I’ve often heard people say, ‘don’t try to imitate anyone but be yourself,’ and I’ve held on tight to the belief that being myself is best. I really dislike the idea of shortchanging myself to suit someone else’s opinion of who I should be or what I should be like, as long as my values are rightly placed. I’ve worked towards this end so far in life and I’ll continue to do so. I’ve realized over the years, no matter how hard I try to accommodate others consciously in order not to hurt their sentiments, I end up hurt, feeling unappreciated for my efforts. So, the best I can do is be myself, without pretensions……..’love me or leave me.’
Most days, I’m adventurous with a ‘never say die’ attitude but then there are also days when life’s troubles weigh me down like anyone else. Living is at best, a difficult proposal, not everything come up roses and even when they do, the thorns come complimentary. At these times, beating the odds become a priority.
Reading and writing has been a passion for as long as I can remember and except for a couple of friends, I somehow never had the courage to share it with others. Starting this blog is a way of showing my appreciation to those friends who’ve over the years encouraged and believed in me enough to nurture my gift.
I love ‘LIFE’ because of its brevity. Life’s ‘fleeting’ aspect makes it more precious. In more ways than one, I live everyday in the knowledge that I’m here only once and though I’m no saint, I try at best to live a life I can look back on without regrets (not that I don’t have any), which in itself is a tall order.
Finally, I don’t have the faintest idea of how this blog will eventually look like but I hope whoever visits will be blessed.