Same people, same routine, same environment.
21 May 2018

I’m a bit on a low. I guess I am tired. Tired of University. In need of a fresh perspective to life. Away from the boring routine.
I’m starting to think I should get myself out of the pressure.

Beware of generating pressure instead of impact.
-Bishop oyedepo

If the academic calendar were run smoothly, I would be going to Law school this November but that isn’t possible any more. The school year wouldn’t be over by then. My mates and I are going next year.
For a while that worried me so much (my thoughts: I want to stop schooling already. Why would I go to law school next year, then still be there into 2020?!) and I whined. I just had to tell myself to snap out of it. How easy is it for us to dwell on the not-so-positives? Sometimes the circumstances aren’t negative, they simply clash with our ideas of utopia.
Staying in UI since 2013( actually 2013 session but we resumed in 2014 due to strikes) is bound to take its toll someday. Same people. Same environment. Same routine.
I’ll explain.
Same people.
No offence to all my loved ones. You guys know you’re the absolute best. It may not show on my face everyday but I’m a sucker for good friendship and when I get attached, I get attached. I love you guys.
But help! Lol. I need fresh perspectives behind fresh faces. Just help. I guess I’m starting to realize (took me so long eh) that I’m not a social person.
My friend Chizaram in the past six months or so has gone for two international conferences and rubbed minds with other law students, lawyers and important people. Thats amidst other adventures I know she has had outside of that. Your home girl on the other hand… Now, were I to have been at those conferences, I strongly doubt I would have made friends as easily as she did(I mean I’ve seen pictures. Lol. how do you get to take a dozen care free pictures with not one, not two, not five people in the space of a week for each of the conferences).
I’m not afraid of introductions or initiating conversations, no. Its just that small talks don’t cut it for me. Big talks do. And you just have to appreciate that not everyone is capable of having big talks. So there goes my meeting lots of people!

Same environment.
If I were to be a loose talker, I’d have started this part with: oh shoot me. Lol. I didn’t say that though. It’s the same places over and over again. I only gave you my three types of mornings right? I didn’t give you a breakdown of my day.
Its predictably uninteresting.
That’s not to say I don’t do any interesting things but I guess I have more interesting moments from what I read or watch on my phone and laptop than where I go. That has to change, or what do you say?
I’ve stayed in a private hostel since 200 level and it’s the same feel. The same room. The same curtains. The same type of table and wardrobe! The same entrance.
Left to me, I would have added spice to my personal apartment; Introduced plants, bought new wall art, switched up the arrangement to become airy and minimalist.
But, it isn’t left to me.
Same faculty. Same Chapel of the resurrection(where my fellowship holds services), same hostel.
Same routine.
I think I’ve pretty much explained this already.
What next?
I would say okay, every Friday or Saturday, I’ll go with a friend to some new place in town, but *weeps*, that’s money. A lot of money. Because the new places that I have in mind are high-end places. Every weekend?
You see now guys, you see why I’m tired? Why I’ll like to get called to the bar, work and earn?
Okay, this is a positive post so we’re cool.
??It just feels good to let that off my chest.

If you have suggestions, let me know o. Or if its an all expense paid trip to some high-end place, I’m also interested. On a serious note, that’s why you guys rock. You’re a different world for me. Thank you for constantly reading what I write. My pen owes you.

“Readers are not sheep, and not every pen tempts them.”

-Vlamdir Nabokov
(A quote you should know if you’ve visited my about me page).
Flowers and newness,


  1. Oyepeju Abioye May 23, 2018 at 7:27 AM

    Awww Debby, sorry. I know how it feels, and I really think going out would be helpful, even if its not super ‘high-end’. Cheers!

    1. debbyhub - Site Author May 23, 2018 at 8:03 AM

      Thank you Peju.
      You’re correct. I’ll definetly have to try something exciting this weekend.
      Thanks for stopping by. I also think you have a beautiful blog.

  2. Imnuf May 23, 2018 at 12:04 PM

    Debby, I understand your feelings! It does happen!!
    While you may not be able to change certain things, you can definitely spice them up in the little ways you possibly can: the environment, the people, the routines. Only be mindful of ‘offers’ you so desire in this state.
    “When I am down and O, my soul so weary….. my heart burdened be…… You raise me up so I can stand on mountains….to walk on stormy Seas….
    Be encouraged!

  3. dor? May 24, 2018 at 4:36 PM

    LOL! This helped my temporary boredom. I’m at the saloon and it’s not my turn yet; hence the temporary boredom.

    1. debbyhub - Site Author May 24, 2018 at 4:40 PM

      Oh what joy that I could be of help. ??.
      I’m sure the hair will be beautiful!

  4. TheValueAdder May 25, 2018 at 12:58 AM

    Ha! The epic 6month Asuu strike ushered me into UI too. Meanwhile, you could try exploring new places, not necessarily high end ones. And new outdoor hobbies so you get to meet new people.

    1. debbyhub - Site Author May 25, 2018 at 7:22 AM

      True. Learning to make the best of what I have. Thank you.
      Have you graduated from UI?

  5. zaram May 25, 2018 at 12:47 PM

    Sorry Deb! You’ll be fine. Ultimately.
    I’ve always complained about this same routine, same people ish. Now you get the hang of it!
    If I find applications open for expense paid trips, I’ll inform you. Meanwhile, try to be spontaneous sometimes. You may not like small talks but try. You don’t even need money to go to new places…especially in Ibadan!

    1. debbyhub - Site Author May 25, 2018 at 7:04 PM

      Lol. Ultimately, I’ll be fine.
      And what a wonderful friend you are promising to search for all-expense paid trips for me. ?.

  6. Emete Livin June 4, 2018 at 4:14 PM

    I’ll simply advise you emjoy the process. I wish I did that all through my stay because out here isnt as fun as we all thin EXCEPT you have a sure job awaiting you, a sure husband to marry, a sure source of income, sure best friends around, then you’re very cool. If not, enjoy the process o. If you can creatively whip some things and give in to some change in your social activities, out here wouldn’t be much of a struggle. Thank God for Jesus and family. We would all be fine.

    1. debbyhub - Site Author June 4, 2018 at 4:34 PM

      Yes, thank God for Jesus and family. ?
      Thanks Grace. I certainly don’t feel the same way I did when i published this anymore.
      Even the writing did enough to relieve me at that time.
      Lol @ having sure everything. So cool Jesus is our sure bet then.
      Thanks for reading. I hope you’re good.


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