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happiness is

Happiness is…

Writing ain’t easy…Writing fashion related post is even more difficult… sometimes you wanna be personal; pour out your heart, rant, and shii, other times you wanna be fashionably professional; say how versatile and chic an outfit is and how you could style it a million different ways. And the times when you hit the writers block; your head is completely blank! arrrgghhh I hate those days and sadly today is one of those days .
I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with ideas, things to tell you… but nothing is coming through. I mean I’m wearing a simple blue and white dress and a blue hat on the beach.
So outfit is ruled out!

beach outfit

For the beach, people go to the beach to clear their minds, to relax, smell the ocean (I don’t even know what that means), sun bath, play in the sand and what not. But Lagosians go for the opposite reason. If you’re conversant with Lagos beaches you can relate to this. Personally I go to feed my eyes; it’s literally a movie because some of the things your eyes will see your mouth can’t say . Humans of different forms, shapes, character and sizes. Regardless, Lagos beach is funnnnnn!!!! the music, the people…crazy, strange and weird looking people.
Ultimate turn up location!
beach outfit

I stayed in Mauritius for almost a year and I just couldn’t any more. No music, no craziness, everybody calm, sunbathing and swimming. ahn ahh! very boring something. I just said abeg if this is how their beach is I’m not going again. The clear beautiful blue ocean that makes a perfect backdrop for pictures was my only consolation. UAE Beaches are even worse.
I just came here to snap pictures  .
a day at the beach

So after pondering and pondering, happiness hit me!

“Happiness is a choice, not a result.
Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.
No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy.
Your happiness will not come to you.
It can only come from you”

beach outfittega enai

Different things makes us happy. I’m sure you’ve seen this ‘happiness is’ series on social media. I though I should do mine. So;
Happiness is waking up every morning
Happiness is seeing my goals actualise
Happiness is seeing my family happy
Happiness is shopping till I drop
Happiness is seeing you smile

what to wear to the beach

Happiness is photoshoots and taking a thousand selfies
Happiness is eating amala with ewedu and ogunfe, kpomo, shaki, roundabout…just name it.
Happiness is ijebu garri, groundnut, milk & cold water or agege bread straight out the bakery
Happiness is eating whatever I want and not putting on weight
Happiness Sunday afternoon jollof and plantain
Happiness is cold coke or lacasera after trekking under the hot sun

a day at the beach

Happiness is being in love
Happiness is watching series all day long
Happiness is not having to work but earn money
Happiness is takeouts and an evening of doing nothing
Happiness is doing something stupid and laughing about it for weeks

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Happiness is a crazy night out with the girls
Happiness is constantly slaying my outfits
Happiness is being able to fling out my wig after a long day
Happiness is traveling without having to go through airport stress
Happiness is getting free uber rides

sunset at the beach

Happiness is vacation with bae
Happiness is a new dress, shoe or bag that I absolutely love
Happiness is going for a Nigerian wedding
Happiness is a little vodka and coke
Happiness is when someone says I have lost weight

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Happiness is cheating on my diet and loosing weight anyway
Happiness is cuddles on a raining day
Happiness is when PHCN restores power (If I were in Naija)
Happiness is going to bed knowing I can sleep for as long as I want
Happiness is not having MP

day a the beach

Happiness is taking my bra out after a long day
Happiness is receiving a tiny gift on an ordinary day
Happiness is being able to support myself and be independent
Happiness is fashion sales
Happiness is having a long conversation with someone who gets me

happiness is

Happiness is helping someone in need
Happiness is doing what I love
Happiness is motivating someone
Happiness is seeing my blog grow
Happiness is you reading my post and leaving a comment

happiness is

Happiness is a lot more things but let me stop here.
So tell me; what is your happiness?

I actually had fun writing this post. Hope you enjoyed it!

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34 comments

  • <cite itemprop="author">KacheeTee</cite>

    Hahahaha. You actually got tired of the beaches. Love your list! I can definitely relate with a lot of them!
    http://www.KacheeTee.com
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  • <cite itemprop="author">Precious Nkeih</cite>

    Tega, one thing about blogging is when you get writer’s block, you should push through and write anyway. You just wrote a very beautiful piece there. Happiness is eating and not having to worry about losing weight- I don’t know why this line hit me but you see- I’m a foodie.
    By the way, the blue dress and hat are so pretty. Beautiful pictures as usual!

    PreciousCore.com

    • <cite itemprop="author">Tega Enai</cite>

      Thank you so much Precious. Lol… That’s every foodie wish I guess. Thank you

  • <cite itemprop="author">Ada Anyagwa</cite>

    Best post uv had on the blog ever!
    I enjoyed every bit of it, was hoping the list never ends…

    Happiness is getting free Uber rides 😉
    Happiness is getting referrals for my business 💃🏽
    Happiness is ofcos eating and not gaining weight 🙈
    Happiness is that beep that comes with an alert 😛

    Happiness is boil and epa🙌🏽
    Happiness is being in love and being loved back 💜
    Happiness is seeing a smile on my mama’s face 👩‍❤️‍👩
    Happiness is living life 🙏🏽

    • <cite itemprop="author">Tega Enai</cite>

      Haha… The best is yet to come 👯👯. Lol happiness is really boli and epa.. Forgotten how much I love that food .. 😘😘

  • <cite itemprop="author">Sochi</cite>

    Honestly, I almost didn’t read this post. I saw the notification in my inbox, but I scrolled past it – then I went back and clicked on it. And the first words that hit me of all the wonderful things you said about happiness, was “Happiness is a choice, not a result.
    Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.”
    I’ve been feeling really off-zone for different reasons in the past two weeks, coupled with my job not giving me as much as a little time to publish a post on my blog. So all of that put together has somehow drained my happiness. It’s like I’ve been waiting for something to happen to help trigger it. But really, like you said, only me can make me happy. My happiness will not come to me. It can only come from me.
    So today I’ve decided to be happy. And oh, after this comment, I’m heading straight to my blog to do what I love :). Nice one Tega. And yea, about dem Nigerian beaches, I get you! *Elegushi* heheheee…

    • <cite itemprop="author">Tega Enai</cite>

      I’m so glad you read the post and got inspired. Everything will definitely work out don’t just let you weigh you down. I’m looking forward to your next post dear. Thanks a lot for reading!

  • <cite itemprop="author">sasha</cite>

    Blue! MY favorite color! You look so pretty!

    xoSE
    http://www.sashaelizabeth.com/

  • <cite itemprop="author">Funke Olotu</cite>

    Not having to work but earn money is major goals hunnay!
    I love your dress and it was fun reading your happiness is tag

  • <cite itemprop="author">Ijenna</cite>

    Oh wow. I’ve written something similar to this. Happiness is a choice. A choice to be contented. Great write up!

    http://www.miralabelle.com

  • <cite itemprop="author">Moji</cite>

    This post really made me smile. I can so relate with fashionwriters block mehn…it’s real. Happiness to me is dodo (dodo makes everything alright 😂). Family. Light. Internet. Books. Etc.
    PS: Your blog c’est pretty. I hope c’est means “very” in French sha.
    Love the Blue dress and your hair.😍
    http://www.howmojistyledit.com

    • <cite itemprop="author">Tega Enai</cite>

      Lol @happiness is dodo…. Dodo is life!
      Glad you it made you smile. Thanks for reading!

  • <cite itemprop="author">Praise Abu</cite>

    Lovely dress and great pictures. I really loved and enjoyed reading this post. I totally agree with your definition of happiness, most of them were subjective but i can totally relate.
    P.s- Love your blog and the design is so appealing.
    My Style Look Book Series

  • <cite itemprop="author">Demilade</cite>

    You are so funny even when you’re not trying to be. Your pictures are beautiful, your dress is so pretty. Blue and white always look perfect together. Love your description of happiness, I totally agree. xx

    cocobellablog.com

  • <cite itemprop="author">Meron Dymphana</cite>

    The beginning of this post before you went all about happiness was so funny, I laughed my heart out!! I love what you have said about happiness, it is so true. Whenever I hot a writer’s block I actually don’ write anything but you have taught me something new, to just write anything and it will end up amazing as this post!
    http://www.fashionstylemogul.com

    • <cite itemprop="author">Tega Enai</cite>

      Haha… So glad you learnt something dear.. Thanks for reading. I trust you’re doing great.

  • <cite itemprop="author">Lade</cite>

    You just know how to slay effortlessly, love this outfit!!

    Toyinwithfashion

  • <cite itemprop="author">Yvonne</cite>

    Hy Tega.

    Happiness comes in so many ways but most importantly, happiness is a choice.

    Very beautiful piece

    http://www.yvonnyblog.wordpress.com

  • <cite itemprop="author">Tshade</cite>

    Lovely write up, I smiled all through while reading, I love being happy.

  • <cite itemprop="author">Tc</cite>

    I told myself that i must comment after i read that part of “Happiness is you reading my post and leaving a comment”

    Girl, this is sooooo beautiful.
    I enjoyed every bit of it and smiled all along.

    Saw your link in NSG blog and decided to visit.

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful dress, beautiful pose, beautiful environment. That looks like corniche Abu Dhabi, is it?

    Well done girl!

    Happiness is me sitting behind my desk working my ass out even though it’s Sunday
    Happiness is me seeing how talented, creative, and happy the owner of this site is
    Happiness is me sending this comment.

    Happy Sunday to you all

    • <cite itemprop="author">Tega Enai</cite>

      This is the sweetest comment ever. Thank you soooooooo much dearie! You just made my entire week. I’m legit almost shedding tears.. lol. And yes that’s corniche in Abu Dhabi. When next are you visiting?
      Thank you for reading and I’m so glad you love the post.

  • <cite itemprop="author">Ngumabi</cite>

    Happiness is fulfilling my destiny and doing what I love to do!
    happiness is my choice and I choose to be happy – just like you!

    Thanks for the reminder about happiness
    Nice post

  • <cite itemprop="author">Desire Uba</cite>

    I know I am supoer late to the party but I just came across your blog and reading this post has given me so much joy. Its 3:46am in Lagos, and happiness to me right now is having read this amazing post.
    Thank you for this.

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