NDU DESIRE|| 5 Life Experiences I Am Excited To Have

Life has been rather slow recently. The world seems to be on an unending rollercoaster, and things have truly evolved. One thing we can all agree on is the fact that, when this Coronavirus pandemic ends, our lives will change. What we pray for and seek is that this change will be good for us.

Currently, it feels like, I just want to figure this thing called life out, but I feel like I take two steps forward and a billion back. I actually feel like I am swimming in a mass of nothingness some times.

Do you ever feel this way?

Amaka had a post on her blog a while ago where she talked about 10 Life Experiences she can’t wait to have, and it got me thinking about mine.

I sat, and I just had to ask myself, ‘See ehn, Desire, in this life, what random things do you really look forward to?’

As a 25 year old, I have a long mental list of the have and have not’s but that would make for an unnecessarily long post (which we don’t want).

These are things that I will achieve within the next few years, and no matter how peculiar they may be, I look forward to them because I know they’d grant me elation beyond words:

Traveling out of Nigeria

I am an avid blog reader, and as cool as Instagram and Youtube may be, my data and I feel at home reading blogs and I especially love reading stories of people from various parts of the world. What better way to do that but via travel blogs?

In the few years of my travel blog fanaticism, it has increased my wanderlust to excessive levels. When I finally lived in another state, the stamp of the culture-obsessed-travel-bug-obsessed-somebody was finally mine. Now, as someone who hasn’t left the shores of the country, you can imagine how excited I am about the day this will finally happen!

I have so many questions about people and places, so while I vicariously feed off Ufuoma and Amarachi, I literally cannot wait to feel the varying cultures of the earth’s people by myself.

Looking Into The Eyes Of The Love Of My Life

First off, I am a hopeless romantic. I love love, I really do. When I see love, I see selfless magic.

I have always wanted to feel sure love. You know, the kind that makes one smile endlessly just at the thought of the person.

The kind that takes you to a place where you place that person above yourself (in a healthy, unselfish way).

The kind that leaves no doubt.

The one people tell you ‘does not exist’ but you know within yourself that it does, and you deserve it.

The Kind You Tell Yourself You Can Wait For.

Some people say it can only come when you have your own child(ren), but I want to feel it with the person whom I’d have the children first. Then our love just as the skies can accommodate the stars equally, we’d do just that with our progeny {don't laugh}.

I have felt love in astounding capacities, but as cheesy as it is, I really anticipate this facet of love…and of course to stare into his eyes.

Disclaimer: I started writing this post two years ago. Yup, in 2018.

I am so happy to say that, in 2020, I have this already! No, I’m not married yet.

I decided to leave this here as hope- a sign that dreams do come true. It stands as a reminder that all the other things will come to pass.

Reaching My ‘One Thousand Book’ Mark

My favourite thing to do with my spare time is definitely reading {or creating Instagram stories. My instastory is lit}. Movies are cute, but I also want to be able to imagine. Plus, the movies never do justice to the books. I don’t like how they always turn the stories into something else. I prefer creating these alternate universes in my thoughts.

Bookstagram is slowly becoming my favourite part of Instagram (after travel and lifestyle bloggers, for now).

Photo credit: Instagram | @james.trevino

The most luscious part of this community are the Shelfies, which are basically really aesthetically pleasing pictures of the readers’ bookshelves.

Biblomaniacs exist, you know. One look at these things, even a non-reader would be envious. I own just over 200 books (non-academic), but 1000 is the goal. I don’t know how I intend on achieving this goal, but I know I will.

Reading and looking at books give me such joy. I don’t understand it. I just know that reaching a thousand books would be one of my happiest accomplishments.

Giving My Sisters In Marriage

I tried to find a more suitable sub-heading, but this is how I really feel.

My two sisters are the joy of my life. I want the absolute best for them, needless to say. They are such a chunk of me, and I need them to be happy.

After attending several weddings, one thing I just want to really understand the niceties of being a part of one, but not as the bride.

How to pick ‘the’ dress? How to become a part of another entirely different family? What shall we eat on the day of the wedding? Will I cry? Will my parents cry?

Apart from this apparently shallow need, as the Ada (first daughter in the family), I low high key can’t wait to be a slice in giving them another form of joy.

Now, this doesn’t mean that they must get married, but if they want to, I must be at the forefront, cheering them on as they take the first steps towards creating a happy rest of their lives, as well as being there as they live that life.

Having A Job I Love!

I have worked three official jobs so far, and the second one was slightly more enjoyable than the first. This was because I interacted with patients on a much deeper level within the community than in the hospital where I was basically a dispenser. It wasn’t fun feeling like all I needed to do what to mete out what the doctors prescribed.

Although I felt better working as a community pharmacist, it didn’t give me the level of satisfaction I know God wants for my life. It didn’t quite feel like it encompassed what my purpose for being is.

That said, after reading a Jumoke Adenowo interview, I cannot wait to get to the place in my career where I know I am where I should be. It’s not that I have no clue; it’s just that I feel like I don’t have enough pieces to the puzzle. It must be a fantastic feeling understanding that you have found your calling, and I want to feel that.

Heck, I must feel that! We didn’t come into this world for mediocrity. We’re here for excellence, so I am sure we all have this on our lifetime lust list.

Until then (and after,) we keep enjoying the journey

Do have a lifetime lust list? What experience(s) do you ultimately look forward to having, with yourself and others? Share with us in the comments.


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12 thoughts on “NDU DESIRE|| 5 Life Experiences I Am Excited To Have

  1. Wow. I absolutely love this blog post Desire! I can do relate to this list. Firstly, congratulations on finding love. This just made me smile. My wanderlust helped in creating my travel agency and I hope to at least get started on number 1 😂

    1. I’m so proud of you for starting your travel agency! So proud!!!!
      When sis Rona leaves, hopefully we can finally take that trip.
      Thank you for so much for your kind words ❤️❤️

  2. Aww this post is quite well written! I’m excited for you for all the points you’ve made, especially the marriage bit haha. Having a wedding in the family is quite interesting and a tense period but it’s going to be exciting! Loved the post!

    1. Hi Amaka!

      Weddings (in Nigeria sha) are pretty stressful, but at the same time so much fun- quite the paradox, really.

      Thank you so much for your comment and kind words!

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