I’m starting a Project! It’s titled YOU and I’m extremely excited because I’ve been contemplating this for a while now. I’ve been dressing it up for a long time, it’s like going on a date with your crush for the first time, and then after trying the pretty dress as you planned, you start getting the feeling that something is missing and because you don’t have enough time to think about what could be missing, you go ahead to try on all of the dresses in your closet, just to resettle on the first one and then realising what was missing the first time was just a simple adornment, maybe a change of lipstick or bag, a change of necklace or shoes or just a removal of the nervousness and insecurity smudging the makeup; the dress itself isn’t the problem.
I wanted to write about something different and I thought why not write real people, people like me, people that are not like me. Initially, the idea was just YOU read, for bibliophiles, I wanted to know about them, their choices when it comes to books and how the love for books influence their way of life , I wanted to know the different ways books make different people feel.
I’m doing it for me, because I’ve learnt that enjoying the process of what you love doing is a form of genuine happiness and satisfaction, then I’m doing it to promote literature, perhaps someone’s favourite book might be your next read, perhaps you love how books make someone else feels and start to buy books too.
But Nature wanted the YOU project bigger, so I stretched it, why just bibliophiles? Because I love reading? but I love writing too, so I’m including writers. I enjoy living live too, knowing I was created for a purpose so I’m including people who are doing something to change the world, who are walking towards creating a change in the world. People who might not be necessarily popular, the society are bent on promoting people who we already know. It’s time we promote ourselves, it’s time we know more about awesome people that may not have thousands of followers and verified accounts.
YOU is awesome.
I’ve always been interested in people, I told someone it’s like an obsession. I always want to know why people make certain choices, why do some love black and some green, why do some talk a lot and some barely speak, why do some prefer IPhone and some Samsung. No, I don’t poke into people’s lives, more like people’s minds, people’s minds are wider than the earth and just getting to see a little of someone’s mind is something I love. I wrote something about my love for people but it’s yet to be published… Soon maybe. Perhaps, I should go study Psychology!!!
YOU is dedicated to people, I would have a chat with people about reading, writing or living life, then post about it. I want to help people connect with other people’s interests, to make people crawl out from themselves to know about someone else, someone different from them, someone like them. This is an interaction segment out of my love for people, to see people, to know people, to ponder on people’s choices, reasoning and way of life. This is really making me happy. I can’t wait to share the first feature chat and I really hope you all love it too.
‘YOU read ‘ is for bibliophiles and book lovers, literary enthusiasts and anyone bookish. Questions would be asked based on their love for books and how it influences their way of life.
‘YOU write‘ is for writers— poets, bloggers, editors, anyone who has an inflexible love for the pen, for the power of the pen. Questions would be based on their writing interests, what inspires them and how they hope their pens would change the world.
‘YOU live‘ is for people that aren’t just living, people living, growing and bringing a change. People who stand for something, who are all about leaving positive impacts, people who love whatever it is they do. It could be a Mental Health Advocate, an Activist, an Entrepreneur, a Painter, a Photographer, A Student. Anything!
It’s High Time We Started Writing Our Own Story!
Follow ‘The Zyzah Blog’ , drop your emails so you don’t miss anything. The first post will be published next week! I hope you are as excited as I am.
HINT: The first guest is a female, who sometimes get bored of her own always-busy-thinking head, a non-creepy way to get into people’s head is something she loves doing!
Stay Tuned Lurvs, YOU is awesome.
- To get featured on YOU. Kindly send a request with the segment you want to feature to firstname.lastname@example.org . Every Request would be acknowledged