Writing this in a bar, with my Bacardi and coke just chilling you know. Being grown up and all, waiting for silent disco to begin 😊 First time to something like this and I can’t wait to see what’s in it for me. Today has been interesting. I had book club and lunch in Brixton. I’ve always loved Brixton. A melting pot of so many cultures and people that is hard to get tired of. There’s always something interesting to see there.
My friends and I met up for bookclub and we had a very good discussion. Intelligent conversations are always appreciated. The book was Chimamanda’s We Should All Be Feminists. Like all books I can relate to, it sparked up a fire in me… my analytical and chatty side came out. It shows itself whenever I’m passionate about something. Could have said more, but I’m not here to talk about the book. It’s not the time and I’m not in that space either.
My point today is how fulfilling it is when you meet people that you instantly hit it off with. We don’t talk about it much but it’s one of those things you cannot take for granted. Especially when you consider the fact that you deal with people every day everywhere but there’s always a 90% chance you’ll leave that contact where you’ve found it. Could be work, an event, school, anywhere really. It’s never a guaranteed connection.
That is why I’m glad I met the ladies of Melanin City (that will be for another day.) I met Kissi and Bemnet a month ago and they invited me to take a seat at their table (drink that Solange reference, I love the album.) It was comfortable, I felt at home, like it wasn’t the first time I was meeting them. If anyone had seen how deep I was in conversation, they’d think I’d known them for a while. Anyone that knows me, knows I can be standoffish when I meet new people. I wasn’t this time (and my mum would be proud!) Today I met Charmaine too, she loves breakfast as much as my Lizzie (never thought I would meet another breakfast fan you know!) I will meet the rest as time goes on.
Back to the day (it’s a mix today, allow me.) We fed our minds and stomachs. That’s enough for me to give it an A+. It’s coming to midnight and I am still satisfied by the way.
It’s about time to dance off my calories. See ya! 😊