I’m Not A Secret


So I find myself scrolling through the wonderful world of Instagram and stumble upon a former high school mate’s page. I decided to look at her pervious posts since we recently connected. From the pictures it appears she’s doing well, likes to travel and enjoys living her life. I then see her cuddled up with someone who looks like her mate.

Her smile brightens when she is photographed with him. The captions are followed by the in love emoji:😍. Making references to him being her “other half”. As you all know I’m a true lover of love so I get excited seeing these photos. She’s giving her followers a glimpse of her love life and might I add her guy is very handsome. So I find one photo where she tags his name and me being rather inquisitive, I clicked on his name. I was expecting to see remnants of him being in a relationship showing off my former high school mate. Surprisingly, I saw nothing. Not one photo. I mean not even a fingernail, no hands being held, no nada. It was as if he was a single man. Oh, but I did see a photo, of one woman. It was Kim Kardashian-West wearing a scantily clad white bathing suit which happened to “break the Internet” about a year ago.

I’m sorry, this is a problem. Am I not good enough to show off to your followers? Are you hiding that part of you giving the world the idea you are “not in a relationship”? I am not sure what pact my former classmate and her boyfriend made but as long as you have a Facebook or Instagram account, there better be a picture of me on your timeline. It doesn’t matter how I private of a person you are, you will find a way to show off the person you LOVE. I am not a secret nor did I sign up to be one when we decided to take our relationship further. I should be acknowledged on and off line.

There should be pictures filling up your camera roll as they do mine. It’s bigger than social media. It is about one taking pride in their relationship and showcasing all facets of their happiness. I deserve to feel and see the LOVE.❤️

Fast, Give, Prepare and Pray

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As today marks the beginning of Lent, I hope that you all will take this time to refrain from the things you cling to the most. The things you tell yourself you can’t live without. The things that consume you’re being or occupy most of your time.

Sometimes we have to learn to be away from things for a while so we can appreciate them a little more. There is an assignment, an internal project that we need take care of that we have put off for way too long. Like the saying goes, “There’s no time like the present”.

Lent in my opinion, Is a time to remain in prayer, align yourself closer with God and become more in tuned spiritually. You can take this time to clean up your character and reflect on your actions. Sometimes we fall off track and lose our balance. Take this time to find your center. Rid yourself from the toxins that clutter your mind body and soul.

For this Lenten season, I have decided to abstain from the use of social media (except for blogging) as well as the consumption of chips. Yes chips are like the best thing to me since slice bread, this shall be a challenge. I know there will be some temptations but I shall remain steadfast to the task and focused.

I wish you all the best during this season of lent. Let us eat well, let us pray without ceasing and let us LOVE ourselves and each other completely. ❤️