Dear Diary,

I remember the first time I decided to keep a diary. I was nine or ten year old, I had just watched the Barbie Diaries; Barbie with a diary that she thought was magical because everything she wrote in it came true. So I told my elder sister, she was a year and half older than me. So we cut off papers and sew them together. She painted the cover for me and drew lovely stickers on it. It was great but I could never maintained it.

I didn’t write what back then I thought was a secret because I thought why try so hard to keep something to myself only to write it down and someone comes across it and reads it. So I stop keeping it.

Two years past, I try the diary thing again, I would write out random things like what I did, what I ate, how school treated me, but I still didn’t write what back then I thought were secrets in it like who I crushed on because I thought what if one of my sisters, or mum or dad come across it. I try to write random things on it everyday but some days, it slips my mind and I forget. I thought there were important things I should be doing rather than sitting here writing some stories that might come not to mean anything later. So I stopped.

Last year, I started again. Why? I thought this time I’d write out what I felt about what happens. I discovered then that the pen couldn’t really capture exactly what I felt and sometimes when I sit down to write, I find out I can’t remember how I felt.

The thing is, life is so vast and I think  its a human nature to try to capture and keep every moment. Except that, we can’t. As human grow older, memories fade and we find ourselves grasping blurry images. But it doesn’t stops us for trying. Though there are those days or moments we can’t ever forget, forever imprinted in our minds.

So am I against keeping diaries? No, no, of course not. I will probably start writing one again. When? I have no idea.  I keep the former ones and when I read then, I’m hit with flashbacks of stuffs that happened back then and I smile.

In the words of Ed Sheeran,
“We keep this love in a photograph
We make these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never close
Hearts are never broken
And time is forever frozen still.”

So no matter how some of us might criticize social networks; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, they have given us a place where we can store and share these memories.

It doesn’t matter how you do, (Writings, Pictures), it’s all, a Dear Diary.

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Quote of the day
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“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means that you have decided to look beyond your problems”

Look beyond your problems, Let God take control, Be happy.

With love,

Nessa. 💕

Liebster Blogger Award #2

Heyy guys, I have been nominated for the LIEBSTER BLOGGER AWARD. This is my second time for being nominated for this particular award and I’m really excited about it.
I want to say thank you very much to Loveisconfusing blog for the nomination. It feels good when some one new notices your blog. His blog is really great. It isn’t your normal relationship blog, love isn’t black and white and he talks about those grey areas. He’s an amazing blogger, just check it out.

What is the Liebster Award?

   The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. ‘Liebster’ in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

.First thing first;

THE RULES

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you should do the following:

•Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you.

•Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. You can download images for the award here

•Write a 150-300 word post about your favorite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.

•Answer your questions and provide 10 random facts about yourself.

•Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 200 followers and ask them your own questions.

•List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here or from this site)

•Don’t forget to inform the people/blogs you nominated about it.

His Questions
My Answers

1. What made you decide blogging was something you want to do?

I wrote a blog post on why I started a blog here… So you can check it out. It wasn’t something I really thought about much. I woke up one morning and told my elder sister ‘hey I think I’m going to start a blog ‘
However with the response I am getting from my readers and with the way the blogging community has been treating me, I think blogging is something I will be doing for a while.

2. What is one thing you can’t live without?

At first I wrote love but then I thought about it again, the one thing I can’t live without and I don’t want to leave without is the presence of Jesus Christ in my life. Cos a life without him, isn’t a life worth living.

3. What inspires you to write?

A lot of things. The thrill of my thoughts coming alive on papers. For my readers, that what I have written has affected some one positively or put a smile on a person face. And anytime I feel tired, there’s always this   thought ringing in my head “I can do this, one sentence at a time” and le

4. Who is your greatest inspiration?

No one inspires me more than The me I want to be in the future. The Vanessa I see in my head and am working hard every day to be that woman.

5. What do you think is your biggest strength?

I really can’t say right now. I am still growing and still discovering myself but I would say, I don’t give up easily.

6. What is love to you?

A lot of things, a lot of persons will say indescribable. I would say its accepting some one for who and what they are; their uniqueness, their flaws. Its caring for some one even if they push you away or annoy you and knowing that if that person leaves you, it will leave a mark.

7. What is your singular goal in life?

To be happy, but mostly to be fulfilled.

8. What makes you happy?

A lot of things but on the top of my list…a great book, good food, a thrilling tv show, being surrounded by family and friends and just being real.

10 random facts about myself:

1. I am a bibliophile
2. I laugh a lot, maybe too much.
3. I don’t like being told “sorry” when I ‘m hurt, it just makes me sadder and want to cry. I would prefer if a friend just hold my hands or hug me.
4. I don’t think I can ever be tired of eating rice, – white rice, to jollof rice, fried rice, brown rice.
5. I don’t really fancy wearing jewelleries
6. I don’t like to being compare to other people. I am my own person and would be treated as such.
7. I always daydream of being rich and famous
8. I talk to myself, sometimes, which is weird I know
9. You can always hear me singing.
10. I am always searching for a more thrilling book/ tv show that the last one I’ve read / watch.

A favourite blog of mine, that’s not my own:

that would be Angelica (the book covers girl). As you have read above I love books though my blog isn’t really about books reviews. Hers is. She is a great book blogger and I always look forward to every one of her posts.

Now
My questions:

1. What inspired your blog name?
2. What is one thing you can’t live without?
3. What inspires you to write?
4. If your life was a movie or book, what would be its title?
5. Who is your greatest inspiration?
6. What is love to you?
7. What is your singular goal in life?
8. What was the last mind blowing book/movie you read/watch?

So my nominees are:

Shesbeaming

moviebable

Stellar Kittens Book Reviews

Every day strange blog

My thoughts every night

Life punches back

Lifefinewhine

yours sincerely d

alikerofmanythings

Congratulation guys, can’t wait to see your answer.

Have fun.

The Breakfast Of Champion

No obstacle will ever leave you the way it found you. You will either be better or worse. Problems are the price of progress. The obstacles of life are intended to make us better not bitter. Adversity has advantages.

The truth is that if you like things easy, you will have difficulties. If you like problems, you will succeed. The biggest successes are the ones who solve the biggest problems. The Bible is a book of problems filled with stories of men and women who faced incredible challenges and with God’s help overcame them and found themselves at another level.

The Chinese have a proverb that says, “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials” . It seems that great trials are the necessary preparation for greatness. Consider what Jesus said; “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up for I have overcome the world.”

When you encounter obstacles, you will discover things about yourself that you never really knew. You will also find out what you really believe. Every problem introduces a person to himself. The breakfast of champions is not cereal, its problems.
Adapted from “Why Ask Why”- John Mason.

The Music Tag

Ever heard the saying “music is life”, am sure we all have. I think one of the things everyone in the world has in common is the love of music, the only thing that varies is the type of music we prefer to listen. Dont will all just love sitting in a couch and listening to that crazy jam that makes us tap our feet and shake our heads. So I am participating in the music tag hosted by
katrin @ https://mycupofenglishtea.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/lets-talk-about-music/ – my cup of English tea

The Questions

  • What sort of music do you like to listen to?

I listen to a lot of music, most times I choose them by the lyrics. If I like the story in the words. However, I would say pop, gospel, a bit of rock.


  • Do you play an instrument? What is your favorite instrument?

I don’t for now but I would really love to learn to play the piano \ keyboard.


  • What is your favorite quote about music?

 Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” – Victor Hugo.

  • Who is your favorite singer/musician?

I really can pick one and most times  it isn’ t about the musicians to me but the songs they sing, so I will say I love  a lot of Travis Greene and Hezekiah Walker songs, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, the chainmokers (am crazy about their music), Little Mix, Sia, a bit of Katy Perry.

  • Who is your favorite songwriter/composer?

I don’t really have one. I don’t listen to classical music


  • What is one musician or composer you secretly like but won’t admit it?
  • Hmmm, am really open about my music preferences.


    • If you had to get stuck on a desert island with only three works of music, what would they be?

    Probably a lot of Travis Greene and Sia


    • What kind of you music do you dislike?                                                Hip hop and rap songs that talk about nothing much but sex, drugs and sex. But I am cool with rap on a normal ground.

    So that’s its, your turn guys, I nominate everyone who listen to a song in the last two days (probably everyone).

    Tag me and link back to this post, display the music tag image, and nominate as many people as you’d like. If you want you can also add more questions.

    Here are a recap of the questions and I added two of mine.

    • What sort of music do you like to listen to?
    • Do you play an instrument? What is your favorite instrument?
    • What is your favorite quote about music?
    • Who is your favorite singer/musician?
    • Who is your favorite songwriter/composer?
    • What is one musician or composer you secretly like but won’t admit?
    • If you had to get stuck on a desert island with only three works of music, what would they be?
    • What kind of you music do you dislike?
    • How do you choose your playlist?
    • If you were having a bad day, what music\ musician would you like to listen to.


    Have fun…


    Unique Blogger Award #2

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    Hey guys, I have been been nominated for the unique blogger award. This is my second time been nominated for this award and I  feel really good about it. I have been blogging for almost two months now, and I’m really happy with the progress I have been making. Cheers to the journey ahead.

    Thank you Peter @life blog for the nomination. His blog has a lot of rich motivational,business contents and lots more. You should really check it out.

    Here are the rules:

    1.Share the link with, the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
    2.Answer the questions.
    3.In the spirit of sharing love with our blogging family, nominate 15 people and notify them.
    4.Ask them three questions.

    These are Peter’s questions and my answers;

    1.Can you please tell the whole Blogosphere your area of strength?

    Area of strength…hmmm…this isn’t really specific because I have different areas of strength. Anyways here, I would say my intellectuality. I’m really good with my studies (all thanks to God) so it gave me that sort of respect among my peers.

    2.Everybody has at least an area of weakness, what is yours?

    I would say I get distracted a lot when writing and I lose interest in things easily, I don’t know if that’s much of a weakness.

    3.What are you doing to improve on it?

    Trying to stay more focused and push myself to do things out of my comfort zone.

    So Here are my Questions.

    1.  What would you describe as a perfect moment?

    2. What general term do you feel is overrated?

    3. Describe the person you aim to be in five sentences or less.

    And I nominate:

    Amy,

    beauty beyond bones,

    master of spice and everything nice,

    glamitupwithtc,

    the maximo blog,

    life, family, good food,

    Apri3site

    Claire Yang writes

    namunderthesun

    reveries of an imagination junkie

    the shining gemgem

    P.s: Keep up the good work guys. I know its supposed to be fifteen nominees but its 2:39am over here and I’m really sleepy.

    To every who took their time to read this, wishing you many good days ahead.

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    If you are new to this blog, don’t over think it, join the community

    The Risk Realm

    It is amazing to me how many people decide in advance that they are going to fail and not reach their dreams. Those of us who believe in God can depend on what He said in the book of Philippians, “I can do everything God asks me to do with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” God specialises in working beyond us.
    Unless you enter the beehive, you can’t take the honey. You and I are like rubber bands. We are most useful when we are stretched. Calvin Coolidge said, “We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.” The reason so little is accomplished is because so little is attempted.

    It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” (Seneca). The definition of impossible: Something nobody can do until somebody does. Risk is part of every success plan. Bite off more than you can chew. “People who take risks are the people you will lose against” (John Scully). You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.

    Adapted from Why ask Why – John Mason.

    She Multiplies…

    A woman is an incubator
    God designed the female to be an incubator
    Her whole body is incubation
    An incubator is something that gives life to everything.
    Whatever you give an incubator
    It gives it life then gives it back to you
    Whatever you give an incubator
    It multiples
    Then it gives back to you
    That’s why women must be careful what they listen to
    Who they listen to
    And what they hear
    Because women incubates everything
    If you give a woman a word
    She gives you a sentence back
    If you give her a sentence
    She gives you a paragraph
    If you give her a paragraph
    You are going to get a book
    If you give a woman one sperm
    She’s going to give it life
    Multiply it
    And give you a baby
    You give her a house
    She gives you a home
    Makes it beautiful
    Mutiplies it
    She makes you a beautiful home
    You give her groceries
    She gives you a meal
    You give her frustration
    She multiplies it
    And gives you hell
    A female is an incubator
    That means she receives information
    She expounds it
    And she gives it back to you
    A female never keeps anything
    Incubators do not keep anything
    They may hold it for a while
    But you will eventually get it back
    And it would never come back the way you gave it
    It comes back multiplied
    A woman would be under pressure for twenty years and then one day, all of a sudden, she goes crazy on you
    She curses you and throw stuffs at you
    She incubates everything
    So if you give a woman gossip
    You know when the bible talks about gossip
    It usually refers to the female
    Why?
    Why is it that a woman destroys with her mouth?
    Because a woman keeps multiplying stuffs
    So women if you want to be a good wife
    Make sure you receive the right stuff
    Because whatever you receive
    You are going to multiply it
    And you are going to give it to your husband
    So if you are on the phone talking all day to a woman who’s divorced and you are not
    If you are talking all day to women whose marriages ain’t working all the time
    And they are talking to you
    They are going to get into your womb
    And then your husband comes back
    And you start speaking negative things
    And suspicious things to your husband
    When in fact you’ve been receiving that junk from your friend on the phone.
    No wonder why, Peter said, women be like Sarah, live a quiet life, don’t be noisy, don’t be gossips
    Why?
    You’re an incubator
    You produce what you listen to.”

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    This words were sent to me by a friend through a Digital Grace…Be inspired video. I liked it a lot, so I shared it. To me, this words are true and i see a lot of it happing around me.