Tuesday, 30 December 2014

14for14: Finishing Line

Hey!!! WE made it @ Ms JB, T.Notes and Duru. This challenge challenged me in a good way... Lol! The aim of the challenge was to revive the dwindling blogging spirit and learn the discipline of "sticking-to-something". Guess what? It achieved its goal! I have 14 posts to prove it *winks* and so do my 3 blogging buddies. I know its a bit cliche to say 'what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger' but I kinda feel it bests sums up this challenge. I know am stronger. Through this challenge I was privy to the fashion and style of the delectable Ms JB, I found and rediscovered amazing blogs from T.Notes sniffing and have been able to see life through the eyes of the young and confused Duru. Its really been an awesome run. Thanks you guys for all the ginger! Giving up was never an option :)!

My 14for14 posts are

  1. Intro
  2. Looking for Love
  3. Throw pillows
  4. Mushroom
  5. Common Sense Wahala
  6. Playing with fire
  7. Dining Hall Nightmares
  8. Last minute
  9. Street people love
  10. 5 things I'm loving lately
  11. Writing on the wall
  12. My World
  13. Minding my business
  14. This one :p

Cheers to a greater 2015!! Let the countdown to the new year begin!!!


14for14: Minding my business

"Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength..."Isaiah 30:15 (NLT)

Yesterday while talking to my Godmom, she mentioned the verse above and I wanna adopt it too as my motto for 2015. I wanna be quiet. Less talk. Less 'gra-gra'. Less waka dugbe. Less nkwali (work no pay). in short Mind my own business. I want to minimize activity and maximize effect/impact. I wanna prioritize more effectively. Say no more often. Enter rest about alot of things and cease worrying.

This is my last 'official' 14 for 14 post. I think I am supposed to write a concluding synopsis of sorts after this. Anyway doing this challenge was great, Some months it was an easy breeze while some months it took Gods grace and plenty hounding from Duru y'all to get me to post a.k.a last minute posts. It taught me a thing or two about sticking through and determination. Salute to Ms. JB for initiating it. I'm so behind in my blog rounds.

When I chose "Love, Life, Learning and Relationships" as what this series was gonna focus on, I really didn't know what I was going to write on. To write on only one of them felt like a restraining order and I couldn't do that. I dunno If I covered any of them well sef. Being as I only know things in part and I can't categorically say somethings only for MY OGA AT THE TOP to say another thing entirely, i had to be mute.

In this 2014, I have known what it means to love and be loved (Lemme chip in here that I am now sumbori's godmom. She's soo adorable.), I have lived, laughed harder, danced more than I have ever done before. I have gone outside my comfort zones to do more. Life has been beautiful. We had art class fun day on the 23rd and we really had fun :)! I also got involved with Slum2school this year and its been amazing. How can I forget my Nysc. This service year has been good. A respite of sorts. Teaching has its perks a.k.a flexibility. I'm not so excited about some of the grades I recorded after marking their scripts. Some Scripts made me blush while some almost made me doubt my teaching methodologies. 
Oh boi! I have learn't plenty things o! Both material (visible) and immaterial. I attended a few courses and acquired some skills +grammar (serenre) too. I haven't been as consistent in blogging as I should have and I know. Relationships have blossomed and some have died a natural death. Funny things have happened and more will happen. Some people keep 'hoping' against reality *yimu*.

 2014 is a year to remember! I grew up in more ways than I knew possible. I'm not there yet but I am striving ... 2015 shall be greater! Heaven on Earth! IJN

P.S: I'm a bit off the social media & Instant messaging grid atm. My phone just stopped coming on and I understand the message it is telling me...  ;)



Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas Blogville!

Christmas is finally here! Merry Christmas everyone :)!

Hopefully all the vacationers heading outta town have left and the roads will finally be free n'all.
May this season bring all you hoped for and more.
I know what I want for Christmas and I'm still very hopeful o! Christmas aint over till I win *smiles*
My Grand-aunty is of the opinion that the smell of new paint is part of the celebration. Lol! Do you agree?
This year we are hosting some family members so that means plenty cooking and washing plates merriment and rejoicing.. You are invited :)
Wishing you guys an awesome celebration and a fab new year.

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV)

Lots of L<3ve,


P.S: would be back soon with my two concluding 14for14 posts! What a journey :)!