I shared something with Isys Drian and I titled it Trans-Me. In this current season of Transformation, Transgender, Trans… everything… What have you “transed” (transformed)?
I remember how many years ago I’d play in the rain, run around in the front of our compound and play with other kids. Play “mummy and daddy”, “tinco-tinco”, football on coal tar, “catcher”, flying kites, riding tire, riding bicycle and all those things. Run into the house in time so the parents wouldn’t catch you playing outside. How we’d sweep dirt under the rug or under the sofa. Life was so simple but then we wanted to be adults. We grew into teenagers that often felt misunderstood and we felt adulthood would be the escape.
Many years down the line and now I wish I could be a child again. Just so I can laugh, cry ,play and do anything I want to, because as a child, we had amazing freedom of expression. We were so pure.
I am also grateful that I have grown and I am still growing. 2015 was packed with a lot of memorable experiences. It was the year I learned many life lessons. I experienced new things outside the comfort of Abuja and that changed my perspective totally.