Miniature Gratitude: I have decided to remain beautiful

By Toluwalope Adegoke One of the things I dread the most as a person is having skin blemishes. Up until puberty set in, I’d always had a healthy, smooth, scarless, and spotless skin, especially on my face. With puberty came pimples, so, I had to deal with it. What would you expect from someone who…

Miniature Gratitude: Life and Light

By Damola Morenikeji It’s 6pm and I had just hugged my new friend, Fritz, as he left for an appointment. The hug was warm and humane. It warmed my heart and prepared me for the night. We had just talked about how we may improve the learning experience and culture of an international organization we…

Cheers to the smell of books!!!

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye I took on a new challenge. Although I had no idea how tedious and nerve – racking it will be, I took it on. And oh! It is not funny. Since I began this new phase three weeks ago, I have asked myself everyday why I always have to make everything complicated….

Miniature Gratitude: The Gift that my Boss is

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye You obviously already saw that today’s series is about what a gift my boss is to me. I want to express how much I adore the privilege to have a woman so graceful as my boss and friend. From the week I started working for her, few people in my office had…

Miniature Gratitude: My thoughtful names

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye Here in my part of the world, names are often given to children based on circumstances around the birth of the child or even, the feelings of the parents and family members at the time. But my names hardly gave anything away about the circumstances surrounding my birth. My names proved to…

“Don’t look farther than today”

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye A while ago, I was having a chat with my friend and we were going on and on about plans and the many things we had to do for the week. Just talking about it was so overwhelming that he had to acknowledge how packed the week was going to be. And…

Miniature Gratitude: The Bliss of BOREDOM

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye For some time now, I have lived in the busy city of Lagos working, living, thriving and enjoying the city with some of the best people in the world. Now, I love my job (I really do) because it avail me the opportunity to work with the best boss on the planet…

My Reward

In 2017, I was at a vulnerable group meeting (similitude of an Alcoholic Anonymous meeting) and as we went round, each introducing him/herself and sharing something about the pain/experiences that had brought us to such meeting, I caught myself utter a statement as I shared of myself. That was not the first time for me…

I am going to CRY!!!

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye I think I am going to shed tears the first I have to talk about my marriage. I don’t know if every single ladies think that, but I am saying mine out loud. I am going to shed tears of joy for finally getting married to my best friend, but I will shed…

I found love!!!!

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye *NOTE: I have a pen-pal who I often share the most vulnerable details of the progress and setbacks in my life with, before I find the courage to post it up here. I wrote this letter to my friend in January just to appreciate how beneficial our acquaintance has being to me….