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First, Prioritize.

Hello, there!

I should be writing this from Dubai but school did not allow me to join my friends who are currently chilling there. Anyways, I’m planning towards my trip so you can start telling me what you want me to get for you so that I can prayerfully add it to my shopping list. This is how nice I am so don’t say I haven’t done anything good for you.

This is how I’ll be chilling in Dubai.

Meanwhile, how are you doing? Have you been able to tackle the issue of being mentally lazy? What? You don’t know what I’m talking about? It just means that you didn’t read my last publication. No worries tho’, it’s right here. I’ve been okay and guess what? I finally decided on my project topics for approval and it’s not because I was threatened or anything. I’m a serious student 😌

The year is gradually coming to an end and as we all know, Mr. and Mrs. Scissors will soon start cutting people off 😂😂 nobody should cut me off, please. I spread love and light. But frankly speaking, where is November running to? Like, was it not the 1st this morning? Or am I the only one who feels that way?

Moving on, have you heard Khalid’s Up All Night?

It had it on repeat for the whole of yesterday because it’s nice and I even recommended it to Molayo who became emotional in my dm.

This is proof

I should go into Public Relations and Advertising because I seem to be good at it. I mean, Khalid should notice me and pay me for this, not minding the fact that I mentioned him in my story on IG yesterday and he didn’t reply 😩😭 A girl can hope. Again, don’t say I haven’t done anything for you. Go and listen to good music.

Okay, Children of God, let us be serious.

This morning, when I was cooking Indomie Instant Noodles with pepper and onions and eggs which was very tasty by the way, I started thinking about priorities and time management. You see, some people tend to attach importance to pretty unimportant things in their lives, forgetting that if you’re not clear on your priorities, you’ll have trouble managing your time and making progress on your goals (this is pretty smart yeah? I read it on the Internet lol).

Most times, people do not even realize that they’re occupying themselves with unnecessary stuff until it’s too late. This is why most of us tend to become disorganized and eventually end up achieving little or nothing at the end of the day. For example, you have to read, see a movie, clean your house and probably run a few errands here and there and you know that if you see that movie, it might take the chunk of the time but you’ll decide to see the movie (God now blesses you and it’s a series) and you just find out that you’ve wasted the entire day already. Sigh.

Now, there are other important stuff that people prioritize, forgetting the other pressing issues at hand. A good example of this is a student who isn’t doing so great at school but is always present in all church activities, forgetting that those books will not read themselves. I believe that everything should be done in the right proportion and this is where prioritizing comes in because if you’re always present in the church and your academics are suffering, how will God take the Glory? Even the Bible says that Faith without works is dead. So sometimes, that student should ask himself/herself if it is okay to go for a vigil when he/she has a test the next day and hasn’t read or rested enough. That’s prioritizing.

What about those people that allow their relationships to take up most of their time? I mean, you guys will be doing ’couple goals’ up and down but other aspects of your lives will be suffering? It’s not wise. Think about it.

There are other instances that I can mention but didn’t come to talk too much today because I’m trying to prioritize and I have other things to take care of in my life outside WordPress. Coming here to write and publish is like a breath of fresh air and I’m thankful for your support. Let’s start planning our trip to Dubai together!

Love,

’Ruona ❤️

P.S:

Don’t forget your shopping list. What do you want me to get for you from Dubai?

Who will actually take me to Dubai now?

Have you heard Khalid’s latest song? Are you going to download it? Any other latest song suggestions?

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Mentally Lazy?

Happy New Month!! 🎉🎉
It’s a lovely Friday evening here in Abraka and I’m chilling in my room and listening to old jams. My phone is still plugged to the socket at 100% (because 99% is not 100%. Feel me?) and I’m drinking Sprite. In fact, all is good in the world.
See, I keep saying this and I’ll continue. You guys who actually text me to ask when my next blog post will be up, you don’t know how grateful I am. I’m a lazy writer but you’ve not given up on me and you’re always so patient. You’re the real MVPs and I cannot thank you enough.

I usually have a lot of stories to tell because I’m always talking but today words fail me. I mean, where would I start from? Is it the annoying weather here in Abraka? I can write an essay on how the weather always brings it’s A-game. I mean, if the sun wants to shine, it will make sure that there’s no difference between your face and roasted corn. It doesn’t even rain cats and dogs over here. The correct term should be elephants and gorillas.

It’s a tortured smile instead of a sun-kissed picture

Meanwhile, I’ve taken out these braids and I’m back to default settings.

Can’t embarrass anyone I care about

Another issue on ground is the fact that I haven’t decided on what my project topic will be. I don’t even understand because I was very sure that I had an idea of what I wanted my project to be about. Lately, we started learning about research and I’ve just become confused and undecided. I’ve just been observing some of my course mates that have gotten their project topics approved and I’m like these ones are the real 400 level students smh. God knows that Oseruona is already tired and at this point, all I can say is:

I cannot even stress myself because I’m tired of thinking about getting my degree and dropping out at the same time. Mental stress is real stress, trust me. After thinking like this, someone’s child will start reasoning hot starch and Banga soup.

This brings us to today’s random thought.

The other day in class, our lecturer asked a question that was totally unrelated to our course of study. It had to do with Physics (or was it Chemistry?) and nobody in the class could answer. Personally, I wasn’t even reasoning the question not to talk of the answer because I’ve never attempted Chemistry or Physics in my life. ”Wetin concern me” was a mood that hour. Our lecturer got tired of waiting for an answer and just shook her head while saying ”you students are mentally lazy”. Ha! Me, Oseruona Oluwaseyi Asak mentally lazy? God forbid. 😂😂

As the lecture progressed, I was still thinking about what she said and I actually realized that she had a point. Who said that your knowledge had to be limited to your course of study alone? I decided to check myself and I quickly ran to my WhatsApp status to say that

It didn’t end there, guys. I kept pondering on that phrase. She had a point. Maybe she wasn’t expecting us to give a correct answer but she expected that we would have an idea. As Mass Communication students, we’re often told that we should know something about everything and everything about something. I do not think that your knowledge should be limited or confined to a particular field.

I’ve realized that people tend to be comfortable with what they know without making any effort to learn more about the world. People no longer read like they used to. They don’t seek more knowledge and they’re fine with it. It’s sad actually, really sad. A lot of us have various means of sourcing for information but we’re often not abreast of the happenings in the society and are often ignorant about issues that do not concern us.

Being mentally lazy means that you’re not able to use your God-given brain to think. Nobody says you have to know everything but imagine being in the midst of people and you cannot contribute meaningfully to the discussion. Imagine being asked a question and all you can say is ”I don’t know”. There are times that you’d be totally ignorant about the situation at hand but imagine if it keeps happening all the time! For example, I’m not a football person but I can identify different teams from each other to an extent, I know what a red card is and I also know Ronaldo and Messi. (Lmao I’m already feeling like one football coach 😂).

Anyways, there is absolutely nothing wrong with getting knowledge. It helps you in one way or another. There is nothing wrong with learning and there’s nothing wrong with reading wide especially if you have the opportunity. One cannot keep living in ignorance. Learn to expand your horizon. It can only do you good.

I will stop here because I’ve suddenly become hungry. Please push yourself harder and never limit yourself. The sky is not even the limit. It could be your starting point. Don’t be lazy for any reason, be it mentally or physically. There’s so much knowledge waiting to be grabbed. God bless you, dear.

Love,

’Ruona ❤️

P.S:

What will I have for dinner nowww? 😩

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Stop Feeling Entitled.

I really appreciate the fact that you still click on the link to Ruonaahsculture, despite my inconsistency. I am really working on it, believe me.

Did you know that sickness can humble somebody? If I had listened to my mum when she was telling me to buy anti-malaria drugs, this story would have been prevented. Anyways, sickness humbled me. You should have seen Oseruona, looking like a shadow of herself. I mean, a sick person will just be helpless, surrounded by good food that the person cannot eat and totally dependent on drugs. Today, that’s behind me and I’m so grateful because I do not take God’s blessings for granted.

Forgive my manners.

How are you doing? I hope you’re good because I am great. I know I’m great because I have regained my appetite and I have eaten Starch and Banga soup, Fried rice and Beef, a Snickers bar and Pringles which I joyfully digested with coke and water in the space of five hours today. In my defense, today is world food day and God has allowed me to be a part of it 🌚

So, I haven’t been to school for the past two days because of my ill health and I forgot that time will not stop moving because of me. I got to class today and lo and behold:

I mean, I have so much work to do! The pressing issue right now is this group assignment that is due on Monday. Oseruona is tired. She wants to rest, please.

My stressed face is not your mate.

Moving away from all that, I just want to remind you that you are not entitled to anybody’s time. Some people need space sometimes and it does not mean that they do not love you. You cannot always be the center of someone’s universe all the time because like it or not, we all live separate lives and I’m sorry, but these people may not be there for you all the time and that is something you should accept.

Someone tweeted that some of you call your busy friends fake, forgetting that we’re not children anymore, forgetting that we all have priorities. Nothing stops you from checking on someone that you haven’t heard from instead of waiting for him or her to check on you. As far as I’m concerned, it is baseless pride and it cannot be emphasized enough.

Personally, I feel that if you’re not adding value to someone’s life, don’t expect that person to stick around. You cannot always be the one at the receiving end at all times. The appalling part of this situation sometimes is when a person who has been on the receiving end for so long starts to get offended when he or she stops getting those benefits. These people are selfish and they try to cage these ”friends” because of their benevolent natures, somehow convincing themselves that it is their right. This is just plain wrong.

The world does not owe you anything, dear. As a matter of fact, it is not anybody’s job to make you happy so if you decide to place your happiness in that busy friend, you will only have yourself to blame.

At this point, I’m just going to say how much I’m going to miss some of my friends in their 400 level, Medicine who are leaving Abraka to Oghara to continue their studies. Some of them are avid readers of Ruonaahsculture and they may not know it but they really made Abraka colorful for me. I’ll miss you guys so much. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing me at Oghara from time to time. 🌚 Please come and visit. I’m so proud of you guys.

I’m going to work on that assignment now.

Love,

’Ruona ❤️

P.S:

Have you been in a position where someone felt that he or she was the center of your universe?

Has someone ever made you feel like you owed them anything?

Do you have any suggestions to better my consistency? I mean, I know I’m a lazy writer. Help me.

Who enjoyed world food day?

Have you treated malaria lately? I’m asking now, so don’t say I’ve not done any good thing for you.

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