I suck at first impressions. Or at least I think I do. I never know what to do with myself. Do I smile all the time or keep a straight face? Do I have to laugh at all the jokes or smile instead? Do I hold back or overshare? What does it mean to overshare anyway? Am I weird if they don’t like me? Or rather if they do like me? Should I be okay with whatever happens or do I need another introspection session? More importantly, which part of myself should I show?
Before I hop onto this never-ending train of thought. I would like to attempt an introduction. You know, first impressions and all.
Hi. My name is Nana Akua Agyeiwaa Nyameba (but you can call me Nana), and I am a writer. A long time ago, I had a blog (no, not this one). One day, I decided that it wasn’t entirely… Me. So I deleted it (Trust me, it made so much sense at the time). I wasn’t sure if I’d ever write again but I promised myself that if I did, I’d be honest and true to who I am.
I should not have done that.
The journey back to this moment has been full of self-doubt, and more self-doubt. I had no idea what to expect when I set out to find myself. But, it definitely wasn’t always feeling like the writer within me died one day when I wasn’t looking, and didn’t even give me the chance to say goodbye. I was angry.
But now, I am glad. You see, in the time that I’ve been ‘away’, I’ve had to face or deal with certain parts of myself I’d have otherwise avoided. I’ve found out about certain interests of mine and also, things I really don’t like.
I also found out last week that my neighbour is called Amel (and we’ve been neighbours for almost four years. Don’t judge!)
There are a lot of things about myself I still don’t know. And that’s okay (I learnt that recently). I just need to be kind to myself and realize that change is okay too.
I really don’t know what else to say. Introductions have never been my thing. But if you stick around long enough, you just might like me (I hope).
So welcome, Stranger-turning-Friend, to my bubble.
Please, like me!
I would like to hear your thoughts. On anything really. A part of this never-ending journey to self-discovery is keeping an open mind. If there’s anything you would like to see on this site or even talk about, kindly leave a comment and I will do my best to come through for you.
I’m going to go now.
See you same time next week!