An Introduction – The PhD Journey-I'll say it takes a certain kind of person to do a PhD, but it's always worth it one way or the other. It is hard work but it's also rewarding. If I could go back in time would I still do it? Yup, I would. The PhD life is one of intense emotions and ups and downs. It isn't for everyone and that's okay, but it is an interesting path to walk.
I’m Back!-Sometimes it takes just one good connection, from one honest, down to earth conversation with a random person to push you in the right direction.
The “Bad Guy” Theory-It's okay if people see you as the "bad guy" if you are doing it in the right way and for the right reason. Everybody who has made a difference in this world was a "bad guy" at one point or the other.
The Weight of the World-While you give yourself to others and while you live up to standards, remember that you too are human and the same kindness you extend to others you should extend to yourself.
Beautiful Storms-Remembering why you started may not pay your rent, or get you clients, but sometimes it's enough to give you hope. It is enough to get you to try again.
Adventures and Borrowed Troubles- As a person, I generally tend to get anxious and stressed a lot. Like it’s a normal part of my everyday life. I generally overthink things which in turn means I get anxious, which means I get stressed. For... Continue Reading →
Crisis of Faith-A crisis of faith. A lot of people who believe in a Supreme Being experience this at some point in time in their walk of faith. Everyone knows I’m a hardcore Grey’s Anatomy fan. I mean, this is my third... Continue Reading →
Unapologetically You … (II)-In being unapologetically you, you have to know who you are. You have to know your strengths and weaknesses, make the most out of them and protect them.
Unapologetically You… (I)-As a personal blogger, writing can be hard at times. Especially when you’re trying to be honest and speak about the things that matter to you. There is a constant battle between how much information is okay and how much... Continue Reading →
Something Old but New- Keep running and achieving, cut yourself some slack and celebrate your small victories!
Oh So Overwhelming…-It’s important that YOU realize that YOU are different from other people, because the sooner you realize this, the sooner you’ll be able to balance your life better and move in the right direction.
That Time of Year-Life can sometimes be hard, but you don't always have to do it alone...
GIFTS FOR THE ARTIST IN YOUR LIFE-Originally posted on TRUE ARTISTE: hi guys, there isn’t a magazine for this month but i will do a couple of blog posts instead. hope everyone is doing well. finals are literally banging on my door and studying has officially…
From the archives-Don’t be too quick to say "this person doesn’t even care." It could be that they are hurting and just need a little time and a heap loads of love.
The Battle with Self-I need to pat myself on the back for the progress I've made instead of giving myself a slap, and you know what, you should too!
Relationship Bants 2-If you can't/won't/don’t want to have honest conversations with your significant other, then I don’t think you are ready to be in a relationship.
Made of Music-There is music in everything and everywhere, but only few can see and tap into the magic! Today I am pleased to introduce to you to new music from one of those gifted people, MonLee. MonLee has produced his latest... Continue Reading →
Greener Grass-I wish I could say I “slapped myself” and got out of those feelings just like that, but it didn’t happen that way.
Relationship Bants (Part 1)-Being in a committed relationship is more than a pretty face and a sexy body. It’s more than checklists and criteria’s. It shouldn’t be entered with idealism.
Trust Issues…-t’s like when two people get married and the husband plans a surprise honeymoon trip and tells his wife to trust him...
Like A Butterfly-Love yourself the way you are! The more you love yourself, the more you will flourish and blossom into a butterfly!
I’m back!-Today I want to share a bit about myself 🙂 . I’m not a celebrity who gets asked hundreds of questions daily, but I do know that some of the people who read my blog haven’t a clue about who Sharon Bolanta is. So here it goes!
Something New!-Guess what guys!!! So, remember the song "Boy's Don't Cry?"
Just Do It-Something sad happened to me last week. My work crush got a new job and left (sobbing uncontrollably) LOL I actually found it quite sad, cause in the 9 months that I have worked there, I never had the liver... Continue Reading →
Boys Don’t Cry-Today he released a single "Boys Don't Cry" check it out below and thank me later ♥️
Story story-I was mortified (I’m not even going to lie!) and I instantly apologised to her, I actually felt really bad. (covers face)
One Mans Food…-I personally don't see life as black and white. I don't see life as an absolute left or right.
Love, Care and Friendship-I have learnt in my short time on this earth, that often when people withdraw, stop talking as often as they used to, or become "busy" there is usually a reason...
Be the friend you want to have
Lesson Learnt!- It’s quite funny how things often play out in life. A few weeks ago, roughly a month I think, I wrote a piece titled “I Want to Quit” . When I wrote it, I was quite frustrated with life, lol,... Continue Reading →
Sun’s Out Gun’s Out, LOL-So yea, I still don’t like arm day, but looking at my arms after a workout and seeing just how much they have developed makes it worth every push up or commando or whatever else I have to do
Glasses for Sight-The world is ours to experience and love and its one thing if you are unaware of all the opportunities that are out there, but it’s a totally different and unacceptable thing for you to be aware but too proud or to stubborn to take advantage.
I Want to Quit-So yea, at the end of the day, I keep going. I don’t quit. If I quit, then it means I don’t trust God to complete what He has started, and at this point in my life, that isn’t and will never be an option
A Fine Line-This is especially important to me because I have often done things with the best of intentions only to have them misunderstood and flung in my face as wrong, evil, thoughtless, etc.
Don’t Step Into This Room-Ha! Nice line but I've learnt too much to fall for that now.
But I looked into Your eyes and saw truth, I saw every part of me in Your eyes
It’s Valentine’s Day in a bit…-I am currently listening to "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol. For anyone who is a Grey's Anatomy fan, ya'll know that song just gets you all up in your feelings.
Almost New Things…-Having said that, I will be featuring people on my blog this year, so If you are a writer, or you know any great writers please feel free to leave me a message. You can contact me at email@example.com and I look forward to hearing from you all 🙂
Tomorrow-. The Tomorrow EP is a collection of uplifting words, deep thoughts, and distinct rhythm, please download, share, and enjoy.
20th December 2016-The day has finally come! It has been an interesting journey these last few days, and today is the last day of the journey. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone that has followed my posts... Continue Reading →
54 minutes…-I am thankful today for the journey of the last 19 days. I am thankful that God see's and He hears. I am thankful that I decided to go on this journey. It has definitely been worth it.
Anticipation and Expectation…-Today, I am thankful. Thankful for anticipation and expectations. Thankful that I can look forward to something. To a new year, to a better me.
Story Time!-Give yourself some grace for those times, because the act of showing grace even to ones self is often enough to propel us to do more, to do better.
Standards or nah?- It occurred to me the other day, that a lot of the time, the standards we live by are standards created by people just like us. i.e society Society dictates what we do, how we dress what we eat... Continue Reading →
Dear Reader-Dear Reader, I know I promised you a post everyday, but today my body has other ideas, and if there is anything I have learnt over the last two years, it’s “pay attention to your body”. When my body says... Continue Reading →
I Love You…-In my opinion, we all work better when we have love. It's something I think we fail to realise until we are surrounded by love and then away from it
The Dreams That Run Away From Us-At the end of the day, there is a thin line between complacency and contentment and in my opinion, to get the best out of our dreams and avoid situations where they appear to be running away from us, we need to be able to tell the difference.
I Am Worth It-Unfortunately, a lot of people don't know this or get to experience this, and that's okay, because it has made me super thankful for those who do.
A Funny One-I'm pretty sure anyone who has been anywhere in Nigeria will tell you the sun there is something else!
The Time I Graduated-I graduated from the University of Limerick on the 24th of August 2016. As is the norm, before the actual graduation day, I knew what grade I would be graduating with. Our results had come out in June and to... Continue Reading →
Strange days-It makes us thankful for those moments where all is seemingly right with the world.
My Expensive Taste-So, 5 days in, and I am thankful that there is more to life than work, school and “just there” days.
4 Down, 16 To Go!-The time has come to put those things aside. Its not easy, I wont lie about that, but its necessary.
18 Sleeps-So today, on this 2nd day of December 2016, I am thankful for my family. Because they are mine. Because they love me and because they are alive.
19 Sleeps-For the first time in my life,I wont be on holiday on my birthday, lol, I'm not quite sure how I feel about that.
Something New-So, I met someone during the week, and for the sake of privacy lets call him Mr. X.
Don’t Jump Ship-Story time! Today I have a story to tell. It’s a story of something I re-learnt about an hour ago or so. So, here it goes. After a long day at work, I set out with the hopes of working on my podcast.... Continue Reading →
I Wasn’t Ready!!!- Usually when I say this, it’s most likely because someone took a picture of me while I was talking or thinking of what pose to strike, and hence I’d respond with, “but I wasn’t ready now!” However,that phrase took on... Continue Reading →
Choices…Choices-So I wasn’t going to post this. I wasn’t even going to put down these thoughts because my mind was conflicted. However, the thought has been with me since last night and I’m learning not to hesitate when it comes... Continue Reading →
In Other News-Over the last few weeks, God has been teaching me about obedience.It’s been a slow process to be honest, ’cause I’m very stubborn and when God says do something, I just like to give Him all the reasons why I... Continue Reading →
I Don’t Regret It At All-I didn't get to travel this summer, but I got to experience God from a different perspective and I wouldn't swap that for anything in the world!
When Love isn’t Enough (II)-There is joy found in having a partner who not only understands you, but takes joy in what you do and is proud of your work.
When Love Isn’t Enough-It's like when you're in secondary school and feel like you're the smartest kid out there, only to get to uni and realise maybe you weren't as smart as you thought!
The Birds We Once Created-Kites were all over the skies, and you could see other kites from afar, lost in the clouds, connecting with kids all over the world. Those kites made me relaxed whenever I felt down and hopeless.
Why I Don’t Drive!-I've been thinking of starting a podcast, and I would like your opinions :)...
Back When…-I may not be able to solve everything, I may not be all you need, but what I have I'll give, my prayers are yours to keep.
To Live…-To live, the dream and aspiration of every man..
Heart… To Break or to Mend-So.. who ever said final year was easy, lied!! LOL Anyways, so in the midst of all my stress, I decided a little non academic writing was necessary.. Thanks to Leo for the title 🙂 I quite like it! How... Continue Reading →
Settling-Over the past year, I’ve said to myself “I need more friends”. I’ve constantly been saying over and over again how I’m lonely more often than not, how I need people to rely on, people I can call on 24/7... Continue Reading →
Birthday Time!!-Okay, so lets start from somewhere. Generally I feel like my posts have to be long and poetic and reveal some deep hidden truth about life! lol.. but I was thinking the other day and I realised that my blog... Continue Reading →
Your Absence-So its been a while since I last posted.. It isn’t that I haven’t been writing, I actually wrote this much earlier in the year. I was going through an interesting time, and decided to put pen to paper. I... Continue Reading →
Passion-Hi everyone! I’m tempted to say “forgive me for the long silence!” Lol, but I figured there will be quite a number of “long silences” ( I’m not sure that’s proper English! Lol) so I guess I’ll just stick with... Continue Reading →
“Do You Boo”-Hi everyone! sigh.. its been a while! and I apologize! I may/may not have been suffering from writers block.. but anyways! Today’s post is written by a lovely friend of mine.. when I read her piece, I must confess I was impressed... Continue Reading →
To Love or Not to Love….- So, today is one of those days, where I have something on my mind and everything else just refuses to make sense because of this something that’s on my mind. The funny part of today’s mind disturbing thought chain... Continue Reading →
The Eyes of the Beholder-What’s up beautiful people?! So, how is everyone doing? If you’re like me you’re probably really tensed ish about exams and stuff! but smiling and being like “Its all good bro!” lol, I make myself laugh sometimes!! Anyways, I started working on... Continue Reading →
A Bleeding Heart-Hi everyone.. uhmm, I missed a week, I must apologize for that! anyways, today I’m posting about something related to the present situation in my country Nigeria. I’m posting with a heavy heart, and tears in my eyes, but I’m hoping this speaks to someone asides from me. If you have... Continue Reading →
My Little Secret… 😉-I have a little secret, I think I’m willing to share, Its something that has worked over the past few years Keep tuned to this blog, and maybe someday, This secret... Continue Reading →
Join Me??-So, this week has been crae crae 😥 I’ve gone through everything I could possibly go through in a week and I swear down I don’t think I can cope! lol, don’t mind this weird intro :p I was gonna make... Continue Reading →
My Reality-My posts come from somewhere deep inside, and I guess my insides aren’t as pretty as everyone thinks. So here is another post from the not so pretty side of my inside 🙂 Hope you like it! Its funny how we deny the... Continue Reading →
Time-So, this morning I was on instagram, looking through my old pictures, and I came across a picture of myself that I had put up. It was a pic mix of two pictures… one from 2009, and the second from... Continue Reading →
That kinda Courage…-It’s funny how inspiration comes from the weirdest places.. it just tends to drop from nowhere, and sometimes it comes from the most unexpected places.. I just watched “The Help”… judge me not please! lol, I’m not a t.v person... Continue Reading →
Listen!-Its been a while since I wrote.. school has been crazy and busy, but I’m thankful to God! Well, today’s post is inspired by Beyonce’s Listen! I hope this makes sense to someone, cause the song spoke to me! Enjoy!!... Continue Reading →
You-Hi everyone!!! Today, I’m not posting something I did, I’m actually posting something my dad wrote. When i first read it, it spoke to me, touched me, so, I decided to be nice and share it to everyone else! Enjoy!... Continue Reading →
I’m Not Pretty Enough! 😦-Hi everyone! (lol, I say that like there are thousands of people reading this!) hehe, anyways, lemme start from somewhere! I’m sure from the name of this post everyone should kinda have an idea of what its about! well, if... Continue Reading →
Is It That Important??!!-You know when you just have that feel in you to write something?? Well, maybe you don’t have that feel, but I do, once in a while and this is one of those times. So I’ve been going through a... Continue Reading →
Welcome 🙂-So… Today i have decided to start a blog. I hope I am faithful to it, cause in as much as it has not been a life long dream of mine! lol, I love to write. 🙂 This blog is... Continue Reading →