Hey everyone, I wasnt going to post today even though i have some ready postable posts…did that make any sense? Something struck me this morning as I lay in bed, the second half of the year has started, and its only right I do a rehash of the first half as it may encourage someone else to do an inventory and also be grateful. So below are the things I was able to undertake or realise in H1.
God– my relationship with God has been phenomenal this year. I am not exactly sure why, but it ties in with greater inner peace. There isn’t much anyone can do that will throw me off completely or give me a nervous breakdown from where I can see. I am beyond grateful for the increasing levels of peace.
I came back to Lagos after a trying period of death in the family. I watched my family breakdown and rebuild..all I can say is God is faithful, he is love, he is everything.
Work – after being absent for the first two months of the year, my pick up was major. The level of grace and favor I have had work wise is unbelievable. Somedays I ask God- Is this me? I even dodge some people who are looking for me to give me work- imagine. I have been dodging a particular client for two weeks now, I really should call today. I am also re-adjusting my pricing. ..
This Site– this site/ blog – i am not too fond of calling it a blog even though that’s what it is- i feel the word has been over abused. I am grateful for this site, it has taught me many things. The community members have taught me many things, I have also learnt a lot about myself and I keep learning in the process. In the past I have owned about 5 blogs and this one survived two years. Two years of original content is not a joke, many times i write a post and think i said the same thing two weeks ago, or I am contradicting something I wrote months prior- for me it shows growth.
With enough encouragement, I rebuilt the site into a brilliant awesomness of the color pink – even when i am having a bad day, the color pink makes me smile and happy. I had never built a site prior to this, I merely used simpler templates. For me the existence of this site is an achievement and the fact that people want to read what I have to say makes me feel I am doing the right thing by keeping the site active and working on it constantly to make it a better experience.
It also reinforces my theory that non-mainstream things have a place in our society – I am a woman but I don’t know much about fashion, relationships (we are all experimenting if you ask me), i don’t know much about life either. I simply write on the things i suspect to be my own version of the truth and I am able to sleep well at night knowing that I made the decision to share that truth.
The site also reinforced the spirit of giving for me..”people will forget the things you said and did, but they will never forget how you made them feel”- Maya Angelou. I don’t believe that people can’t afford the giveaways on this site, but I believe we lift each other’s spirits when we give..I learnt that from giving things to my mom…and a few others in my short life. I have also been given many things and some of them I have absolutely no use for, but if you see me at that point in time it’s like I won the lottery….
Marriage – to be frank, i have heard horror stories about marriage and that first year. Me being me had suspicions about how the first year would be. I can be difficult for no absolute reason, but I can honestly say my first year of marriage was probably one of the easiest things i have undertaken. I don’t even remember my undergraduate years being so conflict free (i was caught up between not wanting to study, sleep and going to class whenever )- lol.
H1 didn’t leave me as a billionaire, but I am grateful for good health, goodwill, the presence of God in my life and mostly peace of mind.
What are you grateful for in H1 2015?