Hello gorgeous people. This is the third attempt to write this post – thank God this one is a success. I’ve decided to include my earlier attempts as they bear on all I’m discussing today.
Hey guysss. A life update post is due, yes?
Where do I start from? I’ve had an absolute back-breaking week. But its been a delightful week, all the same. I’m almost through with undergraduate studies. Exams are done and dusted, my project submitted today. All that’s left is to have the finalist send-forth program in my faculty, the send-forth in my fellowship too. Every other thing is by the way. Are you aware that I’ll be proceeding to law school this April? No, of course you aren’t. Well, I’m going. That one is a whole long story on its own!
Argh, I’m failing at this life update thing. Where do I even start to write from?
Now I know what to type unlike what I wrote yesterday. I’m not very fine. I’m not. I’m mentally spaced out. I had a scare this exam period with one of my courses – jurisprudence and legal theory. A real scare that kept me thinking I may have a carryover course for the first time ever, which means an extra year. An extra year when I ought to be at law school. An extra year which will depress me and shatter my esteem. So I prayed and confessed God’s word and was assured of his plan for me, especially seeing as I read for the exam, other things simply went wrong.
I’ve had to read so much for my exams, work on my project and plan the externalities involved with it, work on an assignment, justle re-establishing this blog along side, and carried on my head a responsibility at fellowship which felt like it was otherwise crashing at that time.
I’m not so fine mentally. Some days, I feel like my literal heart is heavy. At the risk of appalling everyone, I wonder if I have a rising blood pressure.
Yet in the midst of all this (in a week and a half), I’ve worshipped God and enjoyed beautiful times with him. But at other times, my heart is heavy. It is. I’ve panicked. Panicked about law school and if I was getting anything right, wondered if I was going to be late for my application.
I don’t know, but I don’t like having an heavy heart. I don’t like not being a free-spirited adult. I don’t want to be light and free simply because I’m not thinking of some stuff. I want to be able to think of all I need to and still be light. I don’t want to jettison anything to the corner of my mind like it isn’t real so I’ll have peace. I just don’t want to. I believe in having peace in spite.
This past week I did all the running around under the sun that comes with completing my final year project. I completed my final year exams. I had major stress over completing my law school application in two days to meet the deadline. There was also the general trepidation of law school and the rush attached to the April batch.
In retrospect, I’m just a stickler for perfection; which is good once I can cast aside the worries that come with it. Till today while I type, a number of my classmates are still not through with the law school application or their projects. For everything we’ve had to do, out of 150+ students, I was always in the first seven to submit on the first day required and to do it thoroughly(by myself). So why fret, young lady? Oh young lady.
This leads me to remember an interesting passage in an even more interesting translation:
Always be filled with joy in the lord. I will say it again. Be filled with joy. Let everyone see that you are gentle and kind. The Lord is coming soon.
Don’t worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks for what you have.
And because you belong to Christ Jesus, God’s peace will stand guard over all your thoughts and feelings.
His peace can do far better than our human minds.
The last two paragraphs always do the wonder. Peace can stand like a guard over my heart. Peace isn’t passive and negligible, its a warrior (just like TY Bello and Sinach sang here). I get to have this peace simply because I belong to Christ. Thoughts and feelings have no chance before my skillful guard.
This applies to you too, my friend.
Onto other things, do you remember last year I mentioned that I wasn’t sure how blogging would go this year. Everyone says law school is a jealous lover, it wants all your attention. But I’ll be sure to come around as often as I can, even if its just to give you life update posts. I miss writing other posts. Please pray for me. Also subscribe to my newsletter because that is the only sure way of keeping in touch with me. Social media will fail.
Its good to write on here again, are you happy to hear from me too? It’ll be good to read something about your own life update too in the comment box.
Tell me, what do you also think of the new blog layout? If you need someone to fix you up with something similar, I have just the right contact.
Till next week Saturday (or so soon before),
Love and grace,
Kudos Dhebbie. I can relate to most of the things here. I must confess on this platform that I really admire your dedication in blogging. You inspire me really.
Thanks Yemi. I really appreciate it. You’re inspiring too, you know.
The best part about writing this post is that we’ll be reading what’s documented here later as lawyers and it’ll only be amusing then.
Wow I never knew you were a law student! Nice to see another person stressing over project, exams and especially jurisprudence which currently is my most hated subject haha! Good luck with everything and I hope you get better – woo to law school in April. I’m going in November I guess and it’s pretty scary to think of how intense it’s going to be
Thanks Amaka. Lol @ jurisprudence. We ought to have gone November last year but couldn’t due to the delays in our system (strikes and all), so when this backlog set opened up, we were told to go for it.
Thanks for the comment. All the best to us both.
Wow..this is my first time visiting…and I really admire you love
Aww my Abby. Lol blogs aren’t for everyone so I’m not mad, different things interest us.
Its good to have you here all the same.?
I am really so glad to hear that you are going to Law school this April. As a matter of fact, you are going and nothing can stop you.
I love the fact that you are just ‘YOU’. Keep up the good work dear. God bless you immensely.
Thank you so much. Yes I’m going this April and nothing can stop me.
I’m grateful for the encouragement and I’m generally glad to see your comment. ?
Lady Debby, I am awestruck by your openness.
I remember discussing about you with close friend of mine recently, and we concluded that you are meticulous in all you do. Keep it up!
True, I can also relate with worrying over how things will go right, but I am learning to trust the One who took care of the past worries to take care of the ones to come.
I am glad you’ll be leaving for law school in April. God’s got your back.
Thank you Fave. The one who took care of past worries will take care of the present worries.
Thank you so much. Sending hugs.
Congrats girl! Keep professing God’s word, it truly does wonders. Cheers to law school in April
Thank you so much. I appreciate the love Damola. I’ll keep on doing so. ?
Nice one again Debby. I love your sincerity. You are an overcomer already. Grace to you. Thanks for encouraging us.
About the new blog layout, I would say- lovely!
My Similoluwa. Thank you dear. You’re the only one giving feedback on the layout, lol. Thanks??
Thanks for the encouragement too. I love you.
Wow you don’t have very much rest between undergrad and law school! It sounds like you’re on your way to accomplishing amazing things ? Although school has the tendency to command all our attention, I think it’s so important to do something outside of school as well, which is where blogging has always come in for me. I can’t imagine what my college experience would have been like if I just thought about school 24/7! It would have been so overbearing. Anyways… You got this! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
Thank you Audrey, thank you so much. Yes blogging does the trick for me too. I’ve got this and so do you. ? Thanks for visiting
Prayer and the Word of God is an ever sure antidote! His promises are ever sure! The same God who has been your help will continue to be your help in the coming years!
Very inspiring write-up! ❤❤
More grace and favour Debby!
Amen. Thank you so so much.
Lol, at social media will fail. God is always there to guide us, we only need to trust Him.