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What’s Your Passion?

Happy New Year!! We made it into 2020!! I know I’m late but in my defense, it’s just day 20 out of 365 days. We have the freedom to trade ’Happy New Years’ till the first half of the year is over anyway and I really don’t want to start 2020 with apologies. I know you understand.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 💜

Forgive my manners, though. How have you been? How’s 2020 so far? I sincerely hope you’re okay because I am. The harmattan has been on and off but it’s pretty cold right now.
You know, it’s funny but inspiration tends to hit harder when I’m up early in the morning and honestly, I think the reason I haven’t written before now is that I’ve been waiting for something big to happen, forgetting that there’s nothing wrong with capturing the little moments around us. Sigh.

I slept off right after I finished typing that.

I continued writing this at 9:43 am yesterday. It was a beautiful Sunday morning and I wasn’t able to go to church due to circumstances beyond my control. It was pretty cold and I couldn’t feel my toes. I eventually completed this writeup at 10:54 am and I planned to publish later in the day but Network was so terrible that I eventually gave up. Now it’s 3:41 am and I’m editing this work and it’s annoying that my Uncle who has refused to agree that I’m his favorite niece didn’t get to see my birthday wish yesterday. Well, this is me wishing my Uncle a belated Happy Birthday.

I’m just going to do a quick recap of my life for the past two or is it three weeks? Well, since the year started, I’ve been thinking about school work and all. Imagine, our exams were supposed to start on the 20th of January (lmao that’s even today 😂😂😂😂 ) I’m laughing because as at two weeks ago, I wasn’t prepared to enter any exam hall. The date was shifted till next month, there’s ample time to prepare, I’ve started studying and I won’t cry when I’m finally faced with my exams. In fact, my papers will fear me 😌

Just look at 😂

At one point these past few weeks, I couldn’t write anything. Like, thoughts refused to flow into words. It was annoying. I even asked people to give me ideas and I’m grateful for everyone who took time out to discuss ideas for Ruonaahsculture with me. It really helped a lot.

Eseosa posted this, I reposted it.

I remember one time at my grandma’s house when my Uncle was quizzing me, my brother and my cousins on what we had a passion for, what our passion was.

My granny is a lovely woman

He asked us what passion meant and I cannot remember what my reply was but the Merriam Webster dictionary defines it as an intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction towards something or a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept.

Your passion is something that you’re always driven to do. It’s something that you’d be comfortable with doing anytime and anywhere. Most of the time, the things you’re passionate about are your hobbies. I got to realize how passionate I was about putting my thoughts on paper about 6 years ago and I eventually decided to start my blog in my 100 level.

Christian Fisher wrote that knowing your passion in life gives you something to build the rest of your life around. Your passion can be anything that simultaneously challenges you, intrigues you and motivates you. Contrary to the idea that doing what you love makes work effortless, a passion puts you to work. It’s what you’re willing to sacrifice lesser leisure and pleasures for.

People are different and they have different things they’re passionate about but one mistake some people tend to make is doing something because someone else is doing it. This is different from being inspired by other people. This is pure copy cat attitude and often, you’d find out that these people don’t exactly succeed in what they do because they don’t genuinely have the passion for it. For example, blogging generates a lot of income. You’re someone who doesn’t exactly like writing but just because you’ve seen a friend making money from it, you decide to try it too. You’ll find out that your actions surrounding that blog will be forced and you’ll basically consider it as being stressful. Your passion doesn’t stress you. Instead, it motivates you. If you do not like something, you cannot be motivated by it. I mean, it’s not rocket science.

Stop being busy doing what you don’t like to do. You don’t necessarily have to have a lot of things that you’re passionate about. You might not necessarily be earning from it but it’s what drives you, okay? I guess what I’m just trying to say it that you should find that one thing that makes you happy because why not? If you haven’t discovered what your passion is yet, don’t fret. There’s still time. I mean, I can wake up one day when I’m probably 40 and realize that I have a passion for football (okay, I’m joking 🙃 That’s never gonna happen 😂😂😂) Meanwhile, just do you and with time, you’ll discover that special thing that makes you happy, that thing that drives you.

Okay, I’m done editing and I’m going back to schoolwork. I actually believe what people say about your brain assimilating more in the early hours of the morning. You might see me here next month, maybe when I come back to talk about Valentine’s day or something. I can’t wait to be consistent. I’m just counting down. I’m going to publish this later in the day when everyone will be awake. I really hope you have a great week ahead.

Love,

’Ruona ❤️

P.S:

What are you passionate about and why?

Did you go to church yesterday?

What’s happening today?

How is 2020 treating you?

Harmattan nko?

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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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