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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …