The last time I shared a post was 20 days ago!!! *deep sigh* (I actually just deep-sighed ?)
Quite an amount of things have happened in the last 20 days and that’s almost same, if not same for almost everyone, if not everyone? (I wonder how people get by writing without using emojis).
I’ve always known the commitment attached to being anyone, someone and for me, very importantly, being a writer, a blogger, a medical student, church worker and all. When I made the decision to take my art a step further by blogging, I knew that for quite some time, I’d have that challenge of staying committed to publishing; not just for the more often than not reason of being lazy to pen my art down, but more probably due to unforeseen circumstances, schedules, deadlines. (In one word: LIFE).
So, life happens and because I’ve not been able to have a very sure footing in publishing, I’ve been very inconsistent but trust me, unlike for the many times I have been inconsistent and called myself a failure and a disappointment, this time around, I’m not beating myself about this.
Don’t get me wrong ok? I am not comfortable with this. I am not applauding myself for all of this. I’m just saying that I’m taking it slowly. I’m learning patience even with myself and on this, I wouldn’t rush myself into growing to be the writer I hope to become.
I am learning, surely, and the great thing is that this experience of having writing/blogging goals and “failing” in them is teaching me lessons applicable in almost every sphere of my life.
If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been saying since forever, let me summarise it:
- I’ve had goals to be a committed person for so long. Person: Writer, blogger, student, daughter, worker, friend etc;
- I’ve failed many more times than I can count ???;
- When it comes to blogging, I’m not so much as beating myself about it, neither am I applauding myself rather in between these two, I’m working, still striving.
- I’m learning to be patient through the process of becoming the lady I am born to be;
- I HOPE YOU ACCEPT YOUR FLAWS, YOUR WEAKNESSES, YOUR SHORTCOMINGS and KNOW THAT BECAUSE THESE THINGS EXIST DOES NOT IMPLY THAT YOU CANNOT RISE UP EACH TIME AND TRY AGAIN.
- I’m learning to be patient with me, please be too.
That said, in the cause of this 20days, I’ve written two exams? walked quite a number of kilometres?, drank less cup of tea than I have in previous times☕️, had my friends who are more like siblings around?, heard from my family members and friends in other cities????. I’ve read so many Goodreads quotes which became like my bedtime lullaby?,(I really enjoy it).I’ve had the opportunity and duty of leading a Bible study class and prayers in Church. I’ve had lots of cake ?, chocolates?, gifts and one good reason why is
I MARKED OFF A NEW YEAR NOV. 8TH!!!
In the Urban dictionary, it’s called the Jordan year. I haven’t had friends over for a birthday gathering since I was 5!!!!! The great thing is, I have been surrounded by friends and family all the while.
Well…. it wasn’t all I imagined in my head for reasons I later figured out but my friends! They put in all their time, energy, love into seeing I had a great day and I think we did. I had friends come over and thanks to my paddy, Teniola (T. A. Photography)I can relive these moments with his awesome photo shots.
Come Tuesday, December 1st, I’d be sharing some photos from that day.
Here was one quick selfie after Sunday’s Service. #8thNovember2015
The iPhone’s ? rocks almost always! No filters needed ?
I wish you all joy and growth in this coming week.
Laugh, love and live.