I have always wanted to write a book since I was little. I’m not kidding, ask my family. I would find notebooks and write the cutest little kid’s stories complete with coloured drawings and everything.
Recently, I discovered that desire never completely disappeared. So I thought maybe instead of writing a book, a series of blog posts would do (mostly because I didn’t have any money).
Well, I told my wonderful friends Sefe and Ruth about this at the onset and they were supportive to the very end. Then I started to plan what exactly I wanted to write about and I decided I wanted to explain myself because it felt like so many times I hadn’t been given the opportunity to do so. Also I wanted to write something people could relate to.
Mercy Adedigba’s blog was a huge source of inspiration for the title and style and John Green’s personae was a huge source of inspiration for the themes and concepts.
My heart goes out in appreciation to Aduragbemi Odubela and Ohima-Uzebu Henry. The former who was so diligent in reviewing and reading each of the letters (he was more or less like a project supervisor to me) and the latter who was also very helpful in editing, feedback and general moral support.
I also cannot but thank each and every of the outstanding people who took it upon themselves to ensure that every of these letters got the publicity it needed. Some of these individual’s I didn’t even ask to help, they just did. I can’t thank each of you enough. Your devotion and kindness has truly overwhelmed me.
And Of course, I owe a ton of gratitude to the faithful readers of this series, who would come to this site every day in search of something. I got readers from places I could only dream of; India, South Africa, The United Kingdom, America etc. I even got new followers (smiley face).
And to those remarkable people who gave feedback either personally or on the blog post, I cannot tell you how much this meant to me. There were so many days I just didn’t want to do it. The state of things bothered me so much that I felt so selfish to put this out but I really had to. Plans had been made that could not be changed. Your words in times like this, gave me reason to be optimistic.
I may not be able to mention you all by name but you carry heavy value in my heart and I’m so grateful. I have always wanted to feel like a writer and this time all of you made me feel like one.
Thank you so much.