Just ‘A Little’ Throwback

by Eden Benibo

If we are already ‘friends’ on Facebook or Instagram, you probably would have read this already. I shared just few days to the beginning of the month, but here’s to (for) those who haven’t. The feedbacks I got were overwhelming. I’m glad there were lots of people that could relate, and most importantly, I’m glad it helped stir something positive within various readers as individuals:


I was that girl who would sit in class, quietly, when questions were asked. Questions I knew the answers to. Sometimes, I would even whisper words to myself, to the hearing of those around me. And many times, the whispers turned out to be the answers.

I really do not know why I kept mute to the questions I had answers to. There were times I wanted to… I really wanted to voice out my answers. But I only wanted to. I never did, and those days are gone.

It’s the second to the last day of February, 2020. What are those old, probably dusty dreams seated somewhere at a corner in your heart?

It’s funny how we sometimes like to play small. How we like to ‘curve’ ourselves like question marks, when we have the answers within. When we are the answers.

Sometimes, it’s fear of rejections.
Other times it’s the weight of procrastination.
And most times it’s nothing. Or maybe something inexplicable.

What is that thing you’ve always WANTED to do? Is it a dream that seems like what nobody has ever done? Well, that’s the more reason you should go for it!

Back in my “classroom days”, not everyone who raised a hand to speak, had the answers. I remember there were days no hands were raised. Yet, these same days made me fret even more, and I never spoke until the exact answers I had were announced as “corrections.”

It’s high time we turned up the volume of those whispers, as we gradually MARCH into the new month.

P.S: A few days ago, I met Tamara Aihie and her energy giving words and smiles. Speaking with her felt like I’ve known her all my life. Everything, just packed in one moment! Many thanks to my ‘travel partner’ Nifemi for the recommendation.♥

MARCH. Take those steps already!!! Your dreams might just be the reality of the very answers the world needs.

Much love!!


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Blessing March 8, 2020 - 6:23 am

I love you girl! Thanks for being a blessing

John March 8, 2020 - 7:35 pm

I saw on Instagram… It was so timely and needed. Thanks for all you do Queen

Bola March 8, 2020 - 8:11 pm

Thanks for sharing your story! You are beautiful inside out

Tracy March 8, 2020 - 8:20 pm

Well, I’m just seeing. Thanks for sharing here. I miss reading your works. Love you girl

Peter March 8, 2020 - 8:25 pm

I can relate, big time! Glad you’re over it now. You’re a voice the world really needs to hear


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