I didn’t move, I went to school.

My title is in reference to the fact that every single time almost without fail, when anyone goes abroad to study they usually say they moved to whatever country ,but this isn’t a move for me and that’s not because I don’t want to be like everyone else, it’s because in my more than 5years in unilag I never said I had moved to yaba. Can’t start now 😊.

It has been exactly a month since I got here,and in retrospect leaving home hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be. It hasn’t been easy but definitely not hard. ( I’m very thankful to God for that)

I don’t know what the process of getting into a university in the UK is for everyone, but mine was very tedious, i received a conditional letter of offer fufilled the conditions, was interviewed by the university and received absolutely no feed back from the university until the agent I used contacted them, there was a lot of back and forth then they sent an unconditional letter and so tuition fee payment was made… sounds easy but it was not and it got harder when they were supposed to send a confirmation of acceptance and didn’t send it until weeks after I literally sent a message complaining about the emotional turmoil and mental exhaustion I was been put through and I asked for a refund before I was sent a confirmation of acceptance and this was weeks after the session had begun.

The entire month of January 2019 was one where I was wondering why of all the amazing countries in this world,God decided I should be Nigerian.

Being a Nigerian can be very stressful ! The fear that almost cripples you when you are applying for a visa cannot be normal. The worst part is going back to get your passport and waiting with bated breath to see if your application has been accepted or rejected.

None of this story is on my Instagram feed and that’s one of the morals of this story, real life is sometimes to harsh to put into a picture and caption. The other moral of this story and a reminder to myself and to you, is that sometimes things get hard before they get easy. In the end everything will be ok, and if it isn’t ok , it is not the end.

If you are Nigerian and reading this do you ever find yourself wishing to be from somewhere else? Where would that be? I’m shopping for a new nationality 😂.

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