Last week was my passing out parade! From July last year till now, I have been serving my country through a scheme called NYSC. Every Nigerian graduate is forced into a regimented camp for 3 weeks in different parts of the country and has to work most times without pay or with very little in the state deployed to, after camp for a year. Nysc involves Nigerian graduates below 30 years dedicating a year after graduation to serving the country.
Yay! Hope you enjoyed refreshing old posts with me for May. I’m going to be posting my updated hair care regimen. I cut my hair (before picture at the end) because it was hard to manage as I got very busy, however, I managed to grow about 5 inches from January to June. This regimen is subject to change but this is what works for me currently as a busy professional in the Nigerian (Lagos) climate, with 4b/4c hair, high-porosity and high-density hair trying to retain length. So stick around if you are a busy naturalista. Continue reading “My Growth Retention Hair Care Regimen as a Busy Professional”→
This is the second and final part of the menstrual cramps series. This part focuses on the cause, susceptibility and treatment options. I spoke to Dr. Yemisi Bokinni, a medical doctor and health researcher from London, who provided an overall guide to this post. She has also covered heavy flow on her Daily Run Africaplatform.
This is my late arrival to celebrating women’s month. Periods is something that is still unfortunately regarded as taboo. Something to be discussed in whispers, something disgusting. I believe it is simple biology and proper discussions need to be held on it to break the power of the myths woven around it. This is a two-part post on painful periods. The first explores the personal stories of women I know and admire, while the second is getting professional advice on how to better manage it. The intention of this is to provide help to women who have painful periods but are ignorant about it or lack access to a gynaecologist.
This post is being made by request, although the questions were actually “what do you eat in a day?”, how do you eat/prep healthy meals on a workday?”. I decided to show my whole routine so people whose typical day mirrors mine can learn new tricks and get a fresh perspective of managing their time to live a holistic life.
As I relaunch my blog, I thought about all the cool names to name my blog, which seemed fitting since I want to establish myself as a brand – a purpose driven woman. However, I still stuck to OnyinyeOlufunmi, a combination of my first (Igbo) and middle (Yoruba) name because I don’t think anything else captures my essence. Not either of them alone, but as it, delicately woven together to reflect who I was, I am and will be.
Some of my readers and friends have been sending concerned messages asking where I am, if I’m safe. I’ve been out of reach for a month both online and offline. This post is a testimony kind of post. I’m so grateful to be alive and to be loved. I was robbed while on a trip but it was not just any type of robbery, it was scary but I’m super grateful to God for preserving me and helping me learn from it.
I could not resist capturing the beautiful flowers.
It’s been a while I have written about myself, life or a short story. Of course, I’ve been writing; but about things, not feelings because life got in the way. I started the year on a high note. I was happy, some weeks into my final year, my family was healthy, work was fine, I had plans and the world was beautiful.
Yesterday, I was at a wedding party when a little girl of about 3 (I think) tugged at my gown and wanted me to carry her. I looked up and saw her father smiling and gesturing that I could carry her. She is a cute baby; she smelt of coconut oil and vanilla extract so I didn’t put her down even when my arms started to ache.