Is it not strange?
How one minute we’re in September on this blog and another minute, it’s a month after here.
Happy new month guys, we’re in the month before the Lagos rush month. The thought of approaching the ‘Rush and festive month’ already turns my stomach. I can already feel the Lagos market heat burning the skin on my face.
Now playing: Mirror by Magixx
This song because I actually do relate to the words on a personal level. I really see myself in the mirror getting and painting this picture of what I want to be.
After painting the picture, I leave the house and proceed to join Lagos commuters in the wonderful Danfo bus to my place of Internship because I need to fulfill my BSc requirements.
Three weeks into this internship and it already feels like I’m carrying the weight of every 9-5er in the world. All of these struggles and a lecturer would still deem it fit to reward you according to their mood even if it means putting you in the worst mood.
October was the month I got to bury my mother (one day, we’ll discuss the bizarre burial traditions that existed in Edo state before the advent of the missionaries). It was the month that the results of our written exams came out.
In my head, I had already calculated that out of eight courses, I was going to bag one F in an elective because I wrote nothing.
This is not the kind of nothing where you’d fill your pages with answers you’re unsure of. It’s the nothing where I slept for one hour in the exam hall and counted the number of rain drops on the window for the other hour. I left that exam hall knowing that the only miracle that could happen was the lecturer making the mistake of awarding marks that did not belong to me.
Please, imagine my shock when I saw an F in another course while I was on the road back home from where a total business owner wasted the time of my friends and I.
I cleaned my eyes multiple times to confirm whether or not, it was my result I was seeing. My whole body felt hot on the passenger seat, the seatbelt felt like it was choking me and the driver was making attempts to be crazy.
For one, I expected nothing less than a B in the course because it was the course I enslaved myself in the library for; alongside my friends – Bimbo and Aisha. I went to the group chat to see that I was not the only one. Everybody had a complaint and I was already devising ways to ask to see my script because I was pretty confident of what I wrote.
I heard the Friday that I went to school that, he was not the one that marked it and the oversabi lords of the department were the ones that caused our misery. Those ones checked for similar answers on people’s scripts and failed them even if the answers were correct. You see, sometimes it’s not your village people you need to pray against, it’s those two fair skinned students in your department who graduated with first class to end up as invigilators.
October was also the very month that renowned poet – Feranmi Okafor and I initiated the 15daywritingchallenge. Y’all know me and my inconsistency, in my head I felt like I wasn’t even going to last five days but two days after the challenge has ended, I still feel elated and proud because we did it with quite a number of writers.
You can read the entries of the writers for the challenge through this hashtag- #15daywritingchallenge.
I’m just so glad I got to be part of something I co-initiated. The exam lords can keep their A’s.
This November, I plan to
⁃ Consistently write blog posts.
⁃ Visit blogs of other writers. Be nice enough to recommend a blog you know.
⁃ Read at least, five books.
⁃ Read the Alchemist again because it’s the best thing to ever happen to any man.
⁃ Always fight the urge to talk to fellow danfo commuters about using deodorants.
⁃ Address the issues of depression and drug abuse among my mates.
⁃ Grow closer to God.
So help me God.
Now to the best part of every of my blog posts.
HOW ARE YOU?
HOW WAS YOUR OCTOBER?
HAVE YOU MADE PLANS FOR NOVEMBER?
IF YES, WHAT ARE THEY?
IF NO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
WHAT IMPORTANT GIST IN YOUR LIFE DID I MISS?
HAVE YOU RECOMMENDED THIS BLOG TO YOUR FRIENDS?