“This year taught me to represent” – Eziaha (The Fab Sister) is up today! #31days31writers

Posted: December 24, 2013 in 31Days31Writers, A post a day
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Eziaha is an old friend from secondary school, and she is super amazing! She’s funny, brilliant, a wonderful daughter of Zion who makes being a Christian most fashionable (the only person who refers to God as her ‘Sugar Daddy’), and runs an amazing blog here.

When I asked her first to send in a submission, I wasn’t sure she would make it because she was on honeymoon! But I have since learned that my dear friend doesn’t sleep (smh), and when she sent this in last night, I was more than thrilled. 

Christmas Eve special had to be a special person, and I dare you not to get caught up in the palpable excitement this Fab Sister brings to each blogpost! For the 24th day in my #31days31writers project, I give you E’!

E’ is on the Fairy GodSister’s blog!!! Whoop!!! Thanks baby… Now let’s roll, classic E’ style…

Being the effervescent, and drama-filled woman that I am, 2013 was defo my kinda year…

By the way, the name’s Eziaha, Nigerian, Sociologist by training, and weeks away from ‘graduating’ from NYSC and furthering a career in Social Entrepreneurship with an IGO… I am also a very proud born-again Christian with a serious lovey-dovey relationship with my Sugar Daddy.

Started the year a fresh graduate, starry-eyed, big dreams especially for this NYSC. With all the negative stories about the scheme, I chose to BELIEVE that it would bring me nothing but good in large doses. My people, it did. It has been one FABULOUS year. I got the EXACT kinda job in my PPA (place of primary assignment) I wanted, with good pay, fantastic colleagues, bosses who just love me (and my smile) and oh-so-wonderful students. A lot of times, I forget I am serving. From camp, I started meeting the most amazing people, made some incredible connections, got an FG appointment in the course of this year, and my faith was renewed in the Nigerian youth cos we (driven young persons in my CDS group) got some great things accomplished. Don’t get it twisted people, the NYSC year can be all that and more if you can entrust it to our Sugar daddy too. It has given me the necessary launch pad I need for my career for which I’m oh-so-thankful.

This year also taught me to REPRESENT. Represent my Sugar Daddy well everywhere I go because aside from the fact that people are always watching, He is actually banking on us to be Light. Keep showing Him off. Keep attracting men to Him as a result of our lifestyle. From the little to the big things, from my workplace to my blog (www.eziaha.com), on good days and not-so-good, I learnt to live like an Ambassador of His Kingdom.

Oh but there are NO perfect ambassadors. That I learnt too. No perfect humans… Not me, Not you and certainly NOT our Pastors (I have the world’s BEST by the way). There is beauty and trash in EVERYone of us. Trashy deeds/mistakes don’t erase the beauty/good. So, I learned to consciously look for the beauty in people and judge them less harshly when the trash shows up once in a while. That’s the kinda love Jesus died for…

This year, I lost a friend. No she didn’t die but we fell out. We reconciled yeah but things changed. And it hurt me cos… Well. It did hurt. But it taught me a HUGE lesson. I had to really define the relationships and boundaries in my life. There were friends I had neglected. I quickly adjusted (Thank God I could). There were some mentee-mentor relationships I strengthened. Healthy relationships are everything. Priceless.  Especially when handled well. Hindsight Vision is usually 20/20 and so with the benefit of 2013 hindsight, I have resolved to do 2014 right especially in the area of relationships.

And of course, speaking of relationships, there were many people I wished I met. But I found out that the secret of great men are in their stories so where I couldn’t physically sit at their feet, I harnessed the power of books and the internet especially social media to glean greatness from their stories. Ah, I learnt plenty by just being online. Yes there was the gossip (shalla to LIB) but there were also big time inspirations too. I truly can afford my mentors… 🙂

And oh, I got married too. To the One I call Aku m…My Treasure. My perfect slice of heaven. My ‘David’; a man after my own heart. Ah, a good marriage is heaven on earth, lie no good. *smile*

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Congratulations babe!!!!

Cheers to an abso-friggin-lutely fabulous year 2013 and an even more BLESSED 2014…

 

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  1. E' says:

    I gotta be the first to comment on my own day!!!
    I figured I would add the rest of the post in my comments. Since I had to keep it to err 600 words.
    So listen up y’all… Chioma chuka has been a major inspiration to me as a writer. When I started reading her notes on fb, they were so exciting I started mine. Hers was chronicles, mine diary. She moved to blogging. She was FGS I followed her to WP and I chose Fabulous Black Sis (FBS) looool. Pretty shameless yeah… Warreva!!! Then I was loving the SM world small small when chioma went ahead to study it at Masters level in the UK. What?!?! I decided to do my final year research on SM. Her tweets and website helped. Hehehehe. I hope I don’t end up in birmingham too for my M.sc. That would be creepy. Now she is on 31days31Writers and I am starting mine (31FABVoices…testifying) on my blog in january.
    Nne when I said I could afford my mentors, u were inclusive. I can’t afford to pay you tho… :p
    Social media is a tool I’m harnessing in building a career and babe, thank you for charting me a good course.
    God bless you.
    Love love love
    E’

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    • Crazy girl (still crack up at you finishing your post in the comment section)!!! But I love you to bits!!!
      Thank you for writing in, and on such short notice! As for being a mentor, my dear.. no words…
      Birmingham is a great school, if you’re going to go I’ll defo take you to my home church in Birmingham (RCCG in Perry Barr), home away from home!
      Love you too hon!

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  2. valerie says:

    Absolutely lovely E’ as usual,thanks Chioma,Eziaha don’t forget me o,u berra be my friend weeeeellllll b4 we fall out(hehheheheheheh,it can neva happen),AMEN,lools,anyways,2013 has been awesome for me so far,awaiting exceeding greatness 2014,!
    Fab E’ u deserve a special muaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

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  3. And ah,E brought the Fab into this,yes,lie nor good,I loved this.
    May God’s light continue to shine through you. keep being an inspiration to many and repping your sugar Daddy.
    Btw,I’ve being following this 31writers on this blog,awesome stuff I tell you.

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    • E' says:

      Bless you Frances darling.
      I too have been following and loving it. And learning lessons…

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    • Thank you again Frances!!!!

      E’ brought some crazy excitement to the #31days31writers project, that’s for sure! She’s so alive when she writes, you can touch it… And that’s one of the things I really love about her, that bubbly, inside out excitement!

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  4. Ezar says:

    I haff been tryin to comment faaaaaa. Nonsense network. Wait let me clean my eyes. Yes…clean my eyes. God knows why my first comment didn’t go through. It wouldn’t have said enough…esp after reading Ezi’s Thankful post. I mean, I was just telling Lizzy…I am blessed. What more can I ask for. I haff not die and Ezi can write something so sweet abt me. Imagine if I die ….heyyyyyyy. Heaven will join me and cry ghannnn. Lady E is a good friend…mschewwwwww. Strike off good….she is a super great friend. And we have had an amazing 2013. Through my tears, I laugh at the devil as I sight him through my window ‘nacking’ his head on the wall in a totally frustrated manner. I shout at him not to break my wall biko. He should move to Zuma rock and smash his head a thousand times then go to church and celebrate Christmas. Next year, he will be buried in despair. His coffin is ready. 2014 is ours for the taking.
    Relationships. Relationships. Relationships. Can’t stress that enough. I’m firing some friends, auctioning off some and totally dashing away others. Free of charge. Tax free. I just need great spiritual intelligent motivators and mentors in 2014…and I’m good. Lady E tops it *winks* Then Chioma Chuka u may have to join the listioooooooo. Hiannnnnn. U spent hard currency to study SM…Nne e dikwa seriousoooooo. Social media is high on my to do list and tips from u and Ezi will be needed. When I call…U mamas in the hood should answer. Lovely post anyway. My first time on ur blog…definitely not my last. Lots of love darlings.

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    • Hello Ezar!!!

      Thank you for your lovely, funny comment, and yes o, on 2014 being our year!!! Lmao at firing, auctioning, and dashing out some friends for free! I did that earlier in the year and I must say I’m a lot better for it!

      About social media, not a problem at all! Soon as you’re ready, message me here or on Twitter (@chiomachuka) and I’ll come running!
      Hugs!

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  5. @Ezar,lmao at the tax free thingy…but true,so true. What we need in 2014 and beyond are people that love us and spur us on to be more and do more. U don’t bring nothing to the table as spiritually,mentally,career wise,academically et all,I don’t feel the need to grow in one way or the other when I am with you,then dashing tax free it is then.. Lol,but true

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  6. Infact,I copied that mentors side and I have it as a quote right now with the name ezar affixed to it as a quote… Tis so true

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  7. Oh my word! I can’t believe I missed the comments following E’s mini post..lol
    Chai! What would I do without Dumebi? She cracks me up to no end….effortlessly! Who says these things? @ ” I’m firing some friends, auctioning off some and totally dashing away others. Free of charge. Tax free” Or ” U spent hard currency to study SM…Nne e dikwa seriousoooooo” …
    Her drama thrills me to no end…lol .
    Its been a huge pleasure knowing you this year Ezar….and yes, 2014 is ours for the taking .

    Lest I forget, i’m thankful for E’ and the zest she brings to life.
    Bless her heart!

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  8. Nnedimma says:

    *grinning*

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  9. […] “This year taught me to represent” – Eziaha (The Fab Sister) is up today! #31days31writers […]

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  10. […] it became, and when the stories started coming in, oh what a joy! Mrs. E’ sent in an entry too, she was up on Christmas Eve! I’m excited at the Christians I’ve been exposed to and become friends with via this blog; […]

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  11. ogetours says:

    Hello Chioma…even me wonders why I’m just finding your blog. Well was driving via F A. B lane and that led me here.
    Err so I know its almost a year since this post was up but I’m all about ending this year by “editing” my relationships. So biko I hope you have room for one more! Follow you on twitville right away! Again thanks for sharing!

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