Hello beautiful people!
I’d like to share with you all what I call my blessing in disguise. Now even though this is normally described as something that at first seems bad, but later turns out to be beneficial, I won’t call it ‘bad’ in my case. It was rather difficult and exhausting because it really took a lot for me to keep it going.
So, I would describe myself as an extroverted introvert; I can be very sociable and friendly but I also would very much love to hurry home and be by myself.
I really love people and I love interacting with them but I also love being in my own space. I used to joke about how I should have been named ‘Silence’ after my grandma because like her, I’m very quiet and reserved by nature (I know some people will beg to differ but this is the gospel). Sometimes I even tell hubs to be quiet just so I can enjoy a few minutes of silence but thank God for an understanding hubby! If you know my husband, then you know how much of a talkative he is! Oh my goodness, I thought my mom could talk but this wonderful man is right up there with her! It was quite exhausting for me when we first met (imagine an introvert having to talk to an extrovert ALL the time) and I always felt drained after our conversations because like I mentioned in this post, Out of the Sheets & into the Streets all we did during our dating period was talk, talk and talk. It’s actually a great thing to be able to carry a conversation for so long and I admire him for that, but then it was overwhelming for the introverted part of me. I would always say to him in Twi (our local dialect): “Wo p3 kasa ooo!” meaning he loves talking and though naturally I would have preferred to stay quiet, I began learning to talk too and we starting having really great conversations for hours on end!
You’re probably wondering where I’m going with this but let me quickly share what we call my husband’s dictionary definition of ‘blessing in disguise’: If you say that something is a blessing in disguise, you mean that it causes problems and difficulties at first but later you realize that it was the best thing that could have happened. – Collins Dictionary
In the beginning of our relationship, talking to Mr A was difficult for me. I loved his company, I loved being on the phone to him but he dominated most of our conversations. Now, we can’t seem to figure out who likes talking more (I still believe it’s him hehe) and I always say to him that if we had a talk show, we would have to hold up signs to indicate whose turn it is to talk.
Beloved, all that talking was my blessing in disguise. I used to see it as exhausting and draining but little did I know that it was training me for my future. Everything I’ve ever wanted to be involves extensive talking and how would I succeed at it if I don’t want to talk? Currently, what I’m involved in pays you to talk or rather, you talk and get paid and every day, I realize Mr A bombarding me with nonstop talk is actually one of the best things that could have happened because had it not been for that, I really don’t know how I could do what I’m doing now. I won’t call myself a talkative, I’m still an extroverted introvert, who is learning to talk more but I am better off now than I was before. I definitely won’t name myself ‘Silence’ now lol although I still love me some peace and quiet!
Today, take a look around you. Is there anything that annoys or irritates you? Is there something you’re doing that feels like a chore, which overwhelms and exhausts you? Please don’t be too quick to dismiss it or write it off, it could be your blessing in disguise! Also, don’t look down on anybody who seems to be a ‘nobody’ today and don’t be too quick to cut people off because you’ll never know who will be a blessing to you tomorrow.
Has there been anything in your life that turned out to be a blessing in disguise? Kindly share it with me in the comment box, I’d love to read all about it!
Always remember how much you are loved and cherished by God.
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