What I Learnt from my Book Launch

Hello everyone, how has 2019 been for you so far? This post has been a long time coming and I’m happy I’m finally done with it. As some of you may know, I launched my first book Virginity under Attack on the 17th of November, 2018. I learnt a lot from the before, during and after publishing the book and planning the launch event.

I decided to share my lessons because I know you all will learn a lot and also get to see the behind the scenes of what was the most memorable day of my life so far. Read More »

Are You all You Wanted To Be?

 

Group of Diverse International Students Celebrating Graduation

This past Sunday I & my family were in Bingham University Karu for my brother’s graduation thanksgiving. During one of the presentations, the graduates were reminded not to let go of their dreams, and to pursue it at all cost.

They were asked one important question, are you all you wanted to be? When you were a little child, those dreams that you had then, are you fulfilling them now?

This question made me think about my life. I had a lot of dreams growing up. I knew what I wanted to do. I left the University with lots of hope for the future.

But Life happened. I wanted to go abroad for my Masters programme but lack of finance halted that dream. I got admission into different schools more than once. My mother later applied for a loan which was granted, but the money wasn’t paid until a day after the deadline for tuition deposit had passed.

I had never cried so much in my life. I cried and my mother cried. We both cried hot tears.

Unfortunately that event and all the previous events, made me lose hope. I couldn’t get back myself until years later.

I left school a bookworm, but right now I dread academic reading.

To all the graduates finishing school who happens to read this, please don’t give up on your dreams. Life will happen, your dreams, your goals, your vision, even your purpose will be tested. Your faith will be tested. Your friendships will be tested. You will lose friends. Family bonds will be tested. You may be pushed to your limits, but in all this please hear me clearly, DO NOT LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT MATTERS.

Have a goal, have something tangible that you want to achieve and pursue it vigorously. Don’t lose sight of what matters; please.

You know what, every successful person you know or have ever met, have once encountered failure, but the thing is they refused to give up, they kept pushing. Only failures give excuses and live by them.

Like I always say, you don’t go through challenges for nothing. There is a reason for every pain. Learn from your challenges, don’t just go through them. It may bring out of you something you never envisioned and you may be better for it. Take this from the girl who never envisaged she would one day write. I never in my wildest imaginations ever thought that I would one day become a writer, but here I am preparing to launch my first book.

As I was listening to those kids, I had tears in my eyes because I was saying to myself, may I at last become successful.

Your family has invested so much in you, everyone who knows you is praying and hoping you become successful, don’t let them down.

I am rooting for you; as always and I want you to be successful.

To every other person reading this, Are you all you wanted to be?

Thank you for reading. Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead.

PS: my first book will soon be out. Please be prepared.

Debbie’s Corner: Am I ready to become a Doctor?

doctor

Howdy, everyone?

How’s the last month of the year going like for you?

So it’s no longer news that I’m an aspiring doctor

But then I sometimes ask myself

“Hey girl, are you sure you want to be a doctor?

Are you sure you’ve got what it takes

All the stress, the exams and all

Can you really cope?

Forget the prestige of the name doctor,

Do you love the job?

Forget the lab coat,

Do you love the lifestyle (because medicine is a lifestyle)

Are you sure someone can entrust their life in your hands?

Forget all those childhood dreams, Debbie,

Do you really have the passion?

Have you been called to it? (because being a doctor is a calling)”

And then I answer myself saying

“I can do it

I was born for it

I have the passion to be a doctor

I love the job

And the lifestyle too

I believe I can do all things

Because Christ has given me the strength

I know that I have been called into this tasking army

God has given me the opportunity to choose between life and death

And I have chosen life

So yes, someone can entrust their life in my hands

Not because I can do it all

But because I know the eternal creator is always beside me

I am going into this, not for myself

But because I know

A lot of lives are tied to it

Both spiritually and physically”

And whenever I remind myself this,

I get a new zeal

A new strength to forge ahead, to carry on

I am reassured in my spirit

That I can do this

And yes I will.

Deborah Adeyanju Is An Aspiring Medical Doctor Who Is Passionate About Making A Difference In The World Of Medicine And Life. Read Her Previous Article HERE.