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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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Posted in Random

2019 had lessons, Okay?

Compliments of the season, everyone!! How are you doing? Hope your December was Detty enough. In case you hadn’t realized, December ends tomorrow. If you’re among those that have been shouting Detty December up and down without actually doing anything, I sincerely hope you drop the spirit of blasphemy and false alarms in 2019.

Season’s Greetings, dears.

As for those of us that only had Christmas Day to look forward to, hope you enjoyed it for two because I didn’t get to taste 2019 Christmas rice. 😪😪 Why? I’ll tell you. I fell ill on Christmas Day and ended up getting three painful injections and ORT for Christmas. Good health is seriously underrated. Just imagine being surrounded by food that you can’t eat 😭 I still managed to have little fun and I’m much better now. I’m trying to publish this so I can get back to the series I’m watching – The Witcher. It’s on Netflix, it’s really nice and it has 8 episodes in season one. That’s the good part. The bad part is that we’re gonna have to wait two years before season two comes out.

2019 was good. It was long. I experienced the good, the bad and the ugly. If 2019 was a person, I would have summoned it to ask some serious questions about how I was treated. 2019 would have probably said something like “I threw those experiences at you in order to make you stronger and prepared for what’s to come in the coming years”. I am just glad that I was not consumed by what I went through because I found myself always asking “who did I offend?”. I hit some low points and some pretty high points this year and I learned a whole lot.

If you’ve read up to this point, this is where I share some of my ‘2019 lessons’ with you.
Okay, here we go;

GOD IS FOREVER THE PLUG: I’m not coming to preach or anything but 2019 taught me that without God, I am nothing. I am absolutely nothing!! I know how many tight situations I found myself in, how many times I fell ill, how many exams I had to write without reading enough and how many times I stopped being faithful but God saw me through. All I had to do was talk to him and ask the Holy Spirit to lead me. I couldn’t have asked for a better helper. Maybe I wouldn’t be writing this if it wasn’t for God.
I had an accident too that could have been worse than it was but God kept me. The devil really tried it with me but he’s a failed, failing failure because my trust is in the right source.

PEOPLE CAN SWITCH UP ON YOU AT ANY TIME: Allow me laugh first. You can join me in laughing if you can relate to what I’m going to write here. Some of the people I was really close to at the beginning of the year are not close to me anymore. Some of them turned strangers while I just had to let some go. There are people that I confided in that used my truths to taunt me. There were others that I trusted that broke my trust. There were others that made me question my self esteem, the ones that made me feel bad about myself. If I had been told at the beginning of 2019 that I wouldn’t be speaking to some of the people I was close to, I’d have called the person a hater. But look at. It’s really funny.
There are others that stayed though and as I counted my losses, I also counted my wins because I still have great friends that I wouldn’t trade for the world. Not to mention the ones that came into my life as the year began to end. Y’all are the real MVPs and I’m so grateful.

NO NEED TO COMPROMISE: This past year, I found myself making choices I wouldn’t make normally. I lowered my standards at some point because I wanted to please lmao. I used to tell myself that it didn’t matter. It mattered in the end because when I think back at some of the choices I made, I know I could have done better. You do not need to lower your standards for anybody. There should be what you will accept and what you will not. There are some people that should not be allowed to talk to you just as they like. There are some insults you will not take. It is not pride. It is self respect. Never settle for less.

THEY ARE WATCHING: People are watching. No matter how low key you think you are, there are always people observing. You may think that you’re hidden and nobody is looking at you but my brothers and sisters, someone is always there. I’ll never forget the day someone I didn’t know entered my dm on Twitter during one of those breaks I took from writing and said that he’s a reader of my blog and he noticed that I hadn’t posted anything in a while and he just wanted to check up on me to see if everything was okay. I can’t even describe how I felt that day! I was like “oh, this is me doing my stuff here and there’s actually someone that looks forward to this?” It warmed my heart.
In the same vein, there are also people that look up to you, whether you know it or not. So just be you, strive to be better and be careful too because there are also others that don’t want to see you do good.

NIGERIAN MUSIC IS NOT THAT BAD: I know, I know. Please don’t @ me. At the beginning of 2019 and the years before, you’d have heard me say things like “I don’t listen to Nigerian music”, “Is Davido the name of a biscuit?”, “Turn off your noise abeg”. But some of the people I hung out with this year made me see the beauty in some Nigerian songs (emphasis on some) and they made me appreciate some of our Artistes and their music. They are really trying and it feels good to be part of it even if it’s just by listening.

Okay, everyone. I didn’t want this to be too long and there are other lessons that I learned that are really personal but like I said, 2019 was a good year and I’m so grateful for everything but I cannot wait for 2020 because I’m optimistic that 2020 will be my best year yet. In the mean time, let me get back to my movie.

This is officially my end of year post and I just want to appreciate each and every one of you for sticking with Ruonaahsculture!! Thank you for taking time out to read my random thoughts. It means a lot. This is where I should do a giveaway but I’ve not blown yet. Come 2020, Ruonaahsculture will be coming back bigger and better by God’s grace. I can’t wait to see you all next year. Thank you, Thank you and a Happy New Year in advance to you and yours! 💜💜💜💜💜

Love,

Ruona ❤️

P.S:

How was Christmas? Who has Detty December gist for me?

What lessons did 2019 teach you?

What’s one thing you’re thanking God for in 2019?

Do you have any suggestions that could make Ruonaahsculture better in this coming year?

Please feel free to use the comment box below. You know how much I love reading and replying. Thank you!!

Posted in Random

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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