I might not be a serial victim of breakups but I find that anytime I need to wear a different personality, I go for a change of hairdo. So maybe typically for blacks, we don’t have the luxury of cutting out hair at will for fear of slow growth but trust me, there’s a younger, better and more refreshing feeling it gives on the inside. I have cut while it was at its prime once and it felt so good. … More Move over, there’s a new Sheriff in town!
I couldn’t even remember what the sudden awkwardness between us was about but Dan was obviously still stiff about it. I sat on my bed, letting out a sigh of discomfort as I waited patiently for Dan to speak first.
“You didn’t tell me you were going home for the weekend”, he said.
I thought for a second or two before I said, “Yes, I decided to go home suddenly. I was missing home. Besides, I didn’t realize I owe you every detail of my plans”. … More Part 11: Fighting Temptations
Life is full of choices, uncertain choices too. We can never know what might have been if we had chosen differently. No life will ever be completely clear of opportunity for regret. Failed relationships, missed opportunities, poor judgment calls. Some choices seem easy at the time and later turn out to have been poorly informed. Others may be difficult from the beginning but some regrets are more fundamental to human beings.
So this is to remind you, encourage you, it’s just one life to live. You won’t get a second chance except you’re a miracle waiting to happen. So before you fall into the category of people only wishing they had done this or that while they had the energy and time, get up and do something about that wish or that fear or that dream. … More Ticking off your bucket list while you still can
People have often say to me, ‘live a little’.
I know I can be stiff and I can be hard on myself. Don’t get me wrong, I know what fun is. It’s just that I either don’t have the strength or stamina for it or I just come up with excuses why I shouldn’t or can’t make out time for it.
I have a lot ideas and dreams that I juggle on my mind over and over but I also can’t shake off the fact that I need a considerable amount of time to put my ideas into action. Other important things take up my time as well but at the end of the day, those things I’m not doing are the things that hunt me and say to me, ‘you could have done better today’ when I lay my head on my bed.
Different people are aiming for different things especially because it’s a new year. Yet there a many people out there too who we can connect with or collaborate with and form great alliances to achieve great goals this year. But more importantly, while we seek to achieve dreams and attain our goals, let’s not forget what is most important. A life well spent. … More Break the rules; live a little. No, live a lot. It’s just one life to live
I am proud to be a woman, not because I am a wife or a mother. I am proud to be a woman because just like man, I am educated, I have dreams, aspirations, hopes and I get to do these things that men do while being a wife and a mother.
I thought my 8 – 5 job was hectic until I stayed a few days on leave at home doing my ‘primary assignment’. Seriously, that’s more than my 8 – 5 job. The home is demanding and there’s no relief from it.
Now imagine that this is all a woman gets to do, be a wife and a mother. Is she working? Definitely. Is she being paid for it? In most cases, no not physical cash and when the payments come, they don’t come immediately. Building a home is an investment. Only in this case can I truly attest that the patient dog eats the fattest bone and that too is by God’s mercies. … More Sustaining the woman’s vision
I could begin to list out 5 things or 10 or even 20 things you can practice to get rid of your life of fear but some of us are not wired that way. We don’t believe in conventions or plans or therapy. Some people are just revolutionist and set in their ways, believing that a breakthrough from fear is not resolved from a practice or therapy but of a sudden turn of events. Yes, perhaps a sudden turn of events for good may change your frame of mind but does it actually eradicate that fearful lifestyle? Does it take away our anxieties? Maybe. Temporarily.
Maybe temporarily because until you are comfortable with yourself, your fears, your sadness, your good times and bad times, you may just end up chasing the wind even after that breakthrough comes.
But however you are wired, you need to let go of the things you can’t help and enjoy the things that are before you while devoting yourself into working out the things you genuinely hope to change. … More Live for this moment!
Knock knock! Anybody home?
Just checking that you made it into the New Year.
Of course, why wouldn’t you? God is faithful through and through.
So here’s me wishing you a prosperous and brand new year full of more ups than downs, full of more successes and breaking new records than failure, full of more first time milestones than moments of doubt and fear.
You are only as big as you invest your time and passion into making your dreams into a reality, not wallowing in the emotions of the failures from yesterday or the one you’ve already created in your mind for today.
It’s a new year. Go for your dreams and make every day count. Just like you listed out the things you wanted to do in 2016 and you were not able to do some, 2016 will never come back again. The days gone by this year 2017 will also never come back again. What have you done differently that’s deserving of that fantastic life you think you want so badly?
Yes, you only think you want it. You’re not even sure because if you did want it desperately, you’d have started off on a memorable journey by now.
So as you celebrate the New Year, let the excitement set you in the right direction into making 2017 a year of establishment.
Have a beautiful year ahead! … More Happy New Year!