Day 24

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Write about your worst injury:

I think I was about 6 at the time and I couldn’t ride a bike yet. Whenever he was feeling generous, my brother would let me pull a wheelie. I used to always think of it as an adventure until one day I got too excited and my foot got stuck in the spokes of the back wheel.

I still haven’t felt anything nearly as painful as that injury. It was excruciating to say the least, but I did get the best treatment to compensate. Believe it or not, I remember it fondly now because I got my favorite cereal and all.

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Day 23

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Letter to your future self:

Dear Chimbandi

There better be a few titles in front of your name by now, talk about pressure from your past.

Be you but whatever happens, no matter how much you do not like me, do not forget where you came from. You wouldn’t be where you are or as wise as you are without my mistakes.

Forgive but do not forget. If you’re different from who I imagined myself to be then it’s quite alright. I don’t mind as long as you’re happy. Change is the only constant we have and if you’ve adapted to the changes in your life, keep your chin up and make sure you’re happy.

I love you already.

Day  22

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Letter to my teenage self:

Dear Faith

You don’t know it yet but very few people will be addressing you as Faith in the future. 

I don’t have much to say because I know you’re at that point where you feel like everyone is trying to tell you what to do with your life but don’t understand what you’re going through. The dark thoughts, they don’t end but you are going to find a way to be happy. You’re going to love yourself, you’re going to understand the distinction between being lonely and being alone. 

What you don’t know and probably won’t believe is that you will almost forget the pain and the dumb mistakes. It’s necessary to make you into the person you need to be. Surrender to the higher power you proclaim to believe in, everything falls into place once you completely surrender, you’ll be good.

Relax love breathe, there’s no rush to grow up.Quiet the mind when you can, that’s the key to the peaceful state I write to you from.

Day 20

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Things you like and dislike about yourself:

I’ve never really thought about what I like about myself, I just try to be a good person. I like my hands and feet. 

I really don’t like my temper, I try to work on it as much as possible. I am very emotional and though it comes with it’s perks I find myself wishing it wasn’t so.

Day 19

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Your opinion on cheating on people:

Nothing real and worthwhile has ever been built on deceit. Half the time the sneaking around and all is not necessary, had the truth been out to begin, there would be no problem.

When people around you cheat, not just in your relationship, but friends and family too, it’s heartbreaking. You can’t help but question just where you went wrong. It’s wrong in that most of the time you’re not the problem, but deceit has a Nack for making good people drained and absolute.

Cheating is wrong and it plays with your emotions in the wrong kind of way.

Day 18

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What three things are you most proud of about your personality:

My sense of Independence. It might not be ultimate yet but I am not afraid to go after what I want, regardless of anyone’s approval.

I am a bit naive, sounds like a plot to die young but I genuinely like to think the best of people, unless you’ve proved yourself otherwise. That’s the greater part of me, but there are a lot of days I don’t want any interaction whatsoever.

I am a good listener. It’s been a long road to this but I am proud to say I would rather listen to someone than blabber about all day. 

On a very important side note, Happy Mandela day. 

Day 17

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How have you changed in the past two years:

It just so happened that two years ago I moved to a country that I’d never been before to pursue my degree.

I worked and studied for two years whilst trying to mature as a poet, all I can say is it isn’t easy. I am definitely not the same little girl. I picked myself up enough times to know that I got this, life and it’s challenges.

I’m not the first student to earn their living and study full time, I was just the only one my roommate, floor mates, classmates, or anyone within an ear shot of had ever seen.

They pitied me, there’s nothing worse than having your hustle pitied for, when it should be respected. With time I made a few descent friends, I kept in touch with good old ones and my family (we’re pretty tight knit). With time I learnt to be proud of what I was achieving, slowly but surely.

All in all, during the course of 2017, I’m learning how I’ve grown, now that I’m back home again. I can tolerate the heat more than I used to. It sounds trivial,but until you’ve gone to Namibia do not judge me.I’m quick to walk away from negative energy and mindless chatter. All in all, I believe I’ve grown into a better rebel.

Day 16

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What makes you different from everyone else:

Let’s start with my fingerprints, I’ve been told no two people can have the same, hehe. 

Next up, how I also don’t aspire to be anyone else but the best possible version of myself there is. I have people who inspire me, people I look up to bit it’s always just something, not everything. I believe this has helped me balance imitation and inspiration.

My experiences also have a part to play. My niece has a lot of aunts but none like me. Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen. A variation of it yes, probably, someone out there can relate, but not fully comprehend.

I think some of the little things also differentiate me from everyone else, like if we’re close, like genuinely close, I’m pretty sure noone else makes you feel the way I make you feel. There’s usually that extra something people who get to know me receive, I think it’s how they interpret my existence.

If the reasons above do not convince you, if you have the opportunity, get to know me better, I guarantee a unique experience.

Day 15

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A moment you were most satisfied with your life:

I don’t think it’s possible for me to be entirely satisfied. I read this question and it seems like such a foreign concept.

I cannot visualize myself satisfied, better yet more than one moment. My mind is in constant turmoil, the most I can get to satisfaction is peace of mind.

I am usually most at peace after I’ve intimately conversed with my Creator, preferably after studying the word on my own and gotten a deeper understanding.

I hope this answers the my blog challenge request. Honestly this isn’t easy.