I woke up at about 5am and reached for my iPad. I turned to page 57 where I was when I fell asleep last night. After reading a few pages I couldn't sit still, I tossed and turned and felt eager to do something, something meaningful. Unfortunately I had nothing to do but restlessness wouldn't let me be. I hurriedly had a bath and after getting dressed I wanted to request an Uber, but Uber isn't really in line with the sense of adventure I felt on the pages of Richard Branson's Screw It, Let's Do It. So I took long strides to the bus stop and took a bus to VGC and walked to the church.
I spent a couple of hours at the Blessed Sacrament after mass, refusing to go back home. On a whim I decided that I needed a new hairdo and I resisted the urge to call a cab. Instead I took a bus to Ajah market to buy the extensions. On Thursdays however there's Environmental Sanitation in Lagos state and markets aren't allowed to open till 10am. It was just 9 but I went anyways, I walked round the market taking things in, I felt like a tourist in a foreign land, never mind that Ajah market is just at my backyard.
Well after walking around the market a few times I got back on the main street and spotted a Chicken Republic and I saw a sign outside that said they have a "Refuel package" which consists of a plate of fried/jollof rice, chicken, coleslaw and a bottle of coke for just N800.
I wasn't remotely hungry but I went in and bought one anyways. Long story short I'm sitting here writing this because of the other people eating here. I like that some okada and keke drivers, and even some "agberos" are eating here. It reminds me that sometimes you treat yourself, spoil yourself. Not everytime Iya Basira amala and mamaput rice with palm oil stew. Sometimes eat crispy fried chicken with vegetable fried rice and rich coleslaw and wash it down with a bottle of chiiiiilllllled coke. Haha!
Sometimes stay in that nice hotel, buy that business class ticket, take that vacation, go eat at the bourgie-ass restaurant. You actually deserve the best things in life and should know what it feels like to have a taste of the life you want. This in its own way could actually bring you closer to your dreams.
Btw I'm worried that I will be met with a suspicious glare if I just hand this food to a beggar on the road. I need to give it away because I don't want to walk around with food in my hand and I'm really not hungry and also because I need to lose weight ASAP. I must confess that I was dealt with a number of other blows this year and I resorted to comfort-eating. This has resulted in a double chin and bigger waist line. Some people are cute when they're really chubby, I'm not one of them. So I'm currently working on losing major weight.
I paid for one month gym membership and swimming classes over a week ago, and I'm still yet to go. Somebody please beg me to help myself.