Normally, introductions are made not that long after you make each other ‘s acquaintance —
I’ve been told that’s how the friendship thing works, and I know it’s taken a bit longer…but humour me?
♣ I’m the first of five children. I was born a Preacher’s kid, and I’ve been in Church all my life.
♣ I lead worship at Church and teach children’s Sunday school.
♣ My mother taught me to make cakes, and we’ve made a business out of what was previously only a hobby.
♣ My natural initial reaction to adverse situations is to run away. I might come back later, but the first thing I usually do before thinking is run.
♣ Since we’re talking about natural… I wear my hair natural. And for a while after I began it seemed like I was swimming against the tide as nobody else seemed to agree with my decision. In their defense though, I wasn’t doing all that well with the hair then, but things are different now (I hope!)
♣ I’m Nigerian, and I’ve lived in Port Harcourt, where I’m from, my whole life (apart from the compulsory one year you have to serve the country after graduation from the university).
♣ I appreciate minimalist everything. One time, I cleared everything from our fridge in the name of cleaning it. I so appreciated the minimalist rendering (emptiness?) of the fridge that I would pass by several times a day just to open the fridge and look at it. My mother said “thanks”, and filled up her fridge back.
♣ I’ve finally been talked into writing a book by my family (And that’s putting it lightly. From where I stood, it looked a lot like blackmail!). And my sister, of all people, was leading the charge! You’d think she’d know better after going through the hassles of writing and publishing a book herself. But then again, she’s the kind of person that would pack a bag and not just leave the town she grew up in, but travel to other countries with different cultures. And blog about the experience too.
♣ I manage The Message magazine, a Christian study magazine published by the women’s department of where I go to Church, as editor. Again, this same sister talked me into taking the responsibility. Did I mention I’m older than her?! But then I complained about the production that year, I’m not sure if she was just tired of hearing me complain. When she told me to take the responsibility, I reminded her I didn’t know the first thing about producing magazines. But somehow I could still complain about this same thing I knew nothing about? Humans of God’s earth!
♣ I didn’t know about blogging before I started blogging… true story….
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