Life Happens


It rained today, second rain this year in the city of Lagos, I love it when it rains, something about the weather that makes you want to sleep in all day, watch your favorite series with a cup of hot chocolate by the side, but this won’t happen now because presently, i am at work. Getting up this morning was a long debate between I have to and I don’t have to. I knew immediately that something was off right from the moment I left my bed, I took extra-long time in getting ready for work. I’d say the gloomy weather is another major factor because it keeps drizzling. I wouldn’t find this annoying on a normal day but today isn’t just like every other day.

I was called in for a quick meeting as soon as I got to work this morning, then I was delivered the blow. It came as a shock because I didn’t see it coming, I didn’t know how to feel, I just felt tears gathering and threatening to fall, “no you can’t cry, big girls don’t cry”. I ranted and tried my best not to break down even as I felt a single tear trying to make its way down my cheek. The meeting ended and I went back to my sit, praying to God for strength to get through the day.

“Some things shouldn’t happen, this isn’t fair” I kept repeating these words in my head till I couldn’t concentrate on anything. I like to keep my emotions in check because I don’t like explaining myself. I decided to do what I know how to do best, hoping by the time I am through, I feel a sense of relief at least. What is done is done right. Life throws things at you and I won’t specify now because things could be anything, how it affects you depends on what exactly got thrown at you. How are you in one place today and you find yourself in another place tomorrow? I wonder about this things a lot but I try not to dwell on it because all I ever hear is ‘well, that’s life’. It keeps evolving and often times, it gets out of hand.

Yes, that’s life, I understand perfectly so there is no point feeling bad or constantly knock yourself up because that’s just how it is. You don’t know which card you will get dealt with today, each day comes with its own challenges. It’s like the basic rule, so don’t ever forget amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, things fall apart, always expect the unexpected, don’t ever get too comfortable, brace yourself up for anything, shake it off or write it all (in my own case) and KEEP IT MOVING.


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