“Out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole..i am the master of my fate, i am the captain of my soul!”…..6 years i sang that song with my classmates in secondary school. Used to think it was just one of those meaningless songs with ungodly undertone. But maturity and the ways of life have made me realize, it’s a song latent with meaning, pregnant with words..unspoken. Continue reading
I got the most unusual form of encouragement from a person i never imagined would be reading my blog. Its a lady i have come to respect over the years that i have known her. And when she informed me that she reads and follows my blog, i was uplifted in my spirit.
Am sure you will be wondering what is uplifting about it. That information came, just in the nick if the moment when i was depressed and tired out, when the rain clouds have gathered and lightning and gusty winds blowing all around.
Quite a while that i sent a post out. Been so much occupied with work and all the sorts that i have not had a moment to pour out my mind and thoughts…Sam’s thots its called and should be filled with my thoughts on issues.
Well several waters have passed under the bridge, events have happened in our country and in my personal life has well and several times i have sat back to reflect on it.
Its quite interesting, the much interest and passion sex invokes in people and the general reaction to it.
Sex, despite the times we are in now, still seems muted in in this part of our world but atimes veiled in conversation unlike the first world nations where its the norm and without restraint.
Even at that, while our conversations regarding sex may be “veiled” the manner in which its invading our society and sub-concious is highly alarming and the rate at which we get involved in it, either physical in the act itself or mental..is something else. We are in a world saturated by sex…images, sound, smell….name it..it all envelopes us all round. like a thick fog.
It’s just a few minutes past 12 midnight, 30th of May. Thoughts run random in my head and as much as I try to put a cohesion to it, I get increasingly angry about what am missing that I can’t lay a finger on.
Its 5 months into 2012 and I look at the journey so far and am grateful to God even though am not there yet…but I still have cause to be grateful. Should I start to list it one after the other, starting my Masters program despite the odds, the job in spite of the challenges and frustration most times, my family, through it all God still proves himself, the very few friends I have.. Life, the pure bliss of Continue reading
God doesn’t call people who are qualified. He calls people who are willing, and then He qualifies them. Richard Parker
I believe strongly in my heart that 2012 will be a remarkable year for me. There are things in my mind that am seeing for 2012 that looks quite impossible. But you know what, I have decide to take a step of faith and do the necessary works to back up my faith to achieve the desired result in 2012.
Missed the Daystar Carol this year, first time in 5yrs since I started attending. And why, because I had to attend a meeting that borders on me taking control of my destiny…my finances, to be start the journey to be financially free come 2012. And it tells me, 2012 will be a year of decision, delicate, precise decisions on what should and should not.
Am in a bus on my way to a supposed lecture that was scheduled to hold today. Saying supposed because i learnt ASUU is on strike but seems some few lecturers still deliver lectures.
While that is still uncertain, am stuck in a traffic snare and right now contemplating dropping from the bus and taking the next bike home…Why, not only because of the traffic but i have been exceptionally tired today. Slept twice today in the office..i mean sleep deep because i was tired and worn out.
Right now, i am feeling so sleepy as if i took sleeping tablets… But you know, its all madness…craziness.
Atimes i wonder the what is the core essence of life.
You wake up, go out to work, make money, fall in love, out of love, get back home, sleep, and the circle goes on.
Several motivational speakers or put in another way, several folks have talked about getting the vision for your life and setting goals and all the sorts.
Just came across this and its sending me thinking…. Thought to reproduce it here.
Stay hungry and foolish……
This is yet the most celebrated speech made by Steve Jobs. It was the 114th Commencement Address to graduating students of Stanford University on June 12, 2005.
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories!
The first story is about connecting the dots
I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?
It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife.
Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.
And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.
Early this morning, i got a call from my younger Brother, “Hello Bros, Mama Adamasingba has gone ooo!!!” For a moment i was shocked and told him on the phone, its not possible. Burt why is it not possible?
This is a woman, 90yrs+ who has been on her back for about 10yrs due to an illness that left her paralysed and partially blind. This was a woman, who before she was rendered incapacitated, would come visiting us at home and ready to stand for us and fight for justice and fairness for us. Continue reading