About

 Welcome to my blog, Its lovely to have you here!

I am Chioma and I like to think of myself as an avid reader and a non-biased writer.I got married and joined my husband to start our own little new home miles away from family (*tears*). Prior to moving I considered myself adventurous, REALITY check? Am a comfort-seeking bear, I don’t really like change. Safe to say it hasn’t been smooth sailing, but I like to use my blog as a platform to think, grow, express and recreate myself as I adapt to my new home.

What are my ideologies?

I am a strong advocate for maintaining balance and modesty in every area of life.

I believe everyone is entitled to their opinions, but they should never be forced on another.

I strongly agree that you are allowed to shout your views at the top of your lungs, just as I am allowed to politely decline them.

It is my belief that in order to create a home far from your familiar environment one must make certain compromises. Not compromises that change who you are or your principles but those that allow you live at peace with the neighbours.

I hope you find something that resonates with you amidst my numerous ramblings and stories. Upwards and onward!

Some of my stories for children.

A shell for Herby

Harley the Elephant

Dory the Dolphin

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  Thank you.

167 thoughts on “About

  1. Just to let you know that I’ve nominated you for The Creative Blogger Award. I would be delighted if you accept, but if you are unable to do so, that’s OK. The rules are on my post :
    https://milliethom.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/creative-blogger-award-x-2/
    I’ve nominated you for the quicker version of this award because I know how pushed for time you are. Hope you can manage to fit it in – if not, that’s no problem either. Millie

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  2. Very nice write up….and I agree with you 100 %. I understand what it is like to move and have to leave your family…when I got married I did the same thing, and it was very hard . All the phone calls, letters, cards, etc. never fills the void you feel, but it certainly helps.

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      1. That’s great! Thank you for accepting. 🙂 It’s quite a quick one to do, Chioma – and you can probably give far better advice than me! I really need to make more effort and stop faffing about! I’ve had both of these awards for weeks now, especially Suganiya’s. 😀

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      2. I think I’ll always be ‘wet behind the ears’ regarding blogging , Chioma (old dog, new tricks idea). I’ll never compete with you young ones, so I’ll just chug along at my own speed and see what happens. Louise just throws up her hands in despair at me… Your blog is really coming along nicely. Flash fiction and other challenges
        really helps, don’t they? Love to you and your family … ❤

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      3. Thanks Millie! Ahhh! but youth makes a lot of errors whilst maturity takes time and kills it in one shot. Honestly, the challenges and general blogging community have been a tremendous help and outlet for me. Kisses and hugs from baby L and I.

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      4. I absolutely agree, Chioma. The blogging community is a wonderfully friendly place to be. The challenges are great and such a good way to get to know other bloggers. I hope Baby L is thriving. Babies grow so quickly and before you know it, you’re taking them off to school.Your blog has really come on well since you started. You’ve become quite an old hand at it now. And don’t kid yourself, maturity makes a lot of errors too – just different ones! 😀

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  3. “It is my belief that in order to create a home far from your familiar environment one must make certain compromises. Not compromises that change who you are or your principles but those that allow you live at peace with the neighbours.”
    Well said. I’ve been living abroad, on different places for four years. Sometimes this is easier said than done 🙂 Your about page is very well written.

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  4. Hi Chioma. I did a ping back to this page from my post but it doesn’t seem to have worked (You’re the third one so far that this has happened to). I’ve nominated you for the Epic Awesomeness Award. It’s a much quicker one to do than most award posts, so see what you think. Here’s the link to my post:
    https://milliethom.wordpress.com/2015/12/05/the-epic-awesomeness-award/
    If it’s not for you, no worries, as they say. I just hope the link works!

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      1. Your address I have put on my post links to your blog, but I know it’s not on your About page because I looked. Sorry you didn’t know I’d nominated you!
        This award is an easy one to do. You just need to write about why you are awesome! I know that sounds ridiculous, and I think anyone nominated for this would just play it down. I turned it round and talked about what I though was really awesome (not me!) then a little bit about what I try to do on my blog. You really don’t have to write much. The person who nominated me wrote a paragraph. You can nominate any number of people you like. Oh, and I just ignored the spelling mistake on the logo! ‘Awesomeness’ is missing the middle ‘e’! 🙂

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      2. Yes, I couldn’t think of any other way to do it. Just think of what awesomeness means and go from there. By ‘friends’, I assumed it meant blogging friends, which is easier to talk about than friends around you at home. I made it very general (as my nominator, Charles, did). It would become far too heavy if you listed qualities you like about blogging friends. I just said they all had blogs I loved to read – all for different things – and I learned a lot from them. That is very true. I follow a lot of different types of blogs, including cookery ones.

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  5. It is my belief that in order to create a home far from your familiar environment one must make certain compromises. Not compromises that change who you are or your principles but those that allow you live at peace with the neighbours. If everyone went by only this principle,we’d have a more peaceful world!

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  6. Moving away from my family, for me was a blessing! Escaped as soon as I could, left for college at the wise old age of 17. Won a scholarship out of state, so my father could not harass me anymore. While there, wound up meeting the love of my life! We have been married for over 20 years now. Lived in many states of the USA together. Miss my best friend from grade/ high school whom I grew up with. But we call each other regularly. Not the same as seeing each other, but the connection still exists!

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  7. “It is my belief that in order to create a home far from your familiar environment one must make certain compromises. Not compromises that change who you are or your principles but those that allow you live at peace with the neighbours.” I couldn’t agree with you more. I remember reading this before and was sure I had commented, but perhaps it didn’t “take.” After living in countries around the globe, I ca testify that what you say is spot-on. Good for you for being open-minded enough to accomodate change.

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  8. Hi! I wanted to invite you over to a blogging event I’m holding on a monthly basis, it would be absolutely lovely having you partake as well. It consists of you documenting your life every month through your memories. Considering your blog is about lifestyle and such, maybe something about in regards to that through out one month?
    I already posted my writing about my month and I have the rules here: https://thoughtsofasociallyanxiousextrovert.wordpress.com/my-monthly-memories-monthly-blogging-event/ It’d be lovely reading one of your My Monthly Memories posts. Thanks again and I hope you have a wonderful day!

    Basant She
    https://thoughtsofasociallyanxiousextrovert.wordpress.com/

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  9. ,
    I know many people here. You must provide support for Expats.
    Congratulations on being Danny Ray’s featured blogger. I was his featured blogger too. I met you on his site. Maybe you can check out my blog if you need a blogging tip for two. That’s what I blog about.
    Janice

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    1. Nice meeting you too Jahnavi.
      Sadly I have strayed far from the original purpose of my blog.
      I hope to someday go back to it perhaps on a different site. For now it’s all about writing stories and reflecting on topical issues.
      XD

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  10. Okay so… This is literally such a cute and happy blog! You seem friendly and supportive to everyone, not just the people that you have known for a while.
    Thank you. Thank you for being one of the bloggers that make wordpress an amazing place xx.
    Keep being you! 🙂

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  11. Dear Chioma, Thank you for your like on my “360 into spring” post. Glad you enjoyed it, I am looking forward to exploring your blog. I have moved a number of time near and far, enjoy the adventure and the nesting instincts that are sure to follow. Warm regards, Patrice

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  12. You need to include a like button for your blogs, you would be able to monitor visitors better who might not want to comment, but loved your blogs nevertheless. Nice blog 🙂

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