Hey there. How has your day been? Mine has been… never mind. I had the usual blogger’s hassle of deciding what to post, thanks to not having a fixed plan of what to post per time- Will someone please get me the Cassie Dave’s blog planner? 😩 I dallied between posting a long, angry post about why Nigeria will never be better; similar to the one I posted here; a post about myself, but as usual, I shied away from that because I don’t fancy putting myself all out here; or a story. When I got tired of trying to decide, I went to go read my feeds. And that was when I saw that I had been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger’s Award by Treasure! Tresh saved me from my indecision on what to post, and I’m so grateful for that! Thanks, Tresh!
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers that are creative, optimistic and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.
Thank the Blogger(s) who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
Answer 11 questions the Blogger(s) gave you.
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11questions.
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
So, to the questions Tresh gave me to answer.
1. Who are you? What makes you who you are?
I am Dunni. I am a shy person who is very boisterous and goofy around the people I am comfortable with. I am a creative, and I naturally gravitate towards artsy things. My quirks make me who I am- my old soul that makes me a deeply traditional person; and the resultant restrain that I have when it comes to internet affairs- how I am not as enthusiastic about social media as the average Nigerian youth; the inexplicable hurt I feel when I see suffering; my love affair with my comfort zone; and toxic relationship with procrastination, even as I strive to better myself and achieve my dreams…
2. If you could relive a moment in your life, what would it be?
It would be the day when I was home alone and my absolute chum, Uncle Akin (of blessed memory) came in without knocking. Pleasantly shocked, I screamed his name and hugged him tight as he laughed.
3. What’s your future plan?
To serve God, and humanity. To preserve the Yoruba culture. To inspire people to become better versions of themselves, and draw them to God.
4. What’s your go to quote?
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
5. What advice will you give to a new blogger?
Push it, but don’t push it too hard. Give yourself room, and time to grow, and enjoy the journey all the way.
6. What are your hobbies apart from writing?
7. What’s your favourite movie?
Uh. I don’t have one.
8. If you could invent something, what would it be?
A device that can help me with journalling my memories in hard format without having to sit down to write/type.
9. Who inspires you?
Every woman who balances a home with career, parenting and still manages not to lose herself in the process.
10. What’s a daily routine you can’t do without?
Well, I would usually reply, “Going to the toilet in the morning”, but a strike in school some time ago, and the resultant water scarcity taught me otherwise. I had to hold the contents of my bowels for two days, and I learnt that routines can be changed. A month long fast at the beginning of the year also left me feeling light in the mornings, and my routine got skewed.
11. Describe your ideal home.
Hmmn. My ideal home is clean and airy- this does not mean it is devoid of the usual clutter that makes a home comfy. After all, it is not a hospital ward. 😏 It is full of love, laughter, and music; the laughter always rings in it. It is peaceful, because God is in it, and in charge. It is warm and welcoming , filled with books and art. It is a haven.
I’ll leave the 11th nominee place open as an open tag to everyone who might be interested. Please feel free to do a post on the award too.
I would like my nominees to answer the same questions I answered above, as
I’m too lazy to think up new questions I’d love to know you more. 😜
Thank you for reading!