How are you?

Hellooooo there! (I was going to type this in French but I’m still attending classes so till I can speak it fluently… LOL)

This morning at about 8:40am, on my way to work, I asked a question on my Whatsapp status. It was a very short and simple question, probably the cliche and most overlooked question.

HOW ARE YOU?

Most people do not really take time to think deeply about this question before answering it. I’m guilty as charged and I’m sure you are too.

In the end, I was very happy I asked that question because of the responses I got. People needed to be asked that question. I’d share some of the responses!

Take time out today and send a message to your friends. Ask them this same question. Get their responses and leave them a few encouraging words. You just don’t know whose day you would make.

You tell me. HOW ARE YOU?

I have a confession LOL. This blog post should have been up since morning but somehow because of work and more workkk, it is just coming uppp!

Time is 6:28pm in Lagos, Nigeria.

Currently watching: Vlogs of my favorite Nigerian youtubers _ Dimma Umeh and Ronke Raji. Gosh! I love these women. They are so proud of their originality and I like how much it exudes in each vlog. You should totally check them out. If you have any YouTubers you’d like me to check out as well, let me knowww!

So I watched this particular vlog and many others.
Isn’t she soo “prettaayyy?”

Okayyy! I’ve gotta run now. Thank you so much for readinggg. As always, leave me something “sweeth” in the comment section. Also, if you have any idea(s) of topics you’d love me to blog on, do well to shareeee!

“Always remember I love you but God loves you endlessly, overwhelmingly and recklessly.”

Hugs and “kilzes,

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Look who’s backkk!

Of course, I am deeply sorry for going AWOL but boy does it feel extremely good to be back on here pouring my heart out!


It feels amazing actually! I used to visit once in a while and even refer some of the posts on here to friends but I never brought myself to writing anything and I’m sorry.

About today’s post: I’d be sharing everything that happened while I was away at the same time trying really hard to make it a short one (still me: Yimu)

Update!!!

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Dear 2018: Positive Vibes Only!

Hey everyone!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS IN ADVANCE!

I’m not sure if it’s too late to ask this but…How did your weekend go? Great? That’s what’s up! Not great? It could have been worse. I had an amazing weekend, attended a wedding, my church had a Christmas concert and I attended another Christmas concert, a theatrical carol actually. It was amazing!

Guyssss, I’ve seen the finale of Skinny Girl In Transit season 4. Sigh. Love is sweet oh lol. Don’t allow anybody tell you otherwise (I should actually be telling myself that but anyways…). Please watch the finale if you haven’t.

Enough gist already…

2017 is on its way out. It was a good year, had a few life experiences that taught me deep lessons. However, I’m glad the year is ending well. 2018 is going to be a good year, I can tell. I feel it in my heart, soul, mind, spirit lol. Basically, I know it’s going to be an amazing year which is why I’m writing to it or better still, I’m writing to myself in 2018 (not sure if that makes any sense as well but you get my point, yeah?)

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Write the vision!

Hey lovelies,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!

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I hope that your holidays were lit and so many good things happened. Anybody that knows me well knows I absolutely lovee the holiday season, especially Christmas. So you trust that it was awesome. I’m sorry that I was away for what seemed like forever to me, I needed stronger motivation and more inspiration. Guess what? We got this! LOL

Fast forward to what I’m sharing with you today… Few days ago, I had a conversation with my friend and he told me he was conscious of the speed at which the year is ageing already. I asked why and he said it just reminds him of things he planned to do in 2016 and did not achieve. Many of us are wearing the same shoes as my friend I suppose and are so conscious of how fast the year is ageing already we don’t even know how to go about achieving our set goals. While some of us also have made New Year Resolutions, we’re so overwhelmed as to how we’d go about achieving them. Continue reading

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 🙂

Permit me to speak to you in Jenifa’s voice, “How is you?” LOL {PS: Jenifa is the main character in a Nigerian comedy series ‘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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Chronicles of a UNILAG undergraduate III

Hey there,

Thanks for stopping by the blog 🙂 I know that I’ve been AWOL for so long but hey, I’m back! For real I am, lol…with so much to talk about-the good and the bad. I’d start however by sharing the good news with you.

In my last post, I lamented about how stressful school was because I hadn’t secured accommodation on campus which meant me going from home on a daily basis (mehn, it wasn’t funny). Well, now I stay on campus..yay! And honestly, life has just been easier… I also spoke about how much I needed a laptop to be more consistent with blogging and do school work too. I DID GET A LAPTOP! It happened in the most miraculous way as I never even envisaged getting it as a gift, I know it must have been God and I’m so grateful…You see something eh, this taught me a major lesson: JUST BELIEVE. I was so troubled with how I hadn’t posted anything new on the blog in so long, I didn’t realize I have a father full of wonders and voila you’re reading a new post. Is there something you’re so encumbered about? Is there something you’re almost giving up on? Just believe darling!

And the next good news I’m super exited to tell you about is that… we now have a brand logo! Yayyy!!! I’d rather call it a header or better still, picture but my brand manager (you know yourself..lol) put the words ‘brand logo’ in my mouth.

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There it is! What do you think about it? Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comment box 😉 . I considered coming up with this a big project ‘cos I wanted it to be just the way I imagined it and I hope you like it as much as I do *smiles* (I danced when I saw it…haha, that’s how excited I was)

Yet another good news! I got nominated for the Liebster award by the amazing Mfon (Yas! she’s from my state too) You should check out her blog DaintyM . It is in 2 words: Simply beautiful, just in case you find yourself stuck on it! The Liebster Award is a way of encouraging new bloggers.

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I call them ‘blogging freshmen’. A post on it is coming up soon where I’d be answering fun questions after which I’d also nominate other bloggers for the award, wait for it 😉 😉

Chronicles of a UNILAG undergraduate III

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So guys, this is the third post in this series ‘Chronicles of a UNILAG undergraduate‘ and each time I’m excited to write about my experiences in the University of Lagos, the school of first choice and the Nation’s pride (lol…say what you may, nothing can change that).  Continue reading

Chronicles of a UNILAG undergraduate II

Hola amigos,

Feels so good to eventually write something again for you to read, blogging has been a blessing and even more a blessing having amazing people to read and share in my joy and pain most times. I’m thankful to God for that! On Sunday, this past one, I began to have this feeling of emptiness. Like when you have lost your value? Yah. Questions began to pop in my head and I started to ask myself why I write or why I even started to blog in the first place. I gave answers. But they didn’t seem to be the right ones. I searched deep, I was in church at the moment so I decided to pray. There’s so much God has taught me and is still going to teach me through the many phases of life. And they all have to be documented. I searched deeper still. Then I came across this quote by Christian .D. Larson which says,

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something                                           inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.”

And another one by a Nigerian blogger which says,

 “The truest and rawest form of writing is when it’s for you. Not for                                                comments or a pat on the back. Just a translation of you…into words.”

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All the “things” we do

Hey hey,

I’m so sorry that there has been no new post in soo long, it seemed  like a while to me too *covers face*. Thanks to everyone who checked up on me asking why there were no latest posts, there is now..lol.. been so occupied with work and planning for the major event my NGO is organizing this December tagged ‘Bright Christmas’ (PS: Bright Christmas is a way to give back to the people by simply putting smiles on their faces and sharing with them the joy and the laughter that Christmas brings…soo that’s basically it) I hope you remember Christmas is only a month away *dancing*..lol. Don’t mind me..I know you do.

Todayyy, I’d be sharing with you what I finally decided to share after much thinking and pondering..There really was much thinking believe me, you want me to tell you? hmm? okay, I would..So this is pretty much how the conversation between me and TGAA, my blogger self went..

Me: OMG!! I haven’t put up a blog post in like forever

TGAA: You see, and there are so many things for you to blog about..

*flashback to the diary in which I wrote them down, picked it up and hurriedly flipped through the pages…there you are!*

Me: I can see them but it’s not just time yet..

TGAA: No post about relationships under ME-motions?

Me:Well…I just haven’t been in love lately..lol (couldn’t help but laugh at myself)

TGAA: Yes! How about that one topic that has always been on your mind to blog about

Me:Which one?

TGAA: That one now…

Me: *grumbles* I don’t….ooh! I do oh…but I’m still gathering momentum for that one…

TGAA: sigh..*feels defeated*

Me: *back to work*

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PS:I’m fine..lol

That was a few days back but here I am now…

During the week, something happened..A friend who was once my tutor asked me to write a testimony for his website, basically about the tutorial and all..the things I learnt and the exam scores I got. I wore my thinking cap and reminisced on how I was before and after the period I attended the tutorial..picked up my computer and started to write.

In the end, it turned out to be a very lengthy one…Of all the many things I put down, one of them was how ‘The tutor’ always encouraged me..during the tutorials, I was a late comer, a noise maker, an ardent hater for anything that had to do with calculations so I abhorred Math and Economics. However, all these changed afterwards…how it happened I don’t know!

Under 3 months, all of that attitude changed.. I asked myself, why does ‘The tutor’ do all the things he does. He must have told himself he wanted to change the attitude of people like me who had just given up on a whole lot..he must have told himself that he wanted to change ‘hate’ to ‘love’, how he wanted to inspire and push others to doing great things…

So I asked myself, why do I do all of the ‘things’ I do? All the good and the bad..Do I do it for people to clap for me and sing my praises or for the reason behind why I do things to spur people on to doing even better things? Why do I sing? Why do I blog? Why do I go to church? Why do I choose to work with an NGO to effect social change via social media? Why do I make people laugh? (PS: I think I have become so funny so much so that I am compared to Bovi, a comedian in Nigeria..lol 😉 )

Why do you do all the “things” you do? Ask yourself this and carry out a self-examination…I’m still carrying out one on myself too.

Have a blessed weekend>>

Lots of love and chocolate,

Aniee

“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”                                ~Ecclesiastes 9:10

Positive mind, Positive vibes, Positive life..

Hey you,

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Happy Monday! 😀 How’s the going been? The weekend’s over..mine went well, I tried to rest as much as I could..lol knowing another week was on its wayy.. Hoping you were also able to rest and enjoy yours too..

Today’s post is going to be short (not like I always have long posts..lol) so it’s ‘cos I’d just be sharing a quote I like from my favee, Maya Angelou which I would love for you to peruse on and get the wonderful message it carries… I’d share what I learnt at the end of this post.

It reads thus,

”We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. There’s always a journey that shapes us and a process that graces us to achieve true beauty”                                                        ~ Maya Angelou

This quote just says a lot. What this quote made me realize is that every trial, tough phase or difficulty is a testing ground to the next level. In life, everyone goes through so many trying times but the most important thing is that we overcome and come out of it all with a different attitude to life, we come out stronger, better and a clearer understanding of why it happened. God knows the end of a thing from the beginning and being such a loving Father, he would not allow us His children go through phases and temptations we cannot overcome. There is just always that trying time we have to go through to really bring out the beauty and strength in us, helping you discover yourself the more.. Always see the best in every ugly situation!

So be strong, be positive, be happy, be thankful, keep praying and remember that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.. 😉

”  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”    ~ Romans 8:28

Have a God-led, favor-filled week ahead!

Lots of chocolate,

Aniee

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