My family is awesome. My parents are baby boomers, my siblings were born during the reign of flower power, and I am the youngest; a child of the eighties.
My Dad was and still is a looker. Tall, lean-muscle, handsome. My Mom is gorgeous: petite, flawless skin, dimples, and has the vivaciousness of a shark! They met in college, University of Nigeria. They fell in love. And the rest is history. My siblings came in all shapes and colours. My brothers are gentlemen, down-to-earth, manly men. My sisters are pretty, overbearing, and downright hilarious. My siblings and I grew up really close and shared many things in common. But over time, things changed. I moved away for school. Life happened. My brother got married. My sister got married. Suddenly, I'm an Aunty and my parents are grand-parents. My family is changing. I am changing. And this is why life is beautiful - change happens and we are a part of it.
1. DJ Got Us Falling in Love Again - Usher/Pitbull
2. Firework - Katy Perry
3. My Love - Celine Dion
4. Pere - D'banj
5. Successful - Drake ft. Trey Songs
6. Without You - Chris Brown
7. Kondo - Dagrin
8. Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
9. Imagine - Glee
10. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
Anyone who thinks doing this 30-Day Challenge is still easy for me, should think again. It's been hard to sit here and write. But thanks to this perseverance, I will remain committed. Besides I don't really have to think too much anyway ;) So how's your July coming along?
...despite the odd wording of that question for today's challenge request, I must continue.
Yes, I have been MIA for sometime. I've been "away" in spirit, attending to matters of the mind and heart. The thing is I actually have a penchant for writing but I can't seem to do it on here consistently. I find myself constantly distracted by everything in general but nothing in particular. But no excuses today, let's get on with it. So how important do I think education is?
Well, it depends. First, let's take a look at famous drop-outs:
Microsoft, Bill Gates. G.O.O.D Music, Kanye West Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg CNN, Ted Turner (was actually expelled)* Oil Magnate, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi
Second, notice that most of the prominent and successful drop-outs out there are men!
So unless you have a million dollar idea; you have the personal drive, zeal, or motivation to fight for your dreams; you have an extraordinary talent; you are an heiress; you marry into money; or you win the lottery, I suggest you sit your ass in school and get that degree because your wits/parchment are pretty much all you've got going for you.
But don't be discouraged if you haven't cracked the next algorithm to give us the world's super computer or if the world has not discovered your melodious voice which puts Beyonce's/Mariah Carey's/J-Hud's voice to shame. You, just keep on trying where you are. One day na one day, the world will find you. But until then, go to school. You can even pretend like you're learning something while you're at it.