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Disappointments and Blessings

Disappointments and Blessings

Disappointments they say are blessings in disguise. Personally, I feel that it’s easier to tell someone this when you’re not in their shoes. There are times that I’ve been disappointed about not getting something I really wanted at a particular time but in hindsight, it […]

Gratitude and a Half Glass

Gratitude and a Half Glass

As difficult as it is to admit, I complain an awful lot. Let me paint it a different way, when I’m unhappy about something, I tend to focus on the source of my unhappiness or whatever I think is missing. To be honest, some of […]

Good Vibes Only: Unpacking x Lessons Learned

Good Vibes Only: Unpacking x Lessons Learned

I drafted a blog plan for this month and was supposed to be putting finishing touches to the article planned for today, but I decided to break the newly formed routine just for this week. We’re three months into 2019 and Q1 is almost gone. I […]

Note to My Younger Self

Note to My Younger Self

Not too long ago, I used to beat myself up for my missteps in the past, failing to realize that I didn’t know better and that I acted based on the information I had at the time. I started to note some of those things […]

A Fighting Spirit

A Fighting Spirit

As you move through the phases of your life, you find that the hurdles never stop. Each conquered hurdle is succeeded by another seemingly insurmountable challenge and on the cycle continues. You may catch a lucky break in between, but I wouldn’t get too comfortable. […]

The Bandwagon Tragedy

The Bandwagon Tragedy

‘’I am myself; you are yourself; we are two distinct persons, equal persons. What you are, I am. You are a man, and so am I. God created both and made us separate beings. I am not by nature bound to you or you to […]

Where Do You Call Home?

Where Do You Call Home?

Home they say is where the heart is. Once upon a time in my life, I contemplated the essence of this statement, tossing the words around in my head till they no longer made sense. I used to believe that home for me could only […]

Notes from the Rink

Notes from the Rink

The first time I tried ice skating was at my international student orientation in 2015. Fresh from Nigeria, I was expectant and eager to learn about my new environment. One of the events was a social at an ice skating rink. I showed up with […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Every year, I write a yearly review to evaluate my year and send it in to stories.ng. This year, I opted to not do that, partly because I didn’t have much to share and partly because I didn’t feel like sharing. But I’ll still attempt […]

Month in Review: November

Month in Review: November

November was a decent month. Until I heard of the deaths of Kim Porter and then Tosyn Bucknor. Not that people do not die every month but reading about the circumstances of the deaths of both women left me with a chill and a reminder […]


Welcome

EoE: The Story

EoE: The Story

This post is intended to form the foundation for how and why this blog came to be. I have had a personal blog since 2011 which served as an outlet for my thoughts as well as a place to document stuff going on in my life and the rare fiction story. I then set up another one, more private and more like an online journal, where I poured out my deep thoughts, desires, fears, dreams etc. I never promoted it and very people even knew about it. I eventually merged both blogs and reduced the personal content on the blog.

Over the last year, my life’s journey has been become much clearer and I’ve come almost full circle from the person I used to be. However, of what use is growth if you can’t share lessons learned with people who could understand as well as those who could benefit from what you share. I realize that as individuals, we all go through a never-ending growth process, and while some people may realize they are growing and changing, some others don’t really notice the changes and just take things as they come.

For me, I have learned to embrace the trials, tribulations and temptations I face daily and try to draw lessons from them where necessary instead of resenting the situation. This requires a lot of introspection to determine what’s really going on and what I can do so I feel better about the situation. It’s pretty easy to write this in words but in reality, it is actually very difficult to practice. As human beings, I doubt that our first instinct in distressing situations is to reflect and try to draw inspiration. In that moment, we are typically too upset for that and take out our frustration in different ways. The learning process usually comes afterward. When I started doing this deliberately, I learned so much and felt drawn to sharing some of what I’ve learned through this blog as a means of helping people who may need this. But of course, I had to get over my self-consciousness about what people think of me and my writing and just do it anyway. I really enjoy writing but I haven’t harnessed the gift as much in this context and this blog is another way to get me to write more for others to enjoy. So, part of this is for me too and I’m glad I now feel confident enough to share what I have within me.

I hope you’ll check out the blog regularly and enjoy the content. Thanks for reading.

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