Hi guysss! I’m really sorry I haven’t posted in a while, my apologies. So I’ll be turning 18 in a couple of days and if you can’t tell I’m pretty excited 😀
I barely write anything about myself on here but I did say I was going to try that this year and what better way to start than share a little bit of my journey so far. So as some of you probably know, I left Nigeria- where I was born bred and have lived all my life- a couple of months back to start College ( to start over again but that’s a story for another day), getting my admission, visa and other stuffs was a hundred percent divine provision, trust me when I say it’s been God all the way, I do not mean to sound cheesy but I actually do mean it.
Luckily for me, I’m getting to stay with family and so the transfer has bee pretty good compared to if I was all alone, of course I get homesick sometimes and may have cried a couple of times during the first few weeks (ssshhh!). Of course I miss my parents and siblings (thank God for technology right? Lol) and of course I miss my friends, I suddenly went from having friends to walk to class together and hangout with to the new girl in a new place whose friends are all in her phone (again,it’s a good thing we have technology, isn’t it?)
I mentioned it before but I will say it again, I got to finish High School when I was 14 and of course thought by now I’d be in my 4th year in college back home but obviously not, and frankly I’m glad, not just because I got to “travel out” as you might think, but that’s just a tiny part in the big picture, I’ve grown over the years, I’ve learnt a couple of stuffs here and there, I’ve met wonderful people and I really wouldn’t have it any other way knowing I’m on the track for God’s plan for my life. I know there are people my age that have accomplished way more than the little I have but again, I’m happy about who I am now and who I’m becoming.
I hope to be a surgeon someday and doing my research, I’ve read about how medical school could be difficult, time consuming and unbelievably expensive but again, like I always say, God’s got my back. I know I’m still very young and got a long long long way to go but I’m happy and that’s basically all that matters, I’m happy about who I was, where I’ve been, who I’ve met, also about who and where I am now, the amazing family and friends I’m blessed to have. I’m really amazed about how I’ve grown closer to some people despite the distance (I’d do a shout-out but the list would be too long so I’m simply sending imaginary kisses) I’m excited about the rest of the journey, excited about the good and not so good parts to come.
So why did I write this? Why did I post and make you read about this random girl who’s turning eighteen? Well for a couple of reasons actually,
- To remind you that things may not go the way you want it to sometimes, to remind you to learn to trust and see the big picture, to trust that it’s not all about the comforts or discomforts of the present but of the future, to trust that there truly is a God up there who deeply cares about you
- To remind you to be grateful, to be grateful for how old/young you are because age is just a number, isn’t it? and it’s not all about this number or how much you’ve accomplished but how happy and contented you are.
Pretty much also wrote this as an open note to myself, so I can come back in 10 years time to muse and smile over what 18 years old me wrote so here’s to a Happy Birthday to me. Thanks for reading and I sincerely hope it was worth it 😀 I’m working on talking more about myself here so PLEASE do well to drop your comment plus should I do more of this or keep my long epistles to myself? Lol.
Leaving you with one of my favorite quotes – When we define happiness by some point in the future, it will never arrive – Ben Carson