Hi Guys! Happy new month. Without much ado, let me gist you all about the awesome month of March.
1) Court, Court and more Court.
March was a month of numerous Court appearances. I was in Court on my Birthday, And even travelled to Abeokuta for another matter on the day before. I mentioned Here that a suspect died unexpectedly in custody and I had to apply to the Court to strike out his name from the charge. I tried to extend my condolences to his widow but I am not sure how that went. Sigh!
2) I had a presentation in the Office.
What happens with the presentation is that you get criticized by your superiors, colleagues and juniors when you finish and you literally cannot afford to mess up plus me being a lawyer and all.
I am rather shy, so it was a bit nerve-wracking. I literally prayed over every detail of that day. I didn’t want to stammer, get confused or fearful or shy, or be heavily criticized or speak in a low voice so I prayed and practiced and practiced and prayed. lol. And it went well.
3) Travelled twice.
Apart from Abeokuta, I travelled to Kwara State. The journey to Kwara was stressful, plus the place was so hot. I entered three vehicles and a bike before I could arrive at my destination, and all the vehicles carried four people at the back.
The vehicle I boarded on my way back carried a woman who carried goats and ducks. You can imagine how the journey went. They may have pooed on my bag which was in the boot with them.
I have never been someone to get easily discouraged but that March, it came upon me suddenly and I learnt a great lesson on how discouragement can creep up on you.
Turns out God was preparing me for something ahead which was have knocked me out if I hadn’t overcome discouragement.
One major fall out of my trip was that I fell ill. And till date I can’t say what happened , neither could the Hospital though they settled for stress.
All I know is that on Thursday I had a burning sensation round my lips, it was so pepperish even though I didn’t eat any cooked food till I arrived home two days later. By Saturday, it was already peeling, and on Monday where I had another Court appearance I discovered I had cold sores on my mouth. I though maybe Malaria was incoming.
My people, by Tuesday one side of my lips had swollen up. I am not exaggerating when I say that I was unrecognizable. I sent a pic to my boss via whatsapp and his first words were ” My God! You look totally different in this picture ” Haha.
I didn’t dare appear at work because they were sure to chase me back home but I proceeded to scare them with the pic. I don’t want to scare you too, so I won’t post it here. Lol.
The trip to the hospital was torture. I had to endure stares and people quickly looking away when they caught my eye. At first I covered it with a hanky but I soon tired of that. The Hospital didn’t see anything wrong and the swelling reduced the next day. But I was sick and easily tired. I couldn’t go to work all through that week and the sores took another week to go. Those sores were really irritating and almost everyone that saw me had only one question “What happened to you”?
My friend and I saw Hidden Figures at the Cinema. Amazing movie. I already wrote my thoughts on it in the previous post.
Actually, it was on my Birthday so let me gist you about that.
I had lofty plans for my birthday, maybe a post or pictures or something but I was too stressed. It was on the 15th and travel, Court and two Court appearances on that day didn’t leave me much time or motivation to do much.
Not that I like splashy stuff anyway, but it’s always fun and memorable. This time around, I was wasn’t in the mood to host, cook, or clean up and managed to avoid inviting my colleagues by arranging for few snacks and drinks very early before they arrived at work ?.
I knew that my plan would encounter a setback if many of them saw me that morning . So I went to Court, then went to another Court to join my colleague and my friend who had to cover the proceedings for her department. After we were through, we went to a mall, had ice cream , a market , and then went to go see the movie.
I was not the only tired person. For the first time ever, no rice was cooked in my house. There was Cake, but I barely did it justice. Let’s just say I ate enough chicken and malt all day ?. The drinks were bought in case anybody showed up and so let’s just say I had over a crate of canned drinks left by nightfall. Which I hid in my room. Lol. I came back from traveling and had a blast drinking them.
I had fun sha. It was full of memorable moments. My colleague’s twin kids sang me ” Happy Birthday on the phone”, a fellow blogger sent me a poem, I managed to stay glued to Facebook replying Birthday wishes.
Oh! Lest I forget! You may remember that I declared here that March was going to be awesome. Devil tried to give it another name in the last two weeks but I declare that March was awesome. He tried some other stunts but I still declare March awesome. He still couldn’t steal my awesome month and as I don vex, I declare April to be Victory ?.
On that note, I rest my case. Lol.
How about you guys? What was March like for you?