Quick intro to me for those who are new here. Welcome, welcome, welcome! My name is Lola Akingbade and i am happily married to my wonderful husband Goke and together we have our daughter, Demi. First, i am a Child of God and seek to glorify him in all that i do. I am a pharmacist by day except i work until 9 pm, so i am not sure it’s only by day lol. I am also a weight management specialist and have a nutrition certificate. Finally, i am a blogger as you can see. You can read my about me page to learn more about me. Today i feel like doing a totally random post, with no particular goal in mind than to just be random. But i will focus it a bit on my hair cut and a short random questions session.
First, for those of you who know me, i cut my hair!!! Yes, i finally did it. i have been considering cutting it for months on end. My best friend cut hers and i have been in love with it. I also saw a few other ladies with short hair and wished i was bold enough to cut mine. My fear was always what if i cut it and i hated it? It’s just hair, right? Nope, at least not to me lol. People kept saying, well you will just throw on a wig and keep it moving. But a few things: i really do not like wigs, they actually often times give me a serious headache where i can barely see or stand up lol. One of my co-workers experienced this one day and forced me to take it off despite the fact that my hair was horrendous. But truth be told, i nearly fainted that day. It has also taken forever to grow my hair, so for me, i could not imagine cutting it and then having to start over. Hubby, on the other hand, loves short hair and has always encouraged me to cut it. I finally took the leap and cut it last week lol. I informed the barber that if i cried afterward, it was nothing to do with him lolll. Anyway, guess what? I loved it immediately i saw it. Not sure why it took me this long to cut it, hubby loves it so much. It is so freeing and easy to maintain. One thing for me though, i really wanted a “boy cut” or “punk style” lol. I wanted something that was different from the usual ME and i got that. One thing this year is for me to step out of my comfort zone and this was definitely high on that list for me.
Here is the new look, what do you think?
I would also love to do a short Q&A chat right now lol. I told you this was going to be a chatty, random post. Also, i wrote a post months ago about things you do not know about me, read HERE.
What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
Hmm, i honestly do not know. Does this mean physical gift? If not i will say two things. The gift of Christ and the gift of my parents sending me to the US. I am so blessed to be a child of God, i do not know where i would be without him guiding my path and every decision. Then without my parents sending me here, i may not have met my wonderful husband, talk less of having our daughter together.
What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?
My mom is such a woman of God. She instilled so many Godly virtues in me and the best advice is to hold on to God in all things and to be a woman of prayer for my family. I pray to someday be a praying vessel like she is.
What are you most afraid of?
I am scared of two things, death, and failure. Death especially when it has to do with a loved one. Since becoming a mom, i honestly cannot imagine anything happening to my daughter. I sometimes worry about when she goes to real school and i cannot be with her. But then i am reminded that God is watching over her and that i am only a vessel he placed on earth to care for her. I guess death is the main thing because, with failure, we can always bounce back up with God on our side.
If you could go back in time and change one event in your life, would you? If so, what event?
I would love to sound all wise and say i learned from everything, although i actually did. But im human and i do have things i would change. Mainly letting people’s opinions matter so much to me. i mean opinions do not pay the bills. One i remember was in high school, a classmate was saying to myself and X about how X was more beautiful than i am. X was saying “i don’t know blah blah, and me longing to belong agreed that X was more beautiful that i was just to belong. Sounds ridiculous right? I know. That just gave me a Blog post idea, a letter to my younger self.
If you could switch careers and instantly be qualified for it, what would you choose?
Oh gosh, i wish i could change careers lollll. Sometimes, i fantasize about being this super successful blogger/ social media personnel where companies like whole foods, Wegmans etc pay me monthly to shop and promote their brand. In this fantasy, i make billions annually for the companies and end up being highly sort after worldwide. I am not quite sure what career title this is though lolll.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Hmmm, i would live on a private island. I still dream of owning my own island someday.
If you were a superhero what powers would you have?
I would be able to read people’s minds and take away pain and wickedness in the world.
If you were a medication, what would you be?
I love this question, what medication would i be? I would be long-acting pain medication Methadone. It would help take away pain from people for a long period of time with less potential for abuse. I would love to help people from their pain, i may not be able to do it immediately but i would be able to plant seeds that would, in turn, relieve their pain for a long period of time.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
First, i would pay my tithe on that money, then pay off our mortgage, invest in more businesses, quit my job and travel with my family for a year! Although all of these depend on how much the lottery money is right?
How many Pillows do you sleep with?
I sleep with two but i actually do not like my bed or couch crowded with so many pillows like all these nice pictures make theirs look
Have you ever assembled furniture by yourself?
Yes!! I had to do a ton of these when we were expecting our daughter. We moved to our home 2 weeks to her arrival. Crazy i know right? I think i must have been nesting because i was all into setting everything up!
What three things do you think of most each day?
God, family and my purpose
What potential talents do you think you might have if you worked at them?
Honestly, i think if i could be a great gardener if i worked hard at it. I also think i could be great at more DIY things.
If you had to describe yourself as a flavor, what would it be?
I think bubblegum? It just seems sweet, calm and always ready to help everyone’s taste buds lol
Whats your favorite cheat food?
I love to feast on caramel popcorn and M&Ms. However, i go through phases, i once used to finish a whole tub of Nutella in one seating. I had to go through serious mental detox to get over it.
Okay that is all for today lovelies!!!!