Sunday, May 3, 2009

10 things about me

I avoided this on facebook, but a fellow blogger tagged me, so I figured why not. It wont be that interesting, but oh well, here goes:

1. I can be very impatient. I know this and I think I know where I got it from. I know it's bad and patience is afterall a virtue. But seriously, I have no time or patience for people who are in my way, or are wasting my time or are driving slowly or...........
Yeah, I'm working on that though. For real.

2. I'm very much my mothers daughter. I love my mother to pieces and I'm very very close to her. She's like my rock and I have mad respect and love for that woman. But in a perverse way, I used to want to be different from her.....I guess it was my misguided way of asserting some form of independence. And yet, the more I grow up, the more I realize that I'm so much like her. I have her body shape, her face, her strengths etc. I've even come to like the color red much more than I thought I ever would, and my dislike of red was just one of the many things I held on tightly to show how different I was from her. Absolutely foolish I know. Now, I love the fact that I'm like her. She's an awesome woman, and I'm mad proud of her.

3. I really cant stand people being in my personal space. At all. Only a select few are allowed to be in very close proximity to me without me instinctively moving away. So if you stand near me and I move or I tell you to move, please dont be offended. Its nothing personal.

4. I worry more than I should. Since I know I shouldn't I often hide my worry behind the "right" words. But again, it's a work in progress.

5. I whine a whole lot more than I should. I annoys me a lot actually, but sometimes I cant seem to help it. I've been told its the last born syndrome.

6. I'm finally making peace with my body. I'm done wishing I was as tall as this person, or as thin as this other one, or had this other person's proportions or that person's face. I am wonderfully and fearfully made, and real beauty isn't on the outside, but inside. These sound like cliches but they are true. God looks closely at my heart and is more concerned that I'm right with Him. And all the human beings that matter seem to like me just the way I am so it cant be that bad :)

7. I really desperately wish I was funny. I am not. I laugh easily and a lot. But alas, I cant induce laughter in others.

8. I like sappy books, movies etc. The whole idea of intellectualism is often lost on me.

9. I like to play devils advocate. I sometimes think I should have gone to law school instead.

10. Sometimes I can be very insecure. And about the most random things too. I have to keep reminding myself that my worth is in God. Not in how smart or popular or pretty or funny I am. It can be hard to remember though. Oh well, one day, the lesson will stick.

11. I know I said 10 but I want to end on a positive note. I get very excited as I watch my friends and family reach milestones. It makes me happy to see them happy and thriving and doing well.


  1. i hate that i am on blogville right now but oh well.
    #1 - I think we all know that.
    #3 - I think that one addresses someone specifically.
    #2 - Kudos to our mothers. They are our pride. We stand on the shoulders of giants dont we?
    #6 - What did one troublesome child say once upon a time at the farms? I think I recall it was something like this, "dang OY! thats some segzy stuff up your alley." You had best believe that you have a v.gorgeous shape.
    #8 and 9: A mis-match. It is funny that intellectualism is lost on you, yet u are say one of the mst practical and wise things.
    #10 - Weird. Never thot too much about that but yes, maybe on #6.
    yay for #11! May the Lord continue to be our strength.

  2. #1 Word.
    #3 Really? I never knew that and is Omo Oba right?
    #4 Double word.
    #5 Haha...last born syndrome. Well, we 1st borns will just put you guys in line and as always look out for y'all.
    #6 Interesting. The only things I've wanted to change on my body are my nose and ass. Trust me, the junk in the trunk is too much for me although I've never had any probs with moving it around so I guess God knew what He was doing no?
    #7 Really?? I think you're exaggerating your 'un-funny' bone.
    #9 Stop trying to simplify the law profession homegirl =P.

  3. wait, am I supposed to do what Omo Oba did? if so, I dey pick race, now, now.

    I was intrigued by the "devil's advocate" admission. Does it ever get you into trouble? That's what happens to me. =)

  4. hie SSD, what did Omo Oba do na?
    and OY, I came here because I am expecting to see the note on that sometin sometins that is badly needed.
    and only one post in May? pathetic yo.

  5. I'm impatient too, but i think that's a strength:)

  6. OK- my months long exile is over, so now I can rejoin the conversation. How sad is it that I stepped out of a conversation that I started myself? Oh well. I'm here now.

    @Omo Aba- You really do entertain me and make me happy. I like fighting with you, but you're very encouraging and I appreciate that. And yeah, even though it seems that I'm only picky when certain people get into my space, I can assure you that it's not at all personal or limited to some people. I'm equal opportunity that way :)

    @KG- I think you're the only one who routinely laughs at my jokes :) And no, I'm not simplifying the law profession. I just think I might have enjoyed at least one little aspect of it. There isnt much of a debate to be had in an exam room with a patient afterall...........

    @SD- welcome. I love your blog :)
    And yeah, playing devil's advocate gets me into trouble. I have to give plenty of disclaimers and such before I delve into my spiel. And during the spiel. And after the speil. Maybe I shouldnt worry as much about explaining myself.....

    @Esi- welcome again :) It's cool that you view your impatience as a strength. I think it can be one of those double edged things- it requires a certain level of self-confidence and strength to be impatient. But then again, I sometimes forget that not everyone is on the same page on a lot of things- and someone being slower, or quieter or more deliberate or anything, is not necessarily a bad thing. At the very least, they're less likely to get into trouble, whereas I often get myself into trouble by acting before I think etc....