The Experience: Memoirs of a first timer.

Hi everyone!

Welcome to December! May you and all yours have joy at last this month. I’m so thankful to God for keeping us all alive and well to see the last month in 2017. What a year it has been. Whew!

Can you tell how excited I am for Christmas? Well, I am πŸ™‚ . Read my last post on Christmas here.

I had an amazing weekend. I attended The Experience for the first time last Friday. For those who don’t already know, The Experience is an interdenominational (wow!such a long word lol) gospel music concert held in Lagos, Nigeria annually. It is organized by House on The Rock church. This year’s, which was its 12th edition was themed ‘Jesus Our King’ and had powerful ministrations from local and international gospel artistes such as Chioma Jesus, Don Moen, Frank Edwards, Tope Alabi, Tim Godfrey, Eben, Travis Greene, Sonnie Badu, Nathaniel Bassey, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Chevelle Franklyn, Midnight Crew, Onos Ariyo, Beejay Sax, Micah Stampley.

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As a first timer, I had high expectations and honestly, they were met. Even exceeded.Β  Continue reading

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Depression: How to overcome it.

Hey there!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I trust you’re doing great. Today’s blog post is quite sensitive and different from the ‘usual’ so…Enjoy!

Life is in phases and with each phase come challenges. Depression comes in when we allow these challenges overwhelm us. See, no challenge is insurmountable and mistakes are inevitable. Don’t beat yourself up over what’s happened. Life is short, I know that, but there’s still ample time to do what’s right!

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A couple of weeks after my birthday, there were so many events that took place in my life all at once and it had me swimming in a pool of depression (thankful I didn’t drown in it) I’m not oblivious of the fact that people are going through tough times (this economy is more than enough hard time lol) however, there’s always a way out. A solution. A cure. A remedy. A therapy. Call it what you may.

So if you are depressed or you think that you are or about to, I’d be sharing symptoms then tips on how to come out of it (basically, what I did)

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Your best is yet to come!

Hey darls,

Thanks for stopping by the blog πŸ™‚

Permit me to speak to you in Jenifa’s voice, β€œHow is you?” LOL {PS: Jenifa is the main character in a Nigerian comedy series β€˜Jenifa’s Diary’. You really should see it if you haven’t, It’s hilarious!!}

It feels great to write again after lots of procrastination *covers face*and to know you’re here. Thanks for being here!

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So finally, the semester’s ended! My exams have just been the reason why I’ve been unavailable but as always I’m back with orisirisi gist…LOL

Happy New Month!

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Self control..it’s a virtue!

Hello. It’s me…

Reminded you of Adele right?lol.. everyone loves that song and I suppose I do too πŸ˜‰

How have you been? It’s been a while, I know I know and I’ve missed you too! I mentioned in a previous post that school registration was beginning soon and it did o..stressful it has been! It’s really taken its toll on me..thus today’s post!

One virtue I learnt during this period is self-control! I’m not a very patient person..nahh! I like things to happen fast, in my own way and if possible at my own time..lol but then I’ve learnt to control myself-particularly my emotions. I had to google the meaning of the word so I found this:

self-control
noun
  1. the ability to control oneself, in particular one’s emotions and desires, especially in difficult situations.
    Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β self control

Aha! …one’s emotions and desires, especially in difficult situations. There were some days I had been so stressed because of all the waka-waka from hall to bank to faculty and back to hall under the hottt sun that can boil yam and beans..lol.

E no funny o.

I would then get home and pour all the anger from hunger o, stress o ati gbo gbo e…on the person who comes to me first. This happened severally until I spoke to myself..yes ke, it was necessary! They were not the ones responsible for my being stressed out neither were they the ones who needed the school stuff to be done with. The best thing I told myself is..to exercise control! You may be angry or stressed or sad still, control yourself..put yourself in charge of your emotions and not the opposite!

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The battle between oneself and one’s emotions..This is just the perfect illustration of what happens when you don’t let your emotions and desires take charge..but choose to control yourself!

So guess what? I prayed too.. πŸ™‚Β Yuup! I asked God to help me cos there’re so many things that cannot be handled by oneself..except He steps into the picture..

I’m still a Work-In-Progress, God’s not done with me yet..but I have to exercise the virtue of self-control! It’s also a fruit of the Spirit, the more reason you must possess it! Start work on yourself and ask God for help too..

Have a blessed weekend! πŸ˜€

Lots of chocolate,

Aniee

PS: Don’t hesitate to comment and share your thoughts/experiences if you’ve similar ones..that’s my oxygen πŸ˜‰

“…make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.”

2 Peter 1:5-7

Before meets after..

Hey hey!

Ever wondered why you seem to remember vividly what happened 5, 10 or even 20 years ago? Well, it’s because that’s how our minds are designed.

It just simply means that our past affects our present and whatever we do now affects our future! Cool? What you did or failed to do is surely going to tell on what happens now which is why we really have to do it right NOW! You don’t want to grow up or have your children grow up and make the same mistakes. We learn from our mistakes and experiences, I know that but if you can prevent something from happening why let it happen? There so many mistakes I’ve made and I know you’ve made some too but we can’t let them stop us or slow us down, we gotta keep moving. I know of a friend who got pregnant even before getting into college but she had always wanted to go to school, complete her education and fulfill her dreams. So even with all the pain she went through, she gave birth to the baby and went back to school! She just didn’t let a bad ‘before’ stop her from having a good ‘after’. When I newly resumed my job, I was so inept having first time experience in a work environment. I had issues with my boss, issues so serious I was going to leave the job, but NO! I didn’t. Instead I remained and opened up to learning and in the process make mistakes no matter how much they hurt. Today, I’m enjoying every bit of it in less than 3 months. I did not let a bad ‘before’ affect a good ‘after’.

We only have power to re-create ourselves and not create ourselves, there are also certain decisions we need to make just to fix things up. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t do certain things right in the past, there’s still time and so much you can do to fix things up and all you have to do is to make frantic efforts to fix this up now so they don’t shift into to your ‘after’. Let a bad ‘before’ meet a good ‘after’!

Lots of chocolate,

Aniee.

Why I love…

Hey there!
Happy Friday!!!happy friday TGIF..Fridays are my favee days cos I know after it comes the weekend which is well, equivalent to rest and sleep *big smile*
Life is very lenient you know, it serves us well..giving us the things to love and hate, reasons to be happy and sad..the list goes on and on! I’d definitely share stuffs I dislike here too so don’t go too far *winks*

Why I love… Rahiel Tesfamariam. That’s right! Rahiel’s a black woman, a social activist, a youth advocate, writer and speaker or would I say preacher..she also founded an online lifestyle mag that just has its basis on urban culture, faith and social change..you see that she is not dulling..lol.

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That’s her

Why I love…Rahiel Tesfamariam!
+ She’s black..a strong proof that black girls rock!
+She’s also an amazing writer.
+Also a believer..I cannot but be inspired!

Here’s an amazing piece she wrote which I still feel she took the words right out of my mouth..lol. Enjoy and be blessed!

Β What she told God…and His response

“She told God she wanted to fly. To escape every limitation placed on her from birth . To soar to places unimaginable to her ancestors. To reach for the stars and land on her dreams.

She told God she wanted to create. To build legacy and transform everything she touched. To inspire generations to come and to nurture the visions of prophets yet to be born. To generate change with her mere words.

She told God she wanted to love and trust unconditionally. To be the answer to every prayer he had ever prayed and the manifestation of every fantasy he had convinced himself would never come to pass. To be the breath of fresh air he had never sat still long enough to take in.

And God told her..her eyes had not seen nor ears heard what was to come for her”….

Lots of chocolate,

Aniee.