Jubiloso Junio {Jubilant June}

Hola!


It’s the middle of the year already…like seriously, year 2017 is wrapping up rapidly.
Well, I’m thankful because God has been so faithful.

For me, June is a month of JUBILATION.

Jubilation (Noun): a feeling of great happiness and triumph.
Synonyms: euphoria, ecstasy, glee, delight, elation.

And here are some reasons why:
– About this time last year, yours sincerely completed medical school.
It was a major breakthrough and a dream come true.

– And just this month God gave my family another victory,
My dad got his PhD! 

Papi!


It took a while coming…many days, weeks, months and years longer than expected.Thank God, it has come to pass. And we trust him for other testimonies as well. Amen.

Before I continue, I have a few confessions:
In my first blogpost this year, I’d announced that I’d be doing free adverts for a few of my friends with growing businesses through this platform until the middle of the year. Unfortunately, I had to discontinue at some point, because it was challenging to create content and publish my blog posts.

To the friends I made promises to, I sincerely apologize. Please find it in your hearts to forgive me and I hope I can make it up to you all in the near future.

I also had to quit the blog challenge: 26 BLESSINGS AND COUNTING (with just 2 more posts to go), because I was overwhelmed by the way it dragged into the month of May. And there were other pending posts I had to work on, so I had to let it go.
Again I apologize for all the unkept promises.

Here’s a peep into my June (plus What’s New):
1. Meditating on: 1 John 4:11


2. Song on repeat: The Hill (Travis Greene)

3. Currently reading:
a. The book of 1 John


b. Lioness Arising (Lisa Bevere)
“Jesus stripped himself and became like us, so we could strip ourselves and become like him.”
c. Unstoppable (Christine Caine)
” The goal of the race is not to earn God’s favor, the goal of the race is to become like Christ.”
d. Passing It On (Myles Munroe)
“True leaders do not retire. They simply move to the next phase.”
e. Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Peter F Drucker)
“Successful innovators are conservative, they are not risk-focused, they are opportunity focused.”

4. Still learning:
– Spanish

– Igbo


5. Working on:


Scripture Flash Cards

I love memorizing scriptures and I keep looking for easier ways to go about it. So I finally decided to create my own Flash Cards from scratch, using cardboard paper and a variety of pens.

6. Personal development:
Another thing I’ve become really intentional about is boosting my Self Confidence. And here are a few things I’m learning to do:


i) Proper Grooming
ii) Amiable Smile
iii) Increase Competence
iv) Accept Compliments
v) Lend a helping hand

7. Driving lessons:🚘🚥🚦

#StudentDriverMood

 

I’ve been training for over 2 weeks now but I’m still a long way from becoming the confident driver I need to be. My instructor says I’m taking the training rather too seriously and I need to relax.
I feel I’m battling with a level of performance anxiety that leads me to repeat some mistakes. It’s frustrating really. I need all the courage I can get and be done with the training already. Please Pray For Me🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

8. Creative Writing: I finally registered for an online writing course I could afford, last month. It’s been really enlightening, and to be honest there’s so much to learn. I’m thankful for the opportunity to improve on my writing.

9. NewsFlash: I’ve started using a piggy bank which is another goal for this year, thanks to Dr. tamie. My bank is locally made from cheap wood and without lock/key, which means I can’t be tempted to “borrow” from it. Already I’ve saved a reasonable amount, though I don’t have a job yet. I’m pretty excited.

10. Crushing on:
My three favorite TV soaps with intriguing storylines. I watch them back to back on weekdays, thanks to Africa Magic Showcase.

Tinsel



Jemeji

BattleGround


That’s all for now.

Cheers to a great month, everyone!

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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 😄) etc

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

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

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…😉

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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ALLELUIA APRIL!!!

I’m so glad to be back and I know APRIL is halfway gone, but I’ll do my customary new month post anyway…I hope it’s been an adventurous ride for y’all.
I’m so glad to have crossed into the second quarter of the year. God in his faithfulness brought me through:

a Judicious January

a Fervent February

a Melodious March…

And now it’s an Alleluia April 💃💃💃


So Let somebody shout Alleluia!

Alleluia (also spelt Hallelujah) means “Praise Ye Jehovah”
The word PRAISE is synonymous with words like bless, celebrate, compliment, exalt, glorify, hail, hallow, honor, reverence, and worship among others.

And that’s what April is about. For the many victories in the past three months…my heart desire is for God’s praises to rise from the inside of me

An insight into what the month looks like for me:

❤️WORSHIP:

I rejoice in him (SINACH)

❤️WORD:

Jeremiah 17:7-8


❤️ WHAT I’M READING (plus a few lessons):

1. The book of John


So Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave this place and go to Judea, so that your followers will see the things that you are doing. No one hides what he is doing if he wants to be well known. Since you are doing these things, let the whole world know about you!” (Not even his brothers believed in him.) Jesus said to them, “The right time for me has not yet come. Any time is right for you. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I keep telling it that its ways are bad.
John 7:3-7 GNB

2. Unstoppable (Christine Caine)

In the divine relay, every believer is called to run, and the only spectators are those already in heaven’s grand stand.

3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Peter F. Drucker)

It is not enough for a need to be felt, it also must be understood. Without understanding a problem, we may never be able to find a lasting solution.


4. Lioness Arising (Lisa Bevere)

A lioness knows her beauty is revealed in her strength. It is captured in what her body can actually do, not merely how it looks. Her attractiveness is undeniable because her power is unquestionable.


5. Passing it on (Myles Munroe)

The only way you can share power is to be confident in yourself. You are unique, no one can steal you. So learn to give yourself away.

6. It’s not about Me (Max Lucado)

Players who seek their own glory at the sacrifice of the team’s glory drive the team away from success. So it is with life. The goal is not our own glory– David Robinson.

❤️STILL LEARNING:
Spanish and Igbo languages
❤️TO-DO-LIST:
Complete writing project- 26 Blessings and Counting!


❤️ANTICIPATING:

Ify’s Weddingall roads lead to Nnewi 28/29th of this Month…and yes to Aso Ebi things🙌😄

GLORY!!!

 
– My MDCN Induction Ceremony

Finally, yours sincerely gets to practice this Medicine thing😅🤓

#LicensedToPractice
– Other Goals for 2017

Hello vision board
❤️THANKFUL FOR:

Ty and Lord B’s visit, for the awesome gifts I received from the abroad😉



and also the very crunchy, yummy, kilishi, all the way from KD.

Family.Fun.Freetime



​Our belated Easter outing was yesterday, and we saw the movie OMUGWO…believe me,  it was worth every penny we paid😉


❤️CURRENT TRENDS

1. bookzz.org: An e-library of over a million free books of several genres. Well, for the periods I was indisposed, and unable to blog, I must have consumed at least half a dozen of Agatha Christie’s books. She writes great detective stories.

2. Flo app (for ladies): provides a smart and simple way to track your cycle by making accurate and reliable predictions of your menstruation and ovulation.
Available for free on Android and Apple devices.

3.  Musixmatch: an app which projects lyrics of songs played on your device directly onto the screen, so you can sing along.
Also available for free on Android and Apple devices.

So that’s it for now folks…

Wishing you all a lovely rest of the month,

And don’t stop Praising God.

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MELODIOUS MARCH!!!

Hola!

Welcome to MARCH.


The year is pretty fast, isn’t it?

I hope you all are eager to partake of all that God is set to do this season (in your life, nation and globally)…because I AM.

There’s just so much I’m trusting God for right now, and I believe there are endless possibilities awaiting me as each day unfolds.

One of the scriptures I currently find encouraging is,

“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will act.” Ps 37:5


I saw this on the blog of someone I admire greatly (Hola doctora!😀), and I decided to adapt it for this post.

1. ❤️Reading:

a) FERVENT (Priscilla Shirer):

“That’s why you and I need to be praying—to keep the truth about our real identity in constant, unbroken focus before us.”
“Truth—God’s standard and viewpoint about us—must come first in our hearts and minds if we want to be effective in
battle against the enemy.”

b) WHEN GOD WHISPERS YOUR NAME (Max Lucado):


“Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional.”
“God forgets the past. Imitate him. Sacrilege is to feel guilt for sins already forgiven.”


“Don’t ask God to do what you want, ask God to do what is right.”
“You’ll never forgive anyone more than God has already forgiven you.”
“To see sin without grace is despair. To see grace without sin is arrogance”

c) LIONESS ARISING (Lisa Bevere):

-The lioness rises to gather strength, greet/groom others, hunt, move the young to safety, confront the enemies that threaten the pride and walk alongside her king.
-The lioness has something which is fierce, wild at the same time beautiful.

d) PASSING IT ON (Myles Munroe):
“Finishing well is more important than starting well.”
“One of the most difficult decisions a leader has, is to surrender the reins of power to another.”
“Knowing when to leave is so essential that it’s better for a leader to leave too early than too late.”

e) INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (Peter F. Drucker):

– Entrepreneurship is neither a science or an art, it is a practice.
– Innovation is the specific tool for entrepreneurs the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different service or business.
– Not everyone who starts a new venture is an entrepreneur. An Entrepreneur has to have special characteristics over being New Or Small. Your business venture does not have to be small or new to make you an entrepreneur.
– An Entrepreneur doesn’t have to be a business owner, capitalist, or employer.
– People who need certainty are unlikely to make good entrepreneurs.

f) AMERICANAH (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie):

I read the preview copy last year, and bought this recently. Interesting and intriguing read, Chimamanda has a way of putting the obvious in a not-so-obvious way.

I could actually relate with this part, even with Vincentians, it’s never “Sorry” but “Are you okay?”

Nigerians on the other hand, will expect you to tell them “sorry” even when you’re not responsible for their misfortunes.

g) THE BOOK OF ISAIAH :

I recently came across this passage and I thought of my beloved country Nigeria, as I turned it into a prayer:

17 “Those who will rebuild you are coming soon, and those who destroyed you will leave. 18 Look around and see what is happening! Your people are assembling — they are coming home! As surely as I am the living God, you will be proud of your people, as proud as a bride is of her jewels. 19 “Your country was ruined and desolate — but now it will be too small for those who are coming to live there. And those who left you in ruins will be far removed from you. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭49‬:‭17-19‬ GNB)

2. ❤️Playing: Nothing. Once upon a time, it was CANDY CRUSH, but those days are long gone.
3. ❤️Watching: Nothing ATM.  Last watched YELLOW BIRD (last weekend), and in my opinion, it’s booooring….with a CAPITAL B.

4.❤️Listening to: I TESTIFY (by Ada).

Recently discovered it on my playlist and it’s been a recurring song in my spirit. Surely, this month I TESTIFY. 

5.❤️ Working on: learning Spanish (courtesy of Fluencia and Duolingo) and Igbo languages (courtesy of Igbovillagesquare on YouTube). It’s been fun all the way.

6. ❤️Eating: Besides real food, lots of Golden Morn and different kinds of Sausage rolls (Gala, Meaty, Beefie😭😂)


7. ❤️Wanting: Many things….especially a new pair of shoes (maybe silver sandals), a friend’s wedding is coming up this month and there’s nothing to rock my iro and buba with…yet.

8. ❤️Needing: More of God. More of his wisdom. More of his strength. More of his grace.

9. ❤️Loving: The strong, fervent, and godly woman I am becoming.

Credit: WEB
10. ❤️ Thinking: of passing the MDCN exams in peace and not in pieces……the workload seems overwhelming, but God dey. 

Over 80 lecture slides already and still counting! 😑😐
11. ❤️Feeling: Blessed to be part of my immediate family. So I ran away from Lagos last weekend, to be with my homeys and how refreshing it was.

The ancient city of Ibadan was welcoming as usual.

IBADAN
The highlight was an evening outing, after a road trip through a part of the city, while singing our favorite hymns and recalling poems/nursery rhymes…of course we took several snap shots (plus a professional studio shoot), followed by a lovely dinner.



And yours sincerely had a big cheese burger that was so yummy….


12. ❤️Celebrating : The publishing of my first book, MY FEGGO DIARIES. It’s basically a memoir about the highs and lows, of my experiences in a Nigerian boarding house.


It is now available for download on Okadabooks app (Googleplay and App Store). I’ll appreciate your reviews and feedbacks.

13. ❤️ Grateful for: The new MONTH.

it is my desire to make MELODY to the Lord with my heart continually, in anticipation of all the testimonies that await me. Like the scripture says,

“addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,”

Ephesians 5:19-20 ESV

I decided to dig out 20 of my favorite hymns (in no particular order) and share with you all. You can look up their verses/tunes on the Internet. I hope you’re blessed by them.

What are some of your favorite hymns?

Have a melodious March,

:::requ1ne::::

Ps: Thanks to all who supported and contributed to my blog challenge, 26 BLESSINGS AND COUNTING. I’ll be completing the skipped days at a latter time, which will be communicated accordingly.

Muchas gracias. ❤️❤️❤️

DAY 20: Currently Loving…

Welcome back.

Thank God for another Monday.

It’s a fresh new week with lots of opportunities to make a difference.

Today I’m thankful for Me.
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We often have several reasons why we admire and appreciate other people.

For instance, I appreciate my mum a lot. She is one of the most caring persons I know. She is always concerned about my welfare even in seemly insignificant matters.

My dad on the other hand, is really good with dates. No Anniversary or Birthday in the family passes him by. He would call to let you know he remembers. And it’s one of the things I admire about him.

Each of my siblings and close friends have something unique about them too. Things I feel I may never measure up to and I’m learning not to compare and contrast all the time.

I appreciate people who are outstanding, caring, organized, intelligent, diligent, disciplined, courageous, confident, and passionate among other sweet things.

I especially admire those who have gone against the tide to become everything God has called them to be; people who have refused to be ordinary and are not afraid to step out and make a difference. These are the kind of people that inspire me.

Sometime last year, I began to reflect on some of the things I admire about myself and I came up with a few:

1. My name.
I believe in the unique meaning of names and how they can influence a person; I know mine isn’t an ordinary one.
The name Eunice is of greek origin and it means “Good Victory” or “Happily victorious“.

I’m literally in love with my own name. I know I can’t be defeated come what may. I’m a WINNER all the time.

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So when people want to call me by my middle (ethnic) name, I’m like, NO, just call me Eunice, thanks!!!

2. Being petite.
What’s there not to love about my figure and stature? I see being petite as an advantage in many ways especially because I’m able to fit into any social setting without necessarily looking out of place.
The major challenge is getting the right size of clothes sometimes and especially, SHOES!!! I use a small 37 and it’s not the easiest to find in a Nigerian market but I’m still thankful!

3. Quiet Nature.
I bet a few of my friends will beg to disagree with this one…especially those who have seen my “other side” haha.
But everyone who has met me really knows how quiet I can be, when I want to, which is most of the time.
I like myself for that.
Silence doesn’t bother me. It never has and it probably never will. I believe it’s a gift and I’m thankful for it.
We live in a world where most people are busy talking and always eager to be heard, with only a few taking the time to actually listen. My quiet nature allows me to be contemplative, observant and retrospective…and I believe those qualities are…well, awesome.😊

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4. Ready student.
Forget the fact that I’m done with medical school. I still feel like a fresher in the school of life. The more I learn, the more things I know I have to learn.
I’m thankful for the privilege to grow and improve upon myself constantly. My philosophy is: To be better today than I was yesterday.

5. Trust in God.
Above everything else, I’m thankful for my relationship with God. The 25th of September, 2005, was a day that changed my life forever. It’s my faith in God that makes all the difference when it comes down to it. I’m glad I was able to make that decision to give my Life to Christ and the sweet fellowship I now enjoy with him is incomparable.
He guides my thoughts, words and choices. Whatever inspiration I have to reach out to others through this platform and in real life, comes from him.

Here’s one of my favorite scriptures:
“I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.”

Psalm 139:14 AMP

So what do you admire about yourself?
And what are you thankful for today?
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