The Last Two Months
About two months ago, I went on what you can call an 'introspective journey', I suppose it was much needed at the time, because days were starting to feel longer and nights shorter. To be precise, the last time I published an article was just over two months ago (August 2nd). In the last two months, I have had to live a life I recently termed The Life of a Jellyfish. (Image below for reference)
The differences are the fact that, unlike a jellyfish, I am more complex and with a Central Nervous System, thus, I have been doing a lot of thinking while engaging in other activities too. It is worthy to note that I have watched more TV in the last two months than I did in the first seven months of the year combined. You may wonder what it is that have kept me hooked, like a Remora to a shark, it has been: Football - major league across the globe started in August; Documentaries - which I love watching because I ALWAYS learn a thing or two while at it; and A reality TV show - which is unusual, but has proven to be quite beneficial to my social skills and has helped me learn and unlearn things as a person.
A major part of the last two months had focused mainly on my social life. In retrospect, I was good at chatting with people on the internet up until I gained admission into the university. Of course, there had been a change in environment as well as my daily activities and it is no news that schools are meant to improve your social skills too while compelling you to engage in physical interactions. The preceding years before the start of my university life was one without much physical socialising, I suppose I compensated for it by being a social butterfly on the internet. The life of a university student is quite different, social relations is a key part of the system and you have indulge in it whether or not you like it.
I mentioned in one of my previous articles that the person I am when in school is different from who I am when I am at home with my family. That is not to say that I am two completely different persons, but the major difference is in my social life (not like I have the best social life when in school). I am more reserved when at home and really say less than I do when with my peers in school. I have had time to evaluate my relationship with those I considered friends - individually and collectively - thought about ways I can improve and further strengthen the bond between us.
In addition to socialising with friends and people in general, another sinking ship that needs salvaging is my relationship with members of my extended family. Recently, I attended my cousin's wedding and it was somewhat a strange experience for me, one of such reasons it was so was because I wasn't familiar with most of my relations who were present, and worse is that I wasn't familiar with my cousin too (the groom). But, I did get the chance to bond with the groom's twin brother. I was so busy helping him attend to the guests that I didn't even have the time to introduce myself to the groom (the reason I was present). Even worse is me not reaching out to them a month after I had collected their phone numbers.
The last 8 weeks or so has been somewhat like a calisthenic exercise for my mind. That is to say, the introspection has been mainly to strengthen areas of my social life by analysing my personal experience and I am keeping my fingers crossed about it. I will definitely say that I am back to being active here. I have missed you guys a lot. Going through my notifications, I saw names of some of my favourite writers, let it be known that your favourite reader is back too, LoL. As always, I will keep an open mind and look forward to reading all your beautiful stories and also learning from your shared thoughts and experience.
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