This week, we are talking about ourselves and I find it interesting. I feel we humans are versatile, hence the thought of us talking about ourselves feels restricting, sometimes except in a professional setting… I guess. However, I will try to say a thing or two about myself.
My name is Chukwudi (an Igbo by tribe from South Eastern Nigeria), I was born and bred in Jos, Plateau State (North Central Nigeria), I come from a close knit family and I’ve got the world’s best siblings in my 2 sisters.
I love hiking (growing up in Jos, I was part of a hiking group. I remember going to Shere Hills, Jarawa Hills, etc. the beautiful scenery, majestic hills, and the cool Jos breeze made such moments one of the best in my life).
I also love reading (a whole lottt… ranging from history books to mythologies, medical books to theology – just about almost everything apart from Horror and umm… Romantic books/novels).
I love writing (majorly poetry). Once in a while, I do write articles and short stories but poetry has got my heart anytime, anyday.
I love music (which drove me to learn how to play the guitar. I won’t say I am proficient but I guess I am a passable player though). My best musical genres (in no particular order) are:
1. Rock (soft, alternative, hard and once in a while, heavy metal)
4. Reggae (majorly Lucky Dube)
5. Pop (a bit)
7. Oldies (Kool & The Gang, Bryant Adams, etc… coming down to Phil Collins which is one of my favourite artistes of all time).
I love photography (especially mobile photography). It makes me appreciate nature and all of God’s creation more. However, I do not necessarily like taking pictures (I keep on asking myself, am I smiling too little or too much? is the pose extra? abeg its stressful)
I love thinking (mostly creative thinking). I love seeing things from other angles and playing with ideas a whole lot in my head.
Art is another cool thing I love. I love going for art exhibitions and hearing the artist explain his art (mostly abstract anyways) and what it means.
I try watching movies every now and then… Phew, a bit hard to watch through a movie at once but I’ll keep on trying… Animations and cartoons got me though and by the way, I think Lion King, Tarzan, Prince of Egypt and Hercules got one of the best soundtracks.
I recently started loving hanging out a bit more before the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyways, when it passes, I hope I continue from where I stopped. Fun fact: hanging out is fun… sometimes…
I love my family. They mean the world to me.
Yup! I love my job also.
Guess that’s that about me that I can share for now…
Thank you for taking time to read about me. loool.
Have a great day!!!
(c) Chukwudi I.
Join our Mail list
Over the years, I have often thought about what it means to LIVE (I also sometimes read LIVE as LIVE; other times, I also read LIVE as LIVE… phew). Back to my point, I often wondered if living entails enjoying your life to the fullest and even at that, I still find it bogus and vague. I am bothered sometimes, that maybe we do not understand why we live and hence, we do not live intentionally.
I heard something today that I think will stick with me for the rest of my life. The person told me, don’t just be successful, be significant. I found out that maybe I have just been selfish all this while; wanting the best for myself sometimes and not caring about the impact on another. Maybe I just want recognition and accolades and not care about processes. Maybe I just didn’t care enough about smearing a smile on someone’s face, listening a little more, giving a little more here and there, encouraging and praying with someone just a bit more. Maybe it has just been all about me.
It’s a new year for me and a new day, hence I have resolved not just to live, but to love and to lead. So at the end of my life, let it be known that I just did not LIVE, but I LOVED as well as LED a wonderful life.
(c) Chukwudi I.