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Staying True To Yourself

                             Hello Hello.
How was the holiday at your end? Hope you slept as much as you planned to and you spent time doing all what you planned to do well? So,this isn't the kind of post where I abstractly talk about being yourself,being original and all. I know you've read more than enough on that. This is a really personal post where I'd be sharing times when I went off track with my originality and I paid dearly for it. It's amazing how the many things we laugh at ourselves over are the ones that teach us some of our greatest lessons.

  1. Cooking Style: Okay,this one is hilarious and just don't laugh at me too much. A random fact about me is that I hate spicy food. This day in the hostel,a friend prepared noodles for both of us and it had this cool,different look (I don't add anything to my mine) so I just figured out it was pepper because of the hot,spicy taste plus it had a really attractive colour. Few days later,noodles once again was the order of the day for me and I wanted to prepare it like my friend did with the colour and all so I added pepper. The colour did not change and I kept adding and adding till it was done. I totally forgot about my hatred for peppery foods an dmy friend wasn't around so I couldn't ask what the secret ingredient was. Long story cut short,the food was insanely peppery, keyword- insanely. As you might have guessed,I poured the food away. It wasn't even funny that day because I kept asking myself who sent me work and why didn't I just do my own thing,eat and forget about it. Such wastage because of copy copy. Wastage of resources.                                                                                                                                                          
  2.   Hairstyle: So it was close to exam period and I needed to do someting to my hair. I had this weave I got from my sister so I decided to fix it. Instead of me to go for my normal fixing style just for exams' sake and save experimenting for later, I didn't . I went for this particular style I thought looked nice, a decision I came to hate. I was always too tired to brush the hair,it was something serious guys. I'd be starving and the required step to take is to go get something to eat but the thought of combing my hair would instantly tire so I'd just stay put. It was literally choking me and one day when hunger wanted to kill me, I finally loosened it (a week or two after). Such wastage because of copy copy. Wastage of time. Wastage of money!             
  3. Night Vigil: Most painful of all. This happened twice actually; both in my first year but I'd be sharing just one. Writing this just gets me amazed and pleased at how much growth I've gone through since then. It was my birhday eve and my friend and everyone of my christain roommate was going for this vigil. I wasn't interested because I wasn't just interested LOL plus I had a meeting in church the very next day (Yes,my birthday) and I intended to go. And then night came, I thought about how bored I'd be alone so I tagged along as you might have guessed. I have a lot to say about how the programme went but I'd just assume you already figured that out plus it's not a very good thing to talk about on here. All I'd say is don't ever go for something like this because you're bored or because someone says you should. I invite people for programmes and when they don't come,I don't start going all defensive on them because my own experience has made me know better than that. Don't ever go anywhere just for going sake. You see how I wasted my time,energy and forfeited my sleep? Don't be like me.  
         My dear brethren,this is the conclusion of the whole matter : Staying true to who you are saves you a whole lot of stress in every area. See the interesting ways I learnt my own lesson?
          Stay true to your reading technique
          Stay true to your cooking method
          Stay true to your style
          Stay true to your writing method
          Stay true to everything;who you are 
          Above all aim to be better at all these.
 Have you ever gone off track with your originality? What lessons did you learn?
 What are your tips on staying true to yourself? Please share with me 

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