Remove the wool from your eyes!

07 Mar

No one’s gonna do it for you. Most would prefer it stayed there. Unless you come to the realisation that you can’t see past your nose, wool is gonna be the new Armani shades and you’re gonna keep rocking ’em like a fashion conscious bat!

So you think she’s your friend, you do the calling, the pinging, the watching of her back and worrying about stuff that’s important to her and when you need her, you realize she’s done a rent-a-ghost number on your arse. Optimistic is your middle name, celebrating your friendship with cuddly pics and furry messages, wake up and smell the dog poo, you are as alone as Robinson Crusoe was! Why are you holding on so tight? Yes you were friends as kids, but why have you decided to be the old grandma who refuses to change with the times? Forced loyalty to an old friend who doesn’t have your back while you put the ones who do in second place every time. Think about it, the people who are ready to bail you out when you are in need and cover for you, those who remember to check up on you every once in a while, they are your friends. BFFs are only forever if the friendship is forever, screw the title!

So you and your man have been dating for 8 years ehen? Are you happy? No! Is he gonna put a ring on it anytime this century? You think not. Does he try to make you happy? No! Is he faithful? No! Then why on earth are you still there? Did he tie you to a chair and gag you with a dirty sock? Did he make a pact with your soul for some change he’d use to take another girl out? For crying out loud, life is short. You ain’t even married yet and it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen soon. So why don’t you screw marriage, screw what others think and screw everything else screwable and follow your dreams even if all you have in the dream safe is a longing for solitude and peace of mind. Trust me, you could work your way up from there. A day at a time and you’ll be doing not just you, but the man you claim would be lost without you, a whole lot of good.

So your job sucks? You are under-paid and over-worked. You borrow like an alcoholic and can’t wait for the next pay check. You’ve never even heard of the word ‘savings’ cos you don’t even have enough and to top it all, your boss treats you like s**t. Did you go to school to end up like this? You spend more hours at your job than anywhere else. Is this what you call making a living? This profitless hard work? I know bus drivers who make more money than you. So they don’t wear a suit everyday, big deal! Then one day a new bill is added to your never-ending list of bills and then you can’t take it anymore so you decide to buy some strong rope and kill yourself! WRONG!

You think that’s bad, life throws all sorts of curve balls at us and they hit really hard and many times below the belt but do we give up? Do we suck on the lemons a little at a time hoping we’ll eventually get accustomed to the acrid taste? No! That’s not living, that’s existing. The worst thing you can do is to compare yourself to someone worse than you. That only works when you are on your knees struggling hard to be thankful as you say a prayer to the Almighty. When you get off your knees, if you don’t know the difference between the hope that comes with being thankful that you’re not as bad as somebody else AND the mediocrity that creeps up on you when you are HAPPY you are not as bad as somebody else then you’ll be sooooo screwed!

You’re clearly not succeeding at what you’re doing. Has it occurred to you that you aren’t doing it wrong, you are just in the wrong place? Failure is relative. A lot of great men and women were failures till they shook off the mantle of propriety. Who gives a flying f**k about status quo? Who gives a rat’s arse about what the world thinks? If you do, you are gonna die a slow, very painful death caused by broken dreams and an unfulfilled life. All the people emulated today dared to be different. What’s the best that can happen to you if you do get it right? Just another marriage, just another paid employee, just another part of the national demographic, just another person struggling to survive. What’s the worst that can happen if you don’t get it right? Shame? Rejection? Disgrace? Suicide? Poverty? WRONG! Those entities don’t wait for you to ‘not get it right’ before they pounce on you. “Time and chance happens to them all”.

I’ll tell you something. If you hit rock bottom then presumably there’s no where else to go except up, or under- if you choose to end your life! Maybe your destiny is a whole lot greater than the average Joe’s. Maybe instead of just being a married woman, you are gonna be the woman who helps other married women get out of the mud while earning a lot of money on the side. Why do we love TV so much? Because people seemingly make tons of money from not doing anything extraordinary. So find that ordinary thing you are good at. David was great at throwing stones with a sling and he became King. Somebody was great at updating his facebook status and now he does it for the president. Sometimes when the opportunity arises, we are just too ill-prepared to seize it and some of us don’t get more than one chance. You don’t have to be the best there is, you just have to be different from what there is. Carve your niche and you’ll be surprised what lengths you’d go. And if where you are makes you so mad, if you hate the situation you find yourself in, don’t despair, don’t kiss arse, just flee. You’ll hurt more people if you stay. You can’t give what you don’t have. Having a happy and fulfilled life is the only way you can impact positively those around you!

Have a lovely day peeps. xoxoxo


Posted by on March 7, 2012 in Hall of Fame, Inspirational


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12 responses to “Remove the wool from your eyes!

  1. sush

    March 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Nice, something pple dnt understand esp when I resigned. U can’t start ur life afresh if u dnt let go of the old rubbish. Happiness dnt necessary mean riches but peace of mind. That I have plenty of now as I hustle for my passion!

  2. Darhmie

    March 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    This is some HARD TRUTH!!! Wow!

  3. grace

    March 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    This is one of your best write ups so far! #thumbs up.
    Its hard to change status quo,the comfort zone is damn too comfortable.
    But I guess one has to learn to change comfort zones too.

  4. ifedayo

    March 7, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Wow!!! Feel the fire-breathing diva!! The truth you have spoken, not minding whose ox is gored, I appreciate that. Guess we all have unnecessary ties that we cling to sometimes. Thanks for the wake up call.

  5. Okeoghene

    March 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm


  6. The Drunk Archer

    March 7, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    i think moving on is one of the hardest things ever… </3

  7. Amina-toro

    March 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Wow! Babe! So much truth in so many lines! Moving on is important, hard but important.

  8. myne Whitman

    March 10, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Great writing, and hard hitting truth too.

  9. Boss Lady

    March 10, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Nicee1, this is soooo true!!

  10. Nollywood REinvented (@NollywdREinvntd)

    March 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    yes! Yes!! YES!!! I honestly couldn’t agree more. Swallowing an unnecessary pill because of societal standards or bearing a headache when there is already a pill for it is beyond me. Like I say to all parents who want to become Iya and Baba Dokita, God did not create everyone for the same purpose. Find yours and stick with it

  11. princesssimysola

    March 13, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Wow… deep true words. Change can be hard, but alot of times, it is the only way forward…

  12. Olufunke

    March 22, 2012 at 11:47 am

    E no easy to leave comfort zone o!…but we have to no matter how difficult
    Thanks for sharing this, some kind of reminder for me.


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