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Life update - Self discovery

Hey guys!
How have you been? Well, I am preparing to start a new school year, my last year in university. Whoop! Whoop! So excited to complete this milestone in my life and I know that it’s all been God.
Anyways, I wanted to give you guys a short life update as I count down to clock the big Two-Zero. Yes, I am gonna be 20. I cannot believe that this age is already upon me, seems like yesterday I was excited to be 16, then 18 and now, its 20. I have been learning so much about myself lately and I just want to share a few with you.

·         I really like garlic. Now this is a weird one because for most of my life, I hated garlic with a profound passion. But now, I am absolutely obsessed with garlic. Not the strong stench of it that some people carry on their breath, I am talking about the mild almost sweet flavor that comes from slowly sautéed and caramelized finely chopped garlic. It is truly something magical, lol.

·         I don’t like social media. Now don’t get me wrong, I use social media, avidly in fact. However, recently I understood that social media can make one dissatisfied with life. You see all the popular instagrammers/makeup artists with their tons of followers and vanity tables overflowing with YSL and Estee Lauder makeup and you sit at home with your Beyond beauty liquid lipstick and Classic foundation feeling incomplete and unsatisfied. Just remember, it is too easy to be imagine that all there is to a person is a few photographs uploaded deliberately to showcase a particular image. There is so much more to life that a few orchestrated images.

·         I am not dreading adulthood that much anymore. I mean, I am still not ready to pay all my bills and go off on my own into the world but I am definitely excited about this time in my life. So many positive changes are occurring in my life involving school, work and my parents and I know it’s only because I am getting older and wiser.

·         I also like crayfish. This one is weirder than the garlic one, or maybe not because I really like shrimp and they are similar. However I recently started adding whole dry crawfish into my stew and jollof rice and it adds such a great flavor.

·         I am truly blessed. Now this sounds cliché because people always say it but I just came to the profound realization of this truth. Especially with friends, I am truly blessed to be surrounded with amazing souls on a daily basis that I can depend on for anything and everything. I know some people who change friends weekly and best friends that get into cat fights about the littlest things but my story is different and I thank God for that.

·         Cheese is a new found love of mine. Not all cheese however, I don’t understand Brie cheese. However, Mascarpone, Americano, Sweet milk and Cream cheese have found a way into my heart (and arteries, lol).
·         Lastly, I know what I want to do with my life. I feel like I have realized God’s purpose for me in life. Not His general purpose that all His children should live each day to bring glory to His name and please Him in all they do, I am talking about His specific purpose for me, Nkasike Gbana. And I am so happy and excited to see Him work through me to achieve His purpose through my work especially. 
Thanks for reading my random post, lol. I hope it was not too boring. I just wanted to share some things with you guys.
Anyways, let you know anything you have realized about yourself recently in the comment section, don’t worry I won’t judge boo boo.
And my birthday is on the 1st of October, I accept gifts in form of makeup items hehe. 
See you in my next post. Xoxo.

You are a good good father, it’s who you are,
And I am loved by you, it’s who I am.

Chris Tomlin 

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  1. I love this post....especially the part where you talked about the pressure of social media