It was no surprise to anybody that ended up at a Diwali festival. I love India, or better put, I love the India I have built in my head from an overdose of Indian movies and music. In all honesty, I thought Diwali was a celebration of the Indian new year. Turned out to be the festival of lights, a celebration of Lakshmi, a Hindu god. It just happened to coincide with the Indian new year. Awkward.
I know the new year for a lot of people signifies a shot at a fresh start. We are four months into the new year and chances are the hopes of a fresh start for some people have already started to dissipate. This is just a little reminder that you are not alone, you are not a mistake, God is intentional about you, and His thoughts towards you are precious and numerous.
I really wish I could say things always go according to plan for me, and that there are alternative ways to learn certain things, but sadly there are not. There is a form of resilience that only comes from being pressured and having the air sucked from your lungs.
Today, I didn't finish everything I set out to do, Today, I did things I didn't set out to do, Today, I am not whining about the things I am yet to do, Today, I am grateful for the things I got to do.
Paddle your canoe is a slang I learned in boarding school, it means to mind your business. In my head, the concept of minding your business by paddling your own canoe always creates a vivid image of a person frantically trying to paddle another person's canoe while sitting in theirs. Although, I do not know the history... Continue Reading →
Liebster Award! Liebster Award! Yaay so I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Mema Ojukwu of Uplift Girl blog. I had the privilege of being roommates with Mema in my first year in the University, she's a super talented person and I remember thinking why the hell is this badass artist studying this boring law with us.... Continue Reading →
Last week was a blur, I was all over the place. I had a lot of "present but not mindful" moments, I had a lot to do with such little time. There were a few moments of questioning my priorities, loyalty and asking whether I was crossing the thin line between self-love and selfish.... Continue Reading →
Again "given the right circumstances any of us are capable of any sin". The flesh is a really powerful thing, and when we do not solely rely on God and acknowledge that outside of Him no amount of personal will power and good intentions can save us; we are setting ourselves up to fail.
Early this evening, I started having a headache; a headache I had no business having. Up until this morning I was very confident and happy, everything was going well. Yet somehow by evening, I lay in my sister- in- love's arms crying feeling inadequate, insufficient and not enough. I had just begun successfully convincing myself... Continue Reading →