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The Final Stretch

It’s funny how a short span of time can reveal very much. In the past few weeks, I have worked harder than I’ve ever worked throughout my four years in university. I don’t really think I’m very hardworking or resilient. In the past, I struggled to find activities that completely capture my attention and keep me engaged for long periods of time. But in the past few weeks, as I’ve been wring my thesis, I’ve come to see and love a new part of me.

I have seen that when I put my heart to something, I can work round the clock to make it happen. Writing did that for me. The fear of graduating with regrets that I could have worked harder kept me going, and on Monday, May 1, I submitted my thesis. I should do the mandatory Facebook and Instagram posts thanking God and my friends and fans for the victory haha. But I guess I’m either happily boring or haven’t fully accepted the fact that I finished my thesis to actually get around to doing those yet. Or maybe I never will. The “likes” are great but then, what? πŸ˜€

Today as I sit in my empty office at past 10pm, begging God for grace to complete my final paper, I reminisce on the journey that this final semester in college has been.

If I could go back, I would do certain things differently.

For one, I’d take much easier classes. I have taken all higher level classes and done very well in the past, but throw in a 150-page thesis of all original work and you have a little complication. I worked very hard for one of my classes and yesterday, when I got my grade, I literally sat on my bed and wept like a baby. Lol. You don’t want to perform badly in your final semester in college, do you?

So if I could go back, I wouldn’t take that class. I would focus on more fun and relaxing classes. But when you’re in a situation like mine- where I had a hold on my account (for the umpteenth and last time) and had to literally take any classes that were left, I cannot complain much. I did my best, I really did. And although I don’t think that class favored me, I move on with joy.

Random fact- did I ever mention on the blog that I had a head concussion this past semester? I found it very funny, but from the warnings I received at the health center, it was quite a serious case. Oh well, here I am, standing and almost done with college, despite having a head concussion in my final semester.

Today I’m just checking in with all you allΒ to say that God is good and His mercy endures forever.

runningAlso, randomly, I feel like my body has almost betrayed me in these past few days. On Monday, I literally felt like my mind and body shut down. I also had horrible stomach cramps, andΒ I couldn’t get my mind around typing one more word after I submitted my thesis.

I have had to beg God and to cajole myself into leaving my room to finally start on my final paper, which will be submitted after this all-nighter I’m about to pull.

Advice for the kids- take the most fun and least stressful classes you can find in your final semester. Also, pray that you don’t have any holds on your account so you can actually take nice classes and not just what’s left. Lol.

That said, I’ve missed my blog very much. I’m happy that I don’t put myself under the pressure to produce spiritually profound material anymore. At this point, I’m more focused on just writing one sentence after another, because the ability to do that is in itself a miracle.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers, may God be with you. I can’t wait to eventually share all the mighty testimonies that are headed my way!


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Hey, my name is Alheri and I'm obsessed with Jesus. This blog is me keeping my promise to Him for answering a prayer. Purple is my favorite color and my favorite scripture is Jeremiah 32:27 which says "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?" (KJV) You can contact me at msalheri@gmail.com

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  1. Egor F Egbe says

    JOB COMPLETION
    One of the happiest moments in a Consultant’s work-life (and Contractor’s, too) is when the Job Completion Certificate is signed, endorsed by both parties.

    Thence he knows no bounds in talking of success achieved in the execution of that task. Was it within budget? Within time limit? Within Schedule! No variations? Then what next? The consultant will quickly submit requisite documents for the last Milestone Payment. And wait for defect liability period to lapse so final payment can be put in for. Happiness on both sides. Symbiotic.

    But if at the final inspection there are items pointed out for rework, you see the Contractor frowning, arguing bitterly. Why was the defect not detected earlier on?
    It is said that on New Yam Day in Nigeria no one remembers that there were thorns in the portion of the forest that was forced to become farmland. All is that the food prepared from the New Yam is celebrated in unequivocal terms. Adults are happy. Strangers/visitors are happy. Children are happy.

    As you have dropped your writing pen at the finish-time of the last paper, you may temporarily feel there is nothing to worry about again. But lo! there is a lot awaiting you out there. More mature sentences and choice of argument words. More prudence in analyses of world evens. More patience in reacting to comments on the blog or passers-by. More tolerance of what ever is metted out to you. More politeness in the way you answer phone calls. More gentility in your gait. More concentration in your colour choices – to match.More convincing in the way you put forth your discussions.

    And last but not the least you must continually be grateful to all THOSE that have in one way or the other partaken in bringing you up, all stakeholders, your immediate community, the cleaners, the church members, family members, school community, pen pals, benefactors, prayer people, Nigeria, South Africa, America. And GOD, GOD, GOD.

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