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My Life Update || ASUU Strike, Addictions, Progresses, Blogging Course and more!

Hello guys!

I hope this blog meets you well.

Feels so good to be doing a personal blog today. For some weird reason, I enjoy sharing about my life with people and reaching out through my personal experiences.

Today, I’m doing a life update which means that I’m sharing everything I am currently up to and where necessary, I’ll cull out lessons

So I’ll jump right into it;

Currently I am listening to “I am Yours” Lauren Daigel and
God” by Dunsin Oyekan

I see Your fingerprints,
The work of Your hands, It’s all in Your hands,
I see th
e evidence,
nothing to chance, the world’s in Your hands. So I rest in Your promises, Now I am sure of this, I’m Yours. Let the waters rise, I will stand as the oceans roar. Let the earth shake beneath me. Let the mountains fall, You are God over the storm. And I am Yours. – Lauren Daigel

You Are The Only
Definition Of Our God
No Comparison with You
It All Starts and It Ends with You
Dunsin Oyekan

Currently I am working on my blogging course template and I’d like to put it out there that I take blogging courses for a token of 14 USD (5,000 naira) for new bloggers for a period of two weeks.

I help beginner bloggers start up their blogs and teach them all the vital things they need to know as they commence. Currently, I’m taking a new student and we’re about to create an amazing blog for his business. So if you are interested in a one on one blogging course with me, send me a mail right away! Everyone can run a blog. No matter what field you’re in. You just need to be led aright.

Currently, I am enjoying ASUU strike. I know that doesn’t sound really responsible but when you’re in a faculty like mine in uni, every break is welcome. I was super close to breaking down. I had so much to do academically in a very little time and seriously, I didn’t have the strength. So, imagine my joy when ASUU declared a two week warning strike.

(For people outside Nigeria, ASUU is an acronym for
Academic Staff Union of Universities. It’s a body that consists of every Academic Staff in Nigerian Universities (lecturers). When they go on strike, it means that academic activities on campuses are suspended.)

Currently I am reading “Beyond Tuesday Morning” by Karen Kingsbury. It’s one of the three books in her 9-11 series. I just concluded the pre-ceeding one called “One Tuesday Morning”.

If you read novels and you need something to touch you and stir your faith, these are books for you. It’s about the 9/11 event but in a closer and more personal way. I have felt all kinds of things reading this book; pain, fear, shock, disappointment but greatest of all, I have felt GOD.

This book is doing something to me that I can’t even explain.

Currently I am learning to love be loved. I’m learning to let go of offences early and just let people grow at their pace. Everyone acts based on their level of growth.

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Currently I am interceding in prayer more. Youversion Bible App has introduced a new feature for prayer. It allows you post your prayer requests on the app for your friends to see and your friends will post theirs too.

When anyone prays, they tap on the “prayed” icon which let’s you see that they’ve prayed for you.

I set out time to go through the prayer requests of my friends, praying in the spirit from my heart and trusting God to come through for them. Sometimes, I even cry. (Lolll I’m super extra)

It also feels so good to see that people pray when I drop a burden. Great things happen when God’s people pray.

Currently I am addicted to Nasco cornflakes. I have had this addiction since I was little. It’s one of the reasons my mum stopped buying Nasco cornflakes at home. Staying on my own in the hostel, I now have unrestrained access to whatever I want and my addiction to cornflakes seemed to spike.

Earlier this week, I was in my room just relaxing and reading some books when I decided to take just a sachet of cornflakes. Brethren, that sachet became 4. I’m pretty sure God was watching me like ?.

When I was through devouring the cereal, I thought I had gotten away with it but I was wrong. During my quiet time that evening, the Holy Spirit brought it to my mind.

He made me see how undisciplined I had been. Many times, we think we are disciplined but it’s just because we are accountable to someone.

When we become free, we begin to see how powerless we are over self without God’s help.

I declared a fast the next day and made a decision not to take more than one sachet of cornflakes in a day.

Also, I put measures in place to reduce my consumption of the cereal e.g I don’t take it as a meal on its own anymore. I realize that when I take cornflakes due to hunger, I tend to consume more. So, to curb this addiction, I take it as dessert or just a refreshment when I want to eat light. Which leads me to my next update.

Currently I am eating healthy and working out.

Fam! I decided for the 1000th time to take my feeding pattern seriously – because I’ve had to remind myself that this body of mine is the only place I have to live as long as I’m on earth – and so far, so good.

I’ve cut down on carbs (is it really possible to live in Nigeria without consuming outrageous amounts of carbs? Especially as a student. You need all the energy you can get to study, unless you’re trying to get hypoglycemic.)

Anyways, my first week in this new lifestyle, I was very consistent and burned a lot of calories and lost 4kg (which was my goal for the month). I smashed a month’s goal in a week and I’m still moving strong.

I hope to continue in this vein. The little efforts everyday make the huge difference in the long run.

PS: This does not in any way imply that I do not indulge every now and then. Neither does it imply that I’m not up for intense coldstone ice cream enjoyment if I get invited. It just means that I’m more conscious of what I eat and I’m sure to burn calories everyday.

Currently I am unashamedly dedicated to my personal growth and development. YouTube and Chrome are my best friends now. We can’t afford to be mediocre in any way so we must invest in our most valuable asset – Our minds.

Currently I am grateful for family, friends and blog readers. You all make me so happy! Knowing that I have an online family that think of me is something magical. Thank you ✨.

That’s about it for now. What striking thing have you been up to lately? Let
us talk in the comment section below.

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My Life Lately – Currently I am…

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. – John Lennon.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward. – Soren Kierkegaard.
The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

Currently, I am; In bed as I type this, reminiscing on the past few weeks and months of my life.

Currently I am; Gradually bending from school work ?.
I have classes everyday from 8am-5pm.
I’ve had so many theory, practical and oral tests and it’s been so stressful.
School is, to say the least demanding and sometimes I just want to run away or even drop out ? (just kidding, I’m not that brave).
I’m taking anatomy practicals and dissecting the bovine.

Learning the anatomy of the ruminant is interesting and enlightening but stressful. I go back home with pains all over my body almost everyday.
But instead of just seeing the stress part of school, I see the moulding part of it. I’m being stretched and moulded into a better person. I’m learning how to work under pressure, be disciplined and much more. I’m putting down this blog post on a Thursday night because I know even though I don’t have time, my blog shouldn’t suffer.

Currently I am; Excited about my mid-semester break that commences on Monday even though it’s just for a week. I intend using it well.

Currently I am; Grateful for life and for my result *shrieks with excitement*. My result for the previous semester is out and your girl nailed it!
I’d be stupid to take the glory though, because in my church mind, I know that it was purely God.
Remember my experience with some of my tests last semester right? The challenges and all? Well I excelled even in those courses. God is amazing.

Currently I am; listening to Grace by Tasha Cobbs.
Grace has brought me thus far. Without God’s grace, I wonder where I’d be.
God’s love washes over my being and many times, just remembering the fact that He’s so crazy about me, keeps me going.

Currently I am; Slayingggggg. In jeans, different hairstyles, tops, gowns, skirts, kimonos, anything. I’m just slaying for Jesus anyhow. I have to represent you guys well ?.

Currently I am; Working on becoming more organized. Particularly in little things like making my bed. I don’t leave to school until my bed is well laid and neat.
Thinking of my massive bed, beautifully spread with my pink sheets keeps me going sometimes in school ?.

Currently I am; In love with many blogs but I’m stuck on two. Ife Grace and Ezinne Zara. Two amazing ladies. Their blogs are the closest to mine that I’ve come across.

Currently I am; Reading Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love. (Apart from school books of course).
Basically, it’s a story of “the man of God and his harlot wife” – Hosea in the Bible.
It’s very interesting, thrilling and entertaining.

Currently I am; Joining the “fit fam” train after a painfully true conversation I had with my dad yesterday about food, exercise and the need to be healthy. I’m cutting low on carbs and sugar and staying away from sugary drinks and biscuits.
I have cleaned the dusts off my track shoes as I resume the gym on Monday.

It is important we stay healthy.

Currently I am; Very motivated. Many things are possible. I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and reaching out for greater things. I’m discovering how much more I can do and that fear and uncertainty have kept me from a lot.

I could go on but I’ll stop here…. Let me know if you need to know more about my personal life. You could leave questions in the comment section below.

Finally, I’m grateful for my blog and for everyone who reads it. I love you guys more than you can imagine.

What have you been up to lately?