This has been on my mind for a while and I thought I should share.
I’ve issues with meeting people off Twitter. Yeah. I’ve turned down a couple of people and I feel terrible about it. Not because of anything but because I don’t think I trust them enough to meet them. Talk about being so insecure.
In recent times I’ve been so engrossed with myself that I’ve gradually become a loner. For months, I could just stay by myself [with my family without friends]. The occupants in my tiny circle of friends have started enquiring. I just love my solitude. Is it that bad? I had a heart-to-heart with Dunni last week I think. We tried to iron out these issue of staying-home-all-week-keeping-to-oneself. After the discussion,I realised i’ve just evolved. Still am. There are certain things that used to appeal to me; a mean, anytime there’s a meet-up at the movies or anywhere I had to be involved. No one ever forgets to send an invite.
But right now, I wanna stay home and just create. With a backlog of research and deadlines to meet up, I simply do not have the time for small talk. Then again, no one is an island. There comes social networks. As long as I can keep in touch with them via Twitter and maybe Whatsapp, we’ll be just fine. Why then do I need to go out and face unnecessary traffic under the scorching sun all in the name of hanging out? No thanks!
There’s so much going on in my life right now. I’m still trying to find a headway. When people ask what’s going on with me; I just give a bland smile and tell them I’ve been busy. The next thing is to accost you and call you names. They fail to realise the period of chit-chatting is over.
I hope I eventually come out of my ”shell” but
Ok so i just came across this post on my reader. One of my fellow tweep/follower/wordpresser Ibukun shut down her twitter account for some reasons known to her. (I didn’t get to the end). Apparently, twitter was taking over her life or somefin like that and she didn’t have time for her real life friends or somefin like (See that’s what you get for skimming through instead of actually reading it). Anyways that got me thinking. ( Yes! I always think. Who doesn’t?!).
I joined Twitter in 2010. Special Shoutout to @TheSanmi. He practically dragged me to join FB and then Twitter. It was abandoned for like 2 years. You know now, the hype wasn’t really there yet. We were still wasting our time on FB until our parents joined and forced us to relocate. Anyways i became an avid tweep towards the end of 2012 when i was about to lose my sanity. Boredom became a permanent resident in my life. After watching all the series/movies avaliable, i was left with listening to my mom nag all day. *sigh. Long story short, fast forward to a year later, here i am. A Grade 1 Twitter addict even if i say so myself. LOL.
I can’t even begin to imagine what would have become of me. All my friends attend regular schools. I don’t talk to people in church and my neighbours are just useless. So y’all can understand when i say Twitter and my blog are the only things keeping me sane apart from my horrible school. LOOL. Buh really Twitter has thought me a great deal. I’ve met AMAZING people,learnt so much and become more exposed. It has at the same time unleashed the ‘Writer’ in me and given me more confidence to stand by my faith and principles. The pros far outweighs the cons i tell ya. It’s platform for expression and communication is just as superb not forgetting the fun,humour and arguments that comes along. The fact that people from all spheres of life gather together to speak one language is just amazing. The way i see it,Nigerian Twitter is just one big happy family. You’ll need lots of patience, understanding and maturity not to take things personal and not let people’s words get to you. You just have to let it go and walk away. Need i forget, there has also been loads of revelations and enlightenments.
Something far more exciting and enthusiastic will have to happen to take Twitter away from me. Even exams can’t hold me down.
So as for Ibukun i believe she’s fully convinced she’s better of. I don’t know. Never met her.
And for the record i have a life outside Twitter,it isn’t just as fun and adventurous. 🙂