2022: YEAR IN REVIEW (Closing chapters)

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First off, I’m very happy this Year-end review was written from Australia. I got my wish to spend my birthday this year and also cross into the New Year in a different country. I came into 2022 continuing with my decision the prior year to overhaul my life and create better opportunities for myself. My major goal for the year …

THE WINDING DOWN

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I stopped updating this journal to release myself of the need to prove I had made the right career move. It began to feel like I was trying to control my life events and make them seem aspirational. It is fine to track progress, but when it became sort of pressure, Me trying too hard to prove changing jobs was …

END OF AN ERA

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August 26, 2013 (Lagos State) – I woke up super early, half excited and half frightened. That day was the beginning of my career journey at Access Bank Plc. I had gone through the interview process, learned patience while waiting to be called for training school, went through the rigorous training school, and was ready to begin a banking career I had …

LIFE’ING (2022 SO FAR…)

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“Sometimes your life feels like a broken rollercoaster A thousand useless moving parts…” – Look up (Joy Oladokun) I came into the New Year with the mindset that this was the year of me taking less-traveled roads in my life. 2022 felt like a game-changing year that’ll come with early wins which will set the pace for how the year …

MUSIC REVIEW – MY TOP ALBUMS OF 2021

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2021 was quite a distracting year for me. I spent most of the year trying to survive personal financial losses, as such I wasn’t quite vested in exploring music.  For once, music wasn’t exactly a very good escape (that’s how bad the year was for me). Still, the below albums saw me through dark times, especially the album that occupies …

2021: Year in review

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2021 was nothing short of suffocating. I’m used to having one or two challenging months during a year, but the past year felt like a constant turmoil month on month. Starting from the accident I had in January which resulted in PTSD, to when things legit started falling apart ending May and from then on, almost everything practically kept going …

COMING UP FOR AIR

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This is the first time since 2012 when I started maintaining this blog I didn’t post in consecutive months. I wanted a month off, but it dragged into three months. It could have extended to four or more, the plan was to give myself as much time as I needed. Before, I’d post song lyrics helping me through the dark …

LESSONS IN FINANCE 2 (Healing)

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Continuing from the previous post. Life gives you lessons… “Learning is a messy process and it hurts.” Though I know there isn’t likely any successful investor today who hasn’t lost money (it’s part of the learning process), but I can’t help thinking if I had continued in the line of sustainable safe investments though, with low/moderate returns, I probably wouldn’t …

LESSONS IN FINANCE (The Breaking)

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“Isn’t it strange?The way things can changeThe life that you leadTurned on its head”- Ache (James Carrington) Life has a way of humbling us…  It’s weird how things change; from feeling empowered, secured, and being on the right track to feeling helpless and vulnerable. I was proud of myself, I felt pleased with how much I had achieved over the …