“He had not been back to Nigeria in years and perhaps he needed the consolation of those online groups, where small observations flared and blazed into attacks, personal insults flung back and forth. Ifemelu imagined the writers, Nigerians in bleak houses in America, their lives deadened by work, nursing their careful savings throughout the year so that they could visit home in December for a week, when they would arrive bearing suitcases of shoes and clothes and cheap watches, and see, in the eyes of their relatives, brightly burnished images of themselves. Afterwards they would return to America to fight on the Internet over their mythologies of home, because home was now a blurred place between here and there, and at least online they could ignore the awareness of how inconsequential they had become.” – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Today, I spent my day dealing with Egos at work. Egos that involved Emails being sent with explanation points and ASAP written all over them. And then, I got home to a toddler wanting to go to bed with flip flops. I’ll leave it up to you if you think that I fought him. 😉
- I’m reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and I’m absolutely loving the book. Some of the passages are so vivid and so real.
- Self-care is so hard, especially when you’re a mom. But during this second pregnancy, I’m finding it so important. My must do items when I’m feeling stressed / tired are : Manicure, pedicure, Chiropractor, Pregnancy Yoga, Sleep, Eyebrow and / or Lip Wax. Here’s to being able to do one of these things when Baby #2 arrives. #forreals.