My First Journey Alone out of Lagos

My first journey alone.

My first journey alone was when I just got admitted. I’d lived all my life in Lagos and so going to another state for the first time alone was exciting for me. My school was Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Ogbomoso, Oyo state but I had to stop over at my local government first in Osun state to sign some papers and collect my state identification certificate, which was part of the school’s requirement for those admitted. I was happy and elated because I was finally going to the university after a one year stay at home. I packed my bags and prepared all I’ll be needing on my journey, charged my phone so I don’t have a low battery and my mum could monitor my journey. Soon it was night and we all went to bed.
The next day as early as 5am, my mum woke up in. I brushed my teeth, took my bath and dressed up. I was done by 5:45 am but we had to wait till 6 O’ clock because that was the time our estate is usually opened for residents.
My journey began with my mum following to the bus park not too far away. When we got to the park, we saw two types of vehicles, the Toyota hiace buses and the smaller cars. My mum advised I board the bus. I got in, paid the man collecting our transport fare and signed the travel insurance papers
I chose a seat by the window so I could look out while we were travelling. My mum waited until we were leaving. I waved her goodbye but my voice was weak to say the words. I guess I was a bit sad that I was leaving home but I was happy still because a new life and experience awaited me.
The journey went on smoothly, we left town and was already on our way out of Lagos.
Soon we got to Berger and passed the bridge.
I saw some churches and their convention grounds by the road. Churches like Mountain of Fire and Miracle ministry, Deeper Life Bible Ministry and the Redeemed Christian Church of God. We also passed by the NASFAT prayer ground for muslims. By now we were on the Lagos – Ibadan expressway. The driver was doing a good job of not swerving or turning too much and not over spending. We passed by many towns too on our way like Mowe, Ibafo, Lufuwape and Arepo.

I will write the concluding part in my next post

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