It's 3 days to meeting 30. Whoop! I'm looking back at my 20s like they started yesterday. I have great memories about everything I felt from my 20th birthday up until now. I think it's because I am very intuitive. I feel things deeply. I am fully aware of what I feel when I feel it. I have a deep connection with my inner self. In my 20s, I learned to be self aware. I learned to discover how I feel about what's going on in my life. Thanks to exercising my gift of writing by blogging on www.amakamedia.com. I had no choice than to dive deep into my heart—mind and emotions—to fetch content (both literally and metaphorically). And the ability to be brutally honest with my feelings is one of the greatest things I learned in my 20s. I believe this level of self awareness and vulnerability is a good foundation for my 30s. I can boldly say that I am totally over being 20-something. I am content to have felt all the joys and pains deeply. I have great memories. Oh, I sure do. Hey 30s. I'm ready for ya! #BirthdayGirl #Amakamedia #June26 #20Pieces20 #Turning30 #SuperGrateful
Motivational Speakers be like you cannot feature in a future that you can’t picture. But they are not wrong. Are they? There is no harm in imagining a bigger and better future. You should have something to look forward to, for which are you exerting conscious and daily effort to create. Stop attaching yourself so much to the person you think you are. Let go of the notion that your future self is going to be the same as your present self. You can keep moving forward while at the same time enjoying the process. If you don’t have a picture of your future, then you cannot be fruitful, happy or fulfilled. Without vision, the people perish, the Bible states. 📷@rayemphotography #PushForwardThursday #Amakamedia #NoteToSelf
I was 21 here. Having been a good girl all my life, I wanted to have a glimpse of what life could be as a bad girl. I was curious. I sat down and made a list of goals I wanted to accomplish. The goals were ambitious and I took this list very seriously, at least for the first few years. Some of the things I had on my list were: - I want to get drunk and see what happens - I want to have a boyfriend - I want to go on romantic dates - I want to do a photoshoot (wasn't so popular back then) - I want to have sex Being in my 20s was an explosion. It was a decade exploding with intensity and ambiguity. Anxiety and excitement. Purpose and stupidity. So many firsts. Too many what ifs. In my book, TWENTY PIECES, which would be available soon, you will get see how it all turns out. I write Twenty Pieces. . . in hopes that you will learn from my mistakes, gain from the wisdom of my experience and accumulate knowledge that will help you get through your 20s. P.S The giveaway is still on. I'm giving away physical copies of my first book, 'He Wasn't My Husband' For N1000 (one thousand Naira) only. If you're interested and ready to pick up from Lagos, DM me with interested. Ends June 25. #20Pieces20
June gets me really excited! I'm too excited! They say, do not make decisions when you are too excited or too angry but I do not want to hear. I am too excited that I want to give out my first book, 'He Wasn't My Husband' for free. But they also say, do not give out things for free because people may not value it. So I considered that for a minute. Hmm. Now, I HAVE DECIDED TO DO A BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY. I WILL BE GIVING AWAY 20 COPIES OF 'HE WASN'T MY HUSBAND' FOR N1000 (one thousand naira) only from June 1 to June 25. Amazing offer, isn't it? TO QUALIFY: 1. Like this post 2. Be among the first 20 to send a DM PLEASE NOTE: 1. You must be ready to pick up your copy from Lagos 2. After June 25, the price returns to initial price #HeWasntMyHusband #BirthdayGiveaway
I was 23 and confused here. For 20 years, I was told precisely what to do on assignments and tests to be successful. The transition into the real world - the world of uncertainty - was a difficult one, because there were no rubrics to follow and fewer rules to abide to. In the back of my mind I was always wondering: Is this it? Am I really on the right track? Am I doing the right things? What else can I be doing? Is this going to work out? What if I had done X instead? These feelings are likely surfacing for you because you are in your 20s. I had you in my mind as I write #20Pieces20 Coming June 26.
It's only a few days to my 30th birthday and I have been thinking a lotttttt! In a good way, though. Like, what in the heavens just happened? It's incredibly amazing to realize that I am officially saying goodbye to my 20s. I remember being 20 and wondering what my life was about. Being in my 20s was puzzling. It was a decade full of questions and quests as I try to figure out everything — who am I? Am I really in love with them? What am I doing with my life? What do I want my career to look like? Somewhere around graduating from the university, falling in love, being jobless and heart broken, finding a job and getting married, I grew up. The last decade has been a blast and I am super glad to present TWENTY PIECES to you. It's a book that broadens perspective on the challenges and obstacles faced as a 20-something. The secrets I share in this book are not easily obtained. Each page is a piece of my heart. Coming this June. #20Pieces20
B E L O V E D 💛❤ When we go to the grocery store, out to eat, get gas, etc.; it’s easy to get caught up in our own lives and forget we are walking into others. Greet people with a smile. Say, “Hello,” “Please,” “Thank you,” ask them “How are you doing today,” acknowledge that they are a person and they deserve love. Today has been a great day. Bits coming up on bit.do/PerfectMachForeverTV soon. 😁
Let me post this now before I change my mind again.
That feeling you get when the broken pieces are coming together. . . I'm super excited about my second book!
The last wedding we attended before the world turned upside down. 🖤🖤 2020 BC. (Before Corona)
My all time favourite love song is out! 😍💛🥰😘😭😊 _ WATCH: https://youtu.be/WbSPEupiljM or WATCH: bit.do/PerfectMachForeverTV Happy Valentine! #JustForYou #KachiCG #PerfectMachForever #Amaka
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I know what God told me.
During my National Youth Service (NYSC) year, I met Gbenga. Gbenga was tall, dark and handsome. He was so foineee. If I had a list of what I wanted my ideal boyfriend to look like, he checked all the boxes. I was helplessly crushing on him.😍 I wanted him to want me. So I decided to shoot my shot. And we got talking. Some days after, I saw Gbenga talking to Sue, my new friend. I couldn't believe they were holding hands. I felt sick to my stomach. (A peep into #HeWasntMyHusband ) Let's talk. No pretence. If you were in my shoes, what would you have done? Ever liked a guy/lady who started liking your friend? How did you handle it?
If you don't give it to Him, then how can He take it?
I'm not much of a public speaker but boy, I feel ALIVE going on a journey with people, into their world to DISCOVER how God helped them out and how they are evolving. Talkshows, interviews, and everything else that has to do with sharing heart-reaching experiences and thoughts with people get me. #aboutlastweekend #amakamedia #recreateyourself
The laziness of getting a piece I can just throw on, or wanting an easy going look lures me into wearing his finest shirts. I used to sneak into my brothers' room to steal their shirts, so this isn't a new thing 🤣😂 Who else does this? P.s I think I rocked it better 😅 #fridayoutfit #casualstyle #husbandshirt
🦋🦋BUTTERFLIES I remember being so fascinated by the life cycle of a butterfly that it totally absorbed my entire being. I talked about it, wrote about it, screamed about it, and even sang about it. It literally captured my imagination. It's been 5 years since I caught it and I am still intrigued. A butterfly wasn't always a butterfly. It starts with a tiny egg that hatches into a not-so-good looking caterpillar. The caterpillar grows and grows and grows until its time to build a hardened shell around its body, called a chrysalis (also known as cocoon). While the caterpillar sleeps inside the chrysalis, its body changes and grows new parts. The cocoon (chrysalis) is where the transformation happens. We also go through the cocoon in some way. The cocoon represents a dark, lonely, secret, painful, and everything not-so-cool experience. The change is an inside-out process. It might take weeks, months or years. Yes, the waiting period might be longer than expected. And then, after that period of waiting, when it eventually comes out, Oh! It turns out to be a beautiful butterfly.🦋 Butterflies are not only bright, beautiful and colourful but are also sensitive to change, growth and transformation.They are ever changing and embracing the new and different life's processes. They slay yet are slain. I have often thought about what happens if the butterfly decided to live like it used to before it was changed. What if it was so comfortable being just a caterpillar? And the more I find answers to these questions in my heart, the more I desire to keep changing into the beautiful woman He has called me to be. The caterpillar's changes to the butterfly represents God's workings in our lives. Everyone has got a need to break out of one cocoon or the other. It is God who brings the breakthrough when He sees how we grow in faith, character and obedience. These times help us grow into the next phase of destiny. You may look like a not-so-good looking caterpillar today, best believe you are a beautiful butterfly going through changes. . . Get ready to fly! 🦋