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Memoirs – An Invisible Edge in Writing

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What is a Memoir? A Memoir is a collection of reminisce written by an individual of past experiences, stories, histories, events and analogies, bringing vivid lessons and opportunities for learning.

In a memoir, you find history embedded in itself, penned or illustrated from a first person’s perspective. They are details by a clear memory of things worth telling stories about. It could be about a genuine understanding of an individual towards past political issues and battles.

Most of Africa’s history were collected  by memoirs collected by people who went through these experiences in history. They foretold stories to the present generation.

Memoirs

Advantages of Memoirs

– Beautiful and imaginative

– They help in correlating historical events

– They help in dating historical Artifacts

– It helps writers create another vision in storytelling.

– There’s always a correlation with past events or something relatable.

– It is in First person and is traceable

Disadvantages

– They might not be detailed

– These stories could be fabricated

– It’s quite hard to create the sense of history in a modern audience

– It takes time, patience and research

 

A Memoir is a beautiful genre, peculiar and dynamic in itself. It is laced with emotions like humor,joy, guilt, persecution and is not well harnessed by writers. It is a good genre to start with if you are interested in something different.

Want to know more about Memoirs?  How to write one and what to include and omit in an already written draft?

Get ready for our next blog post, where I would be highlighted every single point to note when writing your memoirs and a list of comprehensive award winning African Memoirs to read for inspiration.

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Please drop your questions and what you expect in the next post – Memoirs are like recycled paper, in the comment section.

With love,

TVO

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What to do when it all seems blue

Aura
Once in a blue year
We have goals to set, ones that we eventually wished we met.
When it dawns on us the time wasted, we realize all the opportunities we declined.
Once in a blur year, I fix my watch, so I look at the earth in a more vivid sight.

What to do when it's all blue- TheVictoriaO.com

What to do when it’s all blue- TheVictoriaO.com

Aura colors can interpret  information about your thoughts, feelings and emotions. All living things radiate an aura from the energy they emit and auras can be light or dark shades, and they can be vivid or dim.

Blue.

Blue aura colors represent the throat, specifically the thyroid. If your aura energy is blue, you’re intuitive, and you love helping people. You remain calm during a crisis. Others lean on you for support.

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  • Royal blue aura: This means you are a highly developed spiritual intuitive.You have a very generous and giving spirit, and you are always open to new possibilities.
  • Dark blue aura or cloudy blue aura: You don’t trust the future and can’t face the truth due to your desire to take control.
  • Light blue aura or sky blue aura:You’re truthful and serene, and you excel in all fields of communication.

Blue Aura poem

Blue Aura poem

The Dark blue aura has it might seem is the most emitted in the present society.  I’ve seen young people from my generation who lack strategy, a plan and definite purpose for the latter days.

Not only because you were tossed negativity and bewildered with an awkward cycle of missed opportunities.  But actually because you didn’t have a plan set in mind and you couldn’t identify if those opportunities were for you.

It all settles with patience

It all settles with patience

Sometimes it begins with identifying purpose or channeling your energy in the right place so you can grow and metamorphose in the right direction.

Your passion: Sometimes this becomes what drives you towards your purpose. Legitimately, most people say that your passion is what you can do even when you dont get paid. However, i’d love to believe its something you can always have the courage and energy to go back to even when it becomes destructive, time taking and mind blowing.

So What do you do when its all Blue? 

Breathe: Yes, this is definitely my first choice/ option whenever it gets real crazy. And I dont just mean to calm down and exhale loudly. I mean to cry, write, rant and vent all the impatience, stress, sadness and disappointment you were or are going through.

Understand : That it doesnt really come easy for some of us, Regardless of what you’re facing, remember your earlier miracles and know you’re entirely capable of working through it.

Drive away anxiety : Fear crawls in to sap out every ounce of joy in you, and surrounding yourself with negativity would just drive you crazy. Find a group of positive people and soak up the positive emotions from them.

Focus on your difference : Everyone would have different journey to acheive a particular success. Focus on your own success story. Hope requires courage to take that first step forward. Give yourself the chance to find your way through your challenges. Take that first step and then the next.

Pray : Your faith could be a great source of inspiration. Reading books and listening to music that is up-lifting can create positive vibes. Motivate yourself by filling the void in your inner man.

Know : Your next step, get ready to learn. Prepare yourself for what to do next. Realise that success comes with a story, focus on your strengths and grow with them.

Glow : change that look, up your game and own every single aura you emit at every point. Document your journey, listen to the right people and pray for motivation constantly.

Finding Joy and direction is only something you can find yourself. However, you need the right state of mind to decipher these things.

Change your shade of blue now. Make it artsy, electric, filled with love, peace and laughter.

 

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TVO

 

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