Posted in Inspiration, 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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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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Posted in Random, School

THINGS YOU WOULDN’T FIND IN MY IT REPORT

Hello, my people!! How are you doing? Great? Thank God. I’ve been here and there, you know? Trying to put myself together for resumption. As you may know, I’m a final year babe now so all has to be in order.

Appreciate the incisors of a final year babe

I started writing this on my way to Delta State while listening to Easy by DaniLeigh featuring Chris Brown and I was supposed to edit and publish as soon as I arrived but I had to clean my house and I was so tired by the time I was done. Anyways, I continued writing this on my bed the next day while my roommate, Juliet was making funny noises in her sleep.

I tried to publish immediately but apparently, WordPress had other plans. I got so mad and uninstalled my app. Well, I’m editing now and giving you the gist.

My IT report was supposed to be due on the 26th but it was postponed till the 30th. I was so happy because on the 25th, I wasn’t even close to being done. It’s not like I’m lazy or anything (at least I had written my acknowledgments and I also had an idea of what the table of contents will look like). Plus writing here is so much easier and I had to give you the inner scoop. By inner scoop, I basically mean what I learned during my internship or industrial training as it’s called. I have a feeling that it’s going to help one or two persons and I don’t just mean intending interns.

Here we go..

So, my IT was a nice experience and I met a lot of new people but I will not lie to you and tell you that every day was great and fulfilling. In fact, there are days when I dreaded going to work. On some days, I totally skipped work. This brings us to my first point:

Punctuality is hard: I mean, how do people do it? It was easy at first when I was enthusiastic about starting but mind you, that was when I was still young and full of life. Yes, three months ago. I tried and tried and tried and then I couldn’t keep up. I know it’s because I always got home late tho’. The times I left the office at exactly my closing time are not so numerous. Anyways, these are excuses.
Despite the fact that work can be stressful, it is very important to be consistent and being punctual is key to being successful in a work environment because it helps you to be organized and in tune with activities in the office.

Office people can be frustrating: Yes, I said it. Members of staff will annoy you or insult you and you won’t be able to reply because you’re just an intern. See, there was a point that I thought I would choke. One thing I realized tho’ is that as a person if you keep taking things to heart, you’ll keep on hurting yourself. I feel that there are some things that should just be overlooked. I’m not saying that you should allow people to take you for granted. God knows that I didn’t allow it to get that far because I’m the last person that will be the subject of ”see finish” but I had to be respectful no matter what. I tried as best as possible to have it at the back of my mind that I was only there for a period of time and I didn’t have to bring out the Warri spirit in me because people were watching. So I tried to endure because I didn’t want to leave on a bad note. I’ll give myself a 6/10.

If you have read up to this point, I hope you get what I’m trying to do. I’m trying to give solutions to issues that plague interns sometimes while trying to share my own experience. So, point number three:

IT Supervisors should be called messiahs: The week after I was supervised, it was just as if I didn’t have anything to prove to anyone again. Like, my supervisor literally came to save me. I started taking days off by myself without taking permission from work. I totally became lazy and uninterested. At first, I was feeling good until my industry-based supervisor pointed out to me that my performance had dropped. I felt bad because it was as if everything I had been doing was just for show and now, my true colors we’re coming out. A lot of other things were involved in my deteriorating performance especially the fact that I kept reminding myself that my IT was just 2 units but you see what I said about consistency? Take note of it because it matters a lot.

Funny enough, if you don’t want to work nobody will force you: It’s true because you’re a boss. Intern or not. But what will it profit you to come to the office and press the phone or watch movies throughout? I realized very early that because it is an office environment, the members of staff are often busy. In order for you to learn, you have to put yourself out there and ask questions. My dad always says that you can’t go wrong if you ask. If you say you just wanna come to the office and chill, nobody will disturb you but how will you acquire the knowledge you’re supposed to get? Most people will say that going out of your way to ask questions or volunteer to work is over sabi but the same “over sabi” nature was what enabled me to be able to go out for two Vox pops and file a news report that the editor used (and even added a byline) in my first week. It’s one of the things I’m proud of and do not regret because whatever it is you learn, no matter how small stays with you.

Las Las, I still left: I used to remind myself that I wasn’t there permanently especially on days when I started feeling like a staff (like the day I was given a Nigeria Info T-Shirt) but I wanted to be remembered. I don’t know if I will be but I tried as best as possible (tho’ I lagged behind during my last three weeks) to leave good memories behind. I also learned a lot and left with a lot. I met new people, made new contacts and friends and the thought of knowing these people makes me excited about the future.

Now, I’m just going to say that it was a great experience but I’m sincerely glad it’s over. I’m still contemplating if I would want to be working from 8-5 in the future but at least there would be pay.
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with Cool Fm, Nigeria Info Fm, and Wazobia Fm. Shout out to my Uncle, Aro Leonard for making it happen.

Proof of Completion

Juliet was still asleep by the time I finished writing and I tried to convince myself to sleep too because I had been up since 3:20 am. I don’t even know why. Also, I was trying to make my blog posts short but as you can see, I didn’t exactly succeed.
Thank you for reading my IT report. As much as I would love to tell you that I’m done with my main IT report since tomorrow is the 30th, I’m yet to write my summary and recommendations. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to write the real one.

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

P.S:

You know that feeling when you want to give someone gist and you’re not able to and you start feeling like it’s stale? Well, that’s the feeling I’ve been having since the 26th. I don’t want to feel that way again.

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