June 2015 has been a fantastic and busy month so far, if you are in Lagos and you haven’t seen the play, I wonder what you are waiting for; if you have, then please tell your friends about it because I’m sure you enjoyed it (I’m serious o!!).
Single in Gidi was birthed out of my need to express myself, for those who know me outside SIG, you’d know that I have been writing for a while and I am also a spoken word poet, so when I say express myself I don’t mean finding my voice, what I mean is, I needed a way to talk about all things relationships, dating, love, frustration, heartache, the comments and even the double standards single women face today in the name of marriage especially after you have crossed your mid-twenties.
In the beginning, I got comments from a lot of concerned friends who found out about the blog, some loved it while others worried about me ‘writing myself out of the market’, as a matter of fact, one said ‘Hmm you are going to be single for a very long time at this rate’ but I didn’t stop writing. I’ve made new friends and gotten a chance to reach out to a lot of young ladies via SIG who were under the false impression that they were only complete until they got married. From the comments and emails I received, I realised that there were a lot of people both male and female who wanted a way to speak up, especially those who were under intense pressure to get married.
The more I wrote, the more I enjoyed it and to be honest, the more I enjoyed being single. I became more outspoken, I became more confident, I became a lot happier as a person and I stopped seeing being alone as a setback, instead it became a blessing because I realised this may be the only time I could set the foundation of achieving my dreams.
In the midst of all of this and I believe my peak of having fun, I met a nice guy and he happened to be an avid reader of the blog (that was a bit weird). We dated, we fell in love and about two months ago, on a quiet evening in Lagos, he went on one knee, opened up a box and asked me to be his wife.
Omo! I said Yes sharply!, I mean with that kind ring I for say No before?
It was like a dream, not because I was not expecting it would happen but because it happened when I had become complete as a woman. I met him when I stopped ‘searching’ and when God was teaching me to have fun while I waited.
I was going to wait a bit longer before doing this ‘announcement’ but then a few people who came for the play heard Lydia say I was no longer single, some heard via Cool FM yesterday when the OAP asked if I was still single and ImaRose let it slip in one post like that.
So yea! It’s official, Miss Gidi is getting married !!!!!