Nigeria is without a doubt, a tough country. Most people say it’s a country where a mosquito can hold you at gunpoint saying “Ogbeni, Give me your blood.”
In Nigeria and most countries, women are brought up to see other women as threats. The same goes for the men. Think you’re not one of them? Think twice.
Have you ever looked at your group of friends and said “I’m definitely the Beyoncé in this group”. Nobody says “Bukky is the Beyoncé (it girl) and I’m the Jenifa (the lame one)”
You hold a subtle grudge with anyone you think is better and has achieved more than you.
Still don’t think so? Here’s a short story to illustrate. Continue reading “A Piece On Bullying In Nigeria- By Bukola Ogungbade”
My name is Allie Edwards. I want to share with you how I began incorporating my faith into my art, and how it is helping me work towards God’s calling in my life. I hope this will give you insight into how you can learn about God’s calling in your life, using a visual tool called “GPS”. First, I’ll let you all know who I am! Continue reading “#Testimony: Going for God or Self?”
The Spring semester of 2016, was the “Semester of Worry.” I was worried about my finances, getting an on campus job, doing well in my classes, being able to take care of myself, and making lasting friendships. I was overwhelmed by anxiety and blinded by my problems that I always anticipated the worst outcome. But then in the summer of that year, I got a job, I didn’t have to retake any class, I was able to take care of myself, and I had a much better living condition. So I decided that the Fall was going to be the “Semester of Hope and Prayer.” When I was not praying and asking God to provide a way out, I was worrying about the gigantic wall that wasn’t budging. And so when the semester ended and I was neck deep in the same problem, I felt discouraged. I was offended at God; I questioned His power and might, and I doubted if He was for me. In the midst of all of this, God revealed His love to my heart, and that’s when I started to see the good that came out of the problems. However, between my time of discouragement, and finding God’s love, I had a case of the blahs.
What exactly are the blahs? Continue reading “The ‘Blahs’ – By Jess”
Hey Guys! I’m back! 🙂
I’m Jess, a friend of Oyinlola. I do a guest post on the blog once in awhile. You can read my first blog post here. You might have seen the title of this blog entry, and concluded that it had something to do with love or maybe relationships. Sorry to disappoint, it doesn’t!
Now that you know I’m no relationship expert, let’s talk about your heart.
Biology tells us that the heart is an organ in the body that helps circulate blood; it pumps the blood, moves it all around, and does a lot of bio-stuff. But an important thing about the heart, is the fact that once it ceases to function, a person can no longer stay alive (you probably already know this). And while this heart is very important, there is another heart that’s of a greater importance. The Intangible Heart. This heart is that part of us where our emotions and desires dwell. It is composed of our mind, our will, our conscience and our emotion. Our very lives emanate from the heart. We lead, live, relate, confront, instruct, manage, love, and problem solve from the heart.
Continue reading “Guard your heart! – By Jess”
Hey everyone; I’m Jess, a writer (it’s just a hobby), and a friend of Oyinlola. I love food (just had to say that! lol), and I enjoy sharing my experiences, thoughts, and opinions with others. This is my first blog entry, and honestly, I’m nervous and excited (insert “lady in the red dress emoji”). Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy reading this.
What’s in your mental script?
You might ask yourself, “what is a mental script?,” or you may be wondering, “What is my mental script?.”
Your mental script is what you say about yourself when you talk to yourself.
It is what defines your evaluation of your own capabilities and worth.
It is how you view yourself, and what you think about yourself.
Your mental script has been developing since the day you were born. Your parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, teachers, classmates, colleagues, and acquaintance have influenced the content of your mental script. Continue reading “What’s in your mental script?- By Jess”
And we did it! We successfully conquered this week! We aced the midterms and the papers. Now, we have a thousand more papers to complete. But hey! We are one step closer to college graduation, one step closer to getting that dream job and a million miles farther from where we first started. This may just slightly be for me than it is for you guys but I am happy! You know that week you thought you would be drained, and couldn’t overcome, that was this week for me, but we did it and now, there’s nothing we can’t do (‘we’ because this might have been you this week too).
Now, I apologise for failing to complete the Breast Cancer series on Wednesday but I didn’t forget, trust me. I just had to finish my exams and get a clear head. Even in the midst of the craziness of the week, I still managed to squeeze in a little time to discover some things on the Internet and I’ll be sharing my findings with you guys. Not findings like entirely new things, more like my loves this week. Continue reading “Mama, we made it!”
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Hey! Welcome to another Wednesday on the blog. This post is in continuation of the ongoing Breast Cancer Awareness series I have posting about weekly in October (check out last week’s post here ). Don’t forget that this series is in collaboration with Dannie of DateswithDannie, make sure you check out her blog to see what she’s enlightening us on this week. Continue reading “In October, we wear pink”