My Sister is a year older today, Happy Birthday my Darling Sisi!

My Sister is  a year older today, Happy Birthday my Darling Sisi!

Now this is what happens when your birthday happens to fall on a Thursday, you get blessed with throwback photos! It’s my amazing elder sister’s Olayinka Odujole‘s birthday today and my eldest sister Dolapo already put up some pretty old photos of them both.

Most people see pillars as very tall edifices, larger than life and what not but it’s not always like that. Some pillars are not very tall, in fact they are short but reliable and quite strong. They don’t buckle under pressure and they support whatever is placed in their care. That’s my sister, that’s who she is, that’s what she does. Our shokoro.

So while she is off in some place enjoying her birthday, I decided to share a few words about her, the cutest RN I know.

When I wanted to start @ThebourgieLife, I told her about my vision and how I wanted to bring it to life and she just told me ‘you have my back all the way’, just do it. I legit cried that night. That’s how amazing she is, always supporting my dreams and all.

She is the poster child for Faith, from her accidental choice of studying Nursing in Lagos to her traveling to ‘the abroad’ and bagging her degree plus getting registered as a Nurse in the UK, everything about her speaks of faith. There are times when I’ve given up on something and I tell her how I scared I am of moving on and she just encourages me to believe in myself because she believes in me.

She calls me her Superstar, Big Head and some other names that should not be printed but then I love her. I love my Sisi. I admit to being naughty sometimes but then I love you always.


Now I didn’t plan this post, in fact for days on end I’ve been stuck on what to say and how best to tell her Happy Birthday but I just decided to pour out my heart in a note.

I hope you read this and smile Sisi. I hope you read this and know I love you, that we love you. You are blessing, a real gem and I want the world to know that. I’m grateful to God that you are my sister and that I am your ONLY younger sister.


I’ll stop crying now and let you enjoy some of my favourite photos over the years. I saved some for next year so don’t worry there are more embarrassing photos in my archive.


Do not be deceived, she cannot dance!
Pretending that she does not love me
Always running from my kiss


FYI, there are nurses and there are nurses. My sister is not one of those auxiliary nurses, she is the real deal.

P.S. I have decided I’m going to be a real blogger now. With a post every week. Bear with me guys, there’s more coming.

​It’s my Bestie’s Birthday today, Yaaaaay! Happy Birthday Mama! 

​It’s my Bestie’s Birthday today, Yaaaaay! Happy Birthday Mama! 

Go best friend, that’s my best friend!
It’s my mummy aka my bestie’s birthday today and I’m so, so happy! Who would have thought I would get this close to her after all the fights and arguments that we managed to have at every turn. I’ll admit that I am very stubborn.

My mother, Bolanle Odujole  is my best friend as she is one person that knows me like the back of my hand. For example, she always knew that being in the sciences was not for me. Thank God I’m retracing my steps gradually.

I love you mummy, you know I do and I’ll give anything not to make you sad or angry with me.

As I write this, I’m not sure what direction this article will take but all I want to do is pour out my heart. I don’t have plenty money yet so I can’t buy car so I’ll use what I have (my words).

I think I’ll make this a “Things I’ll like the world to know about my Mummy”  post. From her habits to the reasons I love her.

Here we go:

I can finish her thoughts: I started this thing with her recently, completing the words still forming in her mind. I can totally carry out conversations the exact way she would, word-for-word! It takes years of practice to grow into the type of clown I’ve become.

She loves taking pictures. O de wa ya mi now meaning “Come and take my picture now”. During our trip last year, I got the full taste of her love for photos. I don’t blame her though, there are not so many 50 something year olds that look as hot as she does.

She loves, loves sweet things. I know most people believe that as you get older, your sugar intake should drop but my mummy has managed to circumvent that rule. You see, when it comes to pouring sugar inside tea, cereal and the likes, she is very moderate. All of that flies out of the window when cake, chocolate and sweets are involved. Slow and steady, she would satisfy her sweet tooth.

Her strength amazes me: If I end up being half the woman she is, my home will indeed be very, very blessed. Many things have happened, are happening but she draws strength from God and that helps her to keep being the best anchor for her family.

Her resourcefulness is out of this world: Those that are very close to me know some of the things I am up to and the most important one right now ehn, I won’t have achieved anything if my bestie didn’t push and prod. Doors that would have remained closed to us were kicked open by this woman who always found a way to say there must be a way.

Her love is very patient and long suffering: If I start to elaborate on this point, WordPress might send me an error message that I have passed my boundary. So many I’ve found ways to hurt her in the past knowing or knowingly (her words) but she just finds a way to release them and their offences. In my growing years, I was very rebellious and stubborn but my bestie does not hold any of it against me. Even her siblings can testify to this. Her mantra, Family is all we’ve got 

There are still so many reasons ehn but I’ll stop there and save some for Mothers day (the both of them).

Take a look at some of our fun moments and say a prayer or two for my mother.