I know, I know, I’m sorrryy.. I sincerely apologize for going M.I.A on you these past weeks. My excuse? Eeerr.. Life.. (Sorta, kinda, Not really). But, yeah, I’ve been ‘very unemployed’ since I got done serving my country. Interestingly, this strangely “fortunate period” has given me ample time for an intense tête-à-tête with myself (ok, basically just deep reflections – nothing scary). And oh mahn, am I 50 feet further from where I was when we last met? 🙂
.. Please allow me to gush for a moment.. I’ve waited the whole of November to break this news – – – I started sewing! No, I’m not messing with you.. Really, I now make dresses 🙂 And I love every stitch and piece ?. I know, right?! I’m pretty psyched too.. Fashion-Designer ALERT!! ? lol. So you see, I really have taken some steps: Baby steps, Infant strides, Miss-in-Motion, Girl-in-Transition.
So let’s get this straight; this isn’t about what I am, rather it’s what “I am becoming” – It could double as an “I Want” checklist, a “Goody-Bag” inventory or a “Sanity Recovery” directory.
Ehn ehn, this is not an automatic transfiguration or metamorphosis, it is a gradual but immensely intriguing process. Don’t let the progressive tense fool you though; the timeline of our “becomings” are vastly divergent. I am still becoming and that’s ok.. we all are.
“I am becoming the woman I desire,
a growing daughter,
a rejuvenating friend,
petite, empowered, delighted,
tossed and turned by life,
with a smile that’s known sour,
but, beyond it, waxed stronger.
I see me becoming asteroids and day-breaks,
stuffed with sunshine and ecstasy,
who remembers she’s an exquisite piece,
but realizes she’s not limited edition-
who recognizes that she’s in abundance,
in abundance to be parceled-out.
I think I like who I’m becoming!”
May we truly find our passion, may we not lose sight in translation, may we ‘become’ a Masterpiece 🙂 ?.
Shoes : Utopia
Dress : ‘Folabomi
: Ifeoluwa Korede Photography