Oddly enough, I wasn’t sure how to start this entry. I literally just got in from a baby shower (where I ate baby food blindfolded cos I wanted to win a competition; baby food is horrible! Never be a baby again, they do not make tasty food for the little ones!!!), and I’m in that strangely content place… while I decide if I have the energy to go to my favourite Naija bar at 1am.
I guess that’s a good place to start, the feeling of contentment (even though I fully acknowledge how temporary it is) is something I did not feel earlier this year when I wrote the things I was hopeful for, so yay hope J.
First, I got my ‘genuine belly laugh till you cry (or pee in some cases, I can’t even lie)’ and they were amazing! I can honestly say I have had so many moments of joy in the past few months. And you know those moments I spoke about? Those “deliciously salacious things that have me looking back & smiling every once in a while”? Yeah…I had me A LOT of those too. Let’s just say baby got her mojo back 😉
Second, getting back to being creative has been a bit of a tricky one. I definitely have been better than I was, I would like to thank the person that eased me back into things and is patient with me as I flexed muscles again. I also know I need to be in a certain environment for things to improve even more….I’m working on that one. Who knows, maybe in January (you will do another one in January 2017, wouldn’t you Ola??) I may have a new story to tell on this (see Fifth*)
Third, do better with my people. I don’t think I’ve been as good as I wanted to be with this one, better than before but this still needs massive improvement. I think some changes to certain aspects of my life will help this.
Fourth…..well I didn’t have a fourth in January but I think I got one I wasn’t expecting. I am grateful for it, I am happy with it and I will be keeping it.
*Fifth (an additional one) a career change, I am fully looking into writing in some form full time. It is needed, I am putting it out there; universe, abeg hear and deliver o. Oh, and abeg I still like material things, so let it not be the starving artist kind of job jarey)
All in all, it has been an unexpected few months, the world outside appears to be imploding but in my little corner, I am happy; so maybe, just maybe this hope thing works. Plus I’ve seen 2 of the 5 babies I am expecting this year… If that is not hope in its purest form, I don’t know what is.
This image is of WAKAA The Musical that came to London (from Lagos, full of absolutely talented Nigerians!!). It was such an amazing show that had me feeling exactly where I am right now, the laughter, the fun, the hope (eh, eh, you see what I did there J ) with some nostalgia mixed in. Besides after seeing some of the pics of the gorgeous contributors, I could not let the side down. I am currently looking how I feel. I don’t know who is asking me to go out at this time at night (or morning). I’m old now, let me go and find my bed jarey.