been a month since my venture from my motherland to America, for my
graduate studies and I’m learning rather harshly why this journey is
worth it.

closed up to my environment and knowing just my history and not the
history of others has kind of backfired, considering my course work this
semester. Over here things are a bit intense and classes are a good
example of show me what you’ve got, but in a civilized way. I really
won’t shortchange myself at this point, but it’s been challenging
catching up. Being in a class with a lot of smart people (Georgetown
has a bunch of those
)and listen to them come up with theories, methods and possible solutions to problems has me shook (So you mean you can tell your teacher the answer?). My solution is to wiggle my way through the
holiday week and do proper readings, on gaps I have. Do y’all want to hold me
accountable I’m down.

Most of the social ills I thought where only relative to the Nigerian
setting, is replicated here if not in a worse state. People (maybe
that’s the long term effects of graduate school
) do not want to proffer
understandable solutions to questions you ask and they give you a general head knowledge to assume you have life figured out 😒

I’m learning you can’t be too comfortable here, a little sleep a little
slumber and so does poverty (failure) set in. I’m improving a bit on
expression and writing a quantum leap I’ve been hoping I get. It’s
important to give eyes to details, read wide, stretch your imagination
and question normalities. I have cases of speech recognition
and expressing myself in an engaging manner which is the most
difficult thing in the world, not an excuse so we gonna make money moves (metaphorically). Hey they say little droplets make an ocean they

has just created an imbalance in my life and I’m mostly on
carbohydrates and cereals. I have an amazing support family friend here
and their mama cooks Nigerian food so well🙌🏻 every weekend I’m on a
train 🚂 one hour away from school, to eat Naija food, you don’t appreciate what you have until you loose it.

cold here isn’t for the faint heart and my body isn’t adapting
kindly. Please who wants to buy me winter jacket 🙌🏻 ? I’ve the most supportive
followers y’all, they check up on me regularly to see how I am coping and
that makes me feel blessed.

back to humming I make money moves 😂 sorry the internet influences us
whether we like it or not. How are y’all coping with life generally and
do you love the new blog theme?

 Outfit Detail
Wrap gown /One Clothing (IG)
Shot in Nigeria



  1. Ama
    September 22, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Luv your outfit! Felt same way when I went for grad school in the Uk..Too many smart people in class when I was feeling like pro in Nigeria…Took weeks for me to get comfortable in class! You'd definitely get the hang of it

    • Grace Alex
      September 22, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you so much Ama, HAHAH… I do hope I do.

  2. Peachy👸🏼
    September 22, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    Very enlightening the Lord is your strength. You Can make it and you'll. Trust God

  3. Oyinlola Atinsola
    September 26, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I'm so proud of you Grace! The resilience you've shown during this short study abroad process is amazing, and I look forward to seeing more! Hahaa, you'll never get used to the cold. I also wrote about my study abroad experiences on my blog, we have similar stories about the academics.