WHY I STOPPED WRITING

*Peeks into room

*Sneaks in on tiptoes

*Faints at the sight of so much dust and cobwebs

*Wakes up and starts cleaning up

Ahem.

That’s the sound of me clearing my throat and trying to catch your attention. I know that will be a little difficult, seeing as I practically dropped off this space for four months. And what’s more, that seems to be a pattern (See for yourself HERE and HERE). So I’ll really understand if you decide to give me “unlooking” this time. 🙂

This time around, my reasons for disappearing are not so much different from the previous ones. Summary is just that I got busy with other aspects of life. Did I stop writing? Well, not exactly, seeing as I’ve been writing daily for the past ten months. I just haven’t been writing here. I’m sorry.

I got a job as a web content developer, and I swearrrrrr, it has been super challenging! Transitioning from writing what I like and want, and when I feel like it; to writing stuff that’s required of me whether I’m not interested in it or not, was not easy. Whether I liked it or not, I had to meet my daily quota. It was very easy for my blog to take a back seat.

Enioladunni playing with a Rubik's cube, a guitar hangs on the wall behind her

In addition to that, I won’t lie, 2020 has been a roller-coaster of a year for my mental wellbeing, and I know I’m not alone in this. All the many different emotions that each month brought with it made it difficult for creative juices to flow even when I really tried. By the time I was done working hard on my daily quota, I was usually so drained that writing anything else would not appeal to me.

However, the whole time, my mind’s eye kept peeping at my blog, asking me, is this how we’ll go on another hiatus? My work is demanding, and I’m still learning how to balance it with the rest of my life, but I can’t deny the fact that I’ve missed my blog. Nothing can replace the feeling of having something of your own and building it, you know?

Anyway, I’m back, and I’m gonna keep nurturing this space regardless of my other commitments. I don’t want to dwell on how much time I’ve lost because I just want to progress. Forward ever, yes?

Meanwhile, how have you been? How has 2020 affected you, in your creative process or other areas of your life?

PRODUCTIVITY TIPS: WORKING FROM HOME IN SHARED SPACES

Imagine having a zoom meeting with your boss and your sibling walks into the room in a towel and asks, “Where’s the sheabutter?” Or your mum asks, “Rice, Eba or amala!?”🤣🤣 These are the realities of working from home in many Nigerian contexts, because a lot of us live in shared spaces.

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31 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

Hello!

How you dey? I was planning blog posts for the week when I realized that some of you might be visiting this space for the first time. It’s therefore proper that I do a sort of re-introduction or welcome party. So in case you’re wondering who exactly I am, I did this Get to Know Me post for you with a couple of questions I got from the internet. You may want to READ THIS FIRST tho before you dive into this post.

Now that you’re back from reading that, (and if you didn’t even go there at all, you stubborn fish 😅) here are 31 random facts about me.

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