Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Welcome!

For as long as I can remember, I've always written things down. I simply love to write! Most of my writing however over time has been in the numerous journals I've kept over the years. If I was happy, I wrote. If I felt sad, I wrote. If anything new was happening in the family, I wrote. If I needed to think deeply about a decision, I wrote. Even when I felt bored with nothing to do, I wrote!

In writing, I find I can express myself more than I would talking. As a matter of fact, writing helps me see issues from several view points I had never even considered before! All I need is a pen and a notepad and you've ticked me off! One beautiful thing about writing stuff down is that you can go back and read them again years later and see how much things have changed since then.

For instance while my husband and I were still on the verge of becoming an official 'couple', (We'd been friends for 2years and were considering adding commitment to our relationship - taking it to the next level). I remember writing several thoughts about him. At first I was a bit concerned as to whether or not he was "the one". Our relationship for the last 2years had been so spontaneous and easy-going. It was as though we'd been friends all our lives! And anyone would think it funny but the fact that the relationship was that beautiful got me quite suspicious!

You see, I was just coming out of a relationship that didn't go very well at all. It left me heart-broken and my self-esteem shreds.It took 2years of being friends with P. to gradually begin to feel comfortable again being me. And so you can understand my scepticism as we came to the point where we went from being friends to being a couple. I was so sure everything would change and I'd be back where I started from. Those were the thoughts I wrote in my journal as I asked myself over and over again - "Are you sure you want to do this?"

I went back to my journal more than a year later- just before our wedding- and all I could do was smile. My concerns were absolutely unnecessary! If there ever was an accepting person, it was P. I never had to check myself when I was with him. I never had to plan ahead of time what we needed to talk about just so it came out right. I never had to care how my laughter sounded and he simply knew that when I spoke, it came straight from my heart! So it was possible indeed to be truly free in a relationship? Our first wedding anniversary'll be coming up in a few weeks. These 12months have truly been blissful! I'm not saying this with starry eyes like a teenager oblivious of real challenges. I'm saying this with true conviction in my heart and gratitude to God.

Whew! I thought I was just going to welcome everyone to my blog and see how I got carried away! I told you I loved to write! ha-ha!

Alright, let me welcome you all formally to my space - Enkay's Space.
I'll do my best to update and publish posts from time to time.

Welcome!

7 comments:

Olufunke said...

Nkiru,

Interesting site, nice looking blog,
Looking forward to more intersting 'inside' stories on your blog!

ciao

Anonymous said...

Nice peice. I love it!

Anyaegbu

Tarimin said...

Writing is an awesome gift God gave us. I write too; whenever I meditate, I find myself pouring my thoughts to my Friend. I will start writing on my daily experiences and see how my skills grow. Love your thoughts - they are beautiful just as you are.

Tochi said...

Very captivating piece. I think ur a great writer. I could actually feel what u wrote

Enkay said...

Thanks a lot guys!
@Tarimin - Been waiting to read lovely thoughts from you too. When will you start?!
@Tochi - Thanks a lot! Wondering if this is the Tochi I know?

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading all ur stories and i must say I am deeply touched.Our experiences especially with people prepares us for the future.Keep up the good work.This is also wishing u happy wedding anniversary in advance

Ihuoma Azunna

Beulah! said...

Enkay, So this is the story huh?... quite interesting!, i think im gonna love your blog. Yeah, its zhukkey...