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Story: Sometimes, I Tie Gélé – Part I

Sometimes, I Tie Gélé is a story about identity, insecurities and the need to belong. We follow Sophie “Soso” Badmus on her personal quest to make sense of these things. All scriptures mentioned in this post were taken from the New Living Translation unless indicated otherwise. Read “Sometimes, I Tie Gélé – The Prelude” HERE. Ecclesiastes 3 verse 1-8 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear …

Story: Sometimes, I Tie Gélé – The Prelude

Sometimes, I Tie Gélé is a story about identity, insecurities and the need to belong. We follow Sophie “Soso” Badmus on her personal quest to make sense of these things. This Prelude is the beginning of Sophie. The Prelude – Ella’s Entry Wednesday 1 February 1995 It‘s my birthday! I’m twenty-two today and I’ve decided that it’s time I acquire the skills of a mature and established person. I can only assume that such people keep journals, and for this reason I have gifted myself a Son of Smyth custom yellow leather diary and the matching eighteen carat gold-plated fountain pen. Of course the new sales assistant, Sally, didn’t know who I was and couldn’t comprehend how a fabulous young lady like myself could afford such luxury. Rather than get her in trouble with Mr. Smyth Jr., I informed her myself. “Sally is it? Sally, hmm, seems applicable. I require no introduction on most days, but it’s clear that today isn’t like most days, I am Ella Louise Watson, the daughter of James Charles and Millicent Agnes …

Life: The Birthday Wish List

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY NEXT WEEK!! Ask me what I want for my birthday and often times I’ll reply “I don’t know.” Well things are different this year, I know a few things I’d like for my birthday, hence this very rare wish list. So, if you feel moved to gift me on my birthday or are one of the people to ask me what I want for my birthday, see below. MasterClass: Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing I’d like to develop and learn more about writing and the MasterClass website offers an array of online writing classes. Gift Price: $90 (USD) for single class or $180 (USD) for all year access to all classes available. Gift Purchase Link Amazon eGift Card & iTunes Voucher Who doesn’t love a gift voucher? Anyone interested in getting me an Amazon Gift Card or iTunes Gift Card should let me know so I can provide you with my email address. Amazon Gift Voucher Page | iTunes Gift Voucher Page ASOS Leather Purse I’m in need of a new purse for my debt free …

Small Chops: Ask for Clarity

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine La Mer, Dubai, UAE, April 2018 Clarity as clear as a cinema screen. Clarity. Vision. Journey. Story. Wisdom. Ask for clarity, ask for wisdom, ask for directions, keep asking and watch Him work. “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.” James‬ ‭1:5-6‬ ‭NLT #GodIsIndeedFantastic 🙏🏾👌🏾💯✌🏾 #HeIsTheAuthorOfThisStory #LifeIsFullOfProps (don’t be distracted by them, they only help bring the story to life). #GodTheDirector #GodTheProducer #GodTheLead #GodBeAllTheNamesInTheCredits (Gaffer – God, Personal Assistant to God – God, Stunts – God, Catering – God 😂😂) #MyJobIsToSitBackAndEatPopcorn 🍿 #SoundtrackPoppingThough: 1. God Did It – Gabbzy & The Angelic 5 2. Won’t He Do It? YASSS He Will – …

Small Chops: He Counts the Stars

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine My guy said 50AED for one, I laughed in exchange rates (£9-£11 for a BALLOON?? in which economy? 🤷🏾‍♀️)… but they do make for dope pics. “He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. He counts the stars and calls them all by name. How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:3-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬ #TwinkleTwinkle #BalloonPurcahseWasntInTheBudget #PictureWillLastLonger 🎈 Shine bright in the Glory of God’s goodness!! ✌🏾 @OlayideM

Small Chops: Shine Your Light

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine La Mer, Dubai, UAE, April 2018 Tough times speak of who you truly are and they really test your beliefs/faith. I’ve been working on a conference since October and it’s taking place in a few days, and today was gonna be my FIRST PEAK day! It was just a WAWU! In such situations I HAVE TO pray to keep my cool because I must remain a Child of THE LIGHT so that EVERYONE WILL PRIASE MY HEAVENLY FATHER. #BeTheLightToDirectTheWay 🙏🏾 #DontNEPAYourDayAway #SometimesShutYourMouthAndPraiseInYourHeart #LORDForgiveMeForSaying💩 😂😂😂 (MATE!) ““You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:14-16‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Signed, @OlayideM