We can relocate in different ways. In the physical or in our minds. One of the major relocations I had to do in my life was moving to another state when I got married.
Having to move from Abuja to Lagos was a big shift. Many things made it big. I don’t think I am generally good at moving, although I like adventure I like it to be fun and interesting. Abuja is calm. There is less traffic. People are not exactly in a rush and this is the life I had become accustomed too. Even more importantly is the fact that my family lives here.
After marriage, I had to move to a totally different state. Lagos state. It’s rowdy, noisy, fast paced and I didn’t have as many close family ties in Lagos. So it was scary and I think I resisted it in my mind even before moving. My experience so far of Lagos though has been worthwhile. It’s had its challenges but it’s had its Joys too. Lagos is innovative, it teaches you to hustle, it a commercial city and has many opportunities.
Being away from comfort makes you grow. You learn to actually make decisions on your own. Lagos is also the place I learnt to sew. I got to meet new people who I believe I may not have otherwise met and who I think would be in my life for a very long time.
Relocating can be scary and daunting and while you may not like the vibe of the place you are going to, I think it’s best to go in with a healthy attitude, willing to learn all the things that place can offer you. Of course you can always plan to move to another place or city of your choice but I think you can always learn something from the place you are right now or have to be for a season (or for a long time).
What has your biggest relocation been? How did you handle it and would you do it differently given another chance?
Thank you Abuja
Thank you Lagos
Thank you God.
As a blossom into the person God has purposed me to be, I like to think that it’s not only the people that surround me that have influenced me but also the cities I have been fortunate to live in and interact with.
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