▲ 24 January, 2015
New Years in Spirit
▲ 13 January, 2015
Just like Lola, I also went to W. Africa (Ghana) to spend time with family. Attached are pics! Completely breathtaking.
Happy New Year!
▲ 19 December, 2014
As a true African saying Happy New Year until like May, I wish you and yours a fantastic year, filled with adventures and accomplishments. If you remember, last year on New Years Eve my grandfather of then 98 years slept with the Lord. It didn't come as a surprise seeing as though he'd been suffering with his sight for many years then; however, that didn't stop the traumatic feelings we all encountered. This year we devised a now annual celebration of his life in Nigeria, this year beginning with a Thanksgiving/Commemorative service followed by a food-filled party/reception. That was my main purpose during the New Year period and my main reason for being back home so early, but the short time I spent blossomed into the exact vacation I needed after the semester I had. It being Harmattan season, it was supposed to be the hottest of the year, especially to me coming from the freezing tundra of the US, I didn't know I was going until a couple of days beforehand so I only brought sweaters from school... It was just predicted to be one of the most uncomfortable, sweaty, and annoying experiences I'd have up to date in Nigeria. But to God be the freaking glory, the weather was absolutely paradise-like, cool even, I only stayed in boring-old Ilesa for the weekend, in Lekki they started giving us electricity for much longer periods, my clothes turned out to be perfect for the weather and border-line appropriate for the prude/scrutinizing eyes in town.
I saw family members I hadn't seen in probably over 10 years, so long I didn't recognize their faces at all. I didn't eat my heart out, a conscious decision, but I did eat fantastic Jollof for a week straight. I took enough selfies to last a lifetime, camera-roll wise. What can I say, the natural light was literally spoiling me! You cannot find wonderful light like that of Africa, I promise you that. I just thoroughly enjoyed myself. I miss everything and everyone already.
|SE London |
|eBay reversible bomber jacket, Boohoo batwing cardigan, thrifted jersey, f21 joggers|
|Olumirin Waterfalls, Erin-Ijesa|
|Ikota Shopping Complex|
|fast walking (cause I don't run) into 2015|
|London Heathrow Airport|
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It's Over... for now
▲ 11 December, 2014
All of my grades have yet to see the light as they are still in their cages, with quite a tight grip if you ask me. ~with my professors if you didn't get it~
Hello all! Can you believe it? I finally made it out of the dark hole I found myself in for the past couple of months! To God be all the glory, in all honesty I could not have done anything that I have done without him. He is still showing his endless grace, mercy, and compassion with the outcome of my final grades. My overall goal was not met, very short of it so far from the grades I do have, but the lessons I have learned along the way cannot measure up to anything, they cannot be expressed in mere words. I can only sing at the top of my lungs or burst into a random 8-count of dance... I am ecstatic with where he has placed me right now. This is for no reason other than the fact that I know he has a plan for me and he knows where I am supposed to be. What we have to realize is that it does not always coincide with where we want to be, in fact, usually it does not. We tend to have a narrow view while God has the Arial view. Once you accept that everything will work its way out in the end, that in order for your ending to be sweet this moment may have to be bitter, you will truly know what it means to be content.
Ugh! I am just sick with happiness. This break I will definitely catch this blog up on all of the outfit posts I have denied it.
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|H&M top, American Apparel pants|
Hello my lovelies! Just briefly stopping by to say "heeeeyy" and to let you know all is well. It's the beginning of finals and God couldn't be more in control, with Sade and myself. Yes, Sade is still alive and well. Full updates on the semester will definitely be done a day or two after my last final, I need to breathe y'know? A lot sure has happened yet so much has stayed the same. Life is wild. Love ya'lots.
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