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Elements

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 […]

Notes on Thanksgiving

Notes on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Every year, I write a customary thanksgiving post and as this year’s thanksgiving draws near again, it’s time to reflect on life and what we’re thankful for. I am thankful for.. …my life. I have said it before […]

The Plague of People-Pleasing

The Plague of People-Pleasing

You who care so much about what others think that it cripples your decisions and prevents you from acting on what needs to be done. Welcome to the league of people-pleasers. Common symptoms include: Living in fear of what others say about you Analysis paralysis […]