Good morning great young mind, how was the weekend? Hope you guys had madt fun oh! I can't believe its Monday all of a sudden, NAWA OH!!!! I heard it was the Greeks who invented the calendar calculations and made it 7 days(I heard oh). My question is why didn’t they kuku make the weekends longer? Asin man works for 3 days and rest for 4 days.. Haba? Na so them like work Reach? It is well oh :(.
So my weekend was just there oh! I had my normal ROBOT lifestyle routine and I so cannot wait for my sister to come back home jo. Contemplating on going on a kinda Warning strike, so my father will start paying me House chores allowance, I mean since this Job thingy, he gives me little or no cash :( #JourneytoIndependence Haba! Khaki no be leather nah, Junior sef suppose rest or Chop money small nah. **Wears sad face. Heheh Okay Did I tell you guys my sister has graduated from Med School? I thank GOD oh! That geh can be my mother figure all time, every time.… And yeah mehn she is coming home pretty soon so that’s my consolation.. I dey really do count down. :p
So in the light of seeking what to share with you awesome friends this week, I listened to a particular Motivational video by Eric Thomas(E.T) over the weekend and It centered on your WHY? I was kinda laid back about it initially, but then when the message touched my inner of hearts, I decided to share it with you guys cause I am a believer in: “if it don’t Touch you, then it aint worth sharing”.
Traveling down memory lane a Bit…. I resumed University on the 17th of February 2008, and as against being ecstatic like other students, I was a bit indifferent about it. I remember my Trip to the campus on the 16th had me in a looonng chat with the student sitted next to me on the the bus about not knowing what to expect as I got into the University, and about the fear of the unknown. You see I never wanted to attend that University, rather I wanted to attend the Nigerian IVY league Universities that most of my Ex class mates were going to, you know the really cool schools. I was even at a time being prepared to go over many rivers, oceans and mountains to study in an Onyibo mans land, but BAM! One crazy man carried his 2 left legs and came to my house and advised my Parents that Junior first be trained here, that he first Understand Tradition. And I am like who sent this Yeye man to come and Pour sand-sand inside my garri nah? If i was Older yeah, I sure would have challenged him oh, but oh well, what could I do? I was 15. So that was how I was laced up, bagged up, and on a waybilled on a 9 Hour Journey to Eastern Nigeria to learn how the IGBO people live, how they cheated one another, poured out aggressiveness on one another, and how they hated one another. Have I told you that under my first 3 months, I was almost kidnapped, I had to run for my innocent small life(Gist for another day.. I was so small, I could have been put into a sack, and would have passed easily for Tubers of yam :)) Dear Reader, if you live in the east for a while ehnnn, you will be so frustrated most of the times as to how they complicate the simplest of issues. Dang it was hard.
Upon arrival, clearing et al, attending lectures was worse. On My first lecture day, I remember just standing at the center of the crowded hall, perplexed. You see I had to have a Physics lecture with well over 1200 students, sitting and listening to 1 man who murmured to himself, without any sort of Public address system, it was hard, and It was tough. My first 2 years were horrible, and had it not been for my elder cousin with whom I stayed, aswear I would have run mad. I guess that was the beginning of the Young and Confused dream lol..
Back then, my hostel folks always called me a nerd, a geek, an ACADA! I spent at least 7 Hours daily while in the lodge looking into books which sometimes I didn’t understand JACK of what the author was saying, and had to read over and over again to get it in. Most times, cramming was the key, we often times crammed Calculations well over 3 pages long and when asked to give Technical relevance and application of those calculations, For where? We had no idea jari! No road, cause all we had done was crammed but not understood. Little did everyone know that i was little of a nerd, but only worked so hard cause of my WHY's!
What was my WHY? My WHY was my Dad. My Dad had sent all my elder siblings to the kinda ivy league colleges, that he couldn’t afford to send me there too, cause if he did yeah, it was sure he would go bankrupt. My WHY was the fact that I HATED it there at the my University, that I promised myself that I did not want to spend an Extra day after graduation. I hated the excessive Freedom, the lackadaisical attitudes, the lack of drive , the crowded first year lectures, the Cultism, the Fear of being obtained.. it was all just too sudden. May I add that I was 15 when I went there, so I was a definition of a FEAR FEAR, But my WHY just had me going: “Junior do this for Daddy” “Do this to get ouutta here”. I knew my Dad was in pain sending all 3 of us to the University at a time, so I promised myself I would come out and make him not suffer again, come out and buy him all the wonderful things of life he deprived himself of to send me to Uni, come out and make him proud. But my second why drove me even more like the accelerator of a car. It had me saying “Lets do this and get out”, “ Lets do this and go make the cash”
You see Life is teaching me that LIFE in itself is Bloody hard, there is so much pain and confusion everywhere, students struggle through school, lovers struggle through relationships, people go to jobs that they do not love, Mothers abandon their kids out of fear and inability to go on with the family, But I am learning that until a man decides the WHY for which he started something, he would quit at the nearest opportunity. Steve Jobs(R.I.P) said that If a man does not find what he loves and does it, he is reasonable when he decides to quit. The WHY in that case is his love. So today, I ask you: WHY do you Blog? WHY did you decide to apply for that job? WHY did you decide to get married? WHY did you decide to get into that relationship? WHY did you decide to get into University? WHY did you decide to start that gym session? Cause the truth is life is teaching me that: until you find that WHY, and stick to it no matter what, it is sure we are going to quit at the nearest opportunity we have, and Quitting will always be our best of allies.
So as we live June behind, I implore you to let your WHY keep you going through the pain, through the heart breaks, through the disappointments, through the insults you receive from those you least expected, through the failures you encounter through university, through the women in your life abandoning you for no just reason, I implore you that your WHY keeps you going.
Let me live you with the words my Cousin and guardian Pius Duru said to me during one of my complaining sprees at Uni years back.
“No matter how glorious a place is, or how rotten it may seem, its only Temporal, it is only a passing phase” ( Paraphrased, as he said it while we were seeing a movie :) I wasn’t paying full attention).
Thank you so much for the last 7 minutes of your time, you do us a great Honor with your reads. My prayer for you this week is that you shall never be abandoned the way people are abandoning the Blackberry devices ( I mean I feel sad for those guys :( )
P.S: Remember I told you my sister was coming home? Well yeeaaah mehn she is. I thank GOD, she was awarded as 1 of the top graduating student of class of 2014 at her Med school. So here and now, I can only ask myself that when GOD was sharing this Brain for others, where was I??? hmmmn Maybe I was pursuing woman In heaven sha ;)
Testimony time: I finally attained 20 comments on one post, and I am like Yeah meeeeehnnnnn Shout out to the beautiful ladies in my life, especially my Blog Mother Ms Janyl Benyl :) you guys rock jo.. I would have called more names yeah, but una know una self nah. **Winks.
P.P.S: Permit me to say hearty congratulations to my Friend and Commenter, plus editor of one of my favorite Blogs: Changing Post Codes. She just got admitted into the Nigerian Law School Abuja, so she is coming home **Skelewuing I hope I get to meet her in person oh, she is such a fab blogger.
P.P.P.S: Did you guys see the Brazil Vs Chile match, and the Netherland vs Mexico one? nna ehn those Big teams were Lucky oh! heheh But had both crashed out yeah, the WC would have become reeaaalllyy Boring. @ Howard webb, you can cause Controversy shaaa.. @ Temi do not be afraid, I won't talk of soccer today **Winks Good luck Super Eagles against France. Hmmnn I Fear for the worst, but hope for the best.
Goodnight June, Good morning July(In Advance) Bigger things a gwan by GOD'S grace..