As a full time banker who literally works from (when I’m wake) 5:00am to 7:00pm on the average every Monday to Friday, I sometimes find it difficult to create time away from my busy schedules/home to enjoy myself. However, this changed when I discovered “NothingToDoInLagos” on Instagram. NTDIL is focused on helping people explore all the happenings in Lagos and through them I booked for a 1-hour Kayaking session for two.
To be honest, It was my first time Kayaking ? I have always admired this activity from a glimpse on the television and I was not disappointed at all. This experience came with the thrills and chills; exactly what I needed to relax from my busy life in Lagos.
During the time I was out enjoying the kayak, I had a retrospect of life in general. Through my experience of this activity, I was reminded of these life lessons:
1~ If you don’t paddle, you don’t move. Same is applicable to life- you cannot afford to be stagnant therefore, each day brings the opportunity for us to be our better self.
2~ Through the waves of life, be calm. It doesn’t promise to always be a smooth sail but always know He who guides you. He is God and would never fail.
3~ Overcome your fears and be courageous enough to take on the challenges of life. They make you stronger.
4~ As you sway and sail through the sea, your outlook to life should be pleasant. Always smile 🙂
5~ Before you go into the kayak, you are armed with a life jacket. This serves as a protection to help you stay afloat in the water till you swim to the shore or till a rescue comes along- in case of any mishap. It is the same vein our religions belief in our creator and His word (Bible/Koran etc.) arms us with the basic principles of life that will help us succeed in our journey through life.
5~ Enjoy the adventure and be patient till you get to your destination. PS: At the tail end of my 1-hour ride, the waves from a speedboat almost made me capsize (oops!) and I ended up getting drenched in the salty water as a result of fear while struggling to control the Kayak :DPSS: If there is no #Owambe (party) to attend and have #NothingToDoInLagos, I recommend you take a friend or two and enjoy Kayaking just like I did ;)To see more pictures from my time Kayaking, please visit my Instagram page
Well done nice write up?, with the hustling and bustling we face everyday in Lagos Kayaking sounds interesting,will definitely give it a try.
You really should! I’m so sure you would love it 🙂