All posts tagged: brothers

Life: In Conclusion

In conclusion I am choosing to walk hand-in-hand with God and His purpose for my life. I am choosing, with His help, that in the coming year and years to come, I will start each day with my conclusion – my introduction and middle will eventually write themselves. “In conclusion…” That’s how most of my secondary school/GSCE essays ended. It was the beginning of the end, the part where I placed emphasis on the ‘argument’ I said I’ll prove in the introduction. The conclusion was also something we were usually told to write or brainstorm first – “think about how you’d like to end your essay, that tends to help with how you start your essay.” Most times, life is an essay and at this time of year a number of us are ‘proof reading’ our lives to ensure that all our A-grade points have been made and to be honest, it’s overwhelming. 365 days can often feel like the 2-hour GCSE Anthropology English exam in a dead-silent-smelly sports hall, on the hard plastic chairs, while …

Small Chops: Influence

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine My cousin copied me, by customising her phone case (with her sister’s jewellery lol). She had asked me to customise her case for her, I said no… Only for her to do this: Never under estimate the influence you have on people, especially younger people. Be sure that the influence you have is positive or brings about positive outcomes. Nothing pleases me more than seeing both my brothers interact – between them there is an age gap of 11 years. I see how much my youngest brother wants to be like my younger brother. From the way he talks, to how he dresses and even to what he aspires to. The relationship they have is influential through and through. They influence each other. My younger brother may not know it but he has matured and honed in some remarkable skills that have many younger children respect him (skills and traits that work well should he become a father). …