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My Night Time Routine

10/30/2018

I have been neglecting my blog and that is quite the understatement. Although, I have been working hard on my youtube. So why not combine my youtube content with my blog content? Ha! Problem solved. Today, I am sharing my night time routine. My weekdays are pretty chill. Twice a week, I go to the gym after work so I get home a little later. Once a week, I meet up with the Brown Girl Bloggers (BGB) team for our meetings. I will talk more about my “second job” in a different post. My “regular” is the Marketing Content Creator for a tech company and recently I joined the BGB Team. I can’t wait to bring you guys along for that journey. We already hosted an event here in Atlanta. Check out the video here (filming and editing by yours truly... moi). Our team is amazing and we will soon be moving into an office space thanks to our wonderful CEO. She has been working extremely hard to get everything up and running. 

Okay, back to the video. 

5pm
I get back from work and head straight to my room to change. I prefer lounge wear over pajamas. You will find me in athletic joggers or sweatpants rather than pajamas any day. Not sure why but I have always been this way. 

5:15pm
Then I show some love to my plant babies. I LOVE PLANTS. There is something about plants and flowers that bring me so much joy. I always tell my friends and family that if you are not sure what to get me as a gift. Get me flowers (and or plants)!

5:30pm
I cook or warm up some leftovers. When you watch the video, I mentioned I have not gone grocery shopping in 2+ weeks. So, my go-to quick meal is ramen noodles but I tried to make it a little more yummy by adding some shrimps. I also added some veggies and extra spices.

6pm
I FaceTime my mum and/or brother. Then I eat and snack while I watch TV. I am currently in desperate need of a new series to binge watch. If you have any suggestions please help your girl out. Right now, I watch a lot of youtube videos and stand up comedy specials.

7pm
This is my prime internet hour. I scroll through social media. I also edit videos and photos during this time. This is when I call friends and catch up. Most of my friends are in different cities and countries, so depending on the time difference I call them and catch up. 

8pm
I take off my make up and wash my face. Sometimes I do this earlier depending on if I already have dinner that doesn’t need to be prepared. I use Simple Skincare Cleansing Water to remove my make up. Then Neutrogena Rapid Clear Face Wash and finish off with Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

9pm
I clean up. Put my dirty dishes away and wipe down the counter. Tidy up my living room then head to my bed room.

10pm
After watching a couple more youtube videos I finally go to bed.

You Don't Have to Book A Flight To Travel

9/30/2018

Photoshoot Location - Café Intermezzo
Top - Forever 21 | Pants - Zaful 

Growing up, I associated airports and planes with going somewhere fun. I used to believe that you have to go miles away in order to explore and see the world. Now, I know this is false. I have visited and lived in many countries in my twenty three years of living. It just took the last few years to realize that I do not have to go far to learn new things and partake in amazing experiences. This year I have made it a goal to explore my area. I live in Atlanta and I realized I haven’t done a lot of the “stereotypical Georgia trips”. I need to pick peaches at peach farm, go hiking at Stone mountain or spend a whole day on Lake Lanier. I did get a chance to visit BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, which till this day was one of my favorite local trips. I am making is a habit to find new places near my city or in my state. Take a drive and look around. For the longest time, I thought spending a ton of money on a trip leads to having a good time. Although, I am learning that there are hidden gems in your area. I want to urge you to do the same and explore your area. Bring some great friends, a camera and create some long lasting memories. 

How do I find new places?

  • Do a quick google search for cultural exhibits, open mic nights, gardens, cafes or anything that peeks my interest
  • Check out the websites of the locations
    • Here you can find out how much money you need to spend or if the event/location is free
    • You can also find out important information like parking and their hours 
  • Go on Instagram and check out the explore page for that location
    • This is a smart way to see if other people enjoyed their time there
    • Also great to see how the area looks and if it is safe to visit



I MISS BEING BORED

9/28/2018

I always preach how it is okay to take some time for yourself but I need to take my own advice. Recently, my weekdays are strictly for work and all my time to spend time with friends and family are packed into the weekends. This leaves no time for me. I miss the days when I would wake up and have no plans for the rest of the day. Just stay in bed until I am hungry enough to go get food. Then watch tons of YouTube videos and scroll through Instagram. Now, there is always something I have to do or somewhere I have to be. Don’t get me wrong. I am very grateful for how my life is turning out. Little Feyi used to dream  about this life of grabbing lunch with friends, spending time with family, having her own apartment and exploring amazing places. 

Although, I miss being bored! I miss having nothing to do to during the day. Mondays to Fridays, I work then after work I invest my time into filming, editing and writing for my blog. On weekends, I hang out with my family and friends. My brother and I were joking about this the other day. About how when we were young and living in Nigeria, we would beg anyone to take us out cause there is only so much TV a kid can watch (until the power went out… if you’ve lived in Nigeria then you know). Now, we miss having nothing to do. As crazy as it sounds, I want to plan time out of my week for ‘doing nothing’. Time to just lie down and stare at the ceiling. Scheduling important time to be bored. I always feel bad when I cancel plans or say no to plans. So, I have to make the conscious decision to plan ahead for some "me-time" or rather some "bored-time".  

CAREER JOURNALS | "how I got a job after college & what I do for a living?"

9/24/2018

I finally got a chance to sit down and chat with you guys. I wanted to talk about how I got my current job after college. I also share some advice on some tips that have worked for me and my peers. Life after college can seem scary but I hope this can help. There are a lot of things I wish I knew before graduating but I plan to share this journey with you and hopefully help someone along the way.