It seems like it was just yesterday that I gained admission into the university. I can still remember my first room and the embarrassment I felt when my mother insisted that she wanted to see my room on my first day of school. The woman followed me to my room. My new roommates, all in their first years too, had looked at me with so much contempt. I would later find out that it was not contempt but admiration and jealousy! That woman is an angel!
I can still remember my first lecture and how I met my friend and Classmate, Z, with whom I built a relationship that lasted all these four years (with its own ups and downs though).
The experience has been great and I can’t believe I have graduated!
Actually, I have not graduated yet, I still have a few months to go but seriously, when I look at myself I do not see an undergraduate. Lai lai! I see a graduate. A fresh graduate. A fresh graduate in Nigeria.
So I ask myself, what next? I live in a country where most dreams end up being just dreams. So how do I intend to breathe life into mine? Do I have anything that others do not that will make me stand out? Or am I just going to be another statistic? I am filled with fear and uncertainty. But who says I can’t have fun while watching my life unfold? Honestly, sometimes I feel the only thing missing in my life is Leonardo DiCaprio because of the really interesting scenes I get to watch unfold in my life!
This blog is a journey. Our journey to discovery…and greatness.
So don’t be greedy, biko. Tell your friends and enemies, your lovers and exes… everyone, to follow me every day as we go on this journey together.
I am a Nigerian graduate documenting the perks and pains of being a graduate without long leg in Nigeria; while also contributing her quota to make the world a better place. Lets be friends on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. You'll find me there as Naijafreshgraduate.