So why is this page different from the main blog? because this is the place where I draw upon my thoughts and do the rest of my blah blah blah without contemplating too much about worldy events. Like I said before, I’m trying to see how much I can do this (and by this I mean “blogging”) until I write a book. I have so many genres that I am thinking about but I’m suffering from writers block. I tend to start a story and it just doesn’t continue. Any advice would be appreciated but well, that’s that for now. Moving along…..
My Grandfather is a great story teller. I should say that he’s more of a verbal storyteller which is what I am as well. He has told me many traditional African stories that have a moral and an important meaning of how to live ones life. You could say that they are “character building” stories and fables. He also has amazing stories of his own life. Some are hard to believe but some are just short of extraordinary. I think that one of these days he should sit down and write a book about his life. I think the idea of reading and storytelling for me has been inspired in me becuase of him. I’m good at telling a story but putting it on paper is where the journey marks a stand still. I talk a lot as well, which I think is my distinct trait as a person. You just can’t shut me up, and in most cases, you’ll wanna listen to what I have to say since I’m a comical kind of girl. Becuase of this, my grandfather has likened me to one of our African birds that chatter all day and all night long. I think that his characterization of me is more of a playful diss of my gabby character than an insult but whatever, I’m ok with that because I know myself and I know that I talk a lot and I don’t care.
If you are even remotely interested in what I think about you wouldn’t be here reading this part of my blog. So I’m just going to go on a whim and become random…..
I have travelled to every continent except South America and have realised that my worldview is a precious experience. It’s amazing how shallow-minded and sheltered people can be in the “first world” but it makes me appreciate how much of my journey has led me to be more mature than most of my peers. I value all my experiences and if I were to journalize everything, then yes, it would either be autobiographical or maybe a memoir….but I prefer keeping things a mystery. Sorry for the curious joes who would like an open text book kind of girl, but I’m not like that. I breathe and live in mystery…it’s more fun that way. You cannot read my mind even if you try hard to. I reveal what I feel like revealing and conceal what I want to conceal. It’s better to walk in that kind of wisdom than being an overly predicatble individual. That’s how I’ve chosen to live.
Where I am at my life, is somewhat satisfactory; I mean, I can’t complain. However, I believe that each day should be treated as an adventure and I know that it can be difficult to visualize an adventure in your day if you’re busy doing your nine-to-five but it’s all in how you look at what you do. It’s terrible if you are stuck doing something you hate than doing something you love. I think where I am is a stepping stone to a greater destiny and it’s easy to have that level of optimisim if you have a positive attitude. Remember that tomorrow is not promised and today’s a gift and tomorrow is what we hope for.
Enjoy the journey.