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 ourselves...lol.
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 sometimes...so excuse the randomness...lol
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,