I was about beginning today’s pratical on my FINAL YEAR PROJECT, as I held the laboratory apparatus to continue the routine that I have been on for the past 3days it immediatly dawned on me that I was a FAILED SCIENTIST. At that moment I dropped the laboratory apparatus, located my pen and writing pad and immediatly scanned for a quiet place to pour out MY DEEPEST THOUGHTS
I am writing this short “FACTS ABOUT ME” for someone out there. I’m sure someone needs to learn from my mistakes. I will be so so speaking and dwelling on my SCHOOLING Challenges.
I attended LAGOS STATE MODEL COLLEGE MEIRAN, I was just like every other student in School, I was an Introvert way back High school.. I was Scared about the Future, All I wanted was to Make My Parents Proud of Me,” Most Especially My MUM “I had always believed schooling was the only way to achieve My Dream.
I didn’t really discover Myself, I was always living on decisions made by my teachers, colleagues and parents. While In primary school, I won different awards for my school academically and was on scholarship on different occasions, but that wasn’t the REAL me..
I headed to Secondary School and continued in that same SCHOOLING behavior, I managed to be @least Top 10 Best students in my SET at the LSMCM during my junior school days. Infact, if I can remember so well I was once the BEST MATHEMATICS Student for my set… But OMG that wasn’t the Real Me
Immediately our junior WAEC was out, my teachers suggested I get myself into the ” SCIENCE CLASS ”
Finding myself in the Science Class was one of the Biggest Mistake of my life. I was naïve. My teachers and school suggested I go to the science class due to my performance at the Junior Waec. So joyfully I headed to science Dept, Lol! I can remember my first TEST ever in the sciences was 0 out of 20 sums. Mr TONODE was my Physics teacher, I never knew my journey as a failed scientist has Just begun.
I struggled to finish well in the sciences after failing my WAEC O’level with Grade “D” Parallel, Thanks to NECO who got me into COLLEGE..
2009 I got my way into the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta to study” Soil Science and Land Management “. Friends! That name Soil Science and Land Management alone whispered into my ears saying” You have Just began your Journey as a Failed Scientist “.
I struggled my 1st year to finish with a good grade, but yet I wasn’t happy because that wasn’t me. I knew deep down in me that Soil Science or anything Sciences wasn’t Me.. I gave up on the sciences immediately I got to my YEAR 2. I decided to discover my real self.
I stopped being an Introvert, I became a naughty EXTRO-VERT. LOL! Talking and Gossiping was my Hobby; Meeting People and Getting to know stuffs was what I wanted; Speaking was what I actually Loved doing. OMG! I discovered myself when I was in my Year 4… Friends can I walk out of the sciences after spending over 12years doing what wasn’t Me? Using 12 Years to study what was Not My area of Concentration is simply a waste of time.
NOTE: The fact I was good In mathematics doesn’t mean I was meant to be a Science Student. Mathematics was the only core course I can never score anything below ” GRADE A ”
I discovered lately that I had a lot of people who followed me on all social media network. I discovered that over 200,000 people in one way or the other read my article daily.
Then I discovered ” Mass Communication ” would have been the best place for me, but alas! It was Late already, age wasn’t on my side anymore.
2014, I started ROCKCITYGIST.COM as a small platform to exercise my Gossiping Skills Lol! Lo and behold I found joy in what I was doing, I was doing it for FUN. Though it was FUN at first, but later it became FUND for Me. It became FUND because I loved what I was doing- that was the real me..
In less than 4months, I became a Controversial Blogger ( Gossiper ) in my State- OGUN STATE. I began to surfing for Information. I moved from one place to the other just to get information. I was Happy, I felt fulfilled.
With what I do, I have met a lot of people who ordinarily I wouldn’t have known if I were a bloody scientist, I won’t have met likes of Former Hon. Speaker House of Assembly” Rt Hon Dimeji Bankole” , I have met a lot of actors, actresses, musicians and many more In Nigeria that has helped build my dream. That was the real me- Talking,Gossiping,Publishing and Writing
I Became the most Influencial youth In my state ” LINK UK ” in Just 5 months of me facing My Real Goals.
Happy to say I will be leaving University in less dan 25days. I’m doing nothing than Laminating My certificate as a science Student and I will be keeping it in the BANK.
Then I will pursue the Real Me.
ADVICE: Friends, Take Your time to discover Your real self, The Bible Says ” The Gift of a Man maketh way for HIM”
We all can’t be Doctors, Engineers, Pilots and co… Take Note of something today, the Richest People today are those who worked with their GIFTS.
I have decided to create a Work for Myself and not a Job. I want Nigerian Youths at large to Arise! Discover their selves! Pursue their Passion!
PARENTS: Pls Take your time to discover your kids at their young age.“Never Force a Kid to be a scholar compulsorily”
I am Adenekan Mayowa Adebayo a.k.a ROCKCITYGIST, I chase GIST for a Living
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