Skip to main content

4 Cliché (Not so Cliché) Lessons From A Short Trip.

I have a love hate relationship with a lot of things and situations such as with skirts as I wrote about in this POST. I have a love hate relationship with traveling. I absolutely love to see new places, learn new things and all that but I hate the long distance that has to be traveled as a time always comes during every journey that I get claustrophobic and then there's always one or two accident scenes on the road. It's not always pretty. You'd probably think I'm talking about a 7 hours journey but No. Laugh all you want but a 3hours with almost 30 minutes journey inspired this post while I was looking out of the window at nothing in particular. I realized some lessons the journey thought me and though cliché, I thought to share it still on the blog as this act would make the lessons stick and also to reach out to someone who might need this.


1. Inanimate objects could ruin your mood- If you let them. :  If you've ever had problems with gadgets, you'd know the most practical example here are our phones but in this case, it was a car. One that has not had problems in a very long time but decided to start jerking all of a sudden as the journey started. Frustration doesn't do justice to describing how we felt but we took solace in the fact that God definitely saved us from something terrible as it actually started jerking as soon as we hit the expressway. 😭😭😭

2. Going up a mountain is harder than coming down from it - In this case, going to our destination was wayy more difficult than returning home. Apart from the car incident, the road was even better on the returning end. So, basically sometimes in Life, it is very difficult to climb a ladder and get to whatever peak we have in mind but staying there still requires much more effort because once we begin to step down, all of the effort put in while going up becomes forfeited.

3. Things are better done in the morning : I understood clearly the importance of eating the frog (doing the seemingly most difficult task) early in the day. Though my bum still ached when we were going back home early in the morning, I'd choose the cool atmosphere and body strength over how tired it was in the evening on the day we first embarked on the journey. So be sure to eat the frog as early as possible! This is a personal message for me because I'm so not a morning person. 😔😔

 Mark Twain said “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

4. Mothers are always right : (Sometimes). My mum kept mentioning that she feels there won't be food in the guest house that was reserved for us. Every time she brought it up, we argued that it wasn't possible. Well, we got to the guest house as late as 8pm and were shocked at the state it was in. As if that was not enough, there was no food! We actually had to start looking for another hotel that late and that proved to be an herculean task as it was a Friday night and almost all hotels had all their rooms occupied! The lesson here is to stop thinking we're all knowing and actually listen to our mums (and dads by extension) as there's every chance they are right.

And on a lighter note, I learnt that Minimie chinchin doesn't break any boredom (this is the core statement in their ads) . It only adds to headache if you already have one or gives you one especially when you're not hungry because it's quite hard and you have to expend a lot of energy while chewing it. I love it still however.


There's something about unplanned posts. For me, there's more motivation to complete them than the ones that have been planned. However, posting is simply not enough. You have to enjoy it. I hope you enjoyed this post and most importantly, I hope you were able to pick one or two lessons from it. That is the major key 🔑.
¤¤ Do you enjoy traveling? What's your favorite aspect of having to travel? Apart from the ones I stated at the beginning of this post, I love seeing the interiors of hotels. Weird much but if I suddenly have 30 billion and more in my account, hotels are one thing I'd love to invest in.

¤¤ What's the longest distance you've traveled by road? Mine is Nigeria to Ghana. That was much more fun because it was an excursion.

¤¤ What's your least favorite thing about having to travel? Packing? The long distance? The numerous police checkpoints (if it's by road). What are they?

I always want to hear from you. Kindly leave me your thoughts. xx

Comments

  1. Nice write up
    I really felt like i was a case study right here. An yeah i took a few points off it.

    About the rest
    Do i enjoy travelling?
    Well . I dont think i do. Based on the fact that most of my activities have always been enclosed here in Lagos. So travelling for me is a bit off the line

    My longest diatance travelled by road
    Hmm. That should be Lagos to Ife (short right ? . Like i said travelling aint my thing since i was little)

    My least favourite thing about having to travel
    The bad seats. Yeah. I mean i literally sit and test my duration game on a seat before confirming it as my seat
    Then the drivers and their negligence towards little things.. Little things like not having extra tyres or failing to repair something they know is not right about the car which poses great problems during the journey .

    ��

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol, Nigerian public transport drivers are too somehow. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment, Anon. xx

      Delete
  2. You and me both laitanbee, travelling is the worst but still very important,personally I've plyed the old abeokuta road countless times and I never enjoy it, bad roads, checkpoints,bus breakdowns you name it, don't get me started on the hold up.It never gets better
    About parents always being right, so far I've learnt not to just argue with them, you just give in and see what happens, I'm at a time in my life where I don't tell my parents my plans anymore cause it pays to make that mistake alone, than to be warned by my mum and still make that same mistake, lol you get me yh?Nice post btw,very interesting for me and I learnt more than I planned to before reading this post,minimie chin chin will still sign you eventually, lol more grease dear, we love your blog!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bad roads, Traffic! Annoying! I remember that when we were travelling back home, there was epic traffic and we had to resort to shortcuts to save time.
      I totally get you and I can relate! Aww, thank you!! 💜

      Delete

Post a Comment

Heyy! Don't go. Share your thoughts with me, please?

You'd Enjoy These Posts Too..

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…

Quick Life Update : The Abusive Relationship I Am In

I trusted him completely but he broke my heart and still is in the business of breaking it. His promise to always be with me Everywhere I Go was alas a lie. He said that only to catch my attention and make me his. He gave me mouth-watering packages that offered me less for more but it turned out to be a façade. I'm tired and frustrated. I can't carry out my normal routine with all he's been doing. I trusted him just this once and he disappointed me. I never should have promoted him from the zone I placed him in initially. I remember all the times I heard people complain about theirs and I was always relieved I wasn't in their shoes but guess where I am now? I guess that's what life does. Sit in a corner and laugh at you. Nice job.
He looks so attractive on the outside but deep down, there's nothing exciting about  him. A big fat façade. I miss the things I could have been doing if I hadn't made the mistake of trusting him too much. His favourite colour is …

The Packing Series: Clothes And Everything in between..

I'm here picturing myself on the receiving end of this content and wondering if I would prefer it as a written or visual content. I'm tilting towards visual but nevertheless, I'm still putting together a written one.
Packing is stressful guys. Oh, I already said that in my last post but I just have to state it again, for the culture.

Clothes

This was not as boring as I had anticipated. Probably because I did it at night and many boxes were checked (pun unintended!). It was 10pm, I had just finished seeing a movie, there was light, I'm naturally a night owl. Check, check. I'm definitely not here to talk about folding and categorizing clothes so, there's not much to talk about. What lesson(s) did I learn? Well, bracing the odds of going ahead with packing my clothes instead of lazing in bed and on social media that night made me realize and relearn that if you ever get the urge to do something in a particular moment, then you should do it. Someone pops into your…