A Lockdown Story
By: Efe Blessing Ogboru
The nature of my job didn’t give me the opportunity to observe the lockdown. Waking up very early on a daily basis to get prepared for work took another turn. I had to be at a particular junction in time in order for one of my colleagues to convey me in his car to the office. This was due to the fact that commercial bus owners weren’t working.
There were some days I just wanted to take my time and get prepared for work, but the thought of not getting to see any commercial vehicle left me frustrated…
My paramilitary job came with its own burden. Getting to talk with different people was almost inevitable.
Sometimes I felt my colleagues and I are more vulnerable due to the exposure, because as humans one cannot be hundred percent careful in trying to stay safe.
Also, as a part-time fashion designer, sticking with clients former body measurements is definitely not a wise idea, because there is a possibility of them adding more weight… I was stuck between utilizing those periods to make their clothes or pausing for a while…
Through it all, I experienced fireworks of God’s faithfulness. And I am overtly grateful to God, families and friends who deemed it fit to check on me! 😊
A Note From Eden: Dear Blessing
Firstly, let me take this time to ‘say’, from your heart, to your words and your actions, – You Are Everything Beautiful. You are your name personified. A blessing, you are, in deeds and indeed. Your lockdown story is simply a reflection of the Superwoman that you are, and I cannot but love you dearly, for the resplendence you carry. Thanks for sharing your truth with us at Express-Shun. The world is dark enough. Continue to shine the light that you are.