Today’s assignment sent me down a nice spin and put a big smile on this face of mine.
I dug into my Facebook past which I started in 2008 and saw a whole load of stuff that I had written and forgotten.
Keeping a journal has always been my primary way of putting down my thoughts, then, I gradually started sharing snippets of my thoughts on Facebook, before I eventually summoned the courage to start blogging on May 6th, 2015.
I mined my past as today’s assignment required and dug up some stuff and I would like to share this little bits with you today.
Nothing has been edited in it. I just copied and pasted from my Facebook timeline and it is an exercise that I would probably repeat now and again, because I love the way that it made me feel.
The articles I share below, were written between 2009 – 2013.
I unearthed some photos too 🙂
There was a fun exercise that I also did sometime in the past and you might find it interesting as well. I hope the link still works.
For the fun exercise click on the link below.
Wow! My hobby has been nailed straight on the head. Facebook seems to know me well enough. SPOOKY!! This was written in 2011.
Bitecharge.com’s response:You have an unmatched skill for creating vast worlds both through facts and pure imagination. Your mind is full of creativity, artistry, and expression. You heart gracefully guides your hands as you work to bring what is truly your spirit to life. You were truly meant to be a writer.
I must tell you, that response tickled and pleased me to no ends 🙂
Here are some of my quotes that I dug up 🙂
Most time’s, achieving greatness and living your life to the fullness of its capacity, requires pushing boundaries, adamantly refusing to fit the round holes created by limitations of other people’s expectations and simply remaining a square, but happy peg.
Your happiness lies deep within you and not in the hands of someone else or your bank balance. Seek it diligently, grasp it greedily and guard it faithfully. All the best in your quest.
Don’t sit on a moral high-horse in judgment of anyone! After all, when last did you take a peek at your own eyes? You just might see a large chunky cataract of defaults!
The article below was written for a 7 days gratitude challenge back in 2013:
Sitting here this lovely Texas evening; and Yes! The weather is not sweltering, and I am surrounded by my brood doing school work.
The questions are coming at me from every which way; Language Arts, Geography, Maths, Science, World Culture and what have you.
And Yes! I have grown another pair of ears to hear and answer questions asked from 3 different sources all at the same time.
And Yes! I have developed a dynamic and faster central processing unit for a brain which appreciates subjects that I dodged with style back in my Secondary school days.
Mummy this; Mummy that; Who made me mummy; Is the question I ask? These awesome trio of mine
Gifts undeserving from God you are;
My rays of sunshine in human form;
Drops full of joy you bring to my life;
It’s all to God, who brought y’all into my heart
Nnamdi, my first born child, almost as tall if not taller than mummy. You are my source of laughter and Joy, my smart boy who competes with mummy in the kitchen. My capable young man with an easy nature and can do attitude, I take pride in calling you my son. Dalu, Chi Ukwu gozie gi. Lord, for this child I am very grateful.
Nnenna Adaobi, Nwa Ada mu nwanyi, my gentle spirited and kind child. Your good nature will never fail you. A little preemie of not so many moons ago, blossoming into a downright responsible young lady. I look at you each day in amazement and my heart glorifies the Lord. Oga adiri gi mma; Let the Lord be exalted.
My little Thunderbolt, Ikenna nwa m, mummy’s sugar gah, I bless the Lord each day for you. My intelligent, feisty yet gentle child, you bring sparkles to my eyes. The dozens of kisses, hugs and I love you that I receive each day from you, enriches me beyond measure. You are destined for greatness and To God be the Glory.
My soul magnifies the Lord, great things he has done. With all my breath and all that I have, I give you praise. I will sing of your enduring mercy to the ends of the Earth. Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.
Going through this exercise has made me realize that my writing voice hasn’t changed much, but has matured more.
Thank you for your time 🙂
In fulfillment to Writing 101 – Day 17 Assignment: Mine Your Own Material
Quick glossary for native words:
Nnamdi: A native Igbo name which means “My Lord or My Father lives.”
Nnenna: “her fathers mother.”
Adaobi: ”The daughter of the King.”
Ikenna: “The Lord’s strength.”
Dalu, Chi Ukwu gozie gi: Thank you and may God bless you.
Nwa Ada mu nwanyi: My dearest daughter.
Oga adiri gi mma: It will be well with you.
Ikenna nwa m: Ikenna my son