Hey lovely readers,
Welcome back to my blog.
In an effort to stay on the crest of my 2017 goals, I re-read my 2017 year’s resolutions/annual plans and busted a laugh mid-way through the read. Just thinking about some of the items in my annual resolutions makes me smile – it was a good read, that much I promise you.
The start of the year was filled with such an excitement and euphoria that made me think that I can walk on the moon if I wanted to. The excitement was attributed by being on a holiday with my mom, who was also in euphoria and believed that we could achieve even the impossible.
As the year progressed the unexpected started happening – a couple of misfortunes and life challenges were thrown my way- thus making the new year’s resolution laughable really. But in the midst of all challenges that I have faced this year, I earned a thick skin and gained new experiences have honestly made me a better person. Below are some of the lessons 2017 has taught me so far:
- DON’T GET CAUGHT IN YOUR EMOTIONS
I have come to terms that I will face challenges at every turn of my life and that’s OK- because challenges are a catalyst to growth. But challenges are also associated with feelings of betrayal, being hurt, defeat and self-doubt – which is what makes most people throw in the towel and give up. It’s OK for one to feel these feelings BUT it’s NOT OK to let these feelings take center stage in your life. My best friend once shared this tip with me; in that “cry in bathroom or all night long, but when you wake up leave the feelings on your bed and face your challenges with a clear head”. While this tip is easier said than done, it has come handy in helping me face most of my challenges gracefully.
- TRUE FRIENDSHIP IS REVEALED IN TIMES OF TROUBLE
Having a friend in the time of need is the best gift you should cherish, should you be lucky enough to have it. I am thankful that I have true friends who have been there for me in my time of need. With them, I received a shoulder to cry on, I was counselled in the right direction and I had the assurance that someone had my back. In the same token, I was a bit disappointed when those I thought of as friends where a no-show in my hour of need. I am not judging them by their absence, because everyone handles life differently but it’s a bit hurtful when those you regard so highly don’t show up in your time of need.
3. DON’T BECOME YOUR TROUBLES
My biggest pet peeve is when people wants the world to stop because they are having troubles of their own. I may sound rude but, in my humble opinion this is the most insensitive thing one can do to themselves and those near and dear to them. I am of the opinion that if you let yourself be branded by your troubles, you are giving the troubles the center stage in your life which translates to missed opportunities and lack of growth really. Don’t let all that effort spent in building your career and relationships, be wasted because you are facing a few troubles of your own. My humble request to is my lovely readers is that we smile and raise that chin up, we have a lot to lose.
4. EVERY TROUBLE AND LIFE CHALLENGE WILL COME TO AN END.
The darkest hours of our troubles makes it impossible for one to have faith in the fact that a happy ending will come. This is something I struggle with and pray for – because it is at this point when we lose ourselves in our troubles. I pray that we all have the faith to believe that all our troubles and life challenges will end and come out stronger and better than before.
These are just some of the lessons I have learnt so far, I will write more of these as we progress into the year. Allow me to leave it here and I hope you can share some of the lessons 2017 has taught you so far.
Once again, thanks so much for stopping by. I truly appreciate it.
WHAT I AM WEARING: Shirt dress – Primark; Belt – Thrifted; Shoes – MANGO; Bag – Toro Firenze