A Rose By Any Other Name

... will smell just as sweet. Life or something like it through the eyes of the searching one. Searching for the right way to live the right life with the right person for the right reasons.

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    New Wine ... Old Vessels?
    Friday, December 29, 2006
    I remember thinking when I first came to America "Why do Nigerians who have lived in this country not bring back some of the values they have learnt from here?" Like people build houses with no sewage system! I'm not saying it is their responsibility to turn Nigeria around, who knows ... maybe they tried and did not succeed but I must confess that our generation that are going back to Nigeria after living here have not impressed me so far. I think its really great that we have grand resturants and fancy-schmancy hang-outs but really on a scale of 1 - 10, how important are those things? I haven't heard of any involvement in charity work, haven't heard much about contributions to life improvement. I honestly do feel a tad bit letdown. If our world is going to revolve around the latest shoes, hangouts and celebrities, what message are we sending out?
    I worry because I am considering moving but I wonder if the few dollars in my pocket and my Amerigbo accent will get into my head and I will leave my original intentions for gallivanting to the latest and the greatest places. That really troubles me. Because criticizing other people's actions and intentions is very easy but looking deep into my own soul and digging up my innermost motives can be the hardest thing to do.
    posted by lala @ 8:42 PM   2 comments
    The Next Move
    Thursday, December 28, 2006
    Lately,I have been thinking seriously about moving back to Naija after my residency and do NYSC. I know, I know ... sounds crazy but thats just how I feel. We need so much! The system here is already as sophisticated as can be and we barely even have the basics in our great nation. I'm not claiming I can save the whole nation but I would like to help one or two people ... who knows they may achieve greatness. That been said though, it is really hard to walk away from a known future that guarantees serious good money and a fun job. I don't want to be a liability to anybody so I need to save up money for a car (either buy there or here), need to have enough funds to have a half-way decent apartment of my own in naija. What about my students loans? Oh I don't even want to think about that :) . Anyway, I have put it to God in prayer I am confident He will lead me, one way or another.
    posted by lala @ 12:14 PM   3 comments
    Much Ado About Christmas
    Friday, December 22, 2006
    Well another one is here! Its Christmas time. It doesn't the same as when I was younger. I guess things are different now. The things that used to "trip" me no longer do. One day just sort of merges into the next. But I want to keep each day special. Not by a huge celebration or anything but just by having candid real time with myself when I can acknowledge the day and be thankful to God for it.
    This year has been a good year I must say. I never thought I would make it to the point I am right now so I sincerely give thanks. I have also learnt who my true Rock is and with each day I am growing stronger in His word and it amazes me. Some friendships gave way to pressure and I have no regrets thought my conscience tells me to regrow those friendships. I really thank God for His mercies. Are you thanking God?
    posted by lala @ 5:34 PM   2 comments
    Christmas Scrooge
    Thursday, December 21, 2006
    Well, its that time of the year again.... Christmas. I wish I was in Nigeria but I'm not. I'm not really feeling Christmasy not that I ever do. I don't know. My lil old bones are tired. So I have realised I don't blog as often as I should. I don't blog cos I know some things I'm just not ready to talk about now. At this point in my life, I feel like, let me please make it through today Lord. And the Lord is giving me all the strength I need. Thank you Lord.
    I'm thankful for
    ... my life
    ... my family
    ... my friends
    ... having a job
    ... having good health
    ... most of all, getting to know you more Lord
    posted by lala @ 11:24 AM   0 comments
    About Me

    Name: lala
    Home: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
    About Me: I'm an introvert. I love challenges and the "path less taken". I have discovered that life more of a journey than a destination so I try to enjoy each day. And if you've never failed at anything then you haven't tried anything outside your comfort zone. Right now, I have a love/hate relationship with Memphis. I love the city because the people are very friendly but careerwise, this place will be a dead end for me.
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