Month: May 2014

Maya Angelou

On  May 28th, the great and lovely Maya Angelou passed away.

She achieved a lot. She once said she never sought to be a writer. She “Just wanted to try it.”

I suppose it’s the same thing in life. Just try and see how it will work out. Either it will. Or it won’t.

I loved how original she was. She just got out and did her thing.

From enduring racism to seeing the first black president take the oath of office, twice!

She was very assured in her own skin.

That was what i loved most about her.

She was beautiful.

May she Rest in Peace.

“Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.”

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1st Quarter

The first quarter has just flownnnn by! I can’t believe it.

The Lord has been so good to me.

There were times when i thought that i should just give the ex a call. Just to..i don’t know what.

I am glad that i didn’t and got my hands and head busy!

My new job has kept me on my toes and i am so grateful that i am learning something new every week 🙂

I got in touch with an acquaintance, after lots of calls, texts and whatsapp messages, he came over to my place for a weekend…and it was good. He showed me that i am more than ready for a relationship. I was the only one holding myself back.

Looking to the future, i want to participate in more marathons and walks. And be more financially savvy.

So after a month of hectic studies i will hit the tarmac tomorrow!

If you have any tips, please share.

#bringbackourgirls

In this day and age no one should allow modern day slavery. Not in any shape and form.

Crimes such as kidnapping should be punished by death or banishment.
It is sickening that 230 girls were kidnapped, and that it took the Nigerian government 3 weeks and after another 8 were kidnapped, to do something.
The something they did was accept American help (on 5th of May)

To make matters worse, the parents fear to speak out in case their daughters are harmed by Boko Haram or retribution from the government. This is the price they have to pay for educating their daughters. (Boko Haram says Western Education is a sin)
That the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, threatened to sell the girls (after saying he will make them slaves) is painful beyond any measure.
It shows that there is a market for slavery. May they who participate in this trade in any way, shape or form burn for all eternity for their sins.

To the families and indeed all parents, i pray for the safe return of your daughters.

May you set your eyes on them and hold them in your arms.

To the rest of us:

This should not be the new normal. This atrocity affects all of us!
A social media campaign to raise awareness globally about the kidnapping is gaining momentum with celebrities including Mary J Blige adding their support

There is a movement and petition doing the rounds online saying we should wear turbans and post the pics online with the #millionwomanmarch #bringbackourgirls

We should wear our turbans to show solidarity with the parents of these girls.
Stage protests in front of all Nigerian embassies, the White House, palace and State Houses of our leaders. The Million Woman March is real.
We ask them, implore them and beg them as well as force them to make Nigeria accept our help. May they hear the cries of the parents. 

Here is how you can help:

What You Can Do To Help The Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls