When Is Mourning Enough? Childhood is a shield. You’re shielded from loss, protected from the emptiness that comes from it. I remember the first time anything died around me; it was our snow-white monkey named ice that my father really loved. I saw him cry for the first time, and I couldn’t make sense of…
Your local currency will have more value in some areas as opposed to others. Do some research and gather information on exchange rates to find the best place to fit your budget. You’ll live like a king in Bali for a month on 1000$, and you won’t get by for a week on that in more expensive destinations.
Once thought of as just a passing fad, social media has had a tremendous impact on business over the past decade. Social platforms like Twitter and Facebook have transformed how people communicate and, in the process, have changed how businesses interact with customers.
Our daily lives often become made up of routines and habits, rarely deviating from a regular cycle of actions and emotions. It can feel like nothing is exciting or inspiring when we are lost in a rat race.
It is not so often that you find the Northern parts of Nigeria in the news for anything else but insecurity, and so the discovery of some pretty exotic and UNESCO-listed Heritage sites came as a surprise to me
He slammed the door so hard, he almost unhinged it. How could anyone have suggested the idea of thrift shopping in his precious house-hold?
We were well below average at this point (We lived in an uncompleted building without floors and a toilet) so my little mind concluded this type of shopping must be reserved for the ones even poorer. Maybe, wretched.
I’m angry and hurting, and every single day I see more women like me. Some much worse, and you wonder how many more? what did we do to deserve such a cursed fate? There was Uwa, and most recently, Toyin Salau. Bright young women who are now dead because someone felt entitled enough to their bodies, and took it. Then brutally ended their lives also.
Your stretcher-bearers will need to focus on their lives at some point so you’ll need to hold yourself accountable. It’s painful, on some days all you’ll want to do is sit in a dark corner and eat some more ice cream with a snotty nose and swollen eyes but you’ve done that all week and it’s time for a change. Take a walk, (even if you have to roll out the door) take a bath, and wear a bright colored Tshirt. You’ll be surprised how much of a change this will bring.
On this same perilous bus to Senegal, we met Sarah; a food trader from Ivory Coast married to a Nigerian man. A phenomenal woman if you ask me. She got most of us on the bus to organize a bonfire that we danced around, despite that we were all muttering under our breaths, praying to our local deities to save us. You really don’t want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere by 11 pm. Interestingly, only a few people spoke a common language but that didn’t matter.
If your dream is to have your feed look like an amazing vacation to Seychelles but you are a student in Ikere Ekiti 300 miles away from a beach, you’re doing something wrong. Pick something that works for the environment you spend most of your time in or you will run out of ideas quickly.