opposites of each other. According to psychology (Carl Jung), extroverts are gregarious, assertive, enthusiastic while introverts are reserved, reflective. Both traits, however, are not mutually exclusive but are a continuous single personality trait, meaning not everyone falls into the two distinct ends. Those who are in the middle are called ambivert.