Remembering my grandmother

I miss her in big portions. Some days more than others 😦 ! *** Before our birthdays nowadays, we (generation Y and Z kids) have this thing we call #birthdaymonth and #birthdayweek. I tell you this because July was my birthday month and 9th July 2018 was the beginning of my birthday week. My grandmother…

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Perfectly imperfect matches…

The experiences here may be personal, but the truths are universal. For the girls waiting on their men, the girlfriends trying to keep their men, the married women tolerating their men, the divorcees who got fed up with their men; and the hopelessly enamored who can’t get enough of their men… For our men, the…

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Quarter steps

In the village where I was born and raised, being 25 was synonymous to ‘when I grow up’. After 25, therefore, the script was meant to change from ‘when I grow up I want to be XYZ’ to ‘I am that person I used to dream about’. There is the general delusion that between 25…

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The lady drivers’ corner

The news that I had decided to buy a car caught Mom Tina more by disbelief than delight. She looked at me disapprovingly and asked if I was ready, already😏. ‘Is that how someone, your own mother, should react to big news like this?’ I thought in disappointment. “I think I am, I have been…

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I did, I do, I will…

I second guessed myself on so many occasions, put stop signs on uncountable instances but still walked through; only certain of my uncertainty. And then one day I came across this brainy quote- that great people do things before the are ready. They do things before they know that they can even do it…

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Dear Daughter…

My intention to write this is as old as time! (How cheesy!). I have typed and deleted this post not less than sixteen times in the last three years… Unsure, unprepared, feeling ‘not good enough’ and afraid of letting the world tread into my own battles. I go through tough times and think that I…

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Gratitude series…

Confession! Number 8 was reserved. But I have taken it for me. Not myself really, let’s call it a note from the editor in chief-ess. When I heard the first Christmas Carole on the last day of November, it hit me that the baby in 2017 had grown to old age real quick and would…

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Gratitude Soupçons….

By and large, 2017 was an amazing year for me. This is a collection of short notes to the people who propelled me to high heights, and the people who held my back at the lowest of moments. It is my way of saying THANK YOU! Ps. This is a continuation of the gratitude challenge…

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Freckles

To tell the story of happy endings without the struggles and choices that ultimately lead to the happy ending is elusion at another level. To tell the story of loving deeply and believing in the promise of an endless passionate love without appreciating and understanding that young love can be tragic and heart-breaking is deception.…

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