Goodbye LoveselfBeautiful, Hello Female Millennial Musings!

We are moving over to Female Millennial Musings! Having started and run a blog (LoveSelfBeautiful) for the the past 3 and a half years has taught me quite a lot about blogging- and commitment (**cough cough prospective employer**). Throughout the journey, there have been plenty of sleepless nights, tears, threatening to delete the whole site…

5 things Americanah taught me about being African

When one gets their wisdom teeth removed, very many things can happen, one of these things, naturally as a bookworm, is having time to read. In between the moments of fatigue and pain I devoured the last few pages I had been savoring of Americanah and finally today I read the final page of an…

10 quick tips about life

The funny thing about life is that the more you get older, the more you’d think some things will no longer phase you, but what I’ve grown to understand is that life experience and self mastery cannot be measured by how long you’ve lived. These are attained by how consciously you choose to live your…

How to be the Earnie Davis of your generation 

I’m a sucker for movies that rattle my heart. There are few things in life that can tell a story well. My preference is reading about something  but I will not resist an incredible movie. Tonight I watched “The Express”. On the surface it was a story about great resourcing from an American College Football…

Americanah: My Thoughts So Far

So I have been the biggest fan of Chimamanda since we all first heard her speech in Beyonce’s music video “Flawless”. However, being the fussy reader that I am, I have been putting off buying her books, despite the raving comments I heard. To be honest, when I think about why it took me so…

Full Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird

It has been two weeks now since I finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird; during a DMC that I engaged in with one of my friends today we found ourselves questioning whether setbooks in high school were purposefully chosen in order of disfunctionality or was it based on how closely the novel represented real life? This…

Mid- book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird

Almost halfway into this incredible classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, and I thought, I just must document my thoughts in this informal book review. Firstly, I must say high school set books usually come with so much richness in knowledge and wisdom that many of us take for granted in our teen years. Fortunately for me…

The Journey To Unbecoming

Not having it all together basically means that at a point everything was once in place and complete… But somewhere along the way things fell apart and you couldn’t get them to fit back just right; so you went along holding on to the displacement that you fooled yourself into believing was life. The thing…

An Ode To Travel 

Monday’s reared its ugly head again but I refuse to let my travel inspo go to waste so I decided to try something a little different! My very first Ode :). Some may say “if you like it then you better put a ring on it” but I think writing an Ode about it is…

10 Things To Remember When Travelling To Europe For The First Time

As a first timer when planning or travelling to Europe, one common feeling many travelers have experienced is anxiety. I remember how excited I was once I had pegged down my itinerary, but as the travel date got nearer, literally, a million thoughts crossed my mind. The VISA application process doesn’t make it easier either…

What is The Bell Jar?

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart…. I am….                 I am…. I am….” The Bell Jar, as I had explained on Instagram, is a book gifted to me by one of my dearest friends. My first book with a handwritten…

Finding strength in vulnerability 

We live in a world where we believe that survival is most optimal when we ensure the highest level of security around ourselves. “Nobody can afford to know this or that because they’ll use it against me”. I really have never understood what people meant when they said things like they feel strong when they…