hope everyone is doing well? I’m currently on a long train ride so I thought I would use this time productively and write. We hit 25,000 views on the blog recently which is so cool man, I can’t say enough how much I appreciate the support. I’m aware that even though it’s been a year and a half, some of you still don’t really know that much about me! One of my “blog goals” this year is to make a conscious effort to be more transparent, engage and create more of an open dialogue with you. So today’s post is inspired by Kemi of skylish.co.uk (check out her blog – it’s amazing and you’ll love it!). I’ll be sharing 3 things about myself that you probably didn’t know. Here goes:
1. My music taste is really diverse
When people ask “what sort of music are you into?” I find it quite difficult to narrow down the genres. I like so much. My absolute favourite genre of music ever is probably gospel R&B but I also really love afrobeats, motown-sounding music, even some soft “indie pop”. To give you an idea of my taste, some musicians that I’m always happy to listen to include Alessia Cara; Adekunle Gold; Maleek Berry; The Script (I miss them!!); JP Cooper and Sean C Johnson to name a few.
2. I don’t have a dramatic testimony, God just chose me
I know many people have really interesting and profound testimonies detailing how they came to Christ but mine is quite simple. I thank God all the same. Here’s how it went… I’ve been a “Christian” for as long as I can remember, but obviously it doesn’t work like that. My mum introduced me to church and Christianity just made sense to me. Sure I had a lot of questions growing up, but slowly but surely God started to reveal Himself to me in such a way that I couldn’t doubt His existence. We formed a personal relationship and I started to get to know God for myself, not just on Sundays. My faith has changed my outlook on life drastically. I no longer view my life as a selfish rat race because ultimately, I’m here to serve. My earliest recollection of properly deciding that I want to completely live for Christ is surprisingly quite late, it was towards the end of sixth form, so I was 17 years old. During that time in my life I was surrounded by a sea of sin, my peers were not trying to be about this Jesus life at all to put it simply. It wasn’t “cool”. Or rather, it was more acceptable to be a lukewarm Christian. It’s not even that there weren’t many good influences around me, but there were far more negative influences and a lot of temptation. Everyday I was convicted. God said I had to make a decision about how I want to live and I heard Him loud and clear: live for Me or the world, you can’t do both. The rest is kind of history but still an ongoing journey… I got water baptised in March last year.
3. I’m actually not a “girly girl”
I’m not sure whether this will be surprising to you or not but yeah, it’s the truth. Deep down I’m just not a girly girl. Growing up with two brothers, I was naturally deemed a bit rough around the edges – for a girl. I personally don’t believe you should put people in a box like that but I didn’t enjoy stereotypical “girly” things e.g. playing with dolls and making daisy chains. I loved playing football at lunchtime with all the boys and I was happy doing it. I quickly developed a trainer/sneaker obsession, I used to run track (giving up athletics is one of my biggest
regrets mistakes) and to this day I still prefer wearing flats to heels. Granted, I’m not as active as I once was, but given the opportunity, I’m usually keen to play sports and I can be quite competitive lol. Furthermore, my day-to-day personal style hinges on being comfortable. I do however still like to play around with makeup, I just feel the most free in my own skin. As I’ve gotten older I’ve accepted that there’s really nothing wrong with being fluid with the stereotypical “male” and “female” traits you exhibit. I enjoy makeup but I’m also happy to go barefaced regularly, I wear skirts on trainers and super elegant evening dresses, I love changing my nail polish… all at the same time.
Thanks for reading! I hope you learned something new about me. Let me know if you enjoy these kind of posts (because I love reading them).
Now it’s your turn to tell me something about yourself – what kind of music are you into? Do you have a testimony? Share them in the comments down below 🙂
God bless you!
The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.” – Isaiah 29:13-14