Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My Favorite Season

Hi Guys,

Long time no blog! I apologize, life has just been moving so fast that I find it hard to keep up at times...but I've been reading all your posts and updates. I just haven't had enough time to sit down and compose one of my own.

Summer begins today! Woohoo! Summer's my favorite time of the year! Sandals, summer dresses, sunglasses, beach, outdoor shows/events, BBQs, *sigh* these are a few of my favorite things! Hence why Summer is my favorite time of the year. The heat came in full-force today in NYC...94degrees, feeling more like 100 ain't no joke, and I ain't complaining :) I need the Vitamin D.

My b'day is about 2weeks away! Another reason why I love this time of the year. It's my day, and I get to have friends all around me, having a good time. I'm always so happy when I'm surrounded by friends, acquaintances and everyone is having a good makes me happy when my peoples are happy, yes, peoples lol. What do I have planned for they day? Trying to do a roof-top party kinda thing, but finding a roof-top venue in NYC that'll allow me have my own DJ na wahala...but we'll see how it goes. Last, last we'll all just pack inside someone's house and party don start be that. See the beautiful thing about my peoples is that it doesn't matter where we are, we ARE the party, so as long as we are all together and gbedu dey, everything's good. Will gist y'all how it goes sha. 


This year, its the big 2-5! I don dey old shaa. *sigh* But I can still pass for a 16/17 yr old :) I gerrit from my mama. I'm thankful for life. My big b'day present for this year is arriving a week before my b'day :) Hint: When I hug my present, my present hugs me back...unlike my pillow. And my present gives kisses, really good kisses! :) That's all I'm giving away. 
Ehen! my dear readers where can I find a banging, correct foinnne dress to buy in thi NY? I don't wanna buy a dress that on that day I'll see three people wearing the same thing...and my close friends have banned me from wearing my default style of cloth which is skirt and blouse lol x_x pls help a sister out!  

"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure" - The Alchemist (Paulo Coehlo - love his quotes!)

I worry about failing, but I also worry about not trying, not knowing, and then looking back years, years from now and regretting not doing, not trying. But its so hard to take that first step, especially with the world watching, waiting to judge...both fairly and harshly. To pull you down and laugh as you fall, or be amazed as you rise and then want to be a part of your success. Lord give me the strength, courage and wisdom to start and to keep moving. Because I don't want to be a weisst lol, 

I just read this old post on Myne's blog Visa lottery, moving to the US and moving back to Nigeria, and it just reminded me that I have a few thoughts about it but post for another day.

Have a great day everyone! Hang in there the weekend is almost here!   

Hugs & Kisses,
Miss Enigma!


Friday, June 1, 2012

Freaky Friday Randoms

Y'ello there!

How's everyone doing? Hope you all had a well rested, and fun filled Memorial Day weekend. I had a good time, doing the usual. Hanging out with my two closest friends. The Tripod. That's what we call 

Anyways, I spent the weekend with the girls, chilling, taking walks in the park, cooking and eating, and just living. Oh and I rode a bike for the first time in heaven knows how many years! I thought I wouldn't be able to, but someone after much help I was able to ride on my own, unassisted for a few mins :). A lot of people find it interesting when I'd say I don't know how to ride a bike. I guess riding a bike is just one of things that are considered a def must in everyone's childhood right? Well, I rode my sister's hand-me down bike with the training wheels, and when the bike gave up the ghost, and was never replaced, so did my interest in bike reading. Maybe if we had male siblings they would pestered my folks into getting a replacement...but oh well, I look forward to doing it again and hopefully getting really good at it so that as The Man put it, "I can teach the kids, and we can all ride together" lol yimu.

I was supposed to be in Naija for an event this weekend, but somehow didn't make it. I try (hard as it might be sometimes sha) to tell myself that God doesn't make mistakes, and so everything and I mean everything that happens in my life is for a reason. Yes, even the mundane and littlest things; and so whatever the situation I should just trust that He knows what He's doing and why He's doing it...and that in the end all things work together for (good to them that love thee) my good. In other words, there's a reason why everybody else on the team made it and I didn't. I was looking forward to the trip sha oo...quick breeze in, breeze out...opportunity to eat all my fav naija food and a surprise visit for The Man...but it is well.

Speaking of man, I saw this quote that said "A woman's loyalty is tested when her man has nothing; a man's loyalty is tested when he has everything" what say ye? - JAMB qstns 10points. :)

I turned down a project the other day, and it broke my heart! A not so close friend reached out and asked for my services on 3 different projects, that I was sooo excited to take on because I just love what I do; and I said so what's your budget? and this person said oh I was hoping you'd do this pro bono. *sigh* I was weak. Weak because every other vendor involved with the projects would have to be paid, why then is it my own services that is being devalued and sought after for free? I didn't think it was fair. I hadn't even given a quote, because I open to hearing how much they could afford to pay and work with that, but to hear nothing at all *sigh* I know friends should get discounts, and leeway with friends businesses, but friends should also support and respect other friends businesses and time. Lets not take people for granted.

The world of Twitter is a very interesting place. Sometimes when I scroll through my timeline I feel like I'm experiencing a reality show. The content spewed on there is like a mix of good grain and shaft. You have to sift through, take away the meaningful things and use them how you please to make a great meal, and leave the shaft behind. But somethings definitely get you thinking like this RCCG (Redeemed Christian Church of God) tweet:
"If God has reserved your breakthrough in Nigeria but out frustration, you go abroad for greener pastures, you will surely miss it" 
How is a person supposed to know that his breakthrough is in Nigeria? Are breakthroughs restricted to certain geographic locations alone? I thought God was everywhere? What if a person has been struggling in Nigeria, and is keeping his/her options open so they apply for jobs and apply for Visa lottery too. And then Visa lottery works out, and they move only to receive a job offer in Nigeria from an interview of months ago...does that mean they've missed their breakthrough? Can someone who understands this better enlighten me on this please.

Switching gears completely, am I the only one who has days when they just don't feel like wearing a thong? Like there's just that comfy feeling from wearing full butt covering cotton underwear, not granny panties o. TMI? Ok, my bad I just like to have random, honest convos sometimes; all that talking about the weather, politics and work stuff bores me excuse the

I have a root canal scheduled for next week, and I am NOT looking forward to it *sigh* I hate needles, pain, blood and alla that but the pain that this tooth is putting me through ehn, mehnnn nor be here at allll. E don pain me reach my ear drum and constant side head pain. I can't! When I saw the bill for the procedure, even after insurance I weak. Shit is maxing out my insurance for the year and costing me about $900... told the dentist y'all ain't seeing me again till next year by God's grace! Chai! :( 

Aiight I think that's enough rambling randoms for the day! Thank God its Friday :)

Have a great weekend ahead everyone! And according to the paraphrased words of Portia De Rossi, find enough self-confidence within yourself to know that you are enough, and worth it just as you are.

PS: Happy New Month! My Birthday in 5 weeks!

Hugs & Kisses,
Miss Enigma!