Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Reflections on Year 2014

All in all, its been a great year! There were a lot of ups and downs but God kept us. A few more hours and we are in 2015.

Low points of the year 2014
  • Increased Boko Haram attacks in Northern Nigeria (Chibok Girls, Bomb blasts, Kidnappings,Suicide bombings, Killings, etc.)
  • Loss of a close friend's mum and the Burial
  • Ebola Virus 
  • Robbery of my parent's house (thankfully no one was home)
  • Extreme Financial downtimes (but God saw us through)
  • Terrorist attacks in the world
  • Missing Planes and Plane crashes
 Highlights of the year 2014
  • 100 day fasting starting from the beginning of the Year 2014
  • Surprise Marriage Proposal dinner (from Le Hubby)
  • Surprise Bridal Shower (from my girlfriends)
  • My Wedding ceremonies (Registry, Traditional and Church)
  • Happily Married for 7months + (watch out for my wedding/marriage series blogposts)
  • New Family & Friends
  • Ebola Virus eradicated in Nigeria
  • University Admission for my brother
  • My sister completing her University education
  • Safe travelling back n forth for everyone i know
  • New businesses for me, hubby, friends and fam
  • Financial provision
  • New jobs for close friends
  • Moving to a New House with Le hubby
  • Birthday of the hubby and I
  • Numerous gifts and unexpected favors
  • Blessings of healthy children for friends, family members, colleagues and acquaintances
  • Blessings of pregnancies for friends, family members and acquaintances
  • Numerous wedding ceremonies of friends, classmates, colleagues, acquaintances (i attended at least 7)
  • Engagement of friends, classmates, colleagues, acquaintances (Looking forward to these in 2015)
  • Giving back to the less priviledged as part of the Innerwheel Club of Garki rubies
Personally, the highlights of the year 2014 are more than that of the low points, I thank God for growth, good health and stability and for everyone i know (family, friends, colleagues, classmates, acquaintances, etc.), it has also been a good year for them as well in general. I look back and i'm extremely grateful, sometimes it's hard to believe its my life and i've come this far; even just by reading back on my old blogposts. I'm looking forward to a better 2015 with even more highlights and lessssss low points. I'm not the best at working with New Year Resolutions, instead To-do lists are more up my alley and are more effective for my ever procrastinating self. 

My To-do list at the moment for the Year 2015 is as follows:
  • Spiritual Growth
  • To acquire new skills (Sewing, Bead making, Baking)
  • Start Exercising
  • Be Healthier
  • Travel 
  • Finish up our house decor
  • Save more (i have drawn up a budget for my family so this seems feasible)
  • Procrastinate less *fingers crossed (so help me God)
  • Blog more (*sigh i'll tryyyyy)
  • Read more (i got a number of books already and plan to get some more)
  • Acquire more property
  • Be more creative
  • Explore more business opportunities
I can tick-off and add to the List as required, it keeps me sane

I wish us all a great 2015, may our dreams come to life and the purpose of God for our lives; i pray for peace in our lives, cities & towns, countries and the world at large. 
Happy New Year in advance!!! Stay safe.