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The Packing Series: Books

As I'm rounding off my undergraduate study, one thing I'm definitely not looking forward to is having to pack my stuff back home. I honestly don't know which I dread more, whether packing or unpacking but I sure do not enjoy either activity. I defended my final year project yesterday. See photos on myInstagram and the single most important thing I had to do next was to start packing. I decided to take it a day at a time and also start out simple. I started with books.


 Packing my books wasn't as simple as you might imagine it would be because I get attached to things a lot. For example, I still have notes from my first year for reasons I can't explain (oh, I just explained it- attachment) and I didn't end up disposing many of my other books even after giving myself the pep talk on how taking 'garbage' back home is counterproductive. The aim is to keep my load as minimal as possible but with the way I still held on to class notes and jotters alike, I kn…

A Year Older||Happy Birthday To Me!

No, writing exams isn't going to stop me from putting up an obligatory, not so obligatory birthday post on here. You know why? Because I'm typing this as early as March 4th, 10 days before my birthday. Not really because it's a do or die affair, but because I'm en route and I think this is the best way to keep myself busy and awake while traveling. I'm hoping I get to make this super short.




This year, I really wanted something different and I wasn't going to wait for anyone to do that for me. Let's just say I had an epiphany and decided that irrespective of how busy the weekend before my birthday week is going to be, I'd like to glam up and take pictures. Of course, the fact that it is the weekend before I start my final exams is enough to discourage me and make me think of a different thing to do but when I realized that

1. I would be writing an exam on my birthday after having written two the day before and being who I am, I'd probably just want …

10 PRACTICAL WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS

I recently experienced a situation that reminded of how much I don't handle stress well. I then read this post on how our emotions affect our immune system. It was quite enlightening and scary. Somehow, I remembered writing a post about stress sometime back for a magazine in my school. I decided to fish it out, read and then modify (lots of modification actually) and post on the blog. So, let's talk about practical ways to manage stress while I insert these pictures of myself I've been hoarding.


From waking up to the sound your alarm clock has made you to despise to getting dressed for work/school to hustling to make it early so as to beat traffic to trying hard to stay awake while at it to putting in energy to being productive during the day, the cycle of activities that can cause stress for the average Nigerian seems endless. Needless to say following the same cycle for about 5 or 7 days a week becomes mundane.
This isn't limited to physical stress alone; mental and…

2018: The Year That Was

As I begin to type this on my phone's notepad, I'm not sure what direction this post would be taking but I know I want to briefly document about how my year went and maybe, hopes for the new year. I'm doing this majorly because it would serve as a reference and reminder for me in times to come.

2018 was that year. I feels like I legit lived through 5 other years in this year. I don't remember having any specific intentions/resolutions at the start of this year. Actually, I think I simply viewed it as just another day. Of course, I had new things I wanted to try out and I did start with them but other than those, nothing much. And because I was tired of just going over some unpleasant experiences I had this year, I decided to write about them and I found that while writing them, it became easier to actually count blessings and make intentional choices that would let me have a better new year

MY TOP 5 CHRISTMAS DESTINATIONS

Every year, when the kitchen workload that comes with a Christmas 'party' in my house begins, I always make it a point of duty to tell my mum that stressing ourselves on this day is counterproductive because it's a holiday and to me, holidays mean rest. How nice would it be to just go out and chill or stay at home and sleep or better still, just not have any guests (too much?). Along with these thoughts and whinings is always this part of me daydreaming about how I'd make sure Christmas is much more different for me when I start a family of my own. One of the activities that always pop up, year in, year out is traveling to someplace fun to sightsee, relax and make new memories.
I honestly think that in one's lifetime, it would be fun to visit as many countries as possible but taking many many factors into consideration such as the fact that there are 195 countries in the world, how feasible is that and how many is actually 'many'? I however have a list of …

5 (+1) Practical Ways to Deal with a Jet Lag

For some reason, I can remember the very first time I came across the term 'jet lag'. It was in the pages of a book and it stuck because the main character made her business thrive by making sure her prospective overseas business partners did not have a chance to get over their jetlag before she hit them with all her ideas and so they were often too tired to counter her words and say no to her. This 'strategy' actually worked for her all time, no way it wouldn't have stuck.
 Apparently, jet lag occurs with rapid travel across time zones, resulting in a disruption between the timing of body’s "internal clock" (circadian rhythms) and that of the external physical environment. Basically, it is some sort of temporary sleep disorder that occurs after a long flight. Often characterized by confusion, lack of awareness, fatigue, insomnia, indigestion and loss of appetite, it is no surprise that the author of that book figured it would make a good natural tool to…

A Mini Life Update

There's no such thing as a perfect comeback post especially when the comeback is not a thorough one. I mean, there would still be a couple of other comeback posts so why does this one have to be perfect? I've been thinking more about my blog these past few days because of two reasons which isn't a surprise if I'm being logical. I mean, the hosting company I use has started with the heartbreaking emails intended to notify me of the upcoming renewal of my blog's domain. This equals a saddening debit alert and there's no way, absolutely no way that won't make me think about how much I have abandoned and neglected this webspace of mine and wonder if I should just cancel the renewal. Just because. The second reason is that I'm finally on school break and so I have a little more time on my hands. This means I've been feeling guilty a lot more for not spending my free time on my blog and also thinking about life after school a lot more. My last post here