Friday, November 30, 2012

Remembering Young Love...

Hi Guys!!!

TGIF! Hope everyone had an amazing, kick-ass week?! I keep saying to myself it's been a minute I put up a post, I really should blog, but then I find myself going blank on what exactly to blog about; that won't bore y'all, and so far I have no clue but I decided to blog here goes nothing!

I had a mini-reunion the other day with about five of my high-school class mates. We decided to meet up for dinner since one of us was visiting from Naij. I had a good time, catching up and all. I still pinch myself sometimes when I see us all grown, working, running homes and being women. I can still vividly remember the first day we checked into boarding house, getting punished by Seniors, bailing out of school to attend parties...being young, and carefree. *sigh* how time flies. #Thankful for the people I have met through my sec school experience, the friendships, the life lessons etc.

Speaking of being young and carefree, I was talking with my close friend the other day and we were reminiscing on how different 'young love' is compared to being in love/being in a relationship now that we're a bit older, and more mature. Then we used to do silly things like writing poems, love letters, talking for hours (sweet nothings!), making slideshows with pics and music, saying I love you twenty times a day just because that's how you felt and you deeply meant it, just loving freely without over analyzing, no rules, just love. 
Now, there's so much to think about that that 'young love' feeling is almost absent. Things that we weren't thinking about/considering before...are we compatible as life partners? Can I get along with his family? Do we have the same values/goals? Do I fit into plans? What can I compromise on? What can't I compromise on? How does he handle certain issues? Will he be faithful? Will he make a good father? Is he financially stable? Does he have potential/drive? Is he putting this drive into action or is it all talk? Are we spiritually strong? Is he motivating/challenging you to be better?...and the list goes on and on lol. 

I remember when I was much younger I used to say I couldn't understand how and why people found it hard picking a husband or wife. To me it was as simple as if you like someone and they ask you to marry them, you simply say yes. Oh to be young and naive! lol

Lots of people getting married, and having babies! I love babies and I love weddings! Pinterest sure helps in fueling my love for weddings too. But I know for sure I'm not mentally ready for marriage. For people who are married (MyneWhitman :) ), did you know you were ready? Can you explain what that felt like? 

Ok enough about weddings, marriage and all. Christmas is around the corner, and this will be Chairman's first Christmas here. I haven't gone gift shopping, don't know what to get him...actually I think I do. As for me I really don't know what I want...I've been eyeing this Steve Madden bag (below), this Tommy Hilfiger bag (looks better in person), the MK watch (below), and I've always wanted a necklace from Tiffany's (I have a thing for white gold, silver...) Which of the bags do you guys prefer? 

Steve Madden Bgambit Satchel

Michael Kors Watch

I haven't spent Christmas in NY in about 3 years. I need to make a list of fun Christmas-sy things to do and see with Chairman for the holidays.

Hope everyone has a wonderful, well relaxing weekend!

Hugs & Kisses,
Miss Enigma!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful 2012

Hey Guys,

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I've been off work since Tuesday, so it's a long holiday break for me, and I'm enjoying not doing anything. Just browsing the web, pinteresting, FBing, Tweeting, Instagraming and generally being unproductive lol

Since this is a period specially set out for giving thanks, let me go ahead and share with you guys the things I'm thankful for, though honestly they haven't changed over the years.

- Family: I'm thankful for the family I have, and the people who make up my family unit. Selfless. Loving. Supportive. I pray that I am able to do for them, as they have done and continue to do for me.

- Job: I'm thankful for my job. I went back to my Uni. for an alumni event just last week and there are still people who graduated with me about 2yrs ago who still haven't found jobs. My heart breaks for them. So even when I'm itching for a change in job, and might not feel like going to work sometimes, I have to pause and give thanks for even having the job.

- Health: I'm thankful for good health. Without good health it's hard to function. Hands and feet still intact. All 5 senses fully functional. Baba God na ur handwork. 

- Friends: I'm thankful for friends who are accepting and a joy to be around. Who challenge you to be better, and who I'm happy to celebrate their successes, and share their down days just as they do mine. 

- LoveLife: I'm thankful for moving from a long distance rship to a short distance rship lol (I don't know what the opposite of long distance rship shd be jare so allow short distance). It hasn't been, and still isn't easy...but we pushing  it day by day.

So that's pretty much it. But above all I'm thankful to God for everyday that He continues to give me breath; and an opportunity to live this life.

Have a wonderful thanksgiving! 

Hugs & Kisses,
Miss Enigma!