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DETTY DECEMBER

I miss writing. I haven’t had time for myself since and sometimes, when I think about publishing, I’ll remember all the school stuff I’m supposed to be doing. Sigh.

I’ve been keeping myself company with publications from other bloggers. I mean, if I’m not able to write without feeling that I’m not giving importance to other things in my life, I can read. Here’s something I read on Taisah’s Diary owned by my girl, Hasiat today. She’s quite funny and you’ll like it because it’s a relatable topic so click here.

How are you doing by the way? You had better be good ’cos, after all, it’s almost Christmas. Meanwhile, I may look alright, calm and collected but deep down, I want my Mummy and Daddy to buy me Christmas clothes and shoes this year. I mean, I’m still your baby girl, Mr. and Mrs. Asak. 😪
Soo, what are your plans for Christmas? are you going to turn up? Do you have money for Detty December? Well, if you don’t have money or if your December is going to be low key like mine, you can join in this Detty December challenge my boo found on the internet:

You don’t need so much money for these.

Speaking of money, I HOPE YOU KNOW HOW JANUARY USUALLY IS?! Yes, dear. I’m shouting for emphasis because if you remember correctly, January this year was like three months in one. Please, while you’re turning up for December, remember to save because January is usually very long and people are usually broke. You can say how kind I am and how I always have your best interests at heart in the comment box.

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Moving on, I know I’m pretty late on this but Fireboy’s album!!! If you have anything bad to say about that album, you are a hater and we should submit your case to Jesus. That album is the first Nigerian album I’ve listened to on repeat. I like all the songs and do you know one thing that makes it unique? Fireboy did not feature any other artists on his album and he still produced fire!! The guy is good abeg.

Alright..

What do you want to talk about today? Sorry, what do you want to read about? When I started writing this, I didn’t have anything in mind but now, I’m thinking that since the year is gradually coming to an end, we should talk about some stuff that need to be fixed before 2020. I’m just going to write them as they come to mind.

WATCH YOUR TONGUE: So, we all know that some people do not have manners. They don’t have manners at all. There are people that will go out of their way to be blatantly rude to you for no reason. Frankly speaking, some people will just make you feel terrible as if you’re the cause of their problems. We have often heard this saying that “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. But no! They’ll just drain your self confidence and if you’re maybe feeling depressed, they’ll depress your depression too. Smh. What I’m trying to say is that if you’re someone that talks anyhow with no regard to other people’s feelings, please stop it because nobody is smiling with you anymore and I’m very sure that if the tables were turned, you won’t be able to take it. Words cannot be taken back, no matter how many times you say sorry. Be careful, don’t talk carelessly. In fact, drop the annoying attitude today. God bless you.

STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO PEOPLE: I’ve talked about this so many times, so much that I’m confident that I can write a book on it (Mummy, please after reading this don’t come and tell me about how I should start writing a book. I have enough on my plate as it is. Thank you Ma). Okaaayyy, as I was saying; You’re your own unique version. Nobody, I repeat, Nobody is better than you are. You honestly don’t know how many people wish they could be where you are now. While you’re busy comparing yourself to others, you tend to miss out on the other great things about yourself. Just because you’re not where you want to be yet doesn’t mean you won’t get there. Walk at your own pace.

IF IT’S GONE, LET IT GO: A lot of us are guilty of holding on to the past, letting our past define us. As much as I believe that we should try to get closure, we should not dwell on it for so long. How exactly are you supposed to proceed with your life if you’re still holding on to what’s gone already? You’re basically holding on to nothing. There are some friendships and relationships that you just have to let go of not necessarily because you want to but because they’re not worth fighting for anymore. Holding on to these things just make you lose your peace.

This is me trying to make this blog post short so I’m going to stop here but I’m just gonna add that we should continually think positively and eat our fruits and vegetables.
I think we’ll be seeing each other one more time before this year ends. Meanwhile, just take care of you and stay happy.

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

P.S:

Detty December is a trending phrase on the internet which implies that people are going to have fun this month with the festivities and all.

What are your Detty December plans?

Have you started saving for January?

What other things do you think people should fix before 2020?

What do you think of Fireboy’s album?

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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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