HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF

I never would have thought that at the age of 19, I would know what it meant to grieve. Grief is such a strong emotion and many times we don’t exactly have the words that entirely encapsulate it. Grief: deep and poignant distress caused by bereavement. Death being inevitable is a hard truth that though…

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Keep Smiling

Have you ever tried to settle a quarrel between two people? When you listen to both sides of the story, you’d realize that perspective is a very big deal among humans. To a large degree, everyone acts based on the perspective they have. You want to change your actions, consider changing your perspective. If we…

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THE WAIT

Flowers and music, food and wine Jolly faces beaming with smiles It’s the happiest day of my life; Gracious sounds resonated from the harp Love hung in every note, as the wind breezed its strings Clanging against the walls of my anxiety And calming my nerves Heat flushed my cheeks with a blushing shade of…

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HOW TO WORRY

Laughter filled the air, bringing a smile to my face as I watched them run round the church singing “O le pa mi la yó, Iro, Iro nla” Translated “you can’t beat me at Ayo (a Yoruba game), lie, big lie” It was a beautiful thing to see: two little girls chasing themselves while dancing…

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OPEN-HEART SURGERY

A friend of mine sent me a voice-note recently to tell me about having an open-heart surgery. She said she planned on having one and reached out to me because she felt I would like one too. Physically speaking, she wasn’t sick and neither was I. However, spiritually speaking, we both knew we were in…

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KILLING MYSELF

On the morning of an October morning, the year 2007, your girl tried to kill herself. Here’s what happened: my sister and I used to take the bus to school. We had to make sure we were early so we wouldn’t miss the bus. That specific morning, my sister and I had a mix up…

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