MOVING FOR GRAD SCHOOL, A MILENIAL'S TALE

17 August 2017


It was sometime in 2015, when I had decided fully that my long dream of pursuing my masters degree in a course of my choice  had to become and active one. Against popular opinions, I decided to pursue my degree outside the shores of my home country (Nigeria).


I was already doing well in Nigeria, I had my blog going well for me, had a job and ran a business by the side. "Sometimes our comfort zone is not enough to propel us to greatness and we barely learn new things from being there". I decided to apply to just one University, I'm deep like that (I just want what i want) GEORGETOWN. It was the only institution that I felt compelled to apply to, considering the course I had in mind, was going to be multifaceted just like my daily activities. see HERE

"Sometimes our comfort zone is not enough to propel us to greatness and we barely learn new things from being there". Tweet this

Little did I know that it was going to be a test of my faith, a testimony that only God was to share the glory. I'll do a proper sequel on "what you need to know, about getting into grad school"for an international student, although the process is cumbersome the end is worth it. Fast forward two years down the line, I'm in Washington DC.


I'm learning a lot of patience through this journey and although gradual a new level of faith, and total dependency on Christ. It is important to note that time reveals everything.

favorite bible quote, I had always referenced when I wanted to discuss with God, Romans 8:32 MSG
If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us?

One of my major setbacks had to be finance, sometimes we never just get it right despite saving and all, and we would always want to look at the people who we feel would live up to expectations financially, but truth is this is a personal journey. Running a campaign to raise funds, saw me at the most vulnerable point at my life, but it was worth it because I felt a lot of people could take a note or two in regards to pursuing their dream see  HERE

After my GRE, a writing sample, series of medical and laboratory test, a lot of nay sayers, financial difficulties that almost made me decide the vision wasn't worth it, I leave today to start a new journey, filled with hope and love.

An overall lesson I derived, was that if I could push myself to this length for an earthly goal, I can do so to stand in a right place with God and pursue righteousness. 

OUTFIT DETAILS
My outfit is two ruffle elastic tops worn together to give it a gown layered illusion. One of the few ways I love to express my creative self, is by finding odd ways to style outfits I find interesting and could pass as a trend.

What lessons have your dreams thought you??

19 comments

  1. You did it!
    Thank god for you.❤️🙌🏼

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  2. Congrats Grace! I am so proud of you and your journey. I knew God was going to take the wheel ever since I saw your first post of Georgetown. Glad he came through, and wishing you an amazing year in Grad school!

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  3. Wow Grace! Congratulations!!!! Faithful is He who has started the good work, faithful is He to complete it.

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  4. Awww Grace I'm so happy... Pls don't abandon the blog

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  5. I'm soooo looking forward to seeing how your journey unfolds.
    Very creative of you to have worn two tops as a dress, love it!

    Tuke's Quest

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  6. Omg I'm so soooo happy for youuuuu!!!! And I totally get it! Your situation shouldn't limit your thinking or what you want! God is surely with you sis!!! And He's with you always! And he will see you through!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  7. Congrats Gracie!!!

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  8. So happy for you!!!!
    God be with you in this new phase. Xx

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  9. Your Story is so real and I love your sense of style, plus God is involved. The sky is your stepping stone. You going places!

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  10. Grace i'm so happy for you. Keep being strong and God be wit you.
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  11. Glad your dream came to pass, wishing you all the best on your new journey. You have inspired me and I'm sure so many others through this

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  12. I am so proud of you Grace. Congratulations again. God gat you love.

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  13. Yaaayyyy!!! Congratulations Grace!
    Wish you all the very best and we hope to see what you come up with in your new environment ☺

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  14. Yay!!!! you made it!!
    Congratulations dear...
    Gods plans are really big for his children!!!

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  15. Congrat dear....the Lord that made this journey happen won't leave you there Alone.

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  16. Thank you everyone I appreciate your well wishes

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