As someone who has been toying around with the idea of moving back home, I’m always excited to watch videos like the one I’m about to share. Honestly, abroad is great! I guess I shouldn’t generalize… let me rephrase. The US is great! Especially when you’re close to family and loved ones. It’s not really like the days of my parents when one couldn’t really aspire for much and had to settle for not so great jobs. One can actually aspire to do great stuff in the US nowadays…BUTTTTT, and this is a VERY BIG BUT, abroad is NOT home! It’s just not the same. Inasmuch as I’ve started to feel like I’m back home when I return from a journey back to the States, the feeling is not quite the same as when I go back to Naija!
I’m sure moving back is tough. In fact, I caught up with a good friend who just relocated to Naij and has been there for about 3 weeks now. Here’s a quick summary of how that convo went:
At the end of the day, moving home requires honesty with oneself. You’ve gotta know the type of person you are and have an idea of what you want in life. If you’re the kind that can’t stand lack of electricity, potholes, bad governance, greed, hardship, hustle-on-steroids, pollution, NON-EXISTENT CUSTOMER SERVICE (lol), lack of orderliness, corruption, did I already mention lawlessness? I’m sure you get my drift by now… then maybe Naij just isn’t for you. But if you’re able to see beyond all of this, or maybe you just want to make the country better by contributing your little bit, then Godspeed!!
Enjoy the video below and let us know what you think!