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My Post-Secondary Journey I

Hi there and welcome back ?

Today, I want to talk a bit about my post secondary journey – a.k.a life after secondary/high school depending on where you live. This post (and maybe some other posts) is inspired by a friend (thanks Bosun) who asked that I write about my RN journey and I thought to start from here.

I graduated high school in 2012 and I was ready to be launched into the world after 6 years in a full boarding school ?(we had no day students). I had my universities lined up – University of Ilorin and University of Ibadan (U.I) and I was excited about this.

Fast forward to weeks after, and I did not know what university I was going into ?. My parents were in charge of this and they told me I did not make cut off mark, was offered a different course, etc. In one sentence, I did not gain admission. Ghen ghen a whole me? One of the top students in my set ?‍♀️. Like I expected to get into school in Nigeria right away. I was gonna just do JAMB once because hellur I know book, me sef I sabi say I know book (meaning I am book smart ). This scripture in Proverbs 19 vs 21 legit was playing out before me?

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails

Proverbs 19 vs 21 NIV

The EASY bible version says “a man may have lots of ideas. But the Lord will do what He wants to do” Scripture just got realer.

You know what this taught me;

My sole reliance should be God not my human capabilities or human factors.

Planning for my post secondary life – this was not the way I had imagined it to go. I did not get into a university right away, I enrolled in an A level school and I wrote JAMB twice (I know some people have written quite a number of times but I wasn’t expecting JAMB to jam me). I even scored lower on the second JAMB but boom, I got admission to study the course I wanted at U.I with both second JAMB and A levels results!? I also started processing my admission into a Canadian university.

My plans did not work out then but looking back in hindsight, it makes sense. Like one of my friends would say, hindsight vision is 20/20 ?.

I met people I learned a lot from in A levels, and became intentional in my walk with God and I would not change that time for anything now.

Truth is life never goes the way you plan sometimes and it can be tough in that season but hey it gets better! You will look back and connect the dots and smile. I hope this encourages you to embrace your path and be optimistic about your journey.

Keep making plans but also commit them to God’s hands and bear in mind that His purpose is what will prevail.

Well, till next time; stay safe



5 thoughts on “My Post-Secondary Journey I”

  1. Hello Temi. Thanks for sharing your Inspiring Success Story. I did picked some lessons from it(Make plans but do not rule out God’s plan) and I am sure others will as well. Wishing you more Greatness as you Progress in your Chosen Field. Thank you. God bless you.

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