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:
- 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.
- 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!)
- 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 much.lol. 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”. I 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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