Monday, 13 October 2014

Things you should no longer be doing after 25

I'm of the opinion that some youthful exuberances should be done with after graduation. You don't have to start earning the big bucks or be a Dangote before you act the part of a professional. You should by all means act the part of an adult/graduate and leave some things for the ones behind. These are some of the things I think should be left behind:
  • Incessant clubbing. Every weekend turn up, kilode? Why are you dragging the dance hall with 16 and 18 year olds? Your tenure has expired. You should not expect to hang out with friends all the time too. After school, everybody gets busy with work, job hunting, life issues. Get yourself busy.
  • Getting into brawls. This can easily be forgiven while younger. At the mention of omode l'oun shey, everybody understands. But my God, you're a graduate now, looking for that good job or working it already? You have employers/clients/associates judging you by your actions and not intentions.
  • Inappropriate dressing. You can't keep opening body up and down like you used to. It's not nice when you can't be told apart from a 16year old because you're both in the same crop top, you're 23 for crying out loud. Allow the transition and look good while at it. Dear boys, do leave your sagging and durags at home.
  • The loud music should go. Do you see your mentors/folks blasting music in the car or at home. You're getting to that stage too.
  • Do keep your thirst off social media please. Have some water or take care of it privately. Your profile should be quite different from that of a 15year old and should appeal to a different audience. Stop ranting/cursing. Live your private life private. Sometimes your random thoughts should belong to your thoughts. You can stop putting up insultive updates too. Have an issue with someone? Talk to that someone, not your contacts/followers. Also your bbm name should reflect your maturity.
  • Moderation is classy. Think, eat, dream moderation. Dressing, makeup, jewellery, speech, party, everything.
  • Set life goals and work towards it. Wake up, lectures, eat, gist, internet, sleep,..., shouldn't be your thing anymore.
  • You need to make healthy choices and protect yourselves. You're an authority over. yourself now.
  • If you had a string of girl/boyfriends. You may want to stop this. You're too grown to date for dating sake.
  • You shouldn't have an abortion while in school. Now you're out and having one? I'm trying hard to believe there's nothing wrong with you.
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Birthday shout out to blogheart Esquire. Remember he wrote From a Nigerian man - What a man wants from his woman for us? Thanks for the support and love. We wish you an amazing year and a long lifetime of happiness. Amen. Have an amazing week y'all. Love, Anuoluwapo.

kilode = why
 omode l'oun shey = he is being a child
How and how not to

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that u used d word "moderation". It's very important that these things be dropped as we approach the big 25.

Anonymous said...

Well said.

Anonymous said...

I think u shld stop being dependent on ur parents too, Yes u'll need their help sometimes but not like 100% even If u r still under their roof!

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you

Mosun said...

Stuck on your blog

Rike said...

Neglecting one's God, health, skin and body

Anuoluwapo Toki said...

Thank you Mosun

Anuoluwapo Toki said...

Yea! Thank you Rike

Eniwealth said...

10/10 for this post. In other ''related gist''. What's your take on living alone as a single girl? I mean, like owning your own apartment and everything in the same town where your parents live?

Anuoluwapo Toki said...

Thanks babes.

I'm not for it. An exception is it's a place like Lagos and has to move for work related issues

Esquire said...

Thank you very much Barr. Anu and others for the prayers and well wishes. God bless you all

Anonymous said...

Dont copy others, ur lyf isnt meant to be d same after all, u can just mk dem ur mentor or smthn buh dsnt mean ur lives wl turn out xactly same as theres, urs myt even be better..Olorilaw2

Anuoluwapo said...

You're welcome

Anuoluwapo said...

So true. Thanks babe

Anuoluwapo said...

So true. Thanks babe

fateemah said...

If you don't put God first in everything you do, that should stop too. This piece is well put together and enlightening. Good job dear.

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you :* :*