Settling into married life is hard, not only because you and your husband are just getting used to living and building a life together, but also because you married his family when you married him.
I’ve never been as astounded by the allure of “free money”, money that was not worked for, as I was this year in Nigeria. I shared my thoughts here.
I was taught as a child that giving in to temptation is sin, and I know this to be true. I’ve known from my teens that fighting temptation is hard. I’ve learnt from experience that giving in to it made giving in easier next time, whereas overcoming it built my “overcoming muscles” as it were.
But there’s one thing I never really took note of until recently.
I’ve been in love with the concept of staycations for years. It’s a great thing to do with your annual leave or any other time you have off, especially in a recession like this one we’re in.
That you can’t afford to travel somewhere on vacation does not have to mean missing out on all the delights of a vacation. By planning a staycation you can enjoy the pleasures of a vacation that don’t involve travelling. Read more about it HERE.
Damilola Oyedele is in the third and final year of a double master’s program in Business Administration and Public Policy (MBA/ MPP) at the University of Chicago, after which she will be joining a tech company as Senior Product Manager. She got her BSc in Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. We talked about career decisions, role models, and advice for undergraduates HERE.
My review of The Greatest Salesman in the World was published here in July, and I remember noting that it is not the kind of book you read only once.
I’ve had reason to go over it again and again, distilling the rich goodness from each scroll. See just 10 little thoughts I’m rolling over in my mind from each scroll HERE.
For the record, I think NYSC should be scrapped. We’ve lost too many young people, and the scheme is of little or no value now.
Until we get there however, Nigerian graduates are entering and passing out of the programme every day, so until we can #ScrapNYSC and get #StraightToWork, we’ll keep finding our way together.
The khaki days are over and it’s now time to join the labour pool proper. Read a few nuggets of wisdom gleaned from professionals who have spent time on different rungs of the ladder HERE.
Relationship success, like success in other areas of life, is an aggregate of great choices and actions every day. Not many people fall in love and grow in love because of one big thing or the other that their partner did. It’s usually the little things done consistently over time, both sentimental and practical.
What can you do in your relationship or in your marriage today to make it better, even if only a teeny weeny little bit better than it was yesterday? See tips here.
If you’re the kind of person who craves success in life, then you probably already know that it is cumulative, the sum of your daily choices. It’s the little things you do each day that bring you closer and closer to the success you desire.
Every day, there is something you can do to make a difference in some area of your life. Here are 5 seeds you can sow today and each day, that will yield a harvest for you in your career.
Esther is one of my favourite books of the Bible, and if you’ve ever taken time to read it, this won’t sound strange to you at all.
Esther was a Jewish girl who was not only an orphan but also a displaced person- a slave in foreign Persia along with her fellow Israelites. Her older cousin Mordecai raised her, and together they submitted themselves to be used by God, bringing about a great deliverance for Israel.
It’s a short book you can finish in one evening. Here are 6 parts of the story that fill me with joy, wonder and worship.