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.
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.
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 ❤
Highlights of my last holiday