Kickstarting the blogversary!!!

This month is special to me. Not just because it’s my birth month but also because its the month of the blog anniversary too.
.
It was this month, five years ago that I started blogging in a little corner of the world in Lagos. While my birthday is in four days, blogversary is in 7days.
.
However, in as much as i always looked forward to the month of March every year, this particular March has proved very challenging.
A couple of depressive thoughts here and there, impromptu trips to the core north, some health challenges here and there…..it has been very tough but instead of thinking of suicide like its common nowadays, I have decided to eat Suya every night till my birthday on the 24th. Seems the demon of suicide is suddenly on the prowl in Nigeria.
.
 Because killing yourself over mundane issues of life which is peculiar to man is just a defeatist strategy. Like I helped to share on a church website the other day, depression is now Satan’s weapon of mass destruction.
 I have read up to three different cases of suicide on the internet today. All very gory and chilling. Why would you go and wake up on the wrong side of this divide? Why would you lose hope in God so completely? Even the call girls who live in the brothel at my junction haven’t given up. They are still outside displaying their wares. How much more you?
.
Truly, people are going through hard times. Life is just one damn thing after the other but God never promised us it would be rosy.
.
Even though it got rough the previous week, the new week came with fresh hope. My dad came to visit on Sunday. He called while I was in church. I rushed to meet him and he took ‘us’ out. Got yoghurts and juice.
.
 My dad is really getting old. It took him a while to manoeuvre the car out of the car park back to the main road. He sacked his driver. He seems to have aged more since the last time I saw him. Realising this fact filled me with trepidation. I mean, this is my only surviving parent here. I don’t want my father to grow old. He’s the best thing since coldstone.
.
This is Monday night and I decided to kick start the celebrations with Suya. Have you ever eaten Suya with yoghurt? You should try it sometimes.
.
Now that I have finished my Suya, I feel fulfilled…..

Author

nikeolasiyan@yahoo.com
She has won many awards in writing and poetry amongst which are CLO essay competition (1st Prize Southwest) NDIC essay competition(5th Prize in the southwest) and a World Bank Essay Certificate of Participation She has worked with woman.ng as a content editor and a host of sites as a ghost writer. She has written great inspirational content for fashion brands/blogs. She has been featured on radio and recently added public speaking to her portfolio. You can hire her to write a professional/business profile for you, online content editing, book editing, guest blogging, ghostwriting, content creation or if you need copies of her book, contact her via nikeolasiyan@yahoo.com Facebook.com/Yetunde Olasiyan instagram.com/Yetunde Olasiyan Follow her business page on Instagram @officialladywriter

Hello!!! Kindly drop a comment....