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 …

CROSSROADS 2

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When I said I wanted to tear it all down, burn it to the ground and restart my life, I didn’t mean I wanted chaos in my life. I meant I wanted a well-calculated transition into new routines and a different life path, threading new grounds, getting in touch with aspects of myself I’m yet to explore, all with ease …

BENIN REPUBLIC EASTER GETAWAY

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It feels great to update the travel section of this site once again. After one year and seven months, I left the shores of Nigeria. I joined a group trip organized by Elrom Holidays to Benin Republic, along with one of my favourite travel buddies – Tunji. This wasn’t my first time visiting the country. I was there in 2007, …

BLUR…

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“Everything’s so blurry And everyone’s so fake And everybody’s empty And everything is so messed up…” – Blurry (Puddle of Mudd) I know I said in my last post I had put a stop to drinking, oh well…I haven’t. It feels like a lifeline these days. After back-to-back daily work stress during the week and then school on Saturdays, it …

2021 so far… (The happenings)

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Plans. /plan/ noun plural noun: plans an intention or decision about what one is going to do. verb 3rd person present: plans decide on and make arrangements for in advance I make plans for almost everything. If I don’t, it’s going to be chaos in my head, which will inevitably culminate in me breaking down. I’m the guy who draws …