Archive | October 2015

Aging Gracefully and Strong.

Part of my beat as a reporter here in the Virgin Islands entails me interviewing and documenting the lives of some of the territory’s senior citizens.
This is something I enjoy doing. You seat for an interview with these seasoned residents and you leave feeling refreshed and with a very new and joyful outlook on life.

One of the seniors i’ve interviewed is Carmelita O’Neal.
Ms. O’Neal lives just a few yards away from my office. Each time we meet, she has the most inspiring things to say and is almost always grateful for like.

Monday was no different. I was standing outside the office when Continue reading

Introvert Problems. 

Many people are often surprised when I tell them I’m an introvert. Only my very close friends – one or two people- actually know how terribly introverted I am.

This photo wasn’t taken today, but it’s the closest photo that somewhat describes my mood.

That said, over the last two-three weeks, my flatmate had been house-sitting for a friend. Needless to say, I was in heaven.

Coming home and knowing it was me alone and I didn’t have to have conversations with anyone was bliss.

He didn’t really give me a clear date of when he was returning home, so that made me somewhat uneasy and threatened my joy.

I got so used to being alone that today, I declared it a No-Human-Interaction Day. I thought his house sitting was going to last until eternity.

My plans of not seeing a soul today and not even going through my front door came crashing down before me.

I’m not necessarily happy right now. I mean, I don’t have to interact with him or anything, but I was planning to be alllllllll alone.

Humans exhaust me. Sometimes.

I deal with humans well enough when I have to. Too much social- human interaction drains me mentally. I was counting on this day to ring me into a good spirits for the up coming week.


My No-Human-Interaction  Day has been totally ruined.

Dating is Hard. 

Dear Nigerian Husband,

What’s the matter? Why have you chosen to ignore my need for your attention?
I’m beginning to think you’re out there laughing at me with each letter I write. Whatever the case is, there’s this part of me telling me you’re just waiting on the perfect time to show up. My intuition is right. I know it is.

However, there’s also that little part of me that believes Continue reading

Smoothie Spree.

Boys and girls,
I’m still on the smoothie craze!

Forgive me,  soon I’ll be back to writing the Nigerian Husband!
Want to try this out? Here’s what you’ll need:

One large carrot (Grated)
Two bananas (Frozen or not, doesn’t matter)
Three pilled oranges
Two table spoons of lemon juice
1/4 cup of orange juice

Pour orange juice and all liquids into the blender first just to allow the blades of the blender to rotate properly. Follow up with all other ingredients and BINGO, you have you a nice carrot smoothie.