Date: February 26, 2020, 10:56:28 PM
My Gloom And Me: My Log : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
I sat and watched my nieces as they danced and jumped around the sitting room. I placed my phone on the couch and watched them turn a chair into a throne and themselves into duchesses and princesses. I couldn't help but smile in spite of myself and I began to wonder. There I was trying to complete some articles of mine and also catch a break, yet my mind wasn't anywhere near this four walls.The kids were in a world of their own, where snakes were not poisonous and carrots had funny voices. Kids have so much warmth and sunshine in them that makes my heart melt. They're such fun to watch when they are in their imaginative world. That particular moment, the country didn't matter, their parents don't matter. They are lost to the empty plates and even emptier stomachs. They don't care if breakfast is actually lunch or if soaking garri is the new dessert. They were in their own utopia; they know it's not real but love living in there when they can. It is their reality when they want to escape and it is what has shaped their little minds. Now, do we all have our utopia? It is that place where everything is beautiful but will always be a dream.Life can be so difficult and living it as it is, makes it even more complicated. But the little happiness we can get from it, we should. Utopia! It's a nice place to visit when you are at the corner of your room and everything seem to be in a mess. I am a believer of working for what you want, I am also a believer of taking a "me time"when we can. This time doesn't necessarily have to be spent fussing or fretting. My friend, Bishop, once came up with a plan to seek a refreshed mind in one's solitude. I never really thought of it before but I tried it and saw what he meant. Taking a journey into one's mind is such a wonderful and insightful one. You get to feel everything that the hustling and bustling of life makes you overlook. You sit back and analyze yourself and put yourself on a scale. Tap out of the goodness of the wonderful times, and then strategize on how to right the ugly ones. We all have our dark sides, it is that side that tells us we can't be good at what we do. It is that side that shows us we are nothing but failures. It is that side that makes us see only the things we are doing wrong. As horrible as it drives people, it is also something that has to be done at times. Acknowledge your excessiveness, tell yourself how messed up you had made things. It gets better at the end of that cold, ugly tunnel I tell you. All that is needed is to get past the dread you feel when you first peer into that dark tunnel of your heart. Utopia, doesn't always work as that wonderful place, but it can be designed with your hearts to your taste. It is not that you don't know the coldness is there, it is just that you remember to paint a warm wardrobe in that dream of yours. Take a trip, see carrots that talks and snakes without poison. You are allowed a moment of silliness, people. Everything doesn't have to be painted in black and white. A little bit of color on that castle in your gloomy Utopia isn't such a bad idea. Some will argue that day dreams are for kids. Their point is that adults that do it are lazy and has no ambition. This makes me laugh, because in my opinion, daydream is where the best strategies are hatched. In every properly utilized daydream, every corner is viewed, every angle is checked and rechecked. In a good daydream, no stone is left unturned. Yes, I have my Utopia. My Utopia has a fishing castle painted purple, it has a handsome rock-star that lisps and a dirty well at the back where we dump all the bad things in our land. and yes, it also has a voice prompted laptop that types all these words I am often too lazy to type and keeps banging in my brain. Hehehehewhat does yours look like?
oh mine is not in this world, Being a princess in a mansion with maids, servants and entertainers. I don't have to work at all or think about stress. All my friends will be around 24/7 and they don't have to worry. Traveling round the world with my hubby and kids. Is this possible. Almost missed my stop while thinking abt this. Heheee