2014 was a long year for me. So much has happened this year that sometimes, I think some events in 2014 happened last year.
I came back to school January 3rd because I had exams that had been put on hold due to the 6 months strike. I read, had classes, had discussions with my friends, starved quite a couple of times (because the boo also had exams, so no one to take care of the other) and I failed. Med school is harsh though; I mean, who releases results on Val’s day? I was numb for the rest of the day and decided to cook myself some Chinese rice and chicken casserole.
The next couple of weeks were hard though. I cried a lot. I cried so much, I couldn’t bare to cry in front of anyone because I was so ashamed of my self. God took me through a process during those months.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord , thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
Jeremiah 29:11-12 NKJV
I decided to seek God again and I documented it on my blog. You know how people say you will come out stronger after a hard time? I did.
I was chairperson of my fellowship dinner’s planning committee this year, and after years of being on the committee, I knew exactly what I wanted – The best dinner RBCF had ever had and it was great hearing people confirm this. I wrote a test on the day of the dinner and another two days after and I did excellently well in both.
A few days after the dinner though, my friends were involved in a ghastly motor accident. It’s still a miracle and testimony that everyone survived and most importantly, everyone is out of danger now. A few scars here and there, but I am sure we can all make do with those.
I had to write two major exams with only tens days in between. I passed both. I had learnt my lesson. Christ has made me victorious already, I tamper with that truth whenever I start getting scared or jittery.
A few of my friends and acquaintances lost their dads this year. A friend like a sister lost hers a week to her exams and I cried. She didn’t pass the first time around but she went home, buried her father and came back to finish strong.
My baby became a doctor this year! Got a good place for his housemanship too.
My big sisters became doctors too and I am missing them so much. Y’all should get ready cause next year is my year.
My little brother got admitted into the university too. My mum is so proud.
My big cousin got married! My big brother got married! My friend, who became my sister got married (I’m still not over hers yet! Major turn up!).
A dream came through for me this year. I always wanted to be featured on The Naked Convos. This year, I didn’t just get featured, I got to write a whole series for them. I enjoyed every episode and I got to work with the awesome Wole Talabi. Landmark moment for me. In case you missed it, please check out “Keeping Up Appearances”. Thanks.
I got to travel cross-country too this year! Ibadan to Kaduna. It was a long trip and I now understand why people travel by air. Twelve hours isn’t easy AT ALL!
2014 though just had to give me one last blow. My grandma passed on December 17 around 5:30am. I saw her the Sunday before on the hospital bed. I prayed and I heard “Life” so I went on thinking things were going to be fine as usual. “Grandma is a fighter”, I kept telling everyone. The day she died, I woke up at 5am and did nothing in particular. I keep thinking about what could have been different if I had prayed. Or maybe not. I guess “Life” this time didn’t mean earthly life, it meant eternal. I still haven’t gotten over her death yet. It feels like she travelled and will soon be back. Rest in peace grandma.
You helped in defining my life. You put me through fire and I came out as gold. Thank you for teaching me what’s most important, which is Christ in me the hope of glory.
2015- My year of graduation! I have been waiting for you all my life. I hope you are ready cause I am coming for you!
Weak made strong through the Savior’s love.
Through the storm, He is Lord.
Lord of all. “