Reading Time: 5 minutes I never would have called myself an activist per se, but I have always strongly desired peace, stability and equality. But the truth is I care. I care enough to take a stand and therefore I am an activist.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hello, I’m Paula Melissa. And I’m a recovering people-pleaser. I said No to an opportunity that I didn’t have the time, energy or particularly want to do today. And the earth didn’t open up and swallow me. For a recovering people pleaser like myself, that is a major accomplishment.
Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’ve been with my blog and I for a few years now, you’ll know I have a little obsession with being productive. And by little, I mean big. Huge. Gigantic. And another other synonyms you can think of.
Reading Time: 3 minutes But listen – and listen CAREFULLY – 2020 is still my year. Twenty twenty is still your year. It is still our year! It’s April. Until it is December 31st, there is still time to have a good year.
Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve had multiple anxiety attacks over the last few days. I’m a little bit of a control freak so I don’t deal too well with uncertainty. With coronavirus (COVID-19), we are definitely in uncertain times. The great thing is it doesn’t end there. It ends like it begins, with GOD.
Reading Time: 7 minutes How seriously do we take unity within the body of Christ? Are we guilty of holding steadfast to our interpretations of the truth rather than the Truth Himself? Are our friendship groups filled with people that agree with us at every point? Have we made idols out of our ideologies?
Reading Time: 2 minutes I am now available to help give advice with CVs, Cover Letters and LinkedIn profiles for a small fee. I have been gathering knowledge and expertise on careers and recruitment for the last three years.
Reading Time: < 1 minute It was a privilege to interview PR guru and Founder of Ariatu PR in London, Ronke Lawal (for the second time actually!) for the first (and only sadly!) episode of the New Narrative Magazine podcast. We discussed how Creatives can use social media as part of their personal branding and Ronke dropped so many amazing gems.
Reading Time: 2 minutes I used to mistake peace with everything in your life being okay, all of the time. If you require everything to always be working out for you, in order for you to have peace – that’s not peace.
Reading Time: 4 minutes I am British Nigerian. Which for me means, I am born and raised in England but I am of Nigerian heritage because that is where my parents are from. Finding my own cultural identity has been a long journey because I have never felt British enough to be fully British or Nigerian enough to be fully Nigerian.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Character flaws have been brought to the surface; in public, even, and I’ve had to learn to become emotionally mature while in a position of leadership.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Growing up a Christian Nigerian girl meant I never really had open conversations with people about relationships. All I knew, I learnt from TV, movies and watching the people around me. I was told, don’t date, but eventually get married… I never learnt what the steps in between were.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This post is the encouragement I wish I was given four years ago when I was picking up my A Level results and finding out whether or not I got into my chosen university to study my chosen course.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Recording, producing, selling and sharing music has come a long way in a very short time. Guest blogger, Ronald Ross gives advice for fellow musicians.