Nnem Ji sike

My mum and I have a pretty normal relationship. We talk mostly about school and work. After every conversation, she always ends with ‘nnem ji sike.’ For my non-igbo speakers, this means ‘My daughter keep going on.’ I know right. I always thought it was a bit strange that she ended our conversations that way.

As an Igbo enthusiast, I started looking deeper into why she ends conversations like this. My mum told me it is because she believes in what I am doing. She is my biggest cheerleader. She comes to all my events, she is constantly searching the interwebs looking for anything that she thinks will be beneficial for my education. Like I mentioned in previous blogs, I am an aspiring medical doctor. I remember when I was in secondary school, and I didn’t do well in a particular subject. My mum knew that my dad would be mad at me, so she helped me hide my result from him, and did everything possible to make sure that i improved the next time around.

Back to the topic at hand my mum says, ‘Nnem ji sike’ because she is proud of my accomplishments, and has always imagined that her children will succeed, but didn’t know how. She says this to give me encouragement, and remind me that I am doing a great job, but I am not at the point that I should be. She says it for me to remember that there is someone out there looking out for me constantly. It is her way of saying’I love you, and never forget that.’ To all our cheerleaders out there, we love them too.

Ephesians 6:1-2 ‘Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—’

Inspiration for the new semester

I know that some people’s semester has already gone( mid-terms are creeping up), but mine is only two weeks old. I haven’t mentioned this before, but I am a Biology pre-med major, so my classes are kinda hard. We all know that med school is hard to get into (if you didn’t know, well it is), and that builds up the pressure to succeed each Read more

Commit or Commot

Happy New Year everyone!!! Yes, I know it is February, but as a naija babe, it is never too late to say happy new year. With the new year comes the resolutions. One of mine this year is the phrase, ‘commit or commot.’ What does this mean you may ask?(especially my non-naija counterparts) We have those relationships in our lives that we cannot define. Sometimes they are romantic relationships, friendships, or family relationships. Basically any association that you have with people that you cannot tag is an undefinable relationship.

I hate them sooo much. When people ask about the nature of your relationship, you cannot give a definite answer. It leaves you questioning and wondering, and believe me you, ain’t nobody got time for that. So this 2016, I reject unnamable relationships. This 2016, I say no to acquaintancies that have no hopes of becoming friendships. This 2016, you better commit or commot.

Luke 6:35-‘But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.’

4 questions you need to ask when applying to college-College series #1

I have been wanting to write/talk about this for a verrrry long time now, and I am glad that I have the opportunity to. As a second year student, the comments I make below are a compilation of questions that I wish I had answered before going to college. I love my school (shoutout to my Gaels), but these are things I wish I was aware of. I have made it my personal mission to ask every college-bound student this question, Read more

…And now we begin

So, today I took this plunge into the world of blogging. I started this journey, not because I am bored, even though I am bored, but because I think I have a story worth sharing. I have never been much of a writer, but when I do write, people say it is good. I read a lot of blogs and watch a lot of vlogs (rhymer), and I decided to do this. I need an outlet for all the crazy in me, and believe me, there is a lot of it. It lowkey feels like I am talking to a human being. I hope this gets easier. Can’t wait to see where this journey takes me.

Matthew 5:16-‘In the same way,let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works, and give glory to your father who is in heaven.’