Now, Tolu and I have never met. I stumbled on his blog early in the year, where he tries to chronicle everyday of moving back to Nigeria, and after a short while I would run there for a laugh, encouragement, or just a glimmer of light for my dark day.
He is VERY funny, writes brilliantly, and I was excited when he said he would join this project. Holding up the 14th day of my #31Days31Writers project, the lovely Tolu!
My name is Tolu Onile-Ere, I am Nigerian (& British), and I work at Playhouse Communication Ltd, a digital advertising agency in Nigeria.
One thing I’ve learned this year? Well, I found out I was adopted.
Just kidding, although am sure my parents and siblings often wish it was true.
Sorry, couldn’t resist and it felt like I had to say something major. But truth be told I know I’ve learned loads of small things but nothing that major. Wonder if that is something to be thankful for or something to worry about cos it could mean that I have coasted through this year and have not pushed myself.
Okay, I’ll have to think about that and tell you what I learn next year.
What am I most grateful for? I’m grateful for winning the lottery.
Just kidding again.
Ok, no bullshit, everyday I am grateful for what I have – my family, my friends, everything.
And if I could, one thing I would do differently.
Sorry, am writing this so I set the rules. So I’m not saying just one thing:
I wish I had loved more,
lost my temper less,
taken more chances,
attended fewer funerals,
been closer to my God,
spent more time with my son…
And I think I’ll stop there.