Blog - November 8, 2016
Day 8 : The Happiness Challenge
I tried to help as many people as I could due to Yesterday’s challenge but i still felt like I had not done enough. This morning, I boarded a Keke Napep to the estate where my Office is and before we alighted, it started raining. The rain was really heavy and we stayed back in the keke a bit but the driver would have none of it, He sent us out without thinking twice.
A lady who sat beside me then begged me to share the use of my Umbrella with her . (I have this very pretty Umbrella that was given to me by my mum, she loves it so much because it was also gifted to her by her HOD at work when he returned from the US). It’s very portable so I have it in my bag always for days like this. Anyways, I walked down the road with the lady and she was still going farther down my office. She then lamented that she did not want her hair to get spoilt as she had this very pretty crotchet braids on (I think that’s what it’s called ). I told her she could go with the Umbrella and she should return it when the rain stops, she was so thankful and she requested for my card which I gave her. She left and after I came in, I realized I actually did not get her number! Smart right? Sigh. I really hope she returns my Umbrella and doesn’t make my kind gesture get paid with bad.
How is your day going guys?
I love supporting my friends. You know, being a creative is not easy at all. In this country of ours where efforts are frustrated even before they start, I think it is commendable when anyone decides to float their own thing. Now, we see Fashion designers, Make up Artistes, Illustrators, Event managers among other things and more amazing is the fact that these people are our friends or even ourselves. Many people had to ignore the discouragement from people to go forth with pursuing their passion while some people’s ideas could not see the light of day because there was no one to encourage them. Today, we are going to encourage ourselves and friends or just people we know to take a step towards achieving what we’ve always dreamt of, to uphold the already started Businesses and to know that we will always support their hustle. You could even go a step further by buying their products or ordering their services no matter how little. Get a dress from your friend who sews, Buy a scarf from your relative who sells it, Refer your event planner friend to another friend getting married and so on. For yourself, encourage yourself to not stop dreaming and take a step to do something about it.
The friend who I’m supporting today is Titilola Ajayi. Titi and I have been friends for a while now and despite having our differences, we always make up and embrace the beauty in each other. I can boldly say that she is one of my most industrious friends I have as she doesn’t let any thing stop her strife to be better. She bakes cakes, Yummy ones and people in Ibadan and around can attest to how nice her cakes taste. Recently, she informed me that she is into Makeup now and she sent me some of her works, I was really impressed and even made sure I referred her to a friend’s friend who turned out very pleased with the job. She is doing very well and getting better by the minute, she sells beauty products too and her makeup studio is at Ibadan : Shop 15, Tunde Oginni Plaza, 203a , Magazine Road, Jericho.
She is giving us plenty things after this challenge o. One or more winners will get a pack of Beyond Beauty Lipstain, a one week free eyebrow training and free Birthday or Owambe Makeup for a day! I better win one or all of these for myself, I aint even joking. See some of her works below (By the way, she is the one in the first two pictures).
Her Instagram handle is @allurebyewatomi and her numbers are : 07039396959 and 09086455586. She is available to travel too!
Okay, Update: The lady who took my Umbrella just called to say she would be stopping by with it soon. Yipeeee!
I’ll be back. BOS