Life, that’s what is.
I grew up with image of a straight-forward life: school -> NYSC/ Masters -> job -> obese paycheck -> marriage -> children -> retirement -> …
These were the pictures in my head (Walter Lippmann), the pictures the media painted in my head. Life was pretty simple. Until…
I grew up. I learn that families move from familiar neighbourhoods. I learnt that sometimes, people relegate you to the background because you’re new. I learnt that secondary school is a different ball game. I learnt that friends could be made in the oddest of situations. I learnt that negative self-defense mechanisms may be developed
I learnt that there were people who cared. I learnt that my mother didn’t hate me. I learnt that my self-esteem could be better. I learnt that true friends don’t have a problem with you shining. I learnt that sometimes, the hard way is the best way. I’ve learnt that being friendly never killed anyone.
I learnt that life sometimes throws you already-tossed salad, I learnt that there’s Someone who loves me like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve learnt that i can always improve on myself no matter how perfect I may seem (to myself), i’ve learnt that people are to be loved not pushed away
I’ve learnt that life isn’t as simple as bread and butter. I’ve learnt that that’s okay.