Musings 1.7|| Naija!

A few minutes ago, I stepped out of the house to run an errand. 

It was close to midday and the sun was shining in its glory.

Still it took me a while to locate my destination.

Having been to that neighborhood a couple of times,

I was embarrassed to see business openings I was noticing for the first time.

More weird was that the AEDC outlet I visited, was being powered by a generator.

Naija, I hail thee!
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*AEDC: Abuja Electricity Distribution Company

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Musings 1.6|| The Little Things.

On Saturday, I got a text at 7:16 a.m.

With an energy I didn’t know I had, 

I jumped out of bed and sorted out my laundry.

But the guy didn’t show up until much later in the day.

Today, I did not to wait for motivation to find me,

 I picked up my toothbrush and went to look for it.

Sometimes, motivation lives inside my bathroom.

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Musings 1.5|| Memo To Me


Sitting to my right was an enthusiastic dancer, and to my left, a young mushy couple. 

Worship was good but there was hardly room for me to dance or stretch my legs.

Stealing a glance backwards, I spotted an empty seat close to the edge.

If only…

Then the word of the Lord came unto me saying:

“Dear daughter, If you don’t like your seat, change it.”

I contemplated for no more than a few seconds.

And the rest of the service was bliss. 

Cheers!

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HouseJob Chronicles: Finding the Work-Life Balance As A Female Doctor.

What is the most important factor for a female doctor to consider in the choice of a speciality?

– The God-factor.

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Q1. Can we meet you ma’am?

A: I’m Dr (Mrs) Olabisi Yeye-Agba.

Q2. Why Medicine?

A: Medicine was my childhood dream, we had a family doctor that I greatly admired as a child; but more importantly, I believe God wanted me to study Medicine, so he brought that opportunity my way.

Q3. What does Medicine mean to you: A Calling, a Passion or a Career?

A: It’s primarily a calling because it involves taking care of the whole man: the spirit, the soul and the body.

And the satisfaction is also three-fold: your patients are happy, you’re fulfilled and God is pleased.

Q4. What unique challenges do you experience as a female doctor?

A: If I’m to be honest, the medical field especially in Nigeria, is not a level playing ground between male doctors and female doctors.

In our environment, the average person still sees a man in the traditional role of a doctor and a woman in the role of a nurse.

Q5. Can you share some of your favorite moments as a Wife/Mother and Doctor?

A: What really makes my day is the heartfelt gratitude and prayers from the patients I attend to.

A happy patient makes a happy doctor.

I also love seeing results. 

Whenever I give treatment or perform procedures on patients with significant improvement, I’m so happy.


Then the encouragement and support I get from my spouse (who is also a doctor btw) is amazing. 

He’s my number one fan.

Q6. Is it really possible to have a Work-Life balance?

A: It is possible. 

But it takes the support and understanding of the people around you (both at home and in the workplace) to make it work.

Q7. A lot of female doctors choose not to go into demanding specialities in order to play their traditional roles as Wives and Mothers. What is your take on that?

A: Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting, get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

Before you make any decision about your career, pray about it.

For a doctor-doctor relationship (and in any other demanding profession) consider what area your spouse wants to specialize in.

Most importantly, be assured that if God leads you to it, he will see you through it.

Q8. What is the greatest sacrifice you’ve had to make as a female doctor?

A: There are many sacrifices to make as a female medical doctor, especially if you’re married.

Whatever it takes to make your home front work is worth doing.

Mostly you’ll have to sacrifice your time and sleep.

Here are three things you do not want to compromise on as a female doctor:

 Prayer.    Hardwork.    Studying.

Q9. What is the most important factor for a female doctor to consider in the choice of a speciality?

A: The God-factor.

Q10. What advice will you give to female Naija House officers as regards their career prospects?

A: From now, start to enquire of God what he wants of you.

It’s not a must to continue medical practice or even remain in Nigeria. 

God may have other plans for you.

Don’t be satisfied with the status quo, learn to add value to yourself in every area: spiritually, physically, financially, mentally and career-wise.

Prepare yourself for life.

My final charge:

For Wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

(Ecclesiastes 7:12)
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Dr (Mrs) Olabisi Yeye-Agba is a graduate of Olabisi Onabajo University and currently a Senior Resident in the department of Ophthalmology, at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.

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*All images are from the Internet.

Dear October|| Last Moments

Hey bro,


You can’t imagine how excited I am to be writing to you.

This letter is a feeble attempt to capture all the challenges, lessons and memories, of my 30 days of existence. 

By the time you are old enough to understand its importance, I’ll be long gone. Now, don’t cry dear.

There are many things I would love to share with you, that time and space won’t allow. 

These few nuggets from my limited experience however, should guide you in having a smoother ride in your journey through life:

Don’t let life happen to you. I can’t overemphasize this. Take the bull by the horns and happen to life.

Pray as if your life depends on it, because trust me, it does. A prayerless existence is a powerless existence. 

– We live in a cynical world, where hopelessness and discouragement rule. If you don’t want to be a victim like many others, dare to believe. To believe is to live.

Live thankful. Show gratitude for the little things. It’s a sure path to increase.

If God says it, he means it. So you better believe it and receive it.

Let praise be your weapon. For everytime the enemy tries to harass you, let a praise song be your come-back. 

Distraction is a subtle tool of the enemy. The more he gets your attention, the farther you move away from God’s purpose for your life.

Happiness is a choice. If you choose happiness, it will choose you too. 

Getting tired is valid, because life gets hard. But staying tired is a choice because God is always ready to strengthen you, even at your lowest.

 
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Allow me to share snippets of my last moments with you:

1. Last meal: Boiled yam with egg sauce

2. Last drink: Dubic malt

3. Last hangout: Sleepover at Deby’s

4. Last song I danced to: Hallelujah by Funbi

5. Last sermon: Doubtlessly Anointed (Pastor Move)

6. Last game I played: Ehm…Duolingo?

7. Last article I wrote: Musings 1.4|| The best place to be 

8. Last book I read: Firebrand by Debola Deji-Kurumi 

9. Last chore I did: Laundry

10. Last friend I chatted with: Peter aka SPO

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I pray that the Lord guides your steps in all you do.
May testimonies abound in your life everyday. 
You will do far greater exploits than any of your predecessors.

Cheers to a beautiful existence!

Your Big Sister,
😍😍😍

September.

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