The year has ended, like play like play.
Before I got married, I was a Daystar person and my fave part of that was being focused and stating clearly what you want in life. We had this life audit/goal setting thingy down pat every quarter. It works for me still, in this new Redeemed life dispensation. More on that on another post.
Shalla to Pastor Adeyemi. He imparts change in peoples’ lives. Nothing overly religious, just plain logic and common sense. That sells with millenials anyday.
Back to today’s post. Stuff has been happening here and there, just to brief you guys.
- I have a dog, a Samoyed, whom I haven’t even trained. Dude is some 5 months old, such a family dog and a delight to have. I really should get to training him. His name is Sniff but my (hood) neighbors call him Wiski. TF! Lol
- Finally hopped on the DSTV Explora wagon. Apart from groaning monthly to pay 18 taasaaan, I have to be honest and declare that I love it! Fun catching up on missed episodes and whatnot, especially on insomniac nights.
- Bumped into a few old friends this TurnUp season and yea, I have changed! My priorities have totally shifted and appaz I’m a bit standoffish. That was never my intention, to be a snob, I promise.
- Is it a new thing to get hit on by younger dudes? Eiss, y’all can’t see the greys? Park well o, I’m not yua mate 🙂
- My boys are growing! Daniel is more a talkative than ever, David just loves to drum and play. I worry for David tho, I feel he’s not as book smart as his twin. That one is omo tisha. Before you finish asking question, he has answered. But David takes a while. Twins 🙂 So similar, yet so individual.
- Working in e-commerce this year was an eye-opener. I love my job, love seeing the numbers rack up. However, I desperately long for a solution to this logistics headache. Guys, business in Nigeria is not for the fainthearted.
- Speaking of which, this dollar thingy isn’t funny o. I sell Fitbit, books and some bric-a-brac but it’s been tough bringing in more stock. This is FitFam season and I can’t even trade. Comme d fock on! Emefiele and CBM Overlords, how far this fx situation?
- Got a domain name on gigalayer but no single time to move content there. Or even start fully. Help needed http://www.bukonlashobanjo.com
- Been learning CSS and HTML (starting from the bottom, innit). I can read and understand any source code now. Oya apply to my own website na, no time. This life! 🙂
- I want to move to Ikoyi or VI. Or Lekki 1. From my blog to God’s ears.
Random, people watching is my new fave pastime. Y’all Lagos people do the MOST! Lol.
My default ‘new post’ format is the Quick Post. Lazy much.
So I miss having a personal blog and because I’m older, I’ve started caring less about what (often-irrelevant) people think. Did a quick scan of the naysayers and found they are still at same spot as last time. So, dust off me shoulders.
On to random interesting things:
- Montessori is not my preferred preschool philosophy for Early Years. I know it’s holistic, etc but it just isn’t MY preference. I get a lot of backlash whenever I make this statement. I’m more of ‘traditional’ classroom teaching, with room for differentiation of course. Interesting debate here
- Changed my kids’ school because of reasons. They are suddenly more independent, more brilliant, better with word associations, the works. Here is a school whose total fees is a fraction of the previous setting. I am not saying the other school is bad, I’m just saying my kids appear smarter now. Is it the previous school’s training just showing through now or are they getting older and hence more vocal? Time will tell.
- Got to assess 3 kids during this holiday. I have just one thing to say: Parents, allow. This is a HUGE topic for another post.
- The holiday has been a good one, coupled with the fact that I’m on a short leave. Family visits,lots of rest, movies, but no money.
- Enjoyed this Map of Nigeria Puzzle
- How does my Swift Data (of 34GB) finish so fast! Only 3 movies downloaded and I have less than N2k left. My network is secure, sure of that, so no ‘pilfering’ from neighbors.
- New fave jam is Lagbaja – Jenke Totally my feel-good track.
Should have started out with my play-based ABA center, rather I got a job with an online store. Now, this job leaves me with zero free time, such that I feel I may get stuck and never pursue my passion of supporting children with special needs.
Why did you take the job, you may ask? Money! Simple and short.
I did the calculations. Passion is fantastic but if I have to groan before paying my own bills/taking care of my boys, then I may begin to hate myself for taking this step.
However, staying on this job isn’t doing that much good to my psyche either. I see some therapists making a mess with these kids and my heart bleeds.
Finna take a drastic step soon.
I keep oscillating between running a developmental play-based ABA day center (for kids to come in 3 days a week) and a full-time SEN center.
My limitations are:
– Basic knowledge of Makaton and SSE.
– Near zero experience of working with these kids and fear of recruiting people who only want a job.
– MSc ABA is minimum 18 months, full time. Can’t leave my kids for that long, not in these formative years of their lives.
– Funding. I can make some resources using local items though I am not very creative, but I will still need some standardized play equipment and learning materials.
This post was about me. Wish I had someone to talk to in person, for days, about this.