I’m doing my iGCSE exams later on in the year, and I’ve been trying to mentally prepare myself for them by getting rid of dead weight and clutter in my life. I’ve re-arranged my room in such a way to promote productivity and positivity. I created a “happy wall” that has a lot of important information, exam schedule and whatnot. I’ll probably post a picture of it once I’m done. I’ve been getting rid of friends that hold me down..
In Nigeria, there is this disgusting mentality whereby people
enjoy derive pleasure in seeing other people struggle or fail. It is truly disgusting, and I’ve been experiencing a lot of it since I’ve been in my current school and especially lately so I just have to speak up about it!
This mentality is the sole reason why Nigerians cannot progress. I may or may not be exaggerating. Ever heard the saying you are only as strong as your weakest player? That quote was not said by mistake. Now, I generally couldn’t care less what people think or say about me. However the scariest thing is that I experience this from those closest to me.
In a previous post I had said get rid of all those that weigh you down and make you feel less than yourself, and I understand why many people do not get rid of these people. It is because they fear being alone which is very understandable. To that, I say embrace solitude. You learn the most about yourself and your environment this way. I’ll admit it is not easy, but you have to put yourself and your wellbeing first. Not sometimes, not most times but all the time. Never settle for anything less. If someone recommends a movie to you to watch, and you’re not enjoying it.. stop watching it. If you go out and don’t see what you like, go home. Do what makes YOU happy.
I’m going to try and record some vlogs later on this month and I might start posting my writing and poetry here soon too. In the mean time you can read my work, and the works of some other incredibly talented people on: http://sauti-zetu.com/
Finally, I’ll conclude with this…..
Each of us has the right and the responsibility to assess the roads which lie ahead, and those over which we have traveled, and if the future road looms ominous or unpromising, and the roads back uninviting, then we need to gather our resolve and, carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that as well. – Maya Angelou
Love and Light,