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How to Create & Crush Your Summer Goals

Happy new month, & happy almost summer (but as far as I’m concerned, it’s already summer!) I’ve always loved summer because these three months have always been full of endless possibilities. With long days, gorgeous nights, less responsibilities and a chance to craft the…

June 5, 2018
Nkem Story

The Archives – Brunch Traditions in My House

This Mother’s Day, I put together and orchestrated a menu for my mom and aunt that I was extremely proud of. I’ve slowly been enjoying hosting and putting together delicious spreads more and more. Reflecting on how it came to be this way, I…

May 15, 2018
Education & Career

5 Ways to Sneak More Reading into Your Day

I don’t know about you, but my reading list feels infinite at this point. Here is just a snippet: Biographies/memoirs of awesome people like Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and InheritanceΒ by Barack ObamaΒ and The Work: Searching for a Life That Matters…

March 27, 2018
Nkem Story

10 Things I Don’t Miss About Living in Nigeria

I’ve been back in Nigeria for 6 weeks now and I’ve talked about the things that I’m missing, like family, friends, spontaneous and insightful conversations and mango season. Now I want to talk a bit about the things I most definitely do not miss.…

March 23, 2018
Education & Career

Why You Should Ditch Motivation

As the Olympics and Lent get underway and as I enter a new stage in my freelancing goals, I’ve been thinking a lot about motivation and discipline. Olympians are the best in the world at what they do, and we know they all got…

February 20, 2018
Education & Career

How to Successfully Apply for a Fellowship Program

I specifically wrote this post for Fellowship applications, but the advice is applicable to scholarship applications as well. Enjoy.Β  So you’ve decided that doing a fellowship program is for you and you’ve decided which one(s) you want to apply to. GREAT! You’re half way…

January 29, 2018
Nkem Story

25 to 25: Becoming the Woman I Want to Be

In exactly 23 days I will turn 25-years-old. Twenty-Five. Vingt-Cinq ans. A quarter of a century. It’s just crazy. The Versions of Me In some ways, I still feel like the passionate, wide-eyed 18-year-old that first skipped off to college, excited to embrace a…

December 11, 2017