Thursday, October 29, 2009



About a week ago I awoke to news that ASUU had suspended their strike indefinitely (many thanks to my Aunt for ensuring that I was one of the first people to hear). To say the least, I was completely overgasted and flabberwhelmed (or should that be overwhelmed and flabbergasted).
Fast forward a few days to today, and the Obafemi Awolowo University Senate releases a circular to the effect that school re-opens on the 1st of November, and that lectures start on the 2nd of the same month.
Great news, I tell you. Great news!
By all means, the singular fact that I am going back to the classroom is great news: but after spending over four months without having to make 7am lectures – I dread the fact that there’s a CHE306 class on Monday.

Actually, I would say that school with lectures is lots more fun than school without lectures.
Yeah, and did I mention that I would be on Industrial Training attachment (or in my penultimate year) by now if we hadn’t gone on the strike in the first place.
Ok, I’m back to the life where I have meetings every day of the week, where people will call me by name when I am conforming but will add the prefix Pastor when I seem to step out of line, funny isn’t it? I’m back to the life where I have to combine being de facto Class Representative with a penchant for not attending inconvenient classes (I think I’ll just go for all of them from now on: convenient or not). I’m back to the life where almost everyone expects me to live by a certain set of rules (often as defined by them o!), and seem to flip over the edge when I don’t (just like I shouldn’t). And I am back to the life where I will be afraid to play Asa in my own room (for the fear that someone might think I have backslidden and send themselves on a mission to re-convert me)! School life holds a lot of quirks and twists, and yet I cannot wait to soak it all in once again – because I must pass this way but once.
On the brighter side of it, I finally get the chance to try out my newly acquired time management skills. I get the chance to get more practice at balancing doing the right things with getting great results. Yeah, and I get the chance to work for those straight A’s, and I sure will catch up with them this semester (Amen).
I’m going back to school, with a lot of dreams: dreams of making more money while spending less, dreams of managing my time well, dreams of adding value to every life I come in contact with, dreams of... The list could go on forever, but I know one thing for sure: dreams come true.
In the words of Victor Hugo, there is nothing like a dream to create the future; and in the words of Edgar Allen Poe, those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. I exhort, dream (!!!), because the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams – Eleanor Roosevelt.
I am a dreamer, because I believe that if I advance confidently in the direction of my dreams, and endeavour to live the life I have imagined: I will meet with a success unexpected in common hours (Henry David Thoreau).
Do you do dreams?

KOYE-LADELE Mogbekeloluwa,


  1. Pastor...congratulations on going back to school. Thank God the strike is over.. I pray it doesn't happen again... Make sure you post updates about new happenings at school.

    lol at someone trying to re-convert you for listening to Asa... people sef...

    Thanks for the inspiration. I need to work on "endeavoring to live the life i imagine for myself" by working harder.

  2. @ ShadeNonconformist:
    again thanks for feeling me and connecting... Still waiting for that email address o!!! Takkia of ya, and how far with your LSAT'S?