see the world.
I don’t think I’ll ever tire of traveling. I may take a break from it every once in a while just to get re-rooted again but I’ll never get tired of it. My love for traveling was instilled in me ever since I was a kid. I can remember my mom packing my siblings and me up just to get out of town. So whether it was a trip to the next state for a weekend or a week, I always enjoyed the adventure....
I need you so much closer...
In these past two weeks my life has become a messy puzzle of spontaneous meetings, never-ending projects, poorly-planned itineraries and things of the sort. All that withstanding, I do not think I would have it any other way. In all of it I have learned to turn to God in everything - and I mean everything. When it was me who procrastinated on an assignment and had one hour to get it together, God...
I’ve recently fallen more in love with quality handcrafted things- leather goods, jewelry, hair accessories, typography, you name it, I love it. With that said, I decided to try my hand at making greeting cards. The other day I came up with a few rough ideas of some unconventional but comical ones. Please note, I said rough. I still have a bit more to go but at least you get the...
You are not alone
How many times have you heard someone say, “You are not alone?” Whether it was directed at you or to someone else, it’s probably been quite a few times right? However, no matter how many times you have heard it please don’t ever become desensitized to that truth. Don’t ever forget that it is truth. Last week I attended a Hillsong album recording with a few friends. Although admission was free...
Sitting next to cockroaches
So I was on the train last night, trying to unwind after a long day of class, homework, and high heels when I see a cockroach. Immediate reaction: make a big fuss and freak out. Fortunately for me I quickly remembered that I was on public transit and there were people around. However this scenario reminded me of all the other “cockroaches” I’ve ever sat next to in life. There are times when...
I have a few friends but don't feel bad for me.
It’s a process. My last two months in this semi-new place have been a process. During my time here I have been asked quite a number of times in many different ways, “How is Australia treating you?” Well, to put it simply, it’s a process. I remember on the plane ride over here I had so many thoughts, expectations, and plans for my “new” life that I forgot to...
Mordecai and Hegai say what?!
You know that point a the book where it’s getting so good you imagine yourself to be the character? Yeah, that just happened to me. Imagine this: So you’re going to the king of your land and your given this one chance to impress him and make you like him, right? You’re allowed to wear anything, say anything, and do anything to get his attention. You have nothing planned out and...
...but words will never hurt me. Yeah right!
I don’t think I’ve ever been rejected before. I mean full on rejected where my client didn’t like more than more than 90% of the work I gave them. There have been instances where I will hand in works-in-progress and the person will say tweak this or change that a bit - that’s normal right? However, today was a hard pill to swallow. After working many hours on a design,...
Whilst I wait
Hello there! I’m currently on the phone waiting for my tax file information. They have put me on hold for almost half an hour now. No sour grapes here because that means I get to post! What better a thing to talk about than what to do while you’re waiting. It’s one of those conundrums that plague us everyday: I don’t want to leave the area because I may need to reference...
Just wanted to take a special moment to say Happy Anniversary to the best set of parental units a girl and her siblings could ask for. You both have been monumental figures in my life. As mere human beings you have both - and individually - taught me to live a life worth telling; as a couple, you have shown me how to love oh so deeply and truly, without cease; and as man and woman in Christ, you...
Happy Easter everyone! To say that I love Easter would be an understatement. I saw a quote last night that said, “Friday taught us to love. Sunday taught us to rejoice. But Saturday, a cold tomb, no angels, no answers, His silence taught us to trust.” Wise words said by Jack Sitorus. Yes, chocolate -especially 70% dark cacao - is good and all but...
You're not a cookie, God made you into a brownie.
“You’re not a cookie, God made you into a brownie.” I told that to my sister a few years ago before she met my charming and funny brother-in-law. Life is complicated because we don’t have a reason for everything. No one knows why certain things happen, especially when it comes to finding love. A few years fresh from grad school, it seemed as though everyone in my...
I don't want to change the world. However, I want...
Waking up early morning because I want to actually be creative tomorrow. Night time is no good because all my inspiring thoughts and “original” ideas get drowned out by funny youtube videos and stalking “friends” on facebook. Wishing I was back in West Row, England right now. I miss this little cottage. The solitude forces creativity to purge itself out of the mind like...
Lord, my future self thanks you for making her a possibility, a reality, and not just a wishful notion.
Heartbeat quickens. Hands quake. Eyes water. Breath be still. The realization that grad school starts in less than a week has also reminded me that my future is coming at such a quick pace. I’m a little nervous and I don’t want to mess this [my future] up. I really don’t.
The Walking Cliches
This has been a long time coming. I’ve been working on this project for quite sometime now. Mainly because I never had a sufficient amount of time to devote to it. Now I can officially say it’s here! It’s sort of a continuation of the book I came out with last year. Be it chance or fate, I find these incredible people, listen to their stories, and then post them for all the...
A little more than 24 hours ‘til I fly out and I’m starting to miss you like I would family. I recently watched the movie, My Name is Khan. There was a quote in it that I can now empathize with: “Mandira, l felt a stab of pain in my chest… …when l left you. l thought it was chest congestion. But no amount of ginger juice could make the pain go away. lt’s...
If you haven't noticed already, these photo sets...
Nonetheless, I hope you still enjoy looking at them.
I just got "home" from two months at home.
It’s safe to say that I one of the worst feelings in the world for me is missing a noun. I get attached to certain persons, places, or things quite easily. It’s been a day short of a week since I left Nigeria and man do I miss it something fierce. While my stay only last two -what seemed like extremely short- months, the experiences I gained through this trip will last me a lifetime. ...
Being that I have a few family members that live in and around New York, you could only imagine how difficult it was to watch the news. However, the biggest thing that got me through was the hope of life. I made this for them and any other person who was impacted by this horrendous natural disaster. Even though it was last October the effects are long-lasting. They still need (y)our help. Help...
Do not be afraid to want a lot. Things take a long time; practice patience. ...– In this interview on The Great Discontent, the inimitable Debbie Millman (who is newly on SoundCloud!) offers five pieces of advice for young people starting out in any creative field – a fine addition to our running record of sage advice. Complement with Neil Gaiman’s advice on the creative life...
This one is for you Pops.
My father is a man who knows his words. It has nothing to do with his vocabulary because he knows just as many as the next man. His ability to construct a good sentence does not come from his time spent in school. What many fail to grasp is that a captivating and respected tongue derives from the moments in between each conversation, each sentence, and each word. It comes from the demeanor of the...