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QOTD: Pressure, Passion, Purpose

Happy New Year, y'all!! 2018 certainly arrived with a bang, and I pray it is an amazing one for us all.

I'm not saying don't chase your passion, or don't fulfill what you feel is your purpose, but these days, when it seems like everyone else has it all figured out, everyone else knows exactly what they were born to do, and everyone else is doing so much better than you, it's easy to just want to figure it all out at once and get to whatever the destination is.

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QOTD: Think, don't judge

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Since around this time, people are starting to compile their "New Year, New Me" lists and aspirations, here's a suggestion for us all: Judge less, think more.

I often say one of the things that frustrate me most about people, especially in Nigeria, is our lack of consideration and compassion.

 

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#WhatLamideWore x The 5k Shop

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#WhatLamideWore x The 5k Shop

Guess who put her fashionista hat on and just launched a capsule collection in collaboration with The 5k shop! 

If you guessed me, you get cool points! 😝

I'm excited to announce that after almost a year after I got the idea and started talking to Sophia Ike-Onu, the Founder/CEO of the company, about making it happen, the collection is ready *cue dance break* There are 8 pieces, and yeah, since you asked... they cost N5000 or less per item. They can be worn as pictured, or mix it up and wear with other items. I'm pretty excited to be doing something different and to be partnering with such a great brand, one I already buy from and really like. For my subscribers, this is what I've been hunting at the past couple of weeks, so I hope you guys like it, and support if you can. 

Now, because this is me, I of course did a behind the scenes video to show how it all came together, so here it is:

It feels kinda cool to do something that people don't expect you to do 😂. I'm looking forward to the success of this one, so I can do another one next year too. 

So which is your favorite look? Let me know in the comments, and of course, check out www.the5kshop.com to order - they also do custom sizing and they ship worldwide. There are limited quantities of some of the pieces, so get it while you can!  ❤️

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Travel Vlog: Back in Rwanda

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Travel Vlog: Back in Rwanda

Hello, good people. Another Travel Vlog is upon us :)

Finally, in between real life and a bit of procrastination, I'm done with my Travel recap of Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills! If you missed my last post on it, while I was actually still there, not to worry; it's right here

As I mentioned in that post, my Rwanda vlog was actually my first official travel vlog. It's got the second highest number of views on my Youtube channel (which needs more subscribers by the way, so please do that!) and is probably one of my most memorable trips to date. 

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QOTD: Tomorrow's load

New week, new joy! If I say it enough, I'll believe it. We have to be intentional about not being dragged down by what could happen tomorrow.

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What also comes to mind is the Bible verse "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

There are so many other saying about not borrowing trouble from the next day, etc. You'd think with all this wisdom, we'd have gotten the message by now, right? As work and life continues to hit us with all they've got, let's intentionally work at taking it piece by piece. How do you demolish a mountain? Piece by piece. So if we approach our challenges like that, it'll be easier not to get overwhelmed. Are you with me?

All the best this week! Knock it out the park!! 

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QOTD: What happened, happened

I love this quote, because as we get to the end of 2017, this is one of the things I realize I already know, but have to relearn and be reminded of. In not letting go of the mistakes we've made and in attaching our self-worth or value to things that haven't gone perfectly, we do ourselves a huge disservice. It's no fun being perfect, anyway, so why are we killing ourselves to do it?

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Whether the Universe, God, or whichever higher power we choose to believe in has seen it fit to shake you up and shift you around, believe that that shift is just redirection. Don't mope too long; keep moving. 

Have an amazing week! Do you have any (counter)advice on this? Let us know in the comments :)

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QOTD: Letting life cut you open

Who told you to dare be less than what you were made to be? I already know the answer. Life, right? Yeah, it's done it to me, too. It's done it to a lot of us. Being your real, full self sometimes takes a lot more courage than we think we have, but even if it takes baby steps, like saying No to something or someone once, or deciding to tell someone the truth about your feelings and thoughts, then do that. The longer we cling to ideas, things or people that don't help us move forward, the more harm we do ourselves in the long run. It's a brand new month, and the year is coming to an end. Do yourself this favor, and let go. Growth is never a bad thing. 

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Remember this; being honest and true to yourself should be your priority. Be the best version of yourself you can be; everyone else will be just fine.

As much as I'm talking to you, I'm talking to myself! Am I right or am I right? Let me know what you think in the comment box, y'all! Till next time.

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Magical Morocco - Vlog Part 2

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Magical Morocco - Vlog Part 2

I  finally finished editing the second part of my Moroccan adventure. I tried to make it 5 minutes, but couldn't. It was so much fun remembering everything as I edited, but I also remember being in the the bus to and from the desert for hours on end, and how travel weary we all were. I remember savage cats fighting over our leftovers, I remember aching booty and thighs after almost 2 hours on a camel, and I remember actually being so frustrated I couldn't find good food after 4 hours on the road that I actually shed a tear, lol! That said, it was still a fantastic experience. Not necessarily one I'd repeat (the desert trip), but an experience worth having nonetheless.

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Ake Festival - Feminism on Fleek!!

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Ake Festival - Feminism on Fleek!!

Books, music and travel. These are a few of the things that make my life a better place. A love for these three things is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me, so I was thrilled to be able to go to my hometown for Ake Festival, which is an annual arts and books festival. This year's theme was "This F-Word." Yup, we're not tired of talking about feminism.

If you're subscribed, you know in my last newletter I promised to give you all the Festival gist, so here it is! If you're not subscribed, you should be!! :)

I was invited to Ake by the amazing convener, Lola Shoneyin, to host a book chat with two amazing authors, Dayo Olopade and Alexis Okeowo, both of whom wrote non-fiction books: The Bright Continent (Dayo) and A Moonless, Starless Sky (Alexis).  I've linked both books, so please take a look and support by buying: I promise they are worth it!

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Magical Morocco - Vlog

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Magical Morocco - Vlog

Morocco was a dream. The sights, the sounds and colours were simply amazing. One thing I know for SURE is that I have to go again. There are so many beautiful places to explore, and lots of great things to do. I'd like to see Casablanca, go to Fez and Chefchaouen, and this time, stay at a Riad instead of a hotel. I'd also love to go up in a hot air balloon overlooking the city at sunrise. Bliss.

But for now, travel with me to Marrakech for Part 1 of my amazing trip to Morocco

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