A November To Remember! : My Testimonies

Hey, guys! Happy New Month! Wooo hooo! 306 days gone, 60 days to go. Don’t you just feel grateful and excited how the year’s coming to an end? I remember, it was just like yesterday I had my son and now it’s almost the end of 2016. Harllerluryar!!! 

Today’s post wasn’t the original post scheduled for today but my heart’s been filled with mixed emotions lately. Joy, sadness, apprehension, positivity. Infact, name any emotion, I feel it right now because a lot has been and is happening to our “behind-the-scenes”. I’m now emotionally tied to November because of these (about-to) experiences, hence the title of this post. Here’s why:

  1. I try to keep up with my blogging schedule despite the madness but if you notice a slight disconnect with recent posts, make una nor ves! The reason is very soon, yours truly will be relocating from Saudi Arabia to Country “X”. Prai…prai…praiiiiiiiseeee dai Lord! Yes oh, it’s finally happening. So it’s been crazy prepping to relocate. I know I keep saying I’d relocate but one tin-one tin wee jus hapun and I call it off. Now here’s the thing. In as much as I want to leave, it’s sad saying goodbye. This place has been everything to me and my family. I relocated here immediately after my wedding, had my kids here.When I came here, I refused to blend, now over-blending is worrying me. The sun that rises annoyingly in my face (yeah, the sun literally rises in front of my window), now is what I look forward to every morning, knowing I won’t be getting its romantic glare of vitamin D anymore. This place is so beautiful, especially at night. It is one of the most peaceful places on earth, I tell you. Forget what the media says. So you know what comes with plans of relocating. Packing and re-packing, tossing away and collecting, realizing your “I don’t have too much load oooo” statement is just a myth no matter how sparse looking your house is. I don’t know mehhnn, properties just be poppin’ out everywhere. The mental and physical work towards this is overwhelming but it’s for a good cause. So I’m thanking God for a smooth geographical shift soon.
  2. Bubu’s Boulevard is going to be 6 Months by the end of November. Yayyy! I always say this, honestly, I never thought I’d last this long. It all started with a bored stay-at-home mom, a laptop and 5 topics in her head. I was apprehensive and I had no plan after my 5th topic but I told myself, “If I fail, I fail. The world wouldn’t end, so would I not end too “.  I look at this my almost 6 month old baby blog, drooling and bobbing her head, sitting in her pink tu-tu and wonder how faithful God is. We are still a work in progress and I don’t even know where it’ll be headed but for now, my heart is filled with gratitude for at least seeing a project through. (Yes, I set up and customized the website myself. For those asking. Story for another day. Pheeewww!)
  3. Good Health!!! Health is one of the things I take for granted, probably because I hardly visit the hospital but after my kids, I look at how precious life is and I am always grateful for even the air I breathe. I thank God for keeping me and my family in good health. I won’t take it for granted.

A message for you this November. Affirm yourself more! And if you’ve never done it, start doing it. If you don’t sell your market, no one wee coman buy. Act and be the part that you see yourself in, even if you are not there yet. Naija people call it ‘packaging’. Be confident in yourself. I remember how in secondary school, I felt a bit insecure, even when my parents gave me their best. My reason was, after some school vacation, some girls just come back with pictures of their vacation in the U.S and South Africa. I remember one of these occasions, holding the picture and wondering how possible it was to just spend 2 weeks abroad and come back to school. I thought going abroad was not for brief stays because of the monetary investments. You needed to be relocating to spend that That made me feel sooo “not-among” and affected my teen years but I had good people around me who’d point out the many worthy attributes I have and I affirmed myself that I deserve every good thing. Not by chance, not by luck. Good things come to me because I’m worth it! Recently though, I was thinking about how I do not like to give myself a pat on the back especially on my blogging journey instead I admire others on theirs. I walked into a mall and I saw this hoodie that read “My favorite Blogger is Me”. picture_20161101_120817783I looked up and wondered whether God was telling me something. lol. How in Saudi Arabia where blogging ain’t common, the first thing that caught my eye, in the midst of all the clothings, was that hoodie. I needed to affirm myself, and oh yes, for that, I bought it. Hehehe.

What are you grateful for? It’s almost the end of the year. What are your pending projects? It’s never too late. Make it count and start NOW.


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  • Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    So glad to hear u are relocating. I just hope its to a country I can come visit esp to see my girl (u know..winks). Grateful to God for the last 10months and excited about this last 2 months.
    Keep blogging, I always look forward to reading your blog. U know not all of us have that passion and some of us are too shy to write or even scared. Keep it up babe. I’ve always known you will go far

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      November 1, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Hahaha. Don’t worry, you will see me in front of your house soon before I go on the great exodus. Hahaha. Thanks oh for your encouragement. XO

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    November 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Happy new month Bubu! 🙂

    Such a positive message, and a great way to start the month. This year, has flown past, but it’s been a great year, and I am glad.

    Lol @ “you don’t sell your market, no one wee coman buy” I agree with you, one must take their own success into their hands, and drive the direction of their own path.

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      November 1, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Same to you Nedoux love. Yes, we thank God for everything. Very true dear. Have a blessed month and beyond.

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    Belema Abbey
    November 1, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    You blog on really interesting stuff. Please drink a champagne on me. That man beside you will pay. Tell him u said so.

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      November 1, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Hahaha. Oh, I’m soooo getting that champagne. The laws here deprived me from asking but soon he’ll have no excuse. Thank you so much for your encouragement. God bless you.

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    November 2, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Hey Bubu, so happy for you. I wish you everything good and more. I can’t wait to hear where you are rellocating to lol. Wish you happiness. Please I need that hoodie hahaa. It looks pretty by the way. I am grateful for so many things. If I start the list, it won’t end lol.
    All the best!

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      November 2, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Thanks Zinny babe. I wish I could email the hoodie to you. Honestly, every blogger should have this.As for relocating, Don’t worry,in due time, I’d let the cat out of the bag. More grace to you and wishing you a happy New month. XO

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    November 3, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Bubs! Hope you’re coming closer to us ohhhh. and bring that hoodie when you do! Congrats on six months hun! Many more more great heights. I can totally relate. Because I started out of no where, and now here we are! 9 months in. We have to totally blow our own trumpet!

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    November 4, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Yes oh Kachee. You are a great inspiration too. I love your drive. My dear, that hoodie,,I’m sooo wishing y’all have it. When I saw it, I was just thinking of every blogger I knew and how it’d have been the perfect gift. Don’t worry anytime I visit that otherside, I’d sure get something this valuable to you. XO

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    November 5, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Yes self affirmation is so important.I’ve read a lot about that this year.Congrats on your move.This Naija don tire human being.Can’t wait to move.

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      November 7, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Lol. My sister. Naija wahala is wearing two piece bikini. E hot, no be small.

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    November 7, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Wow! Congratulations sis..Thank God on your jorney so far. That hoodie is calling my name..Nice one.

    http://www.tessyonyia. com

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    November 7, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Thanks Tess. Hearken to that Honestly I wish y’all can have it

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    Precious @ Precious Core
    November 8, 2016 at 5:54 am

    I need that hoodie! So inspiring Bubu!
    “The romantic glare of the sun”. Now I want to come to Saudi and let that sun romance me too. You are doing great with your blog, dear. Like really good! Always remind yourself of that and know that growth happens. One step at the time. All the best with relocating, sweetie!

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      November 10, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      Great words from you, my darling. Thanks for people like you who give me the drive.

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