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What year 2017 taught me

Thanks for visiting! These lessons were drawn both from personal and non-personal experiences this year, personal being the majority. Read, enjoy and learn.

1. Be good to yourself
Walk away from unpleasant situations. There are some things you can not change. Anything that takes away your happiness is not worth it.
2. Smile more
Many people have told me that I smile a lot and my smile is beautiful. I am almost never without a smile. This year, I learnt a lot about my smile. I realized that what seems to me like my ‘too much smile’ is just the colour that someone needs to brighten up their day and I can freely give them that. My best friend, Damilola, seems to be the biggest fan of my smile. In her words “Your smile ehn…I think I loved it before loving you.” I consider my smile a gift to others, then to me.
3. Be patient
There is really nothing your impatience can do. One tends to make wrong decisions and act irrationally when impatient. It pays to be calm, to think through thoroughly an…

Wall breaker

My hands are beautiful
With them, I work
With them, I build
I build beautiful things
As beautiful as my handsMy only unpleasant building
However, is a wall
Built so high
Even the builder could not climb
A wall I painted blackA distance away from my wall
I wonder how I built it
I want to take it down
I should not
I cannot, even if I triedAll of a sudden
My wall cracks
And the black turns white
How it cracked
That, I do not knowThis wall will fall
And so it happened
Crumbling down completely
And behind was my wall breaker
He turned my black to white

SHE DIPPED HER HAND INTO MY PURSE AND TOOK MY 50 DOLLARS -Olamide, OAC Volunteer

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A friend of mine, Olamide Ogunsanya, fondly known as ‘Olamultiply’ a mathematical nickname she got for her prowess in teaching mathematics creatively, under a company named The Lifematics Center, was a victim of corruption recently or should I say theft? Because that was theft! Olamide, who is also a volunteer with One African Child Foundation for Creative Learning, travelled from Nigeria, to Ethiopia to attend the African Union workshop on Strengthening Learning Opportunities for Youth in Mainstreaming Gender in Education Systems. Olamide narrated her horrible experience on her way to Ethiopia on the 27th of November, 2017 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. She was harassed by some female Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) officers who checked her in. She told me this, “While I was being checked in, we were asked to remove our shoes. So those ladies were asking me for money and I said I don’t have money. Meanwhile, I changed 20,000 Naira to 50 US Doll…