Thursday, June 20, 2019

The CP's Diary 6








New colleaque came in today and brought in her baby.
Me l carried baby in a bid to make her comfy plus the little human  is all shades of cute.
Then baby pukes, and pukes and pukes and Jus laidat my cologne smells different.
Ok. Ok. Ok. I can handle this! Like this is what motherhood feels like right? So l stay patient.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The CP's Diary 5










A patient had postnatal psychosis. She nearly killed her 3 month old baby. We see this all the time in the movies but listening to her share her experience made it even more real. Working with the mentally Unstable patients opened my eyes to a reality we all deny - Depression. And worse is, there are no adequate support systems in place.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Relax! God gots you.








I lost my mom six years ago, an incident I don’t like talking nor writing about. But this incident caused a profound change in the lives of everyone in the family. Fear still grips my heart whenever my sister uses mom as her display picture on social media. Every one of us still has her as our desktop background on our Pc’s.  It’s that hard to let go.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

5 lessons from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo




1. Some marriages aren’t really that great. Some loves aren’t all-encompassing. Sometimes you separate because you weren’t that good together to begin with.Sometimes divorce isn’t an earth-shattering loss. Sometimes it’s just two people waking up out of a fog.

Monday, April 15, 2019

How a Nigerian Tailor Saved my life





The dress for my sister's trad was ready a month to the wedding. That was how bad l wanted to escape any tailor giving me gist of na only hand remain wey l never sew.
Few days to the wedding, something whispered to me 'since people are saying you have added weight, try your dress again'
I did
And it didn't fit.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Year of Yes.





But it’s the idea that I’m not measuring up that gets me. I’m constantly worrying and wondering and feeling like I am failing because everywhere I look, everyone else seems to be thriving. The women around me are smiling and their kids are smiling and their houses seem clean and it all looks so great on Pinterest and Instagram and Facebook . . .Shonda Rhimes

Saturday, April 13, 2019

The CP's Diary 4







The first day he came to the pharmacy, he made my colleague talk for over 15 minutes and didn't buy anything. Maybe that's why l remember him or Maybe its because l saw his fingers all bent backwards except his thumbs.
Every week, he comes to refill his prescription, l would dispense the Drugs, take a look at his fingers and move on. Every week, and l wondered if it had anything to do with his health.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Nysc Chronicles : My trip to Kebbi








When I got my call up letter, first thing I did was look up people travelling from Benin to Kebbi. And I did that on Instagram and Facebook.
I later went to the park to find out which actually turned out to be the easiest for me.
The journey from Benin to Kebbi took 20 hours, that was the longest journey in my life.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

NYSC Chronicles : My call up letter





Kebbi!
(screams)
Kebbi!!
(screams)
Kebbi!!!
(screams)
This was my exact reaction when I saw my call up letter.
Kebbi state? My God! Who did I offend? I cried!
I cried more when I went online and the only positive review l saw was that the camp was fine and had good light.
I didn't find it funny. I still don't.
The journey from Benin to kebbi took me 20 hours, all passengers were Corp members so it kinda made the trip fun.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Nigeria will not kill you in Jesus Name!




Today was meant to be the presidential election.
Dee(my friend, not real name) woke me up with his call, he was screaming on the other end of the line. 'Turn on the TV, check NTA, the election has been postponed'
What???

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

3 things l don't Understand.







There are 2 things l don't understand.
No, there are 3 actually.
One is Death!
How someone can be with you at this moment and they next minute they are gone, gone. And all you have to hold are memories and questions that may never be answered. You carry the pain of this loss with you everywhere, everywhere till death meets you too.

Friday, January 18, 2019

My Beef with Instagram





On Instagram, they are wearing the kind of shoes l want, driving my dream car, living in the kind of house I have only seen in my imagination, wearing the exact length and texture of hair l drool over, going on vacation where l'd love to and what more?
Having the dream wedding, and doting husband.
People are living the life l want on Instagram.
But...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

The CP's Diary 3









My colleaque has used everything in this life l'm shook.
'Oga this brand is better, l used it when l had infection it worked' she would say.  Hian!

The CP's Diary 6

New colleaque came in today and brought in her baby. Me l carried baby in a bid to make her comfy plus the little human  is all s...