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Journey to the west

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It’s been quite some time and I must say I have been lagging behind and finding it a bit difficult to stand upright towards consistency on the platform. Making comments, reading, and engaging in others' articles had been something I found unusual compared to days in the past.

Yeah, we all have a story to tell, and we all want to achieve goals we are determined to accomplish in life.

To me, I see life to be like a dice 🎲 it’s not always constant to one side when one toss a dice and it’s being viewed from different angles they would surely give different results. Take a look at someone looking from above giving a one as his result and another looking from another on the right giving three as his response. Are they wrong?? That’s a capital NO!.

Then I say whatever circumstances we are in life, we should count it a blessing because the look of things on your side is what someone else is heavily praying and hoping for. Not looking back at those people and positions in life would always make you ungrateful seeing no favors and blessings in your life.

Sorry for the little digression, just as the title implies, “Journey to the west”.

I came from the western region of my country where I was born and grew to a certain age in life, but I never knew what the future had for me. I attended elementary schools and secondary school in this same part of the country, but when it’s time for me to study in the university I had no choice but to leave and go far away to the north-central for further education. I did so happily and it had a great impact on my life. I got more exposure and faced some reality of life.

Captured by me: Lagos, Nigeria


Nothing lasts forever

It has been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the right step. Just like yesterday when I was admitted into the institution of my choice. I was so overwhelmed with joy and hope for better days ahead. Little did I know that I was to study a five years course instead of four years I got into the process then I realized I would have to spend and additional years to that of my friends we got admitted together but I had no option than to accept my fate

I realized my fingers are not equal so I moved on.

Gradually I got over those long years and made it to the final session. But God has his plan for everyone in which man has no power over, we dream, but God alone makes them a reality. My final semester in the university got an additional year all because of the COVID, though it affected most sectors. We got over it and made it to another new year then everything came to normalcy. We wrote our final exams and the undergraduate title became a history

Captured by me: A tall coconut tree by the roadside

No condition is permanent

After all the journey through thick and thin, rain and sunny days, harmattan and heat, happiness and sadness, stress and joy came to an end. It’s time to go back home to relax before embarking on another journey of life. I was happy to go home and reunite with my family again. It was indeed good news to everyone as they rejoiced upon my arrival, but something strange happened out of nowhere turning the table around. I got a call from my sister that one of my younger siblings fainted and was taken to the hospital for treatment. This news struck through my heart and changed my mood, yet there is still some happiness left in me but the sad part in me was much more. I got home as planned, gave glory to God, then I landed at the hospital the following day after the long journey to check on my younger brother.


Everything happens for a reason.

The following day was Eid day and we had to celebrate at home, though it never looked like that usual celebration we do in the past years, everywhere looked dull and you would see the sadness on everyone's face. But God won’t do something without giving us the chance to thank him. No matter the circumstance we had to appreciate his glory and unending blessings over us all. It was a day to celebrate. We celebrated and had fun, watched movies, played games, chatted, and went out to visit friends and families trying to take off the sourness in our hearts.

Captured by me: on our way to our home town

The following day we had to journey down to our hometown for a special prayer which is organized every year. We board a bus to take us to and fro so it would be a quick one without stress but what God had planned to happen would surely happen, on our way it had been a wonderful journey and a great experience, the driver was on a normal speed and maintained a great driving accuracy, not until something terrible happens which was so sudden and unexpected.

Captured by me: Back wheel of the bus

The driver just arrived from his trip to the north, but on our way, maybe half the journey to our hometown the wheel of his bus got loose and the back wheel flew away into the bush while the vehicle was in motion. Everyone on the bus heard the sound but couldn’t get what happened exactly. The driver had noticed and had to keep steady with his steering and tried to put the bus on a balance till he got a perfect spot to stop. We dropped and checked what just happened, it was one moment no one could say what happened exactly and how it happened. We gave thanks to God for keeping us alive and making us witness more days on the earth's surface.

Captured by me: We found the lost wheel


Conclusion

Life is multidimensional, these same occurrences would have happened to some or not even up to this but had taken their lives. We could have become a story in the sand of time just as many other people who gave up, but with his grace and mercy, we remained healthy. I am here today writing and you are reading, I pray the Lord continues to make our heart happy and grant us a healthy living, making joy, prosperity our everyday occurrence.

One thing I want us to have in mind is that we can never turn back the hands of time no matter how hard we try, we can never change what has happened no matter how much we cry… Life is sweet and sour, just prepare yourself for the worst of it so it won’t come so suddenly, when thinking about positivity think towards negativity too…

IT IS NOT GOODBYE, BUT SEE YOU AGAIN 👋👋👋

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I'm not entirely sure what you mean by the post, but I enjoyed your photos of your world.

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2 months ago

Good to know you love the pictures

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2 months ago

It must have been quite a scare what happened to the bus. Thank God nothing happened. You could say that day you born again. Congratulations on your graduation and I hope your brother is getting better.

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We give thanks to God almighty for everything Life isn’t meant to be straightforward but we have to struggle pass the bumps and dumps

Thanks so much for the well wishes I really appreciate

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2 months ago

Congrats bro,latest congrats graduate in town,lols. Thank God for sparing your life. So many didn't even witness up to this and they are gone.

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2 months ago

That’s true. All we have to do is to give thanks to the almighty for his grace.

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I am happy for you being a graduate. I believe everything happened so as to know God is always there for His children I pray for your brother for a quick recovery and may He make the healing permanent. Thank God for life.

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Amin Thanks so much my dear princess. I owe you a lot. You have been like a backbone and I really appreciate everything Thanks you for the well wishes

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2 months ago

I love the quote at the end 🙂 I hope your younger sibling is fine now?

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He is getting better.
Thanks so much ma’am

I really appreciate.

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2 months ago

Haven't seen you in a while but glad you're back writing :) Also good you were safe despite that bus wheel flying elsewhere.

Keep safe and see you around❣

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Thanks so much my dear friend. I really appreciate. And thanks for the well wishes I really appreciate

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2 months ago

You're welcome :)

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We all have different story to tell and we all different paths in life to follow. Indeed, whatever life presents to us, we should make the most out of it. Yes, we have goals but we can still achieve them if we persevere.

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2 months ago

You are totally right and I agree with you We have different pace to follow in life and that would be as a result of our prayers and dedication towards such goal

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