Some People Just Do It All For The 'Gram; so during my foray into something new and different, I got to work with and became quite close to a public personality. During this period I met quite a number of celebrities but this one (not exactly a celebrity but close) in particular still makes me snigger everytime I remember her. It started with commenting under each other's pictures, but her comments would often go beyond compliments to plans for drinks, dinner or something "fun". It seemed she always wanted us to make plans and for some reason we had to post the details of these plans on IG, something I felt uneasy about. Eventually I had to suggest we make these plans over the phone or something more private, that the rest of the world wouldn't have to be privy to. Long story short I came to learn there were no real intentions of actually realizing any of these plans and the lunch/dinner/drinks/dancing/movies/events were only for the 'gram. Seen!
Sometimes Sorry Just Doesn't Cut It, And Never Will; this year I've hurt a few people I love and when you've done an undoable wrong, all you can do is sincerely apologize and promise it would never happen again. This year I've been deeply wronged by a few people I loved and all they could do when they'd done something that couldn't be undone, was say "I'm sorry". And although they meant it, and although I meant it, sometimes sorry really just cannot piece back broken china. It's looking like sayonara forever.
Your Best Friend Can Become a Stranger In a Matter of Seconds; you could find yourself sitting before the one person you loved above all else, whom you shared your deepest darkest secrets with, who knew you in and out, who you couldn't go a day without talking to, at least twice, and realize you both have absolutely nothing to say to each other. The words are flat and empty, the stares are vacant, where 24 hours in a day once weren't enough for you to spend together, 60 seconds in a minute suddenly become too much..
The Entertainment Industry is Fraught With Fakers Who don't have shit and would do anything to keep up with the joneses. I remember when it was someone's job to do an MTV Cribs kinda show in Nigeria. They had all the celebrity friends, they being one themself. Yet the job was proving almost impossible. "But why?" Asked I. "Because how many celebrities really live in 'ok' houses? And for those who do, how many of them live in their own? Forget all the packaging, most of these people don't have shit!". I soon learned that some of the biggest names in the industry are also some of the biggest debtors in the industry. There's gold and then there's gold-plated...
Once or Twice In Your Life You Will Do things that will surprise the hell out of you; Damn! They do say never say never, don't they? Guess what, they were right. So this year I've found me doing thing(s) I thought I would, could never do. Some close to me have done or are doing things that they once considered unthinkable. On the one hand, it's exciting. On the other, it's freaking scary! Life is full of surprises and sometimes you are going to be your own biggest surprise!
It's the eighth month of the year and if you've not had any experiences that taught you something new, or perhaps even surprised you, then I've got to ask if you live under a rock! So tell me what you've learnt this year and do tell the experience(s) that taught it/them to you. You know i'm always eager to hear, share!