5 THINGS I REGRET NOT DOING IN SCHOOL

So, I am feeling a bit sad today, so I decided to post things I regret. I racked my brain and I am thankful to God that I could only come up with five.

Making this list has really made me consider my life choices.I feel there is still time to make sure this list remains short, so here goes:

1.Seizing more experience     opportunities

I regret not joining a school club like ENACTUS while I was in school. In my defense I was busy with my coursework, but I could have made it work if I wanted to.

2.Making more friends  

I love the friends I have now, but maybe I could have made more. They might not have been close friends but acquaintances, because I am now realizing that networking is a big deal.

Then again I am really bad at keeping in contact, I call my bestfriend like 4 times in a month.

3.Caring less about how people perceived me

In many ways I am still guilty of this. I keep thinking ‘ what will people think’ .I wasn’t sure I wanted my friends to read the blog when I started it.

The thoughts in my head were – what if it wasn’t good enough or witty enough or funny enough .I think my greatest fear in life is to be thought of as unkind or unintelligent.

4.Never singing solo in church 

Okay I know I may very well still get to do this. I regret not doing it in the church after my own heart GRACE chapel, Babcock university.

I can talk to a stadium full of people but as long as I am prepared I feel fine. Singing in front of just ten people makes me lightheaded ,so I never sang solo even though ever semester I promised myself I would.

5.Never learnt how to play a musical instrument 

My friends taught themselves how to play guitars. Which is super cool but I didn’t learn, why? – please refer to flimsy excuse given in number 1. They would have been more than happy to teach me but I never gave them time.

“Make the most of your regrets; Never smother your sorrow but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh” -Henry David Thoreau Click To Tweet

Do you have anything you regret too?  Let me know in the comments.

Also does anyone have any advice for avoiding and moving on from regrets. Please don’t hesitate to share.

 

Oh the Places you will go…. French Elegance

I have decided to start a travel wish list kind of thing, called –Oh The Places You Will Go. I got the phrase from a Dr.  Suess book.

I pick a place and just talk about it,  this is not meant to be a factual guide, just me rambling.

FRANCE 🇫🇷

Why

I want to go to France because I love the French language.I think it is the third best language in the world after Igbo and English of course.

I also want to see all the touristy landmarks like the Effiel tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Place du Concorde, the Seine and the Muse de Louvre. Oh, to walk the streets of Paris, Nice and Normandy, to eat good cheese and drink fine wine  🍷.

When

I hope that 2 years from now after my Msc. Before I join the working class, maybe I will have some money saved up……. MAYBE.

How

If I am in the UK,  I would like to take a use the English channel (if Brexit hasn’t caused them to seal it up lol), and ‘boat’ my way into France. If I am in Nigeria I shall fly (boring and scary).

Famous For

Did you know that France is the world’s most popular tourist destination. France has a six-sided shape so it is sometimes called L’hexagone i.e. The hexagon.

French wines are really expensive costing over a thousand Euros. It’s famous cities include Paris, Marseilles, Lyon, Nice,Le man’s,Cannes and Montpellier.

Looking Forward To 

Eating cheese and sipping wine, eating a baugette, watching a mime perform and having an opportunity to exclaim “Sacre Bleu “😎.

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“Like all great travellers,  I have seen more than I can remember, and remember more than I have seen”-Benjamin Disraeli

What do you think of France?

Is it one of those places you would love to visit?  Why?

Tell me other places, you would love to see in the comments .

Why We Should All Obsess Over Books

Ever since I can remember I have always loved reading books.  When I was in secondary school, before school starts, I would have finished reading all the stories in my English textbook.

Novels are a totally different world that you get to immerse yourself in and just fly away. It is like TV in your head.

I am always looking for new books. Although I prefer murder mysteries or whodunits, I can’t say no to a good novel.

Plays are not really my thing , because I feel they don’t flow like novel, that’s why I don’t read Soyinka.

I have read Achebe, Ekwensi, Nwapa, Adichie, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, J. K. Rowling, Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe to mention a few.

You probably wonder why you should read novels, well for one they help expand your knowledge of some subjects.Writers do extensive research so that their books can be realistic to the best of their ability.

For example reading a book about let’s say a young lawyer will familiarize you with legal terms and such. You make think it is useless but it can help you sound intelligent and sophisticated in conversations 😎.

They can also improve your vocabulary effortlessly.By showing you where and how to use words.

It is best you have a dictionary handy to check the meaning of strange words.

I hardly read non-fiction because when something sad happens in a fictional novel I agonize for weeks. Now, something I know happened for real,  my heart cannot take it oooo 😥.

To me books are life itself and reading should be seriously encouraged.There is no end to what you can learn from books. There are few joys greater than reading a book and feeling it wrap itself around you like an old friend🙏.

“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it”-P. J. O’Rourke  Click To Tweet

Do you like reading?

Yes? What do you like reading?  Give me book recommendations.

No? Why?

Laziness, how to do it like a Boss by a Lazy Girl

So I woke up today at my usual time 2pm-ish – Don’t judge me. Next my mother walks into the room and starts shouting about being lazy.

She said some other things I didn’t hear because I was sleepy. Anyway I decided to really think about if I am truly lazy.

My daily lazy routine goes something like this:
  • Wake up at 2pm 😟
  • Eat Breakfast /Lunch (Brunch?)
  • Shower and the start reading or writing
  • If there is food to cook, and it’s my turn to cook, I cook it
  • Watch my siblings exercise (Yes!, I am too lazy to join )
  • By 6pm when NEPA brings the light or the generator comes on and I watch TV till 2 am
  • From 2 am I troll the internet until 6am when I fall asleep

OK, looking at this will definitely make me seem lazy. But, hey! I am a victim of circumstance. I have literally nothing to do at home so why wake early in my opinion?

My mother is always going on and on about how a woman needs to be extra hard working to run a home and career at the same time.

The thing is I remember that during my NYSC, I religiously kept my room clean while also going to my school (PPA) to teach.

I decided to look at this thing critically and I can say this. I am more productive at nighttime, I feel more energized, Ideas flow faster and I manage to accomplish more.

In the morning, I feel very lacklustre and generally bland.So seeing as it is working for me,  I will continue to sleep by 6am and wake up by 2pm until I have cause to rearrange my Lifestyle.

So my advice to you is find what works and by God stick to it until something better comes along and makes you reconsider.

“I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it, but you have to be efficient if you are going to be lazy”-Shirley Conran Click To Tweet