Sunday 8th March 2020

Went to church as usual with Tobes today. Met a medical student at church also (she was a Nigerian too!) and spoke with her about medicine, NGO’s and being a Nigerian.  One of the things she said that resonated with me was that when I start medicine, I need to just focus on the content I’m learning. There’s no point focusing on your nerves or anxieties because the moment you keep on doing so, you won’t be able to focus on the content and thus you won’t do well. She said it a lot more articulately than I’ve written it, but when she said it, it made me instantly feel a lot calmer about starting medical school this September (By God’s grace). I really enjoyed my conversation with her and made plans to go to the Centre For National Culture with her next Saturday.  I’m so glad to have met her.

After church, I went swimming with Sandra. The second the boys at the pool found out we can’t swim, they immediately attempted to ‘teach’ us by groping our arms in the pool and trying to glide our bodies towards them; telling us to ‘follow them so we could learn’. Of course, me and Sandra didn’t pay them no mind, but I had a fun time in the pool all the same. Every time a guy asked me why I wasn’t swimming, I’d tell him that I wasn’t trying to get my 100 cedi hair wet and ruined. In the end though I succumbed to peer pressure and put my whole head into the water. 3 hours later when I was home and my scalp was still dripping even though the rest of my body was dry, I regretted that decision.

I also met a professional tour guide (Sam) at the pool and I was picking his brains on how to start a successful tour guide business. Over the last few days, me and Toby have been looking into building Toby a tour business empire (as he’s currently looking for work). So meeting Sam at the pool and learning about his business ‘Golden Star Premier Tours’ was like finding gold dust. Sam said I should give his number to Toby so that they can have a chat. I’m excited about this new connection for Toby. Hopefully, once we get his tour services up and running, he won’t be broke for much longer.

With this being said, I’m a tiny bit worried about our friendship. He compliments me a lotttt. Always calling me beautiful. I’m just hoping this isn’t a sign of something else. The way he sometimes looks at me though…

 

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