A DAY IN THE MUNDANE LIFE OF QUEEN ESTHER (me).

An in-depth analysis of the daily activities and the almost monotonous life of a socially disadvantaged 22 year old during the Corona virus lock-down.

Year: 2020

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

00:15 am

For as long as I can remember, I always sleep around 9pm and by midnight I’m up (except on days I stuff my stomach like a hippo). The weather is really hot and so I’m drenched in sweat. It has almost become a taboo to run the generator overnight in Dr Oti’s house because of his (my father) obsession with Carbon monoxide emissions and climate change but we all know he’s saving money spent on petrol because he thinks this lock-down will last forever and Armageddon is upon us.

I barely have any clothes on. My blanket is folded neatly at the foot of my bed, infact my whole bed is still the same way it is after laying because if you know me, you’ll know I sleep like I’m scared of sleeping (I’d curl up in one corner of the bed like someone poured me ice water). Tonight is a good night so I’m about to start my night watch (social media surf); say a prayer for my data plan.

5:30 am

I want to catch some sleep before Beyonce from Imo (my mum) comes to wake me up for morning devotion. Morning devotion really involves my mum using us (the kids) as her backup singers to test the range of the pitch of her voice, my dad delivering a personalized sermon on the gory activities of hell fire and the eternal damnation that awaits sinners, my brothers mumbling prayers under their breath like slaves in a cotton field, my sister being the model daughter following all the activities of the morning devotion while I sleep through it all with my head on the armrest of the sofa. Like an inbuilt alarm, I awaken when it’s time to share the grace with my voice being the loudest.

9:00 am

Morning devotion is long gone, some of us went back to sleep after. I can hear some noise; oh it’s my mum complaining about how we don’t want to help her with anything in the house. A bit dramatic seeing that we (I and my sister, my sister mostly) do most of the work while she does the ordering.

Everyone is gathered around her now to find out why she wants to tear the house down with her voice and in that moment the electricity comes on (Nepa brought light) and like well oiled machines, we all fall into the “Nepa” routine; turning on the pumping machine, blending ginger and lemon for my father the tea lover and so on. If you live in a third-world country like me, you will understand the urgency and the pain that comes with not having constant electricity.

12:25 pm.

All the chores are done and I’m about to have breakfast. Breakfast in my house is not a uniform thing; everybody eats whenever. I am watching this Norwegian series called “Ragnarok” and it’s about Norse mythology. Did you know Thor and Loki are from Norse mythology? I always have to watch a movie or read a book while eating; it makes the food more delicious. I feel butterflies whenever I recognize some Norwegian words seeing that I have been learning the language (jeg spøkte ikke med å flytte till Norge)

4:00 pm.

The day has dragged on and I haven’t done anything productive. The Human resources management online class I’m taking, I opened it for 5mins and I dozed off. How do you guys take online classes successfully?

5:53 pm

I got an idea for a food post for my blog but I keep hitting a brick wall everywhere I turn. I am always reminded of all the limitations I have as regards to creating quality content for my blog but I will not give up. This is all part of my success story (LOL). I hope this pandemic ends soon.

7:00pm

I’m following this dance workout on YouTube but it is the most pathetic thing you can ever imagine. I look like I’ve swallowed a steam pill with all the huffing and puffing I’m doing.

9:25pm

I just realized I haven’t replied any messages today. I deserve a medal for how well I can ghost people. It’s really not intentional. Maybe when I have a partner (but how though?) I might change. I will do one last social media surf before I fall asleep. Goodnight.

Love & Light.

Did you enjoy this post? I know it’s not my usual kind.

Leave a comment, any similarities between my daily routine and yours?

Recommended song for the week:

The Japanese house – Maybe you’re the reason.

*I added the links to the meaning of the words you might not know, they’re highlighted *

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My name is Esther, Queen Esther. I am a Nigerian psychologist navigating blindly through this tornado called life. The words best used to describe me are witty, pretty, chubby and bubbly. Welcome to my blog.

22 thoughts on “A DAY IN THE MUNDANE LIFE OF QUEEN ESTHER (me).

  • May 15, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Except for the Ragnarok stuff which I’m about to goan start watching, this is me everyday 😏😂.

    Who says you don’t have great content? LMAO. Tell them to write a 250 words essay and see… Love and light ♥️🕯️(I’m starting to love this)

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    • May 15, 2020 at 11:40 am
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      Awwww Thank you so much 💓 💓💓 💓💓 💓💓 💓💓 💓💓 💓💓 💓💓 💓

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  • May 15, 2020 at 11:46 am
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    That part of eating while watching a movie or reading a book, I can so relate to it. It just makes the act of eating much more fun.
    Thanks for mentioning norse mythology, will check it up. I have always liked Norway, that country is a bunch of awesomeness. Way to go Esther. ❤ x 💡

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  • May 15, 2020 at 11:54 am
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    Your day is seriously better Dan mine… N u have dope content by d way… This pandemic is sickness pandemic for me… I’ve been nursing sickness like no tomorrow. Love u much Esther

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    • May 15, 2020 at 11:56 am
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      Get well soon love💓💓💓 love you too😘 thanks

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  • May 15, 2020 at 11:55 am
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    Awwww Thank you so much 💓 💓, I’m so happy you like my future country too😅😂🇳🇴

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  • May 15, 2020 at 11:57 am
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    “Morning devotion really involves my mum using us (the kids) as her backup singers to test the range of the pitch of her voice“ 😂 Imo Beyoncé

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    • May 15, 2020 at 11:58 am
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      We tease each other in this house eh, wait till you find out the names we call each other here😂😂😂😅😅

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  • May 15, 2020 at 4:25 pm
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    Wow! If this is what happens to you everyday, please let us exchange. I was literally smiling throughout while reading the post. I can relate to how you enjoy eating and watching movies, it’s really nice. And the way you sleep😂😂, lol I was telling my sister about it. Good write up dear. P:S: don’t come and be telling me your day was boring o😂😂

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    • May 15, 2020 at 7:27 pm
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      Thank you so much my love 💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓 stop now, you’re the one having all the fun,

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  • May 18, 2020 at 2:30 am
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    Sleep like I’m scared of sleeping 😂 I’m hollering at this point because it’s 3am and my bed is wondering why I bother to use sheets if I don’t bother to tuck them in .
    And what is it with brothers mumbling during prayers? I’m totally team your sister sha.

    I think this lockdown has really taught me how stressful staying at home can be . Everyday is the same , I can hardly track when a week starts of ends . Great post love – and well done with the online class

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    • May 18, 2020 at 6:14 am
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      😂😂😂😂, Thank you so much baby girl 💓💓 💓

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  • May 18, 2020 at 10:22 am
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    This is so relatable😂😂😂 If there is one thing I’m glad about this lockdown, it’s that my sleep pattern hasn’t changed.

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    • May 18, 2020 at 6:03 pm
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      Lucky you😅, Thank you so much 💓 💓

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  • May 29, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    This is so relatable, I only seem to enjoy food when reading. Also me with online classes is a fail 😂.

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    • May 29, 2020 at 6:50 am
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      😂😂😂A big fail

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  • May 29, 2020 at 10:14 am
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    Such a relatable story…. Well-done dear

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    • May 29, 2020 at 10:17 am
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      Thank you so much 💓 💓

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  • June 1, 2020 at 8:46 pm
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    I enjoy my food while watching a movie as well but Atleast you sleep around 9👌I don’t sleep until 4am or 5 and then wake up 9am just to sleep again and wake up 11 like whaaaattttt😭😭😭😭I’m trying to change come and help me I also don’t do productive stuff these days ooo
    And please you have great content what are you talking about 😏but I get humility is key 😘
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    • June 2, 2020 at 11:15 am
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      Thank you so much baby girl 💓💓 💓

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  • June 19, 2020 at 10:57 am
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    I’m literally in love with your writings.

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    • June 19, 2020 at 11:07 am
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      Thanks baby 💓

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