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4 Lessons from my Mistakes

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Failure can absolutely suck it.

Even with the expansive methodologies available on managing failure, nothing prepares you for the emotional sting of it.

Now I am no stranger to failure. I failed at math (multiple times), failed at job interviews (that one phone interview that makes me cringe when I remember it), failed on the job (whole other story) but failing at something that demands your physical, emotional, financial, and mental capabilities is a whole other beating no one prepares you for.

I hate it and quite frankly I could do without it. Dramatic I know.

I have always dreamt…


8 Indulgent but plausible plotlines

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I have always enjoyed Sex and the City. If reruns were on, I would watch it enthusiastically with a glass of cheap wine, in a questionable t-shirt, whilst sporting a mud mask. Like the cliche I am.

However, I wouldn’t go as far as saying it’s my favorite 90’s TV show.

But that's beside the point. It was a cultural icon.

Once upon a time, critics might have considered it shallow and vacuous, but that did not stop it from being one of the most culturally defining moments in television history.

What it lacked for in its myopic views (trust…


Sometimes, Love is a dirty four-letter word

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Love.

Love makes the world go round. And love letters? They make us swoon.

Many great artistic minds have likened love to madness. Edgar Allen Poe once said of love “We loved with a love that was more than love…With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven/Coveted her and me.”

What a treat.

Having written a piece on banned naughty literary classics, I gotta say, my curiosity got the best of me. My curiosity drove me to dig into the love lives of these prolific authors. Were they salacious? …


Brutal truth bombs about the emotional sacrifices you will make

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‘Aunty, you are always busy, you never hang out with me anymore…’

My 8-year-old nephew uttered these words to me and like a kick in the gut, that shit hurt because he was right.

Now, I don’t have to tell you that besides mental health, our personal relationships are a necessary component of living a fulfilled life. They are beautiful, worthy, and deserving of nurturing.

Yet, nothing comes in the way of that than the highly individualistic pursuit that is Entrepreneurship.

Yes, I knew before going into entrepreneurship, that it is a selfish endeavor. It demands of us our time…


These Olympic ads are timeless

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The Olympics is here!

While on any given day, we are divided by our ideologies, race, religion, sexual orientation, and much more, the Olympics is one of the few times where none of these things seem to matter. Every two years, for two weeks, we come together in deep solidarity putting our differences aside, as we root for the teams we love.

And while there have been controversies surrounding this year's event — rising Covid infections, alleged rape, and bullying scandal including calls to scrap it completely, it seems the momentous occasion is barrelling head-on.

As much as the Super…


So salacious they were banned

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What is it about ‘forbidden’, ‘banned’, and or ‘controversial’ things that pique our curiosity?

I read my first ‘naughty’ book- Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H Lawrence, at a pretty young age.

I don’t remember much about the book, nor did I understand half of what I was reading. What I do remember, however, was my elder sister wrangling the book out of my hands and telling me off for reading an ‘adult’ novel. At the time, I did not understand why my sister was bothered by my reading of the book. …


And the lessons learned

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If you ever find yourself in the throes of a spiritual journey, you know you are on one hell of a ride.

The emotions, the lessons, highs, and lows that you experience might have you thinking that you are going a bit mad. At least that's what I felt.

When I began my journey, I was under the false assumption that it would be easy breezy. That it would be a seamless undertaking. Alas, that was not the case.

In fact, it was a thrashing, interspersed with painful, joyful, soft, and awe-inspiring moments. …


These books humanize billionaires in some ways

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It doesn't take a genius to glean that we have somewhat of an extreme obsession with billionaires, even going as far as reading the books that they recommend.

The hope is if we drink from their waters, perhaps, lady luck would smile and bless us with a piece of the pie.

But can we be honest for a second; is it just me, or does the curated reading list of your favorite billionaires smack of boring, one-dimensional monotonous reading?

I mean it's no secret that billionaires love to devour autobiographical, non-fiction self-help, and business-focused books. …


How content creation kills creativity

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How many of us have tossed a creative piece in favor of appeasing the quiet, yet ever-present and all-encompassing Algorithm?

And before you say expecting to get paid for our creativity is entitled, let's not okay? Content creation is a skill just like any other kind.

At the moment, we are at the crossroads of this content creation journey where sameness is celebrated, speed is rewarded and uniqueness invites a quizzical cocking of the head.

But can content creation really kill creativity?

Yes, and here's why

The multi-hyphenate creator

The world of content creation expects you to be a multi-hyphenate creator.

Besides being…


A broken relationship can begin your healing process.

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Relationships can be hard.

Yes, I know stating the obvious here.

Honestly, no matter how prepared and wise you are, love in all its irrationality makes fools of us all.

Throw in the steaming pile of a toxic relationship, and you would be lucky to escape unscathed. This is why toxic relationships are trash.

However, despite its shitty-ness, and its ability to make you feel like you will never heal from it, you will, but only if you are open to it.

But how do you know you are healing? What does it feel, or look like?

It can be…

Njikwe

Self-Development, Self-Improvement, and Marketing Writer. Voracious Learner. Slight Coffee and K-Drama Addict.

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