It’s Been Too Long πŸ™Š

Hello everyone.

It’s been too long

My last post was in February (almost 4 months agoπŸ˜”). Since then, I’ve been so swamped with completing my thesis and other academic work. Sprinkle in a lot bit of writers block…anddddd here we are.

So, in the spirit of getting back on track, it’s only fair that I let you guys in on what’s been happening so far.

Yep, you guessed right!

We’re doing a life update 🎊 🎊 🎊

I got a couple of questions off the internet and included some I made up and I’ll be answering them here.

I hope you enjoy this and it feels good to be writing again πŸ€—

1. Now that you’re just about rounding up, do you think a second degree was worth it?

It had better be (jk, jk)

A second degree was absolutely worth it. In addition to basic academic work, I was able to gain so many other useful skills.

For my thesis, I created an actual, feasible product that not only reduces waste, but also directs it into a very important channel. Coupled with running after 50 chickens (of whom a couple died along the way) for 4 weeks, I couldn’t be more proud of myself.

In a nutshell, it wasn’t just gaining more academic knowledge that made a second degree worth the time and effort.

The friends I made, being able to function in a leadership position, learning to figure a lot of things out myself and having to grow up really quickly made my second degree absolutely worth it.

2. Soooo… are you dating anyone now?

Before you go any further, read this post!

Let’s just say the Lord has been good 😎

3. How has life been in the past 6 months?

It’s still mind-blowing that half of the year has gone by so quickly. I remember exactly what happened on the 1st of January, 2019 and now June is over.

In all honesty, the past 6 months have been busy for me. I’ve barely had time for myself because I had a thesis to finish.

For the greater part of March and April, I probably had the worse sleeping schedule because I had to constantly feed the animals I was working with. Coupled with the scratches I had on my arm from my chicken encounters, let me just say that if you plan on starting a poultry business, be ready to devote 89% of your time and energy to your chickens.

Thankfully, God has been so faithful and I’ve been able to round up my thesis and meet the graduation requirements.

I need to take time off to evaluate myself, the past 6 months, my resolutions and the projects I have planned for the rest of the year.

4. Any New Year’s Resolutions? If yes, how is that working for you?

I had just about 4 New Year Resolutions and I was killing them, until all my energy had to be channeled into my thesis.

I didn’t fall completely off track though.

Anyways, now that I have a lot more time to myself, I’ll be taking them up again.

5. What do you like to do in your free time?

Well, listening to podcasts have become one of my favorite things to do. If you haven’t jumped on the podcast train yet, what are you even doing?

Android users can download Castbox from the Google App Store while iOS users can use the podcast app which is pre-installed.

I also read books on my tab when I can. All the Robin Cook fans in the house, can I see a 🀟in the comments section?

6. What’s the update with the 2019 reading list?

See my 2019 reading list here

I finished the books for January, February, March and April successfully πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Then, I stumbled across a folder of Robin Cook books I forgot I had on my laptop and everything changed πŸ˜….

I will definitely get back to the books on my reading list, but where’s the fun in keeping to rules?

7. You can’t sleep without?

Taking off my brassiere.

8. What did you do last night at 00:00?

I was chatting on WhatsApp.

9. Where do you see yourself living on your own?

I’ve always wanted to visit/live in Greece. Not because of the whole Santorini craze that was all over Twitter, but because Greek mythology has always fascinated me.

Being able to live where these stories took root from would be a literal dream for me.

P.S: I’m open to receiving all-expense paid trips to Greece 😁

10. What’s the most important lesson you’ve learnt so far this year?

Gosh, I have so many but I’ll just stick with this one.

I learnt that Thanksgiving literally encourages God to finish what he has started and to perfect it.

I had something I was waiting for that without which I couldn’t graduate. I had done all the worrying possible, but it wasn’t forthcoming, so, I decided to hand it over to God.

The postgraduate fellowship in my school had a Thanksgiving service to end the session and I felt led to go and just thank God irrespective of how things were looking.

So, your girl went and danced oh (I’m not the best dancer, but I did what I could). I gave a testimony thanking God for my convocation (next month) and went back to my seat.

After the service, I went back to my room, had dinner and went to bed. Around 3am, I woke up from a dream in which the document I was waiting for was accepted. I turned on my data and tada, a mail came in saying that my document had been accepted. I can’t count how many times I muttered, ‘thank you Jesus’, but it was a lot πŸ˜…

Well, here we are today.

I’m never taking Thanksgiving for granted ever again and so should you!

11. Any parting words?

Just know that good things will always take time. If something/someone is worth the while, it is important to take time to build, grow and learn from it.

Patience is key πŸ”‘

Good things take time

With plenty of love,

Ihuoma 🐈

Current Interest 🎧

The NoSleep Podcast

P.S: The podcasts I share aren’t exclusive to Castbox alone. iOS users can search on the podcast app for my shares.

However, downloading the Castbox app wouldn’t hurt uno πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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  1. Welcome back Ihu babyyyy!
    As I read this, I did a flash back to many months ago when you wrote that you were going to grad school. God is sooo faithful! Thank you for sharing. I’ve drawn strength for it for my own journey….
    And that thanksgiving testimony! The dreammmmm! and then seeing in real life… Haha! God is amazing.
    Congrats again dear πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  2. Congratulations! P.S. my mom has a poultry feed production business in Benin that started out as a poultry business, so I understand first hand. P.P.S. starting my podcast real real soon. I hope you listen!

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