The Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Award

00:17 Naija girl next door 13 Comments

     Hello everybaaady,
 I've just come out of an intense 6 weeks in a unit that sucked everything out of me and then some. One secret though, I like the job anyway. Shhhh...
So this marks the end of my three-month surgery posting. Up next: O&G.
  I'm fighting this weekend-only-posts trend I've had going on lately; please be nice to me O&G...
  I'm owing two wash day posts I have to deliver because I've been trying new stuff and I want to let you guys know how it went. I'm going to go right ahead and make a promise to join the Wash Day Experience link-up on Wednesday with a two-in-one post.

   Okay, on to the matter at hand- The Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Award.

 I was nominated by the beautiful Amaka of Thanks girl!

The rules when you accept are :
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer their ten questions.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees
5. Nominate 10 bloggers

    Amaka got nominated by two people who dispensed with the 10 questions rule and said instead:
"Tell us about a part of you that you struggled with (maybe a habit, nose, shape, leg etc) and how you overcame the fear."
The aim is to help ladies accept every part of their bodies and personalities.
Amaka decided to continue that way with her nominees and I think it's genius so that's what I'm doing too.

Growing up I struggled with a thousand and one insecurities: I hated my nose- wanted a pointy one. I wanted a smaller mouth. I even thought my eyes would look better slanted. I wanted longer, thinner fingers. Bigger boobs. Hairless legs. 20/20 eyesight. I wanted to be taller too, it was pretty obvious I was going to be the shortest at home (I have a big sister and two younger brothers) and I just wanted to surprise everybody and myself with some linear growth (the beans mummy packed me full of just weren't working yo).

    Fast forward to my late teens, I don't know exactly when it started to happen but I'm sure maturing had a lot to do with it- I became a lot more sure of myself, my mind, my abilities and as that happened, I noticed how confident I had gotten. I loved even things I used to think were the worst: my nose. My lips. My hands. I thank God for my hands with which I practice medicine. (Percussion has to be harder with skinny fingers!)
I think being pocket-sized is so darn cute. I LOVE my body (and have humongous fears about what childbirth could someday do to it).
Getting bigger, nerdy glasses was a defining moment because Geek chic is now a part of my identity. I don't even want contact lenses anymore.
As for my legs, love 'em but I really hate having to shave so that's not a regular thing. People say it's not bad at all but nuh-uh, I still want them totally hairless (some things don't change right?) Oh well I guess they keep me grounded, all this self-love could get to a girl's head biko.
     All in all, what helped me was focusing more on my mind and less on my body. When everything is tiptop up there, insecurities fly out.

I'm nominating the following sister bloggers:
Yvette of
Diva of
Ekene and Meemee of
Uzo of
Bee of
Cassandra of
Barbara of
Moby of
   Ok that's 9 but I think that's all I can manage. I know I've given you ladies work to do but it's all in good fun and I'm sure I can learn something from you guys.
Thanks again Amaka :*




  1. Thanks for the nomination SAndra. Let me go ahead and think about it...

  2. Time in o&g... rotflololol.. wishing you all the best sha.. I'm in o&g and I haven't had breathing space in months... but it's fun. Lots of happy endings..

    1. Yep. Most definitely. But if you love happy endings, you'll be crazy tired but have a massive smile on your face at the end of the day..

  3. LOL I was SO going to tag you. But you beat me to it. :(
    And I was also planning to break the rules and go with a theme instead.
    Oh well, I humbly accept your nomination, thank you! :)
    Have fun in O&G

  4. I also used to hate my nose. And my legs. And I do wish I were taller.
    Ah. Being a teenager was such a dark time for me. So many tears. Thank God for progress :)

    1. Hehehe! I be the tag ninja.
      Thank God for progress! Those were trying times

  5. I love OnG! If only there wasn't so much female genitals but still it has been the most straight forward posting I did. Everything was just so easy to connect and read *sigh*

    Thanks for the tag! I have so many pending tags ehn , I should probably do all together

    1. Lol. O&g was my 1st posting and I got thrown into labour ward day 1. I felt so violated at the end of work after doing all those v/e's. Lol.

  6. Lmao! I didn't even mind the genitals, but all the fluids- liquor and show and meconium had me like @_@
    And the calls were always crazy busy in school.
    But yes it is so enjoyable and truly the most straight forward

  7. Show, and meconium, I don't mind it much. It's in peads, I had a special anointing of being vomited on. Every single child I see in clinic or emergency vomits on me. I had to throw away my shoes and bought the rubber shoes that could be easily rinsed off.

  8. I love reading this part about you and not all d time about hair (just coz we have diff textures).. i think i might have influenced some of those thin lips..but now see how pple would inject their lips to make it full like urs! The thin and long fingers i dont get but it made me laugh lol.. seriously bigger boobs!? I would be so happy to have urs..perfect and perky! Lol.. love u sandra ��

    1. Joannaaaa! Love you too. Yes you might have influenced some of them- peers and the media I think are the biggest sources of most.
      Thanks for reading:*