Yesterday i experienced what i call a “book hangover” that has left me in nothing but awe. I have been glued to it`s pages, wanting to read as much of it as i can, while at the same time wishing that it doesn`t come to an end. Now, this has never happened to me. I remember vividly how elated i was, when i packed all of my books to the basement after finishing my national service last year. I was done with them. Period.
The feeling was more of like a hard hitting breakup. The one that leaves you physically, emotionally and mentally drained to your core. Now one thing i don`t know is if the school system has failed us or if it was the pressure around me (in me) that subjected to this. I vowed never to read again because of what i went through. This is exactly what happens when you let emotions take a toll on you! Never say never, because limits, like fear are often just an illusion.
This is the longest i have been from the blog. In my previous Post, i mentioned that we had to move places. And that my friends is exactly what happened. A much needed change that i`ve embraced whole heartedly. The fatigue that comes with it isn`t exciting to say the least. It takes lots of patience and perserverance to settle down. More so if you live without a kitchen for two whole weeks and can`t get to the bathroom in time due to a congested corridor full of unpacked boxes, which constantly remind you that work is waiting for you whether you like it or not. The best part though has been my sweet/bitter affair with Ikea. Gosh, i can bet that the staff there know me right now. I have mastered every corner of that large store to a point where there is no more fun going there. Words can`t even begin to describe it. I would give anyone an Ikea tour if i had the chance to. We`ve all had enough of it. More so my bank account which is a no go area at the moment! So dry. But at the end of the day, there is nothing more satisfying to me than coming home to beautiful space. This is an investment which i don`t mind splurging on.
Now half of this period of time, we had no internet. Never knew how challenging it can be having no access to the online community. Most importantly when you are a content creator. That was something else. I had to find something to keep me busy. And i found that in books. I rekindled that love i once had for books and i have enjoyed every bit of it. Knowledge as i understand is right at your disposal. Gone are the days when going to the university was one of those things that made you smart. New technology and media has paved way for greater, smarter minds. I can`t get enough of self development books. “The Monk who sold his Ferrari” has been my favourite this month. This book has transported me into it`s world and held me captive, body and mind. It has shifted my mindset in a positive way and answered questions i would have never asked. Have you ever finished a book that moved something deep in you?
To be honest, a part of this book reminded me how i got here. Without the Grace of God i`ve realized i can`t do this on my own. No way! This followed with passion, dedication, sacrifice and consistency. All in that in that order. It`s been about showing up and putting in hours, daily, weekly, monthly and not falling off the wagon no matter how uncomfortable it might get. And sometimes, a break to reflect on my life and journey, has been key for me to get back on the right track. A hybrid seed won`t grow if you don`t put it in the soil and water it, prune it and weed it daily. You show up, put in time, energy, effort and put out your heart in the soil. And then comes the best part. God waters it. But first you have to hand God that seed and allow Him to help you grow it.
Now that i`ve explained my hiatus, you best believe me that i`m back on grind. I hope to dazzle you but meanwhile, grab a great book and while at it, don`t hesitate to share with me some of your favourites!
And ofcourse i can`t get enough of Kente. I styled mine with classic buttoned up shirt to give it an extra oomph. My pencil skirt which has been on repeat and my red pumps finished off the look gracefully.
Wishing you a great weekend!
Kente Top : Ghana
Skirt & Top : Primark