Musings 1.9|| MOOD

Maybe I’m not in the mood to write,

Maybe I’m not in the mood to rant,

Maybe I’m just here to whine,

So that I can have words that rhyme.

Sometimes my mind goes on a break,

The creative part of me hibernates,

Sometimes it’s so hard to try,

And a part of me wants to resign.

Maybe it’s okay not to write,

Maybe it’s okay not to rant,

Maybe I just have to unwind,

And allow my creative side to decide.

COPYRIGHT.

@Requ1ne (2018)

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Musings 1.8|| Farewell.

I’ll be lying to say I’m not attracted to a certain somebody,

Or that I’m not excited at the thought of a lifetime together;

But my heart and I know that is NOT the direction we’re headed.

To the sweetheart that will never be-

It’ll be foolishness to promise you my undying love,

And wickedness to hold on to that which belongs to someone else.

So I let go,

Of the sweetdreams that dwell in my heart,

And the mushy feelings I’ve allowed to linger.

For I belong to mine.

And you belong to yours.

Whoever and Wherever they may be.


Farewell.


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@Requ1ne (2018).

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

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.

Musings 1.4|| The best place to be.

Today, I was in Church for the first time since a couple of Sundays. 

One Sunday, I was on a road trip.

For two Sundays in a row, I was at work. 

For the next few Sundays, I had to catch-up with chores

Or was just too lazy to leave my house. 

I attend a church where they “sing and dance” too much

No matter how overwhelmed you were before service,

You can’t leave feeling the same.

An atmosphere of joyful worshippers,

Testimonies of God’s faithfulness,

And a Sermon that builds your Faith.

These and more, are reasons I’m glad I was in church today.

Old picture but present mood.

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Musings 1.3|| “Not today, Satan!”

A couple of weeks ago, my old phone fell and broke its screen,

Normally, I would have been devastated 
But I reminded myself that “God sees”

There has been a power outage in my neighborhood for 2 days,
My initial response would have been despair

But I remind myself that “God knows”

Today, I boiled tomatoes to prepare stew, but burnt the entire pot instead,

It hurt so much that I wanted to stay in bed and cry

The devil whispered that God doesn’t care enough about me

I simply asked satan to “Get behind me.”


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Musings 1.2||Thankful

Thank God It’s Friday.
And it’s more than a cliché.

I’m especially thankful today…

For the good times,
and the not-so-good ones.

For the stress of my job,

and the strength to face it.

For answered prayers and 

Unanswered ones.

For friends that stick closer than siblings,
And a family that cares in such an amazing way.

It’s a good day to be thankful.

T.G.I.F

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Musings 1.1|| Rotten Eggs

After making purchases at the local market today, I got home to discover some of the eggs I got were spoilt.

Eggs have a shelf life, after which, if not consumed would go bad. 

Skills also have a shelf life. 

Unlike eggs, they don’t get rotten, they become extinct.

Here’s to getting back my writing Mojo!

Better days ahead.

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