Update: CREATIVE COMPETITION!!

It is your Queen again, lol!

Hey lovelies,

So if we recall, I spoke about a creative competition to mark Inspired Pens first anniversary. With great joy I would like to let you all know it has started. The school for this year is Flora Schools: both primary and secondary. I know right! It is bigger than I had planned for. We had to incorporate the upper primary. 

The project has been given out to and it is to be submitted this week actually. Then the big day to announce winners will be fixed. There will be nine(9) winners. Yass!! 9!!! We thank God lol! 

The aim is to teach these students to dare to dream and provoke their minds. There is so much we are capable of but we limit ourselves. We have to break boundaries and encourage people and motivate their creativity. I am really happy we are doing this. 

Queen NATALIA being introduced by the Proprietress, Mrs Ojomo to the upper primary pupils to speak about the competition. 

They were so happy about it. We cannot wait to receive their works and announce the winners!

Queen NATALIA!

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Talented: PRAY EDOS GODSWILL!!!

Hello my lovelies,

It is another Monday. I know I know! Many of us will rather have another Saturday lol! However, I hope we started the week well. Let us keep making the solid moves as we should. No time to check time no more! 

Today I want to introduce you to an artist that blows my mind piece by piece, Pray. He is an old friend. We actually stopped speaking for over two years because we lost touch. But we met again in Law School and we gisted like there was never a gap. It is so nice to have friends you can connect with anytime anyday. I happen to be one of his biggest fans but it is no bluff. I will drop a couple of pieces.

His attention to detail is spectacular  and intriguing. When he drops a piece I get so happy. I have been fighting a portrait fight for years but he has finally agreed o lol! I am actually really looking forward to it. To top it up he is a professional fine boy.

Can you guess who they are?? Of course you can lol! The drawings are too apt.

So my sugar muffins make sure you check him out and stay updated with his works. Promote him for me ehn and patronise him too…lol (2Ps movement: promote and patronise).

Facebook: Pray Edos Godswill

Instagram: pm_portraits

Twitter: marz_pray

Queen NATALIA!!

FRIENDSHIPS!!!!!!

Hi Lovelies,

Today yeah I want to speak about Friendships. Growing up I was taught some friends are for a reason, a season or for life. Most times we confuse the three. We try to force friendships. We lose ourselves and we lose time chasing something we do not need. I am sure you have heard this over and over again but your validation does not come from people. 

This is my view on friendships in general. We got to be enhancing each other. Like for real. I am down for us slaying for the Lord but we gotta succeed by the Lord as well..lol you get what I mean. I am down to chat bout that girl’s disrespectful entity but we better be reading our books and making solid moves. I am down to party and learn lyrics to every song with you but we better be spitting cases and sections in the exam hall…lol. Friendships for me is all about balance. Can we draw that balance?
You see the thing with peer pressure is losing that balance. Forgetting what you are and want and settling for what the crew wants. That’s all well and good if you were named “the crew” when you were born..lol. STOP IT BABY! If you find yourself losing yourself stop and re-evaluate. You are allowed to be influenced positively. But do not forget your values and follow man because Nkechi is following man and making money.

Okay back to my categories. Sometimes you are going through a rough patch and what you need is a tough friend. One locates you for that season of your life but that doesn’t mean you need to hold on forever. Sometimes we make friends at the airport and by virtue they make your trip easier. You may never see them again. Again friends for a reason and season. We need to develop the art of letting go. Honestly yeah, we are the architect of our issues sometimes. We know a friend is shady and you hold on, then you are surprised when you are implicated.. Ahh no o! You must enjoy the issues. Lol!

Happiness is necessary is our lives. If someone is toxic let them go. If your friend tryna slow you down, let them go. If your friend ain’t a fan but a hater, let go. You doubt their ways? Do what? LET THEM GO! They bring you down and disrespect you. Ahh these ones, you must buy them ticket to fly away. The way we detoxify our body is how we need to detoxify our inner circle. Keep it  simple, keep it smart.

Now with friends for life. Hmmm! You already know. Be suited for the fights and drama because it is gonna happen. But after it there is still joy. There are friendships you need to fight for. They seem weird but you know those people gat you down. Its never hundred percent easy but it is worth it. You know you are never alone. There is loyalty and there is strength. You will know when it is worth it. Different views but there are compromises and even when it’s difficult, there is a way. 

But yeah as serious as that sounds, that is it. Call it selfish but we need to share and give to each other. I dont have many friends. Very tiny circle. Shout out to my best friends Bedford and Ada!! Lol.. Shout out to every friend I have that constantly hold it down with me. I am aware it takes the whole Nigerian Armed Forces to deal with me but we alright! Lol!! We gon make it. We gon drink to this and most importantly, y’all can’t sell me. So we stuck bebe..lol! 

Alright my people. Let me be like DSF, “drink water” and detoxify baby. Let your circle be a true reflection of what you want and where you see yourself. No time for mediocrity and fake friends no more!!! Yasss boo lol. 

Stay you and Blessed!

Queen NATALIA!!

BEEN AWAY???!!!

Hello lovelies,

Yes yes it is I, your one and only Queen Natalia. I know I know. You missed me. Lol!! Please a girl is allowed to feel herself once in a while.

Anyway, yes I have been away for a short while. Doing what? Good question. *Scratching head…lol. I have been busy being an aspirant to the Bar. Wait! Y’all know I studied law right. Well just unofficially graduated. My official graduation is…*drum rolls* OCTOBER 31ST!!!! Mans about to be a proper graduate. *Dancing Shoki…lol.

Well I have been in law school. Just finished and passed my Bar 1 exams. Unto to the next one eeyyyy!! Don’t be deceived I ain’t even ready for Bar 2 marathon. But we will survive, we always do with Yah!

I sound too excited today. Well I am happy to be here with my lovelies again for the short break I got. I know I know I might leave you guys again. But once law school is done I will be back fully baby. Well join me and pray they will have scrapped NYSC. Like seriously I cannot deal one bit with that stress. 

So yeah! I will write more and on the side let you know how law school was. Also babies, the competition is coming. Well once madam Administrator and I get our bum bum off the chair. Worry not we got this…lol… I wish you guys could see my facial expressions sometimes. Might start recording unno. We will discuss with madam Administrator. Lol!! She will so kill me. Like I am calling her out. 

Anyway, one more time, the Queen is back let the party begin…lol..

Stay Blessed and Truly you my people!!

Queen NATALIA!!

WORTHY ADDITION TO THE TEAM!!

By God’s Grace, the team keeps increasing. We are happy for you to meet IYANU!!

I’m Iyanu.  I’m 17…. I attend Ekiti State University. I sing, write and maybe every other talent except dancing. Lol. 

Reasons why I write? 

I write to speak the things I can’t say. 

I write to establish a fact and to enforce truth.

Inspired Pens

MAKE IT COUNT!!!

I found this my really old old jotter today, and I checked the date.  It was 2010!!! Freaking 2010. 

To begin with.  Where was I in 2010?  I was a tiny little girl in primary 6. I was 10 years old. So basically its been 7 years. 

In this book, on that day,  (ie the first entry into that jotter) we went on an excursion to national museum. I recall that we had gone there before that particular day, and then one of my friend’s mum was working there and all. Hence, it wasn’t all so new to me and a few others. I don’t remember all that happened that day but I remember taking notes. 

 In this my jotter, I had written almost everything I saw in that museum. Whether I had seen them before or not. It took up to three pages. I laughed. Like – who rewrites what they’ve seen?  I probably just wanted to  make it worthwhile. I had such a terrible handwriting.  But I didn’t care.  At that point it didn’t matter because I wanted to make that visit count.  I wanted to seize that moment, capture it in my head and make it stay. 

My point? 

I stole that time.  I made whatever I did worth it.  At that point, nothing else mattered.  I was living in the moment. I probably wasn’t thinking of the next 7 years that I was going to see this book and bring back what I learnt that day . 

It doesn’t matter where you are today, you probably don’t like where you are, the point at which you have gotten, or whatever it is.  Make it yours.  Make that time yours.  Bring something good out of it. The museum isn’t a really fun place but I went there twice!!  And boring or fascinating, I made that time mine.  I controlled my mindset.  

Now when I look back to that time.  It wasn’t such a bad time after all.  I made that day count.  I made the best out of that day.  

It doesn’t matter what happened or what’s going to happen. You have a choice.  You’ve got air in your lungs and blood running through your veins. You’ve got only one version of today. Write it. Then you can put it on repeat whenever you want. 

Make your living worth it!!

Iyanu.