*dusts chair and table*
I always laugh at people when I go to their blogs 6 months later and the last post is “I’m back” just typing this makes me laugh. So, I am back and not planning to go anywhere this time. I recently decided to go to my old blogs and I noticed that I was actually a consistent blogger once in my life. I know seasons have changed in my life but occasionally the love for the art keeps drawing me back and I usually feel like I am “left behind” in this fast paced internet life. With that left behind feeling, I end up not doing anything as I would have myself believe that it didn’t matter in the grand scheme of things and my voice would be drowned in the multitude of voices because media these days is about who can make the loudest noise and I neither have the time or resources to make any kind of noise.
I decided to do it anyways. I am reminded that I live for the audience of ONE and no one else.
So, I won’t be worried so much about aesthetics. I would just write (meaningful value adding content ofcourse) because what I noticed from reading my old blogs is that you write for the future because as long as the internet exists there is a potential of people stumbling on your blog and writing.
Why did I start my blog in the first place, do document my journey through my internship phase and it evolved and evolved and continues to evolve. So, instead of letting the change in the intermate (Yep! I just coined the word, Internet climate -_-) affect my process, I will focus on documenting.
In light of this; What has been going on with me since my last post?
Adjusting to motherhood: So much that I had to create a blog to document all my thought process and everything inbetween in order to deal with it. It has been a serious learning process. It has been one year since the journey started and it’s been an absolute deligth watching my baby grow. Like he literally grew before my eyes. It’s so amazing.
Journey into film making: I have focused on my youtube channel in the last year and also started my journey into film making. I enrolled in a film school and it has been an amazing experience. I am trying to document as much as possible on this journey. I have till the end of the year to complete the course and I am working hard at it.
basically, those are the major things happening with me.
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“In Sickness and in health”
“For better for worse”
“For richer for poorer”
“As long as you both shall live”
These were the vows I made before God and man. They felt like just mere words at the altar because my feet hurt from the heels and I really just wanted to get it over with as I am not a big fan of getting all the attention.
Happy New June! It’s the beginning of the first half of the year. It’s amazing how this year has been, I am super grateful for God’s grace, mercy and I am grateful for You!! Those of you that still find time to read what I write. I am really grateful.
SOooo… May 24, 2010 I wrote my first blog post ever. I remember asking on Facebook for name suggestions and since then my blog has evolved from The Rebirth of a Dramaqueen to Girl at the foot of the Hill to Arike and now the Counter Culture. Looking back, I can see how the names of the blog evolved with how I have evolved over the years. I know that I am still evolving and this space might do so too.
There is no way I can tell my story with revealing how extreme I can be sometimes – rather, most times.
I’ve noticed this pattern in my life and here’s how it plays out; I am hit with a truth or curious about something, once I get convinced about it, I start a journey to the extreme to either learn or unlearn as the case may be.
Here are a few examples of how it’s played out in my life. When I was in the university, It was the beginning of my second year in the university, a seemingly uneventful day in the cafeteria, a final year student, Joseph Ewunmi, he asked about my grades and basically advised me to take it all more seriously and be better. I honestly didn’t give too much taught to the whole university thing or take it seriously, it just felt like the next phase but after that talk, I went the extreme. I practically lived in the Library/Class and read away my ‘life’ and by GPA jumped from a 2.5ish in the first year to a 4.0ish in the 2nd year but ofcourse my CGPA didn’t recover from my low grade in the first year.