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  • THE EVER CHANGING SEASONS

    THE EVER CHANGING SEASONS

    It’s a consolation to know that there’s such a thing as tomorrow, that after today wears out and is gone, there’s the hope of another day.In that same manner, it can be a bit daunting to know that after the struggles of today, another day lies ahead, waiting. The inevitable things we anticipate,psych our minds […]

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  • UNTIL THE MORNING COMES

    UNTIL THE MORNING COMES

    Whatever it was that got me bywhatever helped me closed my eyes at nightI held on to thatOn days when the nights dragged on and on And the voices go muteAnd the cold night air is filled with snores I’ve woken up drenched in sweatBecause the nightmares won’t go awayI’ve held through by looking beyondKnowing […]

  • BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

    BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

    I’ve had encounters with beautiful people and because of their impact, I was inspired to write this.

  • IT’S WHAT HOPE DOES

    IT’S WHAT HOPE DOES

    I’ve seen the difference that hope makes.

  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    It’s no strange thing that we honour the things that enforce a change in our lives. That we hail that which leave imprints in our lives.It’s essential, after all to give due credit where necessary.

  • A relook at the goals

    A relook at the goals

    It’s been an important tradition for me to write down my goals and plans for every new year for the past eight years. I’ve looked forward to doing that each year with the addition of picking a personal theme as well. Aside this, I encourage my friends to do so usually because I’m equally motivating […]

  • The year in review

    The year in review

    What exactly do I call this year? The most parts of it felt like an extension of 2020; baffling and with lots of heartaches. It’s safe to say that it wasn’t my best and definitely wasn’t a good year, however, things did seem a little brighter with the year coming to a wrap. I must […]

  • Phobias: a sequel

    Phobias: a sequel

    This post was supposed to be barely ten lines of terrible poetry, yet here I am, with a carved out essay. I do feel like (or know) fear is one thing I constantly go on about. I do feel I’m beginning to bore the lot but then I’d have to go with a friend’s advice […]

  • Le voyage

    Le voyage

    Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.~Robert H. Schuller A lot can happen in a day. So much more can ensue in a year. If anyone had sat me down and told me all the unlikely things that could have happened, well you already know, I wouldn’t have believed. Here I am. A […]

  • REMINDERS🌹

    How was the month of February for you? Do share with me, I’d love to know. February, for me, passed so quickly. It was mostly filled with school work and some presentations here and there. I can’t call it uneventful. I believe that I’ve learnt a few stuff and had to remind myself about a […]

  • Beginnings

    Beginnings

    I wrote this on Jan 03,2021 with the thought of posting. I’m only now posting because the ‘ideal’ day I was searching for did not present itself. A few events have occured from Jan 03-Jan 26. Feelings have changed, plans reconsidered and there’s some falling behind in some few stuff. This is where reminders come […]

  • A new dawn

    A new dawn

    It’s the end of another year.Generally, 2020 has been okay. There were mistakes, lessons, insomniac nights and a whole lot. Personally, this year has given me the opportunity to be a better person and gain an improved out look in life. My hope in a lot of things have been rekindled as well. It’s the […]

  • Random advice from friends

    Random advice from friends

    For today’s post I did a compilation of random advices from a few friends for the coming year. “Live and let live.Just tolerate the opinions and behaviour of others so that they’d do same.Also, I’d want to live in the moment and the best of my life because I’ve realised that tomorrow is never promised. […]

  • The Trip

    The Trip

    One of my goals this year, was to see new places and to make memories. It was my fifth year and final semester on campus before my clinical year. I wanted to make it count. For the past five years I’ve been on campus, I still hadn’t visited or seen lots of places and its […]

  • My 2020 Gratitude list

    My 2020 Gratitude list

    “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” –Melody Beattie There’s a lot that I’m thankful for; I can’t list them all. I’ve encountered progress in a lot […]

  • Transition

    Transition

    We can die today We can live forever We can die before we wake The emptiness of death is so pulsating It’s a risk that we are alive Dangers and difficulties on each side People succumb to these risks They exchange greetings with the cold hands of death Truly, i fear I fear to die […]

  • Mental health goals for 2021

    Mental health goals for 2021

    “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” –Glenn Close It was just a while back when I wrote a post titled ‘2020 and my mental health’. It was a rough year for lots of people all around the world and my mental health hit a rough patch. Here are […]

  • How I spent Christmas day

    How I spent Christmas day

    This is not an extra ordinary story. I didn’t even think it was worth sharing in the first place. So here goes nothing.I was up quite early today mostly because I wanted to make use of the midnight data bundle. I was up around 11:30 p.m. last night and stayed up till 12 a.m.(more like […]

  • Just Another Christmassy Post

    Just Another Christmassy Post

    I don’t remember the last time I was excited about Christmas. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not one of those people who say they’ve out grown it or are way past it. I’m not. Christmas is a special season; the merrymaking, the anticipation, the wishes, the gifts and the love and hope that fills the […]

  • A Little Balance

    A Little Balance

    A featured/guest blog post by Miss Akorfa Afi Adoble aka the happy ewe kid. Let’s take a test. Have you ever felt like you love someone more than they love you? Have you poured so much of yourself into a friendship or any other relationship without getting the expected results? If you answered yes to […]

  • The year 2020 and my mental health

    The year 2020 and my mental health

    I believe this particular year has played a few tricks on our minds. One way or the other, quite a significant number of people have experienced declines or ups and downs in their mental health. It definitely hasn’t been easy for anyone. I literally planned my entire year on school activities/campus which I’m sure most […]

  • Book Review/Summary

    Book Review/Summary

    TITLE: The gifts of imperfection : Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.AUTHOR: Professor Brené BrownGENRE: Self – help One of the books I read this year was the gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown.This book basically encourages readers to embrace their imperfections and to nurture wholeness […]

  • New year Resolutions

    New year Resolutions

    This is a featured post written by a lovely friend: Miss Anna Yaa Afra Agyapong. So another year is coming to an end and I started writing my resolutions for 2021 because……well, isn’t that the norm; end of the year, write 10 pages of things I promise I will do in the new year then […]

  • Poem: Meeting again

    Poem: Meeting again

    It’s been a while since we last saw each otherNot so long but some time has still passed I’ve always wondered what meeting again would feel likeThe thought excites meAt times too, I only feel a tight knot within the pits of my bellyI fear that I’ll be told I’m doing something wrongI fear that […]

  • Favourite quotes

    Favourite quotes

    I enjoy searching for quotes. I do love a good inspiring/uplifting quote. While preparing for my Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E) 8 years ago, a teacher made a profound statement and this really guided me in my preparation and even in senior high school. “PRIOR PREPARATION TOWARDS A PROJECT PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE”. I did come […]

  • Thoughts

    I wasn’t sure of what exactly to post today. It’s been a little stressful today and I was too tired to write a proper post.Whiles occupied with chores today, my mind wandered, as usual. I thought of these which are in no particular order. I hope to read this someday and smile (Yes, I’m quite […]

  • 2020 book-list

    2020 book-list

    I’ve got another list for you; books I read this year. A friend suggested this to me as I pondered what my next post should be about. Honestly, I had it in mind but wanted to put it off till next week. I read more books this year than I did last year and I […]

  • An old poem

    An old poem

    I’d be a fool,To believe this has endedThis war.Armour and breastplate At handA soldier ought to be readyAlways.We’re still fighting! – fighting on Day 14/31 #Decemberwritingchallenge Thanks for reading.🌹

  • Physical wellness goals for 2021(and beyond).

    Physical wellness goals for 2021(and beyond).

    “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live”.–Jim Rohn I can’t exactly call myself a healthy person. I’m not overweight or anything of that sort. However, I don’t exactly make conscious effort towards my health. I speak as one who’s like to make a change but my actions are often […]

  • Ten random facts about me

    Ten random facts about me

    I love making lists. Good lists, of course. I do hope this falls into that category. Here are some random facts about me. I’m an April born I’m petite I wear glasses I’m an INFJ Personality Type I don’t have lots of favourites. I’m vermiphobic I got a second ear piercing this year I still […]

  • My Wishlist

    My Wishlist

    I tried avoiding this topic. Yeah, the one on what I wish to have for Christmas and yet here I am. I don’t exactly have any outrageous wishes for Christmas just as I don’t have any plans. I never really do. Nonetheless, if my wishes could be fulfilled, here’s what I’d wish for. A satisfying […]

  • Biggest lessons learnt this year

    Biggest lessons learnt this year

    I did mention in one of my earlier posts that this year has been quite revealing. It’s nothing so extraordinary, just the things I’m already aware of hitting extra hard.Life is short! Life is really short. I know what you’re thinking. This has got to be the most clichéd phrase ever but hey, it is […]

  • What did you wish you had done more of this year?

    What did you wish you had done more of this year?

    I wish I had loved myself more this year. I’m almost always hard on myself and this year’s was on a different level.On most days, I actually felt bad about how I treated myself and how I gave my self so little credit. So I regret not giving myself enough tender loving care. The year […]

  • What one thing could you do today to help you achieve your goals?

    What one thing could you do today to help you achieve your goals?

    “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”–Norman Vincent Peale One thing that I could do today to help me achieve my goals is Believing in myself a little more. Probably 5-10% more and it will make a difference.I […]

  • What are some of the things that you loved about this year?

    What are some of the things that you loved about this year?

    Lots of time to read.This particular year gave me all the time in the world to read. Right from March to December. The books I read ranged from self help books, to prose and poetry books, novels, African writers. It was fun. Moving into a book after completing another.I did make time to revise some […]

  • What new hobbies would you like to try?

    What new hobbies would you like to try?

    Below are a list of hobbies I’d like to try. There are some of them that I’ve delayed for so long. Hopefully I get to try these in the coming year. Hopefully. Baking I attempted baking this year. I can’t call it a success but I did learn from my mistakes. Photography. Table tennis. Chess. […]

  • What scares you the most about the future?

    What scares you the most about the future?

    It’s the uncertainty for me. The uncertainties scare the hell out of me.Being clueless about what the next 3,5,10,15 years hold and where they will take you. I’ve spent so much time analysing a future that hasn’t happened yet. It’s draining.Sometimes too, I simply refuse to think about. Would I succeed in this lifetime or […]

  • Three good things

    Three good things

    MusicWho doesn’t love good music?The magic it does, you can’t possibly imagineWhen the lyrics struck a chord inside of meFor a brief moment, I forget what’s happening around meIt’s just me moving to the rhythm of the beats Friends and familyAsk me about two people who can stick it out for youKeep you on your […]

  • What’s your preferred time of the day?

    What’s your preferred time of the day?

    I’ve always loved the early mornings, just before the breaking of dawn. I love the quietness it comes with. It’s soothing and refreshing. It’s a time where few people are awake. I love that I can think, make notes, learn a little something and enjoy some music. It’s a time where I truly see myself. […]

  • What needs to happen this month?

    What needs to happen this month?

    Completion of the December writing challengeI’m hoping to see my challenge through to a fruitful completion by the end of this month. I’ve started a lot of projects which I neglected midpoints or completely forgot. It will be nice to see this through to the end. That’s something that needs to happen. Goal setting (2021)Setting […]

  • 2020;Three words

    2020;Three words

    1.If you could summarize this year in three words which words would you use and why? There are so many words I could use to describe the year 2020 so far. However, my three words for this year would be Messy, Scary and revealing.Why these three words? Messy: I’m a person who loves structure; I […]

  • Self-forgiveness

    Self-forgiveness

    I never learnt the art of forgiving myself and I never really healed. I have heard so many preaching, admonitions on forgiveness, forgiving others. So I’ve found it relatively easier forgiving others but I never really forgave myself. I didn’t know I was supposed to. I didn’t how to and I didn’t know it could […]

  • STANDARDS

    STANDARDS

    Kindness to one’s self and to others. We set these standards,one way or the other.There’s no one formula for what we should be. There’s someone I want to be. I see her when she stares unashamedly back at me in my reflection. I see one like many million others whom I’ve given little credit. The […]

  • Another Sad Love Song

    Another Sad Love Song

    This is my first attempt at a short story after many years. Do leave your feedback!

  • She…

    She…

    Today she will look boldly into the mirror And stare at she who stares intently back She will smile at the girl in the mirror and embrace every bit of beauty and flaws she possesses Acknowledging every inch of her craziness and ingenuity Today she’ll say well done to the one she sees in the […]

  • The Year in Review (2019)

    The Year in Review (2019)

    I’ve wanted to do this review for sometime now.I got occupied due to school and exams so I actually just got to it.This is going to be my longest post yet and bare with me, it’s not in any order, more like a general summary of the year. A recap of what has happened so […]

  • Mi Casa

    Mi Casa

    I’m probably too serious about everything Consequently missing out the fun in every thing So here I am, making an attempt at a bit of unseriousness with a sprinkle of ridiculousness glazed with some frankness Here’s what I have to offer A few writings lacking rhyme and rhythm maybe A few jokes and comments that […]

  • THE COLOUR PURPLE

    THE COLOUR PURPLE

    A collaborative piece by Sedem Appleh and Afa Yaw of afayaw.wordpress.com Life flashes before me Things are going way too fast Adding to the growing mountain of doubts The sights are confusing The noise is ear muting And my thoughts are disturbing What’s beyond here? Is our hustle in life really justified ? Is our […]

  • Mama

    Mama

    It’s been ten years already mama and none have been able to fill the huge gap you left in our hearts.Every day,moment and celebration reminds us of how painfully death snatched you from our grip.We’ve mourned for long and we still long for you.We long for the warmth and love of a mother.This is my […]

  • UNCUT

    UNCUT

    A seed isn’t the same as a seedling. There’s been a transition. There was pressure and a bit of crushing. In the end, it sprouted, its head springing from the dust. It was buried so it could live. Yesterday was once today but today is another day. The days may seem similar but none is […]

  • THE REMNANTS OF THE PAST

    THE REMNANTS OF THE PAST

    These are the remnants of the past The ones that stuck with us The skeletons that remained after everything The ones for which we took our weapons, trudged wearily and battled against The ones that remained, targeting our minds and emotions These are the ones that fed off our confidence The ones that fed off […]

  • STORYTELLER

    There’s a story to tell Tis true, I’ve been around for just a while But in this short while I’ve laughed and cried I’ve experienced joy and sorrow alike These years and their respective events is gradually being crafted and molded into a story Like all other stories, there’s a beginning One that fills the […]

  • ANXIETY

    ANXIETY

    There was no way to put an end to this or so I thought.The clammy hands and skin,the pulsating and pounding sound of my own heart beat and hyperventilation that refuses to go away.It’s like my very life is being sucked out of me.The nervousness and fear lingers in my eyes.I tell myself that I’m […]

  • I BEGIN AGAIN

    I begin again! I’m gonna try this thing again I forgive me and give myself the chance to heal I free myself of the chains; this mental slavery has been on going for way too long These were chains only I could get rid of The freedom was always mine to take I strive to […]

  • The Conveyance

    You tell it to me here, yet I forget You show it to me right here, it lingers for a while but eventually fades away Messages once valued and treasured gone, forgotten and abandoned So you take me to a whole new dimension different from what I’m used to And then you engrave it in […]

  • Behind bars

      A brainstorming is in order here And a search through every single file documented in my brain in the course of this event Flipping the pages backwards to the very start, to weave together the thin threads and to understand what truly my crime is A crime to which I’ve been placed behind bars […]