Posted in Personal, Random

My Mum Misses Me 💜

Since I gained admission into the university, this is the first time I’m staying back at school and not traveling home for the holidays. This is a change in my routine and although I miss home, I really like it here ‘cos I’m just chilling and doing nothing except working on my project ‘cos it’s the main reason I stayed behind in the first place. Honestly when it comes to chilling in your own space with food, electricity, data and movies, there is no argument that it’s a safe space and with the stress of exams, it’s exactly what I needed. The only disadvantage right now is that the guys in my lodge have managed to successfully convince me to become their cook. 😂 It’s all part of the fun anyways.

Pree the fine girl 😌💜

Currently listening to Nobody by Dj Neptune, Joeboy and Mr. Eazi. Update your playlist dears.

Now, where was I? Okay I was talking about the holidays. When you’re in 100 level, there’s every tendency that you’ll be rushing to go home after exams (and honestly, when you eventually get used to the school system, you’ll be wondering what used to chase you to the house). Don’t get me wrong tho’, there’s no place like home and most times, we tend to miss our family but as we get older, we gradually begin to become independent hence our reluctance to rush home immediately after exams.

I’m not in 100 level anymore.

My mum misses me. She told me to come home and honestly I’d have gone but I have so much work to do and the holiday is pretty short so I just decided to stay back and be useful to myself. I miss you too mummy, I’m coming. The perks of having cool parents like I have is that they understand my reasons for making some decisions and they totally support me except they feel like there’s a better option. Some of my friends were surprised that I stayed back and some of them were like “their family will not hear of it”. 😂 I don’t exactly blame those families because some of us actually need to be threatened before we go back home. Others are begged to come home while others are handed an ultimatum: “I want to see you at home by Friday” and who are you to say you’re not going home? 😂

I’m not trying to snitch on anyone 🌚 especially not myself but we know that most of us that don’t go home during holidays don’t go home for other reasons that are not school related 🌚🌚🌚. I’m stopping here abeg 😂😂😂 All I’m going to say is that you should be good. That’s all. That’s all oh. End of story.

Moving on, my birthday is exactly a week from today and I don dey old 😫😂. I was beginning to feel like I did last year when I was scared about entering my 20s because I was basically IN BETWEEN choices and feeling like I hadn’t achieved enough but then I told myself that if I was able to survive this past year, I’d survive anything. I was listening to Hillsong’s 2013 album, We are Young and Free yesterday and I could relate to most of the lyrics of the song and I realized how faithful God has been.

Hair, Makeup & Photography by Padora Morr

I had a makeover today, guys. If you know me, you’ll know how much I love makeup but you won’t catch me on it because I honestly cannot draw perfect brows or do anything makeup related so you only see me like this once in three or four months. This particular makeover is a birthday present from my friend and course mate, Padora Morr. You can check her Instagram here. She was so nice and she entertained all my gists. She also kept saying “dooh girl”. She basically turned me into a princess!

One more 💜

These were supposed to be pre-birthday pictures but they leaked already because my friends can’t be trusted smh. I’m dreading the ugly pictures they’re going to upload on my special day 😫

I just realized that I didn’t say a proper hello when I started and I’m sorry. I really hope you’re good ‘cos I’m doing great. I told you I was going to be back to remind you about my birthday and that’s exactly what I came to do. Now, I’m going to make myself useful. Till next time, everyone.

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

P.S:

What are your thoughts about going home immediately after exams?

What methods do/did your parents use to get you to come back home?

What do you think about my makeover pictures?

Are my birthday presents intact?

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Posted in motivation, Random

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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