Three Months to Go!!! | Tuke's Quest

Three Months to Go!!!

So, the NYSC year is almost over and I’m one of those few people that has actually enjoyed the year.

  • I’m definitely going to miss my allawee, even though I haven’t touched it, it’s nice to know I'm saving a little something for a Rainy Day.
  • I’m going to miss my CDS days, that one day break right in the middle of the week gives me the much needed burst of energy to tackle the rest of the week.
  • I’m going to miss my CD group, the NYSC Brigade Band, we have a lot of banter and have formed a pretty tight bond.
  • I'm going to miss going to Iyana Ipaja to teach new corpers the salutes and play for the passing out and swearing in ceremonies
  • I’m going to miss gisting with the guy that collects money for parking at my LG, he’s a correct tout, OSHAMO!
  • I'm going to miss General CDS, seeing and gisting with Eti Osa 2 Corpers.
  • I’m going  to miss being called Corper or Otondo or Ajuwaya by random people as I walk on the street. To be honest, I can wear my uniform when I’m done and no one would know better.
  • I’m going to miss the Security I had. In the sense that, I am not really sure what I want to do with my life career wise, now the questions such as "Where are you going to work?", "When will you get married?" are going to start pouring in and NYSC isn't there to back me up.
A real life begins, I’m going to have to start waking up earlier and ensuring that I’m punctual to wherever it is I start working. School starts at 8 but I usually got in between 8 and 8:30 except when the teacher I assist wasn’t coming and I knew I had to be there early.

As a corper I wasn’t ever scolded or reprimanded for coming late, probably because I did what I had to do super well when I got there. Plus I’m one of the more active teachers. I love Children. It was normal to find me being chased on the field or hopping or skipping around or sitting on the floor gisting with my children or taking selfies with them or making videos of them singing or dancing, Fun Stuff, Good Times!
Tearsss, I’m about to become an adult and start proper working life and I don’t want to grow up. Having real responsibility is scary but everyone has to do it.
Before, I was sure that I didn't want a regular 8/9-5 but now not so much, it's not going to be Economics related sha. I gotta have regular income, don't want no inconsistency that comes with being freelance or working in certain fields of the creative industry.

I’m going to do a proper post about my NYSC experience soonish with pictures and everything. I had a blast in Camp and only left for 2 nights because I had malaria and the clinic facilities were inadequate.

I was one of those people that was really excited for NYSC to begin. I did my shopping with my friend Sarie, before I moved back. I wrote a post for Ajebutters Guide to NYSC about my registration experience. I even made a group on facebook which was for foreign trained graduates or people I knew were about to serve. I posted loads of information relating to NYSC in terms of what you needed, how to prepare, etc and some people made friends with people that were posted to the same state as them.

To my fellow 2013 Batch C corpers, enjoy the few months we have left to serve our country. Take advantage of all the opportunities that are available to you as a Corper, Our time is almost up!

I would love to win an award but I haven’t done any project. If you’re reading this and you won an award during your NYSC year, comment below and tell  me more.

This post wasn’t planned in any shape, size, form or manner so excuse the randomness of it, I’m just putting my words down on Paper.

Have a Good Weekend!!! 
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19 comments:

  1. Aw great post Detuke! Sadly I haven't felt the same abut Nysc for the most part. Reading this made me feel a little guilty lol

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    1. Aww,Thank you Simi! Lool, why haven't you felt the same way? Where is your PPA? and your LG?

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    2. Super late in replying this sorry! The days I was at camp I actually enjoyed some of it, but the living situation and now the annoyingness of my CDS has just made me tired lol. We do nothing there. I was posted to a school in S/L and LG is in S/L as well. You? Glad you're enjoying it all!

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    3. Lool, it's fine, you didn't get a notification that I had replied. Need to figure out how to set that up. Eyahh, i was posted to a primary school in Ikoyi, it's almost over sha, time is just zooming by!

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  2. Looool I didn't quite enjoy camp the way you did! The stress was just too much for me. I'm glad you enjoyed your Nysc experience sha. That's good! My sis is almost half way through hers. xxx
    www.folasoasis.com

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    1. Really, where did you serve and when? Aww, that's cool, where is she serving?

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    2. I served at Lagos years ago (I am not as young as I look haha) although I was initially posted to Benue, then redeployed right after camp. My sis is serving at Anambra! imagine that. we tried redeployment and it just didnt work out. she has settled in quite okay though.....
      www.folasoasis.com

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  3. Lool, so that means you're my big sis in the blogging world 😊 oh, nice, you got to experience another side of Nigeria. I'm glad she's settled in nicely, would love to hear about your experiences in the different states one day.

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  4. GOOD JOB GIRL!!!

    Meanwhile, you should have been writing for Aje-butter's Guide when you started! Can you point me to the posts you wrote, so I can put them up there? I didn't want it to go defunct after my experience.

    http://berrydakara.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Berry!! Totally should have to be honest. I don't mind taking over for the next few months!

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  5. Oh gawd I hated my NYSC days. I .ajored in animal production and some how the daft person allocating jobs assumed that I was a vet doc. How he/she came to that conclusion is sooo way beyond me. I stayed with family in ajah but had to take the bus everyday to surulere. It was not funny at all. I was the happiest girl when I completed that part of my life. The woman who owned the clinic was worse than that teacher you hated in school. She found every reason to take something out of my pay just to spite me she expected me to do things I had no business doing dear gawd the woman was a monster. I didn't make any friends and I wasn't in the market for them either. Yup it was a really crappy service and I had the worst adventures. Again with the note book comment. Lol I love writing.

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    1. Loool, I Love people that Love writing!! Oh, woow, that must have been a long journey to and fro work on a daily basis plus Ajah traffic is a bit on the ridiculous side! My journey to work/school is pretty short and when I go to the secretariat in Surulere for CDS, I usually drive against traffic.
      Wow, she sounds terrible, taking out of the already small salary, that's mean!! At least you are done with that phase of your life now!!

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  6. Are you kidding? I couldn't be happier and it was the perfect time to start my gypsy life. Ajah traffic??? Ridiculous doesn't even begin to describe it. Oh I'm a lover of pen on paper and miss those days of writing letters and going to the post office to receive a few too. Don't get me wrong im glad a form of writing still happens but seeing my own hand writing is like a room full of Ben and Jerry's

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    1. Gyspsy life, Fun!! I haven't really used the post office in Nigeria yet, might pay one a visit.

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  7. I have a bitter sweet feeling about NYSC ending. That one day off every week and 2 days off in the last week of the month is GOLD I tell you! (I work an 8-6/7 at times) so you can understand why I don't play with it! I just may run into you at surulere one of these days. I'll be sure to say hi. You seem pretty cool!

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    1. Yup, the days off are definitely very precious and I am going to miss them greatly. Wow, where are you serving? I hope they are paying you well o! Aww, nice! What CDs/SAED do you do? Aww, it'll be really cool if we bump into each other :)

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  8. Aww!! really enjoyed reading through your post,I honestly can relate with the whole security thing after nysc, as i am not sure what to do with myself career wise. I have not served yet but I plan on joining the first batch next year. I am a bit worried and anxious about the whole experience but your post make me feel like there is hope. Kudos!

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    1. There is hope Precious, God's got your back!!!
      Trust you'll enjoy the service year, just make the most of it!

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  9. Hah!
    Reading this at a time when i have about 3months + to go too and it has been awesome!
    Awesome!

    Started a series on my blog where I interviewed corpers who had plans to make the year meaningful and I also post details of my personal project in schools.

    See link below..

    http://www.imperfectlyperfectlives.com/category/awakening-youths/


    Indeed, it's been a great year.

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