My Lockdown Story – Shotonwa Abdul Waheed

by Abdul Waheed Shotonwa

A Lockdown Story

By: Shotonwa Abdul Waheed

Unlike many, I had a view of how the lockdown would be. Perhaps because I had observed how it was in other countries.

Exercising the stay at home order from the state government makes it clear that all resources would be put in place for it to take effect.

As a little boy, I have always seen opportunity in every situation whether favourable or otherwise. Reality made it obvious that the lockdown is real and there is need for adjustments. I quickly buckled up my shoes, thought twice and took some key decisions presently reshaping my world.

My multitasking nature contributed immensely to my goals, as assignments kept coming in since it’s a switch to work from home.

Though, it’s not always about money, some of my key achievements during the lockdown includes: self discovery and development, life reshaping, apt and rapt decision making, goal achievements, and most importantly, sound mind and body.

In summary, it was simply a lockdown for work down.

A Note From Eden: Dear Waheed,

You command brilliance, strength and resilience, even in seemingly difficult times. You are a light through the night. A rainbow through the clouds. And your life is an all time inspiration, in a million beautiful ways. Thanks for sharing your truth with us at Express-Shun. The world is dark enough. Continue to shine the light that you are.


Much love!!

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Kelechi Mbakwe June 10, 2020 - 4:41 pm

A lockdown for work down indeed!!!

Ayomiposi June 10, 2020 - 6:54 pm

Ah! If I did half the things you did during the lockdown, I would definitely not have been the same.

Waheed June 10, 2020 - 7:58 pm

It’s never too late to start from somewhere. It’s just to discover what you want then do what will take you to your destination.

The lockdown should just be a means to your end. ❤️❤️❤️

Richard June 10, 2020 - 7:02 pm


IB Thompson June 10, 2020 - 8:51 pm

With this kind of mindset immune to set backs, the money will follow soon. Brilliant!

Omo Alex June 10, 2020 - 9:14 pm

The lockdown was no surprise to me too. I was even surprised when it was delayed. I had everything planned out on how I would stay productive, regardless of the restrictions. And this helped a great deal. I guess your story was closely related to mine. Awesome!

Pablo June 11, 2020 - 5:30 pm

A lockdown for work down. I like the sound of that.

Chisom Okoye June 11, 2020 - 6:56 pm

Truth. Well said


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