Self-Actualization

“If you inherently long for something, become it first. If you want gardens, become the gardener. If you want love, embody love. If you want mental stimulation, change the conversation. If you want peace, exude calmness. If you want to fill your world with artists, begin to paint. If you want to be valued, respect…

Romans 12

Last night, as part of the “Discerning Your Calling” Bible plan, I read the Romans 12 chapter (MSG version) and was amazed by how much it just made sense! There is a lot to unpack within that one chapter so I have decided to start a series where I delve into the verses and try…

King Women: Inspirations Before Me

It shames me that I am still shocked whenever I hear about the success stories of various Nigerians who are making a difference in the world, inspiring others, and going after their dreams. The shock remains because these stories are few and far between. They are not shared as often as they should be. A…

The right moment is now

I recently stumbled upon this blog, and the personality behind the blog: Bénédicte King, and she is quickly becoming an inspiration for me. Check out her post on not letting fear stop you from starting an adventure, and not waiting for an imaginary “right time”. Source: The right moment is now Cheers, –  M.

Content Devourer To Content Creator

I’m writing this while listening to Submarine and A Roach’s penultimate episode, “Better Call TMT”. If you currently don’t listen to this podcast, do yourself a favour and check it out here. This is the second time I’m mentioning the podcast on this blog but that’s because I genuinely love it. Not just because I’m…

Persevere, Pivot, or Perish?

This summer, I am participating in a start-up accelerator program, because of my interest in entrepreneurship. I am a member of a nonprofit startup that is creating an after-school boarding program for underserved high school girls in urban environments. Check out our website here. For the first week of the program, we were taken through…

Journey To 100%

One of the sagest words of wisdom that I received this year was from this phenomenal woman who said that before one enters a relationship, each partner has to be 100%. To preface this, you know how some people believe that entering into a relationship with someone else, completes them? The ideal that you just…

Trying To Survive

I’ve been listening to this podcast, called Submarine And A Roach, for a few weeks now. It’s hosted by these two Nigerian guys who banter and discuss various topics involving Nigeria and the wider world. I love this podcast, partly because it reminds me of home, and it gives me a connection to Nigeria, especially…

The Worst Kind of Jealousy

Jealousy is a natural component of human nature. From your childhood days, when you were jealous of the kid that had the best set of crayons, to elementary school, when you envied your classmate who got Heelies (when they were all the rage) to high school, when you were heartbroken after realizing that girl who you definitely dislike,…

Where Is The Faith?

Of all the different facets of my identity, my faith in God is the one I hold closest to my heart. Being a Christian has opened up so many doors for me, introduced me to many amazing people, but most of all, has given me an inner peace and assurance, which helps keep me sane…

Speaking Like A Fool

“If you fail to plan, you [plan] to fail” – Benjamin Franklin Never have these words been truer till last week when I failed to prepare for an interview. So here’s the story: I have been looking for summer internships for months now and I received an email that invited me to apply for this…

New Year, Better You

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine, a few days ago, and the conversation naturally turned to the New Year and resolutions, which often occurs during this period. She mentioned that 2017 was the year for a better her. She’s pretty great already but she was adamant that she wanted to become…