I was speaking to an old acquaintance last night and she said "Cynthia you are always so calm and purposeful. Amongst all of us friends, your life must be going best. I feel like I'm the least accomplished". I laughingly told her "don't you know that calm is my superpower, and my facade"? Of course … Continue reading CALM is my Super Power
I had a visit from one of my closest friends. She came in to town to see a dentist. It was nice seeing her after so many months. I need to keep in better touch with my friends, few as they are already. She excitedly broke the news that she will be getting married before … Continue reading No More Excuses
I pray . . . to have the courage to love completely with all my heart and with all my mind holding nothing back and expecting nothing in return, my reward in the knowledge that only then have I lived. . . Happy Valentine's Day!
I could feel the strong breeze on my face immediately I opened my window, and with it the sweet aroma of delicious food. The soft music I couldn't quite make out became a little louder, enough for me to recognize Chaka Chaka's soulful voice thanking the DJ for playing her song. I could almost make … Continue reading The Park Outside My Window
Finally! I've been waiting forever for this day, and it's finally here. I'm so excited about moving to my new place out of the city. I've always disliked living in the city with all its noise and pollution. My dream has been to live out in the country, as close to nature as possible. With … Continue reading The Move
58 years ago, some brave God-fearing and proud men stood up and came together to claim the right to freedom and independence of our beloved country. Most of those men are now dead but their work isn't, and the fight is far from over. If brave, God-fearing and proud Nigerians fail to stand up … Continue reading Happy Independence Day Nigeria
I'm 9 and its my first day at secondary school. As I saw the other girls running around and chattering excitedly, I was frozen with fear and rooted to the car seat. And then I wondered. . .