24 February, 2015  

About forever

Thrifted unitard, thrifted pants, thrifted belt, F21 loafers

Forever is what it feels like, eternity actually seems more fitting. And this is only to say hello, not even an update! I've promised myself time and time again I was going to update tonight, or that I was going to come back full force next week... But I honestly couldn't! I still can't fully commit right now, but I need to do something because writing is my outlet and I've yet to write anything that wasn't school work in ages. It is starting to take a toll on me. In any case, sometime soon I will fully update you guys; thanks for being so, so patient and encouraging. 

xxoo missusmonroe

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24 January, 2015  

New Years in Spirit

Hey All!

Just like Lola, I also went to W. Africa (Ghana) to spend time with family. Attached are pics! Completely breathtaking.

13 January, 2015  

Happy New Year!

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.

xxoo missusmonroe

SE London 

eBay reversible bomber jacket, Boohoo batwing cardigan, thrifted jersey, f21 joggers

Lekki, Lagos


Olumirin Waterfalls, Erin-Ijesa

Ikota Shopping Complex


fast walking (cause I don't run) into 2015

London Heathrow Airport

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19 December, 2014  

It's Over... for now

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.

xxoo missusmonroe

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