A new Beginning – Life Update

Hello darlings. How are y’all doing ? I haven’t been so active because I’ve been making major life decisions and I needed a bit of time off the blog. So I spent last week preparing for a new phase of my life. I relocated to Portharcourt, from a place I have lived almost all my life to a place I’ve lived only 12 months of my life. I was born and raised in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Abuja is a city I cannot but mention when talking about my life because it holds a lot of memories that would stay with me for life, but its time to move and pursue purpose. Before I go on with this post, I’d love to mention a few things I’ll miss about living in Abuja.

Having My Family and Friends Around

I’m going to miss all my friends and family dearly. I don’t even want to think too deeply about how much I’m going to miss them. So many memories and experiences I wouldn’t trade for anything in this world. I’m thankful I was born in this 21st century where technology has made it easy for family and friends to stay connected.

Fresh Air

Getting back home after after a whole year in Rivers state, the first thing I noticed was how clear the air was. I marvelled at how clean the roads were, everything just felt different. I honestly couldn’t help it, my mom couldn’t believe my village girl behaviour.

The peace and Quiet

I have friends who live in Lagos, and one thing they all complain about when they visit Abuja is the boredom and over quietness. The peace in Abuja is almost heavenly, not all places though but most places. A peaceful serene environment helps me think clearly, I hate it when there is panic in the air.

Kilishi

Yes Kilishi lol. Im absolutely going to miss this delicacy. Kilishi is very dried peppered meat that tastes like rainbows and everything nice. I’m joking.. or am I? Kilishi is mostly made and sold in the northern areas of Nigeria. I like drinking garri Ijebu with my Kilishi, as an Ijebu girl *covers face*. You could also use it as part of your fillings in your sandwiches. Hopefully I find a place to get here in Portharcourt before I exhaust the ones I have.

fun fact: Garri Ijebu is a special kind of Nigerian cereal made out of cassava. It is produced by the Ijebu farmers in the western part of Nigeria, precisely Ogun state. It is the best garri in the whole world.

Initially I thought I was going to be extremely emotional about relocating but I feel a lot happier than I expected maybe because I get to work from home sometimes. I live alone (dancing), and I can make real life decisions with the help of the holy spirit. I’ve always had the life in Portharcourt category on the blog since last year while I was serving (NYSC) but I could not create as many content as I would have loved to, hopefully I get to explore new places and bring y’all interesting content. So I guess I’m officially a Portharcourt blogger lol. If you live in Portharcourt and you’re a blogger and you’ll love for us to collaborate, don’t hesitate to let me know. You can reach me on my Instagram @fisayoade.

I’m thankful to God for the boldness He’s given me so far because thing adult life is not a joke lol. While writing this post I’m thinking about how I have to head to the market tomorrow to buy food to cook because I’m tired of spending so much money on ready made food, because my savings goals is staring at me like, what you doing sis! Anyway this new beginning is one I’m excited about and I cant wait for the amazing things God is going to do this season of my life. If you’re in a season of your life you don’t seem to understand, a season that you’re not used to, just trust God and obey Him all the way. He will never disappoint or let you go. Have you ever moved to a new city all by yourself? Kindly comment below. Hope you enjoyed reading this post? Thank you for stopping by. Fisayo ❤

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Chuks says:

    You always stretch when you move out of your comfort zone… The sky is your starting point. Exploits to follow🔥💥🔥🔥💥💥💨

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  2. marcelle umar says:

    “We” will miss you! 😭😭😭😭😭😭
    we in quote because I’m not even sure if I’m a Lagos or Abuja girl 😂

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    1. I will miss we too. I want to come to Lagos though 😭

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  3. Fadekesays says:

    Awww fiffs ❤️

    You’ll be alright. Weldone on this adulting thing. Youre taking it well oh. Lol.

    I also love Kilishi and the way you hyped ijebu garri ehn. We ijebu people are proud of you 😂

    I should visit Abuja. I plan to travel to new places this year. I’ll add Abuja to the list. ❤️

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    1. Yesss! My Ijebu sister 😂😂 You should visit Abuja! Let me warn you sha, you may not want to go back to your Lagos 😝. thank you darling ❤

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      1. Fadekesays says:

        Haha. Not if I have a job to get back to. ❤️

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  4. Debs says:

    The way I always talk about Abuja ehn, you’d think I wasn’t born in Lagos. The peace and tranquility in Abuja suits my personality. Not sure I can live anywhere else in Nigeria but Abuja.

    Kilishi is bae. That one of the ‘food’ I reward myself with when I do something amazing.

    Go do exploits in PH, there’s always a blessing attached to every life changes.

    http://www.debwritesblog.com

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    1. Lol haha, I like that kind of reward system. aww thank you so much darling. Amen and amen❤❤!

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  5. Tony Michele says:

    Congratulations on the move!

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    1. Thank you so much 😊

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  6. I wish you well on your new journey. It can be really hard when you don’t have family or friends close by. The good thing is when you are away from eachother makes you appreciate eachother more. Plus you will have much more to talk about when you meet up again☺👍

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    1. Yessss!!! Those long conversations are always everything after being away from loved ones for long, definitely look forward to that. Thank you so much ❤

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  7. Hephzybee says:

    When I moved to Ibadan everyone thought I was crazy. But I trusted God’s leading. It all felt crazy honestly. I asked my parents for their blessing, which they gave cos they noticed I was resolute but they asked me to promise to come back home if the going got too tough. I was just 21. With a confirmed job offer, I packed my bags without the slightest idea of where to spend the night. While enroute I.B, a friend who was aware of .y plans , called to say he spoke with his pastor and they are willing to accommodate me. Needless to say, the plan was to stay with them for one or two months, I ended up staying more than 2 years. They didn’t even want me to leave. Nd I loved living with them. Fast ward, it’s about my 7th year in Ibadan. It’s not be completely a smooth ride especially as I had to leave nd return to I.b to acquire a masters degree but it’s been worth it. I really just love the city.

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    1. That’s amazing dear. God has a way of taking care of his children. Thank you for sharing your story.

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      1. Hephzybee says:

        Yes he does. Much more than we can imagine

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