Last weekend two of the content creators at AfroCocktail graduated! Yes, Christine and I killed it and it was such a great moment to share together. I wish Vanitah flew in to celebrate with us at the party!
After four whole years of so much fun together and the tests, lord!, last Sunday gave a reason to party. I’m just really grateful for all the moments we shared. It all feels like a blur! A really good blur. My best moments with Christine I guess was when we would cook dinner together, it was mostly spaghetti not some fancy meal but it was the company that made it amazing. Sometimes I’d just take my hunger to her room hoping for her to cook for me only for her to give me the groceries and tell me to prepare it myself 😂😂. Then the catch up talks were the most! There is even a time her mum found us cooking hehe. Then I recall the time I told her I was starting gym and we would laugh about it and when it actually happened she was so supportive, I’d always pass by for drinking water 😂😂. There was always something going on, either it was her needing some advise or it was some in need of a push. I’d describe our friendship as a great support system everyone needs in life.
All these moments and more are the reason why I was so happy to celebrate our graduation together. Graduation for me is a stage that I felt I needed to pass to leave the school hustle and go out make some money!!! which is the end goal hehe. It’s not essential to make money but it can a be a good advantage. I’m just beyond glad that that’s over, for now. Watch out world! We’re grown now.
Well on this blog this week, I want to congratulate Christine on this great achievement. I’m so happy for you and I wish so much more success. Thankfully we are both on AfroCocktail so we are still stuck together 😂😂😂.
Well that was a good four years…I recall the days of sleeping late (to try out a dance club, binge that serie!!, late night I am going to change the world conversations), the doing every little thing with your bestie and then the aftermath of a newly found independence. The break down to be rebuilt I-don’t-know-if-I-can-make-it-through phase, the journey to Christ and then finally the finding of self (a never quite ending path)…i loved, laughed, cried, broke, GREW (still growing) and then finally graduated.
Graduation for me was the official ceremony commemorating the transition from student to fully fledged working adult. The proud look on my parents’ faces made the kinda hurtful high heels worth every step. So the best part was I got to celebrate with my family and some of my best friends. I am so thankful…first that i get to have parents who’ve supported me unendingly, friends whose love and devotion I pray I never take for granted but most of all God who heard all my prayers, even the requests I deemed silly and still does. I am indeed a lucky girl…
Now Derrick, my a lot of things that I cannot begin to exhaust without bawling my eyes out. People get curious as to why he’s one of my favorite people of all time. Well let’s see…I never knew a friend that forgives wholeheartedly like he does. He is such a mushy person and will include you, genuinely care about you and take your side even if you’re at your worst. He’s very non judgemental and encouraged me to try new things (cocktails haha but generally how to loosen up a little). We’ve gone through karaoke nights (insert call-me-maybe😂), cooking sprees (he learned how to cook 🤷🏽♀️), and just beautiful life altering conversations. I am so glad I got to graduate at the same time as one of my best people. See how we just always have a good time…..Congratulations Derrick! May you continue to be the light and laughter we all need and thank you for being everything you are to me😇.