A conversation with a stranger

‘Loosen up. We are here to have fun, remember.’ Her best friend said to her as she put her bag down and went to do the normal pleasantries of saying hi to people she knew and didn't know and ignoring those she thought obnoxious. She rolled her eyes as she watched her friend go. She brought out her phone to check the time, hoping time would leap so she could leave. But time becomes unbearably slow when you need it to be fast, she knows this too well. She sighed and brought out her lip balm. Out of habit, she ...

What. Are. You. Feeling?

I am a failure. My writing is complete crap. I am not strong enough to stand when the storms are raging. My goals are beyond my reach and capabilities, so there is no point trying…. Those are some of the thoughts that often attack me. Those are some of the feelings that try to make me stay in bed, buried under the ‘comfort’ of my duvet. Those are some of the words I find myself saying and sometimes believing till something snaps in my head and wakes me up. “Mayowa, why are you substituting the truth for your feelings?” The truth is, I’m ...

Potential Bae

He always calls you his potential bae And deep in your mind, you want to tell him! You want to tell him you have more potentials Than just potential bae Whenever he calls you potential bae Your head automatically screams no And your heart stops pumping blood as well Because your heart knows it does not Want to remain potential For many have died being just potentials   In your heart, you know he doesn’t Want to say potential bae He wants to say you are BAE!!! You are the one he writes all those sad stories for The sad stories where the guy never gets the girl Because the guy does not know if the ...

What Should I Tell Our Kids?

Hey You, So, I have a question for you… What Should I Tell Our Kids? I sat at the large dining table that always felt too small whenever you were seated there. I held the hot cup of coffee in my hand and looked out the window. Our girls were playing basketball with their brother and that made me smile. It also made me sad because I didn't know how I was going to tell them that their daddy was not coming home. How do you explain death to children that are younger than ten years? I know the world has really advanced ...

Come At Me!

Come at me!!! Challenges, take a go at me. I am ready. I am stronger. I have the courage to Lead My Life. I am ready to be teachable and I know there will be a lot to learn from you * I might cry. Wait, did I say might? I will cry when your weight is getting too much for my shoulders, I will scream and wonder what I was thinking when I invited you to come at me. I will want to give up, But I won’t. Because I am stubborn, Because I know you don’t need my permission to come at me, Because I like my privacy and I will fight you, Fight ...

Gratitude (2016)

I wasn’t going to write an end of the year post cause I honestly didn’t know where and how to start. I still don’t. A lot of amazing things have happened this year that I have found it hard to translate my gratitude to words. So, I just let God listen to my heart. But unfortunately, I can’t do that with you guys. So, I must write. I am really going to try my possible best to start from somewhere and be as concise as possible. Forgive me if I end up being all over the place. The bible verse that ...

Coffee and God.

One of my weaknesses is coffee. I would sometimes take coffee, especially Cappuccino, not because I need it but because I absolutely love the smell and taste of fresh coffee. I find it refreshing in a weird way and the bitter taste of coffee (I prefer it with little cream and without sugar) just makes me happy. Café Nero decided to feed my bad habit by opening a branch on Campus. I already `frequented the place a lot before a branch was opened on campus, but bringing a branch to school just escalated how much I frequented Café Nero. Sometimes, ...

Step Up!

Hello Amazing People. I hope everyone is well. I apologise for not posting in a long while, it was unintentional. I wrote the piece I'm sharing with you today some weeks back, but didn't get a chance to post it. So I thought to myself that what better way to get back on the blog than to post a short piece that I was greatly inspired to write. Besides, it goes well with the spirit of Christmas. Enough talking. Kindly read this, let it inspire you to do something and PLEASE SHARE.  ** Do you want someone to text you, just to check up ...