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Is there a perfect bus?

Commuting in Lagos is one of my greatest nightmares about living here. It is a survival of the fittest —literally. The rush into the bus will show you that if you couldn’t get the only one seat left amongst the 10 people clamoring for it, then you weren’t the fittest. And in the slim chance that you do get it, you’d be grinning from ear to ear in victory. But that’s not my story.

One morning, I was at the bus stop trying to get a bus to work, but all the buses going my way only had available seats at the back, and my preferred seating is usually the middle row or front seat(when I’m truly lucky). After turning down at least 3 buses,some of which insulted me for not choosing to take what was available, I began to wonder; is there really a perfect bus?

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How to Navigate the Dating Pool

Whether you’re out there ready to dive in, or just dipping your toes into the waters, I’ve come to understand that you need to be guarded at all times. The waters are fierce, but the rewards can be worth it if you survive. Here are a few things I’ve learnt to help navigate the dating pool:

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Finding the beauty in pain

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Do you ever wish God could just take away something you’ve been dealing with? Like a health challenge or a weakness, where you’re just like “Urghh!!! Why can’t I be alright?” Well, sometimes all he says in those situations is “My Grace is sufficient for you” which translated in our parlance would be “Buck up! I’m gonna show out even in what seems to you like a weakness.”

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Need a corner to vent?

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I was mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram timeline when I noticed some posts which were both mood boosters and drainers. I saw one that was like, ‘You have to force yourself to wake up early, you have to take care of your responsibilities, you have to be honest with yourself, you have to evaluate your priorities. Nobody is going to do it for you, these are your goals and dreams. Everything you want starts and ends with you.’ To be honest, I was logged out at the second ‘You have to’. I’m at a point where my entire body is screaming ‘Do I have to? I’m sick and tired of it all!’

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Do the next best thing

As young adults, we often struggle with questions around purpose. What are we here for? What are we supposed to be doing? Why do we feel a void even when things look good on the outside? Why do we change paths when it just doesn’t feel right? What is it about finding purpose that makes us wake up everyday with body aches and all to keep fighting to stay alive?

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Posted in Inspiration, Mental Health Files

How do you comfort a friend going through a rough patch?

Many of us have either been depressed/anxious/suicidal or we’ve known people who are. So how do we talk to them when they’re going through these rough times? How do we help them out??

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How I got through the pandemic year

On a quiet Saturday, my phone popped up photos from my gallery, indicating an exact date from the previous year. I looked at it with vivid realization, it was the period of lockdown! The world was going through something most of us had never faced before. Governments were shutting down the states, people became the enemy, and the safest place to be in was home. It was a time like no other.

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