“Oshod! Oshod! Iyanoworo Oshod!” (Yes the “I” in “Oshodi” is missing on purpose)
“Ikeja! Ikeja! Hold your one-fifty change Ikeja!”
“Ogudu Waso, Toll gate hundred naira, any bus stop ikeja one-fifty”
“Obalende – CMS!”
“Oya aunty e bo le
” E ba wa dress ni be ejoo”
“Lekki hundred naira!”
“Hol your change oh, I no get change”
I’m ashamed of how well I know these.. but honestly, I could go on.
My Danfo tales are endless and I’m sure I am not alone. I thought it’d be interesting to share some of my experiences.
Anytime I experience something odd or exciting on the bus I feel as though it was played out just for me. LoL
Sometimes I’m like “nahhhh this has to be prank, this can’t be happening”.
But then I’ve never heard anyone scream “punked!” after an unbelievable episode in a bus.
Anyway, like I said, my bus tales are endless so let’s begin.
I remember one day a couple of years ago; my friend and I were heading to the cinema to see a movie.
He was a couple of meters ahead of me as I had stopped to send a text.
He looked back and said “Hurry up, we are going to miss the movie”.
I proceeded to run.
After a few seconds running towards him, he burst out laughing saying “how do you do that?”.
“Pick a date then work backwards”.
My Boss says this all the time.
I work in a Unit in HR where we plan and deliver trainings. I never thought it would be hard. But as it is with everything involving logistics and many other people besides yourself, planning and delivering trainings is hard and annoying.
Do you know why he always said to pick a date? It’s because psychologically if you set a date for something, you sort of do everything within your power to make sure you are ready for that date. Especially when it involves stakeholders other than yourself.
Why am I talking about this?
My Boss’ advice as annoying as it always is, is always super helpful.
It makes things happen.
Personally, I feel that without this advice, I would never have accomplished half the things I have accomplished while working with him.
Anyway this is not a write up about my Boss.
It’s about you and me. It’s about us and why we never get around to doing the things we really want to do.
How often do we hear those 4 simple words?
It’s as simple as that “I.Need.A.Break”
Sooo many times right?
I cannot even begin to count how many times I have said it myself.
A break. “Always a good idea”, I say.
But why do we need these breaks?
Ohh! where do I start?
First off, it has been a minute. So much has happened in the last 45 days or so. I hope I do it justice with this post. Tbh I doubt I will, but you know, bear with me 🙂
Okay I have to write this because it’s stuck in my head – ‘the money turned me into a monster, the money turned my noodles into pasta, the money turned my tuna into lobster’ lol (if you know, you know).
Okay back to business.
Have you had an experience that made you question yourself? Questioning not just your ability to scale through but actually questioning your ability to be yourself through it. You’re probably wondering how something can question your ability to be you.