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. 💕

Unique Blogger Award. #4

  • Hey guys, I ve been tagged. This is my first time. Thanks to Angelica @the book cover girls for nominating me. 

    The Rules:

    • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
    • Answer the questions.
    • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
    • Ask them 3 questions.


    These were Angelica’s questions.

    What is the book that has made you cry the most? The one that completely broke your heart and made you spill all your tears?

    If you could change places with a fictional character (from TV, book, movie etc.) would you? If so, which character and why? Keeping in mind that while you are in their world, they are in yours, living your life!

    The world has turned into a zombie apocalypse and you are alone! You have the magical ability to bring a single fictional character to life to help you survive. Who would you bring to help you? Why them of all people?

    And these were my answers.

    1. The book that has literary made me cry and take my heart along with it through its roller coaters will be After by Anna Todd.

    2. I thought about this one a lot. There’s never a fictional character that’s just perfect. They always have their set of issues and baggage, the really cool ones are trying to save the world. What a responsibility, so I will stick to my normal life.

    3. This one, I had so many characters in my head. Since am alone, I would need an effective weapon and a chatty person. Hmmm…hmmm…I think I would go with Rhysand of ACOTAR. The most powerful high lord should be able to knock zombies down. Plus he has a sense of humour and bonus, he’s handsome. Ha ha.

    So now these are my questions.

    1. Like the genie in the lamp in the tales of Aladdin, If you could wish for one thing, anything at all, what would it be and why?

    2. 

    What fictional character (movie, books) has affected your life. That is, made you see things differently of influenced your personality.

    3. 

    You are been given two pills, a red pill and a blue pill. The red pill brings your favorite fictional character to your world and the b

    lue pill takes you to their world. Which would you choose?

    Angelica @ the book cover girls, thanks for nominating me.

    So I tag

    Nusrath@the diary of a muslim girl,

    jo @ joguputablog, stellar @ stellar kittens book reviews ,

    a liker of things @alikerofthings, TC @glamitupwithtc, luis@byluis7 , printing press express , Dorian @that girl Dorian

    (link your answers back to this post so I can see them)

    *it isn’t a compulsory thing but I would love if you all participated *

    Walk Talk

    Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success

    A good question to ask yourself is “what kind of advice do I give others that I need to follow myself?” Living a double life will get you nowhere, twice as fast. Thoughts lead on to purpose; purpose go forth in action; action forms habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny said Tryon Edwards. Proverbs assert a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.


    Would your reputation recognized your character if they met in the dark? Desire what Psalms declared, “Create in me a clean heart, oh Lord, and renew in me a right spirit.” 

    To change your character, you must begin, at the control centre – the heart. You act what you think, only till you choose to think positively, can you strive to be a better person. I am a positive thinker, the world need a lot of positive thinkers, don’t you agree, to make it a better place.

    Consider what Woodrow Wilson said: “if you think what you ought to do for people, your character will take care of itself” . The world’s best sermon is preached by the traffic sign: keep right.


    *for today’s blog post, I decided to write a few motivational words, hope you guys like it*

    Beautiful Words

    Hey, I want to start off by apologising for the empty posts on July 10th. There were some problems with my WordPress so whenever I post something new, it shows only the title and nothing else (so frustrating) but I have resolved it now.

    So let get started.

    “To the women I once loved” by Pierre Jentry is a reflection of a poet’s heart, his deepest inner feelings towards past relationship and how they have shaped him to become the person he is. Every piece of this poem brings consciousness to the qualities of women that men often neglect in a relationship, but ought to be glorified; making us aware that who we are has a thing or two to do with who we have been with.

    So even knowing you are not one of those women Pierre loved, you feel like pieces of them, you feel like you know them, you feel like you are one of them.

    Before I only read poems that were assigned in literature classes but I heard so much about this one, I decided to get it and it was worth it.

    In this blog post I would be sharing my favourite words from the poem, the phrases I relate to.

    Every woman is born as a princess. Yet, not every woman becomes a queen. Being a queen requires growth, change, evolution, maturing; and learning to value, respect and care for others. It involves being more selfless, and more loving than you are defensive.

    A queen is a woman who knows who created her and the purpose for which she was created.

    A queen is a woman who never stops growing  into who she ought to be, a wise woman who is rarely in the midst of gossips, and who partakes not in drama and childish things. A queen is a woman who is strong 💪 minded, intelligent yet humble, soft-spoken and doesn’t justify her weakness, but daily focus on improving.

    A queen is everything a princess as  potential to become. Until a woman grows to become the Queen she was created to be, she remains a lost princess.

    You are one of a kind.
    The one who is a realist, yet with an imagination that is without boundaries.
    You are a writer and a beautiful novel.
    You are a painter and a painting of great value that can never be price tagged.
    You are so serious yet so silly.
    Oh, so caring, yet with a bit of carelessness in you.
    You are tolerant and intolerant.
    You are a woman good men dream of, and the tough woman boys consider a nightmare.

    Every fibre of you complemented the word “simplicity”
    Your simple ways opened my eyes to beauty that was never hidden, yet, felt as a stranger to my eyes, new to this earth.
    Your simple spirit opened my eyes to the overlooked beauty of this world…
    Things we fail to cherish yet valuable
    Like seeing a bee pollinate a flower which to the complex mind is too simple and the naked eye its is life being prolonged and God showing off his talents.
    Honey, I now see why men prior before me passed you up for a woman a bit complex.
    Its hard for them to comprehend such simple authentic traits.
    For they were use to women who looked complex, yet empty
    …You on the other hand was an open book
    …You made them feel normal, as if winning your heart was something that was as easy as simply loving each other.
    …Even the simplest piece of clothing becomes of great elegance upon your skin.
    The simplest of statements exited your mouth with such substance.
    Your simplicity singlehandedly enhanced the value of natural beauty in a world built on artificiality.
    Fancy dresses, expensive jewellery, popular makeup brands, designer purses were vanity to you.
    A dead soul’s treasure, you called it, “fool’s gold”
    Never steer away from who you are my dear. You have simplified the meaning and beauty of life in a way that my pupils seldom recognise elsewhere.
    Simple, yet, complicated you are.”

    As you continue this week, never look down at yourself and never let anyone make you feel than you deserve.
    *I like to hear your thoughts on this post. If you like it and wish to read more, follow the blog if you haven’t yet.
    Many thanks.

    Pen and papers

    What I love most about writing is the feeling of putting your thoughts on papers and watch as those thoughts come to life in the mind of your reader.

    However, whenever we pick the pen to write, some nagging thoughts come to mind:

    • What to write?: what story to share? Will it be interesting enough for people to fall in love with?

    Some people try so hard when writing; making up elaborate events that they leave the context without a heart. They try so hard to make it so mind blowing, they forget the little things. And the little things matter. No matter how normal you think your life is, there’s always something (when you choose to add it as a piece of your book) beautiful your readers can relate to.

    Even when you choose to write fantasy, no matter how weird and crazy you think your imagination is, let it guide you. Writing needs inspiration, you can’t force inspiration, be patient.

    • How your story reflects you?

    Most times when we read a good book, we feel like we know a lot about the author. As upcoming writers, writers like us who are still trying to figure out their place, and their stand in the literary world. There’s that fear people might judge us wrongly for the contents in our book. So we tend to play and restricts ourselves.

    I believe that in every story we write, there’s a little of us in it. Any if anyone hasn’t told you yet, here it is, the way you see the world isn’t a bad thing.

    As a writer with two completed manuscripts working on the third one (mum says I can’t published till am 18. Ha!) , this is one what I face when i started. Believing in myself, is what kept me going, it still is.

    I love to hear your thoughts on this post.

    Many thanks.

    Mother as first ” MENTOR”

    Mothers – invaluable treasures

    joguptablog

    To me She is my World. My world rotates around my mom. Whatever I am, it’s just because of her. It is very hard for me to pen down the things that I have learned from my mother, because I am still learning and will be learning forever. From my childhood she always told me to be independent in thoughts, to be happy in any situation because by being sad you can’t do anything so it’s better to tackle the problem without any fear, without any sadness. She always told me to take my decisions on own but share your decisions with any senior, as he/she is having more experience than me. And may be I can get some better option. She always taught me the life terms and conditions. But she always said that whatever life gives you never escape…face it with your best. For me, she is the…

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