Wednesday 1 January 2014

Decade Blogs - Chioma Agwuegbo (Chuka) - 10 Years

Decade Blogs
After Twitter we seem to run into each other in all sorts of places around London, from meetings to parties and two Sundays ago, it was after Church.
Chioma is everything you can wish for in a fairy god-sister, friendly, funny, happy and bringing life into any gathering.
Even though she was running her own #31Days31Writers Series on her blog through December she willingly accepted my request to write a blog for my #YourBlogOnMyBlog Series commemorating my Decade of Blogging.
Chioma Agwuegbo brings perspective to what one might have done in 10 years in comparison to my 10 years of blogging and finishes it off with 10 things, 10 things that come as good as advice and lessons. Since it is New Year's Day, some read like resolutions too. Please read and enjoy.
Chioma is a social media strategist who loves God, her family, and dogs, as The Fairy GodSister she blogs at, is a partner in a media outfit hosted at and waves her magic wand on Twitter with the handle @ChiomaChuka.
10 Years
10 years of blogging? Wow. Means Akin started blogging when I was…never mind. I’m in my 5th year, and totally looking forward to my 10th – wonder how it feels, to have stuck with this for a whole decade.
When Akin asked me to write for his 10th anniversary as a blogger, I was excited for him, honored to have been considered, and then I became stumped because I couldn’t agree within myself on a topic. Somehow I started thinking about stuff I’ve been up to, and voila! What you have below.
Everyday in the last 10 years I have groomed myself, eaten a meal or two (or three or four or none – depending on the diet or religious circumstance). Everyday for all of those years I have had a nap during the day or at night, or not at all, dependent on the severity of the insomnia.
Everyday I have tried to improve myself a little bit, reading a paper or book, watching a talk/sermon/presentation; I have met and exchanged experiences with people, in the quest to sharpen iron with iron.
Never mind that while some people rubbed me till I was splitting hairs while others were soaked planks of old wood each day I tried.
In the last 10 years I have loved. Not really 10 years though, 9 is a bit closer to the truth (shame on you if you feel you are a step closer to uncovering my age). I have loved and been loved, burned, and been burned, even scarred in one instance.
In the last 10 years I have owned three dogs: German Shepherd - Sir B, Italian Shepherd - Izzie, and Alsatian - Waffles. Losing all three of them at different times has made me appreciate animals, and convinced me that I won’t get another pet until I’m 100% convinced I won’t have to entrust their care to the hands of another.
In the last ten years I have learned ten things I want to share
  1. Procrastination is the thief of time. And friendships, and ultimately, success.
  2. If you work at something hard enough, you will either succeed or you’ll satisfy yourself that there is nothing there for you.
  3. Half justice is just as bad as injustice. Maybe even worse. Same thing as one half of any story.
  4. You are addressed the way you dress. And paid as you price yourself.
  5. 10 friends will not play together for 10 years.
  6. I love cooking, reading, sleeping. There are 10 other things before watching TV.
  7. Garbage in, garbage out applies to everything, including your body, your work, relationship, etc.
  8. Music is underrated. It is spiritual, magical; sometimes it works as a panacea.
  9. It’s ok to be selfish. Do stuff for yourself every now and then.
  10. You are your biggest fan, except you have my mom, and then she’s your biggest fan.

I’m thankful I know you Akin; you’re a perfect gentleman. And I hope that I’m on your blog again when you hit twenty; simply means you can’t ever stop writing! Congratulations dear, well done!
The Fairy GodSister.

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