HELLO JULY!!!

Hola!


Welcome to JULY.

What’s the rush though?

2017 is going really FAST *sniffs*

And for some reasons I have started to feel like I’m actually older than I really am. πŸ˜’πŸ˜Ÿ

Maybe my staying mostly indoors has something to do with it, because thanks to MDCN, yours sincerely has been living a pretty domesticated life lately.
Like I’m almost always home all day, everyday, and I have actually started reading articles for stay-at-home mums (just because), only that I’m neither married nor with kids yet. Sigh.
So my domestic roles cut across being a personal trainer to my parents (in our amateur morning stretching exercises πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚), 

#FitFam Squad

to helping to plan and prepare Family Meals (because I love Food Time Tables),

and also playing the House Doctor, especially prescribing antimalarial drugs (because if it looks like and feels like Malaria, it’s likely Malaria, right? I know WHO now recommends testing before treating Malaria, but with the ceaseless rainfall and relentless mosquitoes at home, there’s no time to waste time).


Just so you know, in the last week of June, I was also a victim to what I suspected to be Malaria and it rendered me almost useless to myself and those around me. I stayed in bed for days and even suffered a bout of depression (not clinically ofcourse). It was while recuperating that I wrote this poem LIFE 101.

Sickness of any type is especially frustrating for me because not only is it distressing, I also find it depressing and distracting. Bottomline is I don’t like to be sick, because it puts me out of CONTROL. Medical doctor or not, Sickness is Terrible!
Anyway, I’m so thankful I’m back on my two feet without having to go into the Emergency room. Hallelujah!

Now let’s roll into the JULY VIBES!

1. Song on replay:

Love me too much (Travis Greene)

2. Scripture for the month:

Habakkuk 2:2-3

Picture Perfect Scripture!

This is a much needed WORD for my season of wait! 

3. Currently reading:

The four loves (C.S Lewis)

“Friendship can be a school of virtue but also a school of vice. It makes good men better and bad men worse.”

Lioness Arising (Lisa Bevere)

“If God has spoken, believe him. Go where he asks you to go; listen to what he says to you. Follow this lion as he leads, and trust the “knowing” even when others might not understand.”

Unstoppable (Christine Caine)

“Faith is always one generation from extinction and we are the ones entrusted with carrying the baton for this generation and handing it off to the next.”

Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Peter F Drucker)
“Innovators should not be rewarded for failure but certainly not to be penalized for trying. An innovation is expected to start small but end big.”

Passing It On (Myles Munroe)
“Mentoring has more to do with association than with instruction.”

The Bible: The book of 2 Kings

Elisha!!! Powerful in death as in life!
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– The 30-31-30 Devotional by Eziaha.
In one word, the devotional is DEEP! You need to read it to understand what I’m saying. God bless Coach E as always! Pls download the FAB E Reader App here and look up the devotional too, even if it’s the free version.
4. Still learning:
Spanish and Igbo languages.

5. Just completed:

An 8-week StoryCrafting Course Online, and I’m so glad I participated.

Among other things the course has helped me to pay a closer attention not only to what I write, but also how I write. Another class is coming up soon, so if you’re interested you can check out this link.

6. Recent Adventure:

So I bashed my Dad’s car while driving into our compound one sunny afternoon πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
insert *Tony Tetuila’s You don hit my car*

Thank God nothing was broken and no one was injured!
My parents were kind enough to laugh it off, and everyone began to recount their bashing experiences too…lol

7. New Muse

I started keeping a Goodness Journal from the first of July. 


This beautiful journal is a gift from my mum and I love how colorful it looks.
So basically it’s like A Book Of Remembrance for every good deed done (or kind word spoken) to me each day, whether by a loved one or a total stranger. The idea is to be able to reflect on these, when things get a little bit tough and also to keep my benefactors in prayers. So for every good thing you do to me this month, I get to treasure it foreverSo what are you waiting for?πŸ˜œπŸ˜…

8. Inspiration from around the web:

i. Me, Myself and Lies 

ii. Stop Confusing Physical Attraction with Chemistry

iii. The Ministry of home-making 

iv. Eggshells

PS: You can now follow me on Instagram @eunice_smiles.

Thank you for reading, 

And have a Fabulous July!
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DAY 24- THE SIBLING TAG

Welcome back!


So today I’m thankful for my siblings.



Often, when I remember what growing up was like… I just smile. The playing, acting, eating, singing, sometimes arguing or even fighting together.




Now that we are all grown and mature, let’s just say things are not as they used to be, still we try to have fun as much as our schedules, time and distance permit.


BROTHER TAG @OSESE




1. He (26 moons and 6 dawns)

2. A lot of things…he is jovial, nice, musical, allows me to eat from his plate (even when he is frowning), teaches me a lot of handy stuff around the house, chauffeurs me around town, dashes me money (what more can a little sister ask for πŸ˜„) etc

3. He says we look alike…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ [I can’t think of anything else]

4. Random stuff…gisting, hanging out, throwback songs, kid games like Name, Animal, Place or Things (my favoriteπŸ˜…)

5. BC, Egbonsky, Goldenbrother, Smat, Nirankeyz…

6. He doesn’t joke with FOOD, like seriously, dude can like to eat…maybe it’s just a guy thing sha.

7. Plenty memories…primary school days, traveling in the car backseat and singing our lungs out, that late night trip to former Wonderland (Abuja) 


SISTER TAG @OSEBI




1. I (57 moons and 6 dawns)

2. Brainy, Black & Beautiful, mouthed, our family tailor (sorry, fashion designer ☺️), allows me to use her makeup and wear her clothes whenever I like…πŸ˜‰

3. My look-alike in shape, size, height, face (minus the glasses), lots of similarities in thinking (Women rights and feminism topics), life goals (family, career, vacations), creative writing, event planning etc

4. Same as OSESE

5. P, Princo, Cindy

6. She can sleep for Africa…no controversy (sorry babe, couldn’t help it😘)

7. Play acting as little girls, late night convos as adults

Again, I’m thankful for my siblings…their support in times of distress is of immense value. Family is not a right but a privilege…and I do not take mine for granted.

SIBLINGS

Love you bro and sis❀️❀️❀️
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What are you thankful for today?

Credit: WEB

Spanish phrase for the day:


Me gusta cocinar- I like to cook

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LESSON 8- NEVER SAY NEVER!

NEVER SAY NEVER IN MEDICINE“, was a favorite quote from my Pathology Lecturer. Obviously, medical science is an evolving field and a lot things change with time. Now I have seen how that simple saying can benefit us in our daily affairs.

  
Once upon a time, I was that lady that said “NEVER” about a lot of things. Before you go further, pls note that this post only applies to a general context of things. There are definitely exceptions, some things should DEFINE you as an individual. So apply wisdom as needed.

Ok, even before I became that lady, as a teenager I told anyone that cared to listen point-blank how I was NEVER going to dress in a certain way (accessories, hair-do and the likes). Fast-forward to some 7, 8, 9 years later, I literally ate my own words back. Recently, a friend gifted me with a photo-shoot session for my birthday. The shots came out great, and the lady who did my makeup was such a pro, that everyone was pleasantly surprised at the result. Including myself. If anyone had asked me to subject myself to any form of make-over a few years back, I would have blatantly refused. Now I proudly wear my own amateur makeup whenever I can. And who knows what next? 

I also used to be the kind of person who would say NEVER to befriending a certain type of person or eating a paricular food or participating in a specific activity, just because. Last year, there were instances I interacted with people I NEVER thought I would like from a distance, and I was amazed how we got along together so well. Other instances, my friends compelled me to try some new things I NEVER believed I would like, which turned out quite enjoyable. 

There is another twist to it though, there were some expectations some folks NEVER expected me to measure upto, that I did. Some goals I committed myself to and persisted in, got shocking reactions from some of even my close friends. Who would have thought I could stick to something as rigorous as a WORKOUT routine? Well, NEVER say NEVER.

Since I now know better, I can relate to several things with more objectivity. I’m more cautious about the use of the word NEVER. I don’t know if the things I have little interest in now would eventually become a big part of my life in the near future, like Football…lol.

This year, don’t shut the doors to new experiences by saying NEVER. Take each day as a new adventure. Explore & Enjoy the scenery of Life, with friends, family, food, nature and ofcourse God. 

Cheers,

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DAY 19- Let’s have some FUN.Β 

Welcome back.

  

  
Today was one of those days I got the chance to have a random conversation with someone way out of my league. Infact, our only common interest is the Medical Profession. In the couple of minutes we chatted, ideas and ideals foreign to mine were projected by him. The main theme of our conversation was on having fun. Now. medical school training is a tedious one that leaves little or no room for anything else one might be interested in. However I’ve met a couple of colleagues who consider having FUN as top priority despite the tight schedule. It’s customary for them to go out especially during weekends to socialize & party with friends.

As an atypical person, the things I consider to be fun are often in contrast with the average person’s preferences. One of the ideas implied in the conversation I had with that guy was that having fun meant going out. Well for me, going out to have fun is not always a necessity.  Enjoying the company of my good friends/family, reading a great book/something inspiring online, writing/blogging and being in God’s presence whether through the WORD or WORSHIP or SERVICE are some of the things that define my kind of fun. Once in a while, I feel adventurous enough to go sight-seeing, or to the movies or the beach, again in the company of Friends. In such instances my real motive for going is the company I look forward to. So whether indoors or outdoors, the company I find myself determines the amount of fun I get.  

  
 
I’m not a FAN of Wild Partying (or anything closely related), and the few ones I attended based on invitation were quite boring to me. The music, dancing, drinking and chattering are so NOT my type. Ofcourse as a BELIEVER, none of those things edify me anyway. I just end up watching others and looking for a means of early escape. I believe FUN should be something that is Pleasurable and also Productive. I don’t think I need to leave my COMFORT ZONE to have quality fun. That’s why I go Solo mostly, enjoying my own company. Fun isn’t something I do as a form of ESCAPISM from the harsh realities of Life. Fun itself is part of my life. That’s it from me.

 
 What does FUN mean to you?
Thanks for reading!

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