Sunday, 7 January 2018

HAIR POST.

Everyone who knows me, knows how much I hate getting my hair done.
I went natural in 2013 but a hair stylist in Abuja convinced me to perm it, I continued doing that for a year then I went back natural in 2014.
I've been natural for over two years but maintaining it has been very stressful, so I decided to get dreads but I was too scared to give it a go. I waited until after law school and I finally grew the balls I needed to get my hair locked today 07/01/2018.
It took almost five hours of rolling, crocheting and twisting but it looks somehow similar to having dreads, my head hurts like crazy, the lady who did it trimmed a lot of my hair.
I've always been skeptical about getting my hair locked, because I didn't was it looking too short and sticking out on different ends, however that was how it came out.
Hopefully it grows faster.
I feel kinda weird, so I would stick to wigs and scarves until it looks better.

XXXX
L.D 

Thursday, 4 January 2018

UPDATE.

Hi Guys,
Happy New Year!
I don't think I have ever been away for this long, but I've been so busy and adulting is a task and half.
I made it through law school Thank God, passed my exams and was called to the Nigerian Bar last month, the entire journey was an emotional and nerve wrecking. I remember the sleepless nights, drinking red bull and coffee just to stay awake, feeling guilty for sleeping.
I graduated with a pass, although I didn't see the breakdown of my result, I was happy I didn't have to resit any paper, I known people who didn't make and have to resit in April.
Life has been the same, struggling with my faith as usual, insomnia, weight issue, boyfriend drama but I hope I get to write more this year. This is just a quick update.
XXXX
L.D

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

COURT EXTERNSHIP : Entry 1

I had plans for the two weeks break, had it all planned out in my head, study, work out, stay the F away from carbs and sugar. All I did was sleep, eat carbs and stock up on sugar, I feel like a failure, well not entirely but I'm the real definition of a waste man, Didn't realize how tired I was until I started taking naps during the day yet not finding it difficult to sleep at night.

We started our externship . Yay!
My posting got changed to Igbosere, got the email while I was in Ikeja High Court, I love criminal litigation, practicing in Nigeria doesn't look that bad. The Judge heard 16 cases, some which were for arraignment but the accused person's did not show up.
It's a complete different ball game, been there watching everything we were thought in class being put into practice .

Commercial is not as exciting as criminal but , I like the court. The judge hears cases on Land, landlord and tenant, general civil.  breach of contract and some corporate issues. She does case management conference on Thursdays , although she doesn't sit on Mondays, which gives us the opportunity to go courts in another division.

I take notes in a journal , however I' yet to transfer them to my log book, should do that later in the week.

XXXX
L.D

Sunday, 23 April 2017

THE DARK SIDE

Took me a while to decide whether or not to do a post on this, but it's one of them things . 

Here it comes,..............
 I dipped a foot in the supernatural pond, juju, black magic call it whatever you want . I didn't realize what I was getting into until it hit me that it was some messed up shit .

So this white garment "pastor" who is friends with my older cousin came to the house a while back prayed et all. While he was praying he went into a trance, stated communicating with angels or whatever. Then he started saying things, personal stuff about everyone in the room, mentioned the fact that I'm always having nightmares, and things that will happen in the nearest future. At first I ignored him, avoided him every time he came to the house but he caught me off guard one night and that was how I got sucked in . 

At first we had to go to the beach, pray and throw things in water, apparently all the misfortune went in the water and God accepted the offer as he said.
After doing that I felt a certain sense of security and more at peace, because I felt I had nothing to worry about.

Few weeks after he was back again, said more deep shit and once again I was sucked in , mind you none of this came free or cheap. The smallest amount I spent was 10k. 
He kept saying things, I drop money , go on my knees, pray, repeat stuff after him. Then I started noticing it was getting deeper and darker, we had to kill a bird to get rid of evil and it didn't seem holy anymore..

A lot of white was involved, wearing white during , writing on the ground with salt blah blah blah
He called to pray, brought holy water, oils, soap ,honey but I didn't feel safe using any..so I left them in my room. 

He kept coming back with different messages and the process kept getting darker, he would write stuff in salt and I had to kneel inside, it was like a scene from The Originals. Funny thing I wasn't the only one, he has other people who used to go on the cleansing journey with us. I started getting suspicious when he suggested to do something to make my boyfriend love me, I've heard about love potions and I know they never end well, i dismissed his suggestion.

I stated avoiding him after we went to the beach for yet another cleansing as I call it, whilst we were walking back to the car we met two other pastors and he asked them to pray. One prayed and the other watched , after a few minutes , the guy watching told me my death was imminent and I needed to do something about it. 

No one wants to die young. The told the pastor to do something to buy my life on earth back , I was afraid and I felt I'm too young to die, people who are younger than I am die everyday. 
I gave him all the money I has which was a lot, lets say I can buy weave with the money, we went to a river after, did the usual prayer, he kept saying thing that was happening in my family, thing about my personal life and I watched stupidly begging God to spare me.

I was like a scene from a Nollywood movie. 
I was paranoid when I got home, I felt like I lost a part of me, I didn't want to be in my apartment alone, I was jumpy and felt like someone was after me. I called my friend, told her about what happened and she laughed , told me to be beg for forgiveness. I got on my praying mat, cried to my creator and asked his to forgive me. I felt at peace after. I threw out everything he brought even though I didn't use them.
I've been avoiding his calls ever since, I know a lot of people will think I'm stupid. 
How did I fall for such ?
I'm educated !

XXXX
L.D

Friday, 7 April 2017

WEEK 20

I made it guy's!
 Last week of lectures, yet another stressful week .
I think i stopped caring at week 19, i physically, emotionally and mentally drained. Ditched  some lectures, walked out of others, had to talk myself into getting out of bed some times but you guy's have no idea how it feels to be in the last week of Law School Lectures.

Law school itself is not over but no more sitting in the auditorium for hours,waiting for break and praying for lectures to end for the day
No more holding my breathe when the lecture starts calling out student number's because I didn't read the topic or attend group meeting the night before.
No more driving like a manic in traffic when I wake up late in order to get in before 9am.
No more smelly toilets.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

UPDATE : WEEK 15-19

Hi guys,
I've been too busy to blog. So much has been happening but not enough to blog about , just the normal routine.
Nothing special just the usual attending lecturers, hot class room, "I too knows". Slowly losing focus.
We are  rounding up and I can't believe we are almost done with lectures and moving on to externhip . 
I have a study routine, a short but effective one. The mosque is the perfect place for me to read,
I go there immediately after lectures, read till past seven. I try to draft as much as I can . 

We had our second snap test yesterday, the HOD for Property Law Practices announced it an hour into our Friday lectures . The test was from 3 to 7, it included theory questions and MCQ's. I was done before 6 and because the invigilator wanted to leave early she so allowed some people go. 

I was issued a warning for been in a male's room which is against the code of conduct. 

I apologize if the post is short or disorganized. 

XXXX

L.D

Monday, 6 March 2017

WEEK 14

Hi guys,
 Six more weeks to go then lectures are over. This is going to be a short post as I spent most of the week in the hospital . Did not have my car as the brakes failed on Sunday