So part of my monthly plans (make that life plan) is to learn how to worry less. Besides a certain Mgbeks friend of mine, I think most of my friends and the people I know are worry-ers. We worry about different things, ranging from small to big. As I was reading my current love interest - that would be the book EAT.PRAY.LOVE. There is a segment where she is having difficulty meditating because her mind keeps wandering off (I have a problem with this too, which is why I DETEST yoga, I almost want to punch someone when I am done, I can't clear my mind). Anyways, a friend of hers told her straight up that she was a control freak and she was surprised because she wasn't like the usual definition of a control freak. He explained further how she was so used to having plans and getting what she wants in terms of those plans that when it doesn't go her way she freaks out. You know how you hear things 100s of times and it just takes that one moment to sink in? This sunk in for me, seriously it's quite idiotic and silly to worry about things that you don't have control over. The same way you have no control over whether you wake up in the morning or not is the same way you can plan till forever and it'll change in an instant. So why worry or be anxious? Do your part, cast your fears, burdens and everything to HIM and you will be surprised how things work out. Infact, think back on your life and I am sure you can think of moments where you were just stuck or in a bind and somehow or the other you got through it. Your ways are not HIS ways, don't try to understand, just revel in his Assurance.
On the flip side, by now we all know Naija was kicked out the World Cup. A friend of mine has been saying how Nigerians are always banking on hope with no hard work. He made his point by saying even before today's match our hope was that we would beat Korea then Argentina will beat Greece then we will move forward, basically some long tins, why can't we just win with straight line? Sigh, this is the point where million why questions about Naija came up. He then asked, everyone says they are proudly Nigerian, what exactly are you proud of? I won't lie, I blanked. I could think of a million things but it would have sounded hypocritical.
Our music - sounds so fluffy
Our culture - seeing as I pick and choose which one works and its the same culture that treats women as second class citizens and allows a woman to be battered.
Our progress - what progress though? Yes there is opportunity but its still everyman for themself, if you don't move back rich, there's no "Nigerian Dream" that will lift you from yonder.
Our resilience? - isn't everyone resilient at some point.
Sha sha, I know I am proudly Nigerian but I am not exactly sure why, so my fellow bloggers, help me out. Why are you proudly Nigerian?
Have a lovely week ahead.