Mama we made it! My little blog is now 2 years, we reached 100 blog posts with my last post, and I’m thinking I deserve some accolades. Thank you to everyone who has been here since the beginning of my blogging journey, and those who joined along the way. Your support means the world to me. Cheers to many more years 🎉.
Related: Hazy Fantasies is 1! A Year’s Recap of my Blogging Journey
Moving forward, here are some blog updates I want you to know about. Your thoughts and opinions on the updates will be highly appreciated, so keep reading, and please leave a comment below.
Continue reading “Let’s Chat: 2 Years Blogging, 100 Blog Posts + Updates”
It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year, Summer! Students are always excited for the long holiday, and are constantly on the hunt for fun activities and places to visit. This is the reason why this post exits.
If you’re in Philadelphia for the summer, this post is for you. Philly has lots of special places to visit, and I’ve realized that my favorite spots in the city are its parks. Although, the city is home to numerous parks, the three mentioned below are my top and I tell you why… Continue reading “Where to PARK yourself this Summer (Philly Edition)”
This one’s a good one, keep reading….
We have been thought all our lives to endure being single. We believe that we are merely existing, and one day when we find our partners (future spouse/ perfect match/soulmate), we’ll suddenly become over joyous, reach ultimate fulfilment and have everything fall into place. We learn this from the movies we watch, books we read, our parents, and society as a whole. Since we’ve been fed this from childhood, it is normal that we internalize these ideas, and believe them. Be honest with yourself, you thought this way, I know I did. Each one of us longs, waits, and fantasizes about that special someone who will come and magically sweep us off our feet. Continue reading “Breaking Society’s Rule of Hating Singleness”
You probably know this, but in case you’re new here, my name is Oyinlola, and I’m Christian. I’m not the Christian that believes in shying away from real conversations. I believe Jesus came to challenge our wrong mindsets through his word (he had conversations all through the bible), so our hearts can be transformed. This is why I appreciate pastors/ministers who deliver unfiltered sermons, through empowerment of the Spirit. No longer should Christians pretend that they are not affected by relationship and sex issues. Truth is, we do think about dating and sex, and for a long time, the church avoided delving into these matters. This means that young people like me have been learning about relationships and sex from the world, and we’ve been struggling. These issues affect us, and if we do not learn what God has to say about them, we’ll never attain his fullness for our lives, and always settle for mediocre. Continue reading “Sermons that will feed your Soul! On Dating and Sex”
No one loves social media more than me. Actually that’s a lie, a lot of people love social media more than I do. The point is, I am a sucker for social platforms (God bless those innovators), especially Instagram because I share experiences, pictures, and connect with people easily on it. However, I’m not oblivious to the sunken hole that social media can become. I know this because I’ve almost gone there. Not knowingly, but I started using social media as a coping mechanism when something wasn’t right within. It was easy to recognize that I was getting to this point because I’ve always known how to balance my media presence and state of mind. I never allow people’s posts phase me because I know it’s the best part of their lives, and everyone hides the bad. However, I wasn’t thinking about all these when I needed the socials to take my mind off reality. I’m not sure if this happens to other people, so let me know of your experience. Continue reading “How to be on social media and not be drained #Soulgoals”
For the past year, God has had a lot to teach me about relationships. Not just romantic relationships, but every form- friendships, colleagues, classmates, family and sibling relationships- you name it. I’ll write several posts tackling each kind of relationship, but the one that’s on my heart at the moment is friendships.
Quick background: I enjoy being around people, and I make friends easily, but I’ve never been one to let anyone too close. As I’ve noticed, a lot of worldly friendships are this way.
We humans are so helpless that we don’t know how to build real friendships without Gods’ help. We build surface level friendships, and avoid getting to know each other deeply, or we share too much about ourselves to the wrong people. We gossip, laugh, even have fun together, but our souls hurt inside and we never share. As long as the faces we put up look fine, and we slay together, we’re good right? Continue reading “Relationships: Are We Really Friends?”
It is such an honor to be recognized and nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award, by my blogger friend, Koz of Koz diaries. The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are inspiring and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers. To accept the award, I have to write this post by answering some questions, and nominate others. Isn’t it funny that I got nominated for the sunshine award the day I wore my sunshine dress, anyways, I digress.
Let’s get into it, shall we? Continue reading “I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!”
I’m not sure if I’ve been slacking with my posts or not, but this post was meant to go up last week, following Part 1 of my study abroad realities. Instead, I put up a spontaneous post, but the long awaited part 2 is here, and you should read part 1 before proceeding with this. In this post, I will be sharing the not- so flashy realities of studying abroad. Continue reading “Let’s Chat- Realities of studying Abroad | Is it worth it? Part 2”
I don’t think I’ve shared enough about my college experiences on the blog, and that is about to change. If you don’t know, I’m Oyinlola, a Nigerian student currently pursuing a college (university) degree at Temple University, in the United States. In my next couple of posts, I’ll be sharing both my positive and negative experiences as an international student, and how to make the most your college years.
So, sit back, read and enjoy;
Continue reading “Let’s Chat- Realities of studying Abroad | Is it worth it? Part 1”
Today, I’m sharing with you four ways to make your blog posts or writings more readable. I can’t count the number of times I have been interested in reading a blog post, but lose interest almost immediately because of bad grammar and appearance. Your blog might be losing readers that you are not aware of due to this, and I hope this post helps in avoiding that.By no means am I a perfect writer, but I have learnt a lot since starting my blog, and I’m sharing these minimal tips with you, especially fellow bloggers. Continue reading “Make Your Blog Readable!”