Every since I have been a teenager I have always thought about moving to anther country and living abroad. I notice forgein exchange students coming to USA and it made me ponder on what it would be like to live in a place like China, Mexico, or The United Kingdom. Well with the conorovirus going on I read some where on an online article that Americans can get a 12 month work resdince in anther country if you work from home.
So I am thinking about working from home and going to live on a beautiful island. It would be so magical to me to wake up in the morning having my morning latte while gazing at miles of clear blue waters and white sand. I can hear the waves in my mind crashing on shore. I could do my morning walk and evening walk along the shore of dolphins swimming and sea creators hibernating.
I could grill fish on the beach and have a great time soaking up the sun while drinking smoothies. I would not have to drive to work or figure out what to wear the next day. No office drama or a boss watching me like I am incompetent.
I am praying that my dream life will come true me living on a fancy island in a nice condo on the beach.
I never thought about going to college it was something I thought smart people did with that being said it was a long journey for but, I was determined to finish. That wasn’t to insult me own intelligence but, I was an average student I did just enough to get by. I didn’t have anyone pushing me to be a wiz kid. (LOL) I just saw myself as an okay student. Then my senior year I deiced to test myself and see what I really just average on did I need to apply myself more. Well at the end of that experience I mad the A & B honor roll so that was my motivation to attempt high education.
At the age of 17 after that experience I became a bright eyed young lady and felt that I could accomplish anything so I went to a good university. I had a dream of becoming a psychologist. My goal was to study psychology so I could cure all the nuts in my family. (LOL Just Kidding) I starting doing extremely well and then I let people get into my head. Then they tiny bit of confidence I had to believe in myself with down to zero so I began to question myself and my abilities.
So I began to switch major change schools and I found myself 5 years in the game of going and quiting and still not close to acheving my dream of becoming a college graduate.
Then I came to a point in my life where I put on my big girl britches and said I will do it and I can do it. I took on a second job to pay off my previous balances it took me a year and I felt like I was still getting no where.
After that anther blow came and the school told me I didn’t qualified for financial aide. It was no way I could afford tuition and the other basic necessities of life.
However, I did not let that stop me I enrolled anyway. The day before my payment was due I called my former employer and told them about my situation and asked if I could come back to work for them. My old boss said they went out bussiness and sorry they couldn’t help me. I was devastated and I felt like I could crawl under a rock. The school said that could give extension but, if I didn’t have the money on the deadline they would drop all of my classes.
As I was lying in bed with a damaged ego and discouraged mindset I got a call from the old boss and he said he had check for me to cover all my tuition for all the semesters so I could graduate.
That was a miracle from GOD and now until forever I will be able to say that I am a college graduate. My future children and grandchildren will be able to say that I was a college graduate. #Horray
In 2017 I got experience the beautiful island of Hawaii. I remember flying in and being memorized by the alluring natural landscape and the tropical plants. I had only been praying to see Hawaii for about 5 years but, for some reason I could never get to the place.
One day a friend of mines asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday and I said without hesitation go to Hawaii. Then within that next hour he had me a flight booked and a itinerary . Needless to say that was my best birthday present ever. The most interesting thing that I learned was how the USA acquired Hawaii which was through deceit and manipulation.
Other than that I had a great and enjoyable time I got to see the bottom of the ocean on a submarine. I went hiking in the forest to see a waterfall and got caught in a the rain. I walked through Diamond Park where the bomb was droped over 50 years ago.
It was also interesting to see the native food being on the McDonald’s menu I order a lobster sandwich. I love Hawaii with a passion it my dream to go see it again.
It’s been officially 1 year since I flew across the globe to be with my online romance who turn out to truly be my soulmate. I remember the day when I booked the flight and the day I got on the plane. It was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. Flying 7,000 miles landing on two different continents and different zones made me feel like a zombie who wanted sleep.
The whole idea of doing that for someone you only talk to online seems dangerous or adventurous depending on you view it. However from the time our eyes met on the “What’s Up App it was something about this man that intrigue me. The more I talked to him the more he sparked my curiosity. I don’t know it was the whole culture thing my love for the African culture or his style. It could of possibly been the tattoo he got of me on his arm or the song he made for me on Itunes. I knew from the moment I laid eyes on him that I would meet him in real life very soon.
When he gave me the money to book my flight I knew he was hooked on me as well. Most men that I know don’t normally break out cash for ladies they never meet. From out first conversation I said I want to get married and make some babies before it’s to late. He said he want that as well. With no time to waste or hesitation he got on one knee and said marry me and he mail me my ring through Amazon dot com. (lol) I thought it was cute and I agree the rest is history and now today I can say I am engaged to my best friend.
He promised to give me the world on a silver platter with us on a balcony of a beauty hotel overlooking a panoramic view of a beautiful blue water and tropical plants somewhere in Dubai, Africa or Europe. He has no idea him committing to only to me is all I need. I think love comes in mystery ways and it only appears when your are open to receive it. I had to lose a lot of things that I loved for my heart to open up to the possibility of the beauty that others truly bring into your life. With that being said I am glad I found my forever man and this is truly until death does apart and for better or worse. I love you Tobi Dollar
I blame this President Donald Trump and your racists and his ill informed constituents. Americans was duped by a foreign intelligence through social media to help this President get elected devil. The best person to Run America after Obama left office would of been Hillary Clinton.
You see virus are nothing new to us since we have had since start of time. of industrialize nations. My hope is that we can move on and get over this with the low causalities.
The differences between living in Africa VS living in America is I feel like I can afford to live in America. With that being said Africa is a really big continent and I am a girl from America living in West Africa for time to time.
This has been the most joyous time in my life living in Lagos, Nigeria the mecca of Africa. I really just love being in the estates cooking with my bae and taking road trips around Nigeria. I live just like I would in America the only differences it they don’t have a McDonald’s.
Lagos has a country town charm with a fast pace environment. It so interesting to meet so many people from different parts of the world Lagos is an international hub. The first thing I notice about Africa is if you are not a black person then you stick out like a sore thumb. So from being in America you know a very diverse place then going to Africa it’s a real culture shock. I like how I look like everyone else so I fit in well with the people. People also think I am from the Iboo Tribe.
I also notice it was also a lot of Asian’s in Africa and they just be walking around like the regulars. When Bae meaning Tobi my future husband and I went grocery shopping we saw a few Asians shopping. That is about as diverse as at it got next to seeing the interracial couples with were different skin colors.
The fashion is very fantastic people dress in native clothing and some dress liked they step off of a fashion billboard. I am so intrigue by the styles and how the ladies tie their glee, the make-up and how they created glamours dresses with their materials.
Lastly the culture is very different from how I was bought up in America. I love how the Nigerians I am with are very focused on family, love, and respect.
When moving forward in life you must remember to constantly keep moving to new grounds. We are 3 months into the New Year and we must not lose hope or faith. The situation looks terrible and may cause you to panic but, do not fall into the trap of panic or overacting. Remember it also about the energy you chose to focus on. I don’t think this virus is really as bad as the media is trying to make it out to be is my opinion. I notice that this virus is causing mass hysteria and people are buying up everything in the grocery stores, watching news 24/7, and the closing of schools and bussiness.
When you really began to look at the death toll in the United States so far its only less than a 100 people who have died from this virus. This is a small number in a country of at least 300 million people. That was the latest statics I heard sinced I watch the news.
The most important thing is to use common sense stop watching so much news, and keep yourself healthy. Keeping following my blog will I be informed of you on resources that will help you stay Conrovirus Prepared.
I finally got to see one of favorite actors and comedians Mike Epps. So my friend invited me out to a comedy show to see the hilarious Mike Epps . It was the best 2 hours of my life in a long time. He told good jokes and kept the audience entertained. He is a very down to Earth guy. I like him bc he actually makes me laugh and I couldn’t stop laughing. He was cracking jokes on people in the audience it was super funny. I can’t wait to see the Richard Pryor Movie a biography of his life which Mike is suppose to be playing the lead role of the late Richard Pryor.
After seeing all the real live food I felt like I was apart of the food revolution back from the early 2000’s. I love how the Nigerian eat everything is so fresh and health. However you all know that I am a junk food alcoholic. I can’t a day without my good old process food food I craved something fried, greasy, cheese, and crunchy anything the doctors say don’t eat it I wanted it.
When I saw a Domino’s Pizza I was exuberant it was like I won the Billion Dollar Powerball in the lottery. So I looked at the menu it was totally different from what I normally see and the pictures were super small. I was like like 20,00 Nario for this and that umm this sounds like a lot of money. (LOL)
Long story short I ordered a small pizza and it was totally disappointing I don’t know what type of ingredients they used but, even the pizza taste healthy.
So I did my the next best thing I went to an ice cream shop check out the next story on Ice Cream in Nigeria.