I was right! It turned out to be the best flight experience of my life! Except it took an unbelievably long time. At one point I was asleep on this plane, woke up and still had 10 hours to go. I wanted to ask them to land the plane so I could settle down and make a new life wherever we were at. The plane was amazing but this flight feels like it will never end and I want to cut my losses wherever I’m at. There is a long list of problems that would come with that move, the biggest among them was the fact that we were flying over the real life North Pole at that very moment, on Christmas day, ironically. I’m stuck on this plane.
But oh my God was I comfortable! Not to mention the back of the plane was filled with free liquor and a mini lounge. The wifi was free. The food was top notch, fancy and free. The food, drinks and liquor were all free in the airport lounge, where they make you feel like a valued customer. The customer service experience was several times better than any other airline I’ve ever flown on ever in my life. Top self from top to bottom. They gave me a blanket, which was awesome. A travel mattress to make the seat and laying down even more comfortable. And a Bvlgari branded wash up kit with soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush and a few other goodies to clean yourself up with. It was basically a high-end mini ho-bag and I definitely kept it. I have 3, in fact. For my 12 hour layover, Emirates gives you an option to book a hotel with them. I took said option and the room was awesome. I win again! This flight was one of the best experiences of my life; I wish they flew to every city in the world.
Beautifully written. I have followed you a long time. Think 2000’s… Bumblebee story. There is something about your soul that is extra ordinary, you are imperfect but what I notice about you is introspection You have an open mind and whether you believe it or not, you are a good person.
The paths that led you to Africa wasnt by mistake. You were meant to be there and I was so happy for you. Wasnt least bit shocked your ancestral results traced you back to Yorubaland. You come from great people. Your open mind, ability to seek out and integrate new experiences aren’t a mistake. I’m glad you took that step… your journey has just begun. Thank you for sharing this blog. May the ancestors always guide your path.
Wow, thank you for saying that. I really appreciate it. It does feel like all fo this was meant to happen. Im extremely grateful.
I read it All. Your writing has tremendously improved. This is beautiful. Hope you savour every bit of your Yorubaness, Yorubas are party people so you definitely no miss road. Beautiful write up. You did good!
Bro this is dope as hell. I’m glad you were able to publish this! This inspires me to get the fuck outta here man! I gotta go and I mean permanently!
Thanks! I wish my Max was here to read it tho. My Dad too.
Ohjay I have no words. I literally laughed and cried reading this. You have an amazing talent for story telling that’s for damn sure! If you need editing let me know hahaha I was mentally correcting as I read but I know you and I love your imperfections, always have. Max would have loved this! Dammit now I wanna go to Africa! I have family in The Gambia and I would love to visit. My dad did the African Ancestry DNA test too, we also hail from the Yoruba Tribe my light bright mixed ass has ancestral lands all over the world! One day…
AAAYYYEEEEE!!!!! HIGH FIVE! Knowing what kind of African I am is kind of an amazing feeling. Thank you and yea, I might have to take you up on that editing offer. I need to get better lol.