Editor note: Please this is not to be mistaken for the other Kovie who had her review up yesterday at this time. Enjoy.
I started 2014 with no goals, no excitement, no ginger. Nothing. My daddy had cancer and I found myself constantly worried and afraid amongst other things. I started this year unhappy and battling depression.
I was supposed to resume at the Nigerian french language village in march and its safe to say I wasn’t looking forward to it. See, I don’t like change at all. I may warm up eventually but initially I no like am. There was no money to resume and my dad was getting really sick. Somehow I sha resumed in march and I was not happy, I mean this place was a village, far from civilisation.
In April, my fav cousin got married. I was super happy! I was still basking in the euphoria when on the 22nd of the same month, I saw my cousins pm saying RIP uncle Raro (my dad’s name). I almost died. He died in india after a year’s battle with cancer. I was devastated, broken, angry, sad, depressed. I asked God so many questions. My dad and I’s relationship wasn’t the best and I was just waiting for his full recovery to make things work. So the reality of me never getting that killed me. I cried and cried. He was buried and I think that gave me a little closure, I’m not over it but I think I’m dealing better.
Badagry turned out to be the best thing that could’ve happened to my academics. I learned so much and had really good results. And the environment was just the right amount of serenity I needed when I lost my dad. I would go back over and over.
My relationship with God is still a work I progress, a little topsy turvy even but I’m grateful for his undying love and grace despite my unfaithfulness sometimes.
I worked on myself a lot this year and I don’t plan to stop. I actively decided to be single because whoever I decide to be with deserves the best version of me.
I’m thankful for the following: twitter, clothes, lipsticks, good food, internet, school, open heavens and the bible, fitfam…
I couldn’t have gone through this year without the help of some amazing people. So in no particular order I’m thankful for Mummy, my siblings, Funmi (my bestest friend in the whole wide world), Aunty Kovie my guardian Angel, Busola, Bammie, Madam Anne, Tomi, Sharon my yellow sisi, Uncle Efe, Daramfon, Uncle Ken, Busayo, Seun, Fisayo, Kunle and many others. Y’all are amazing.
Next year I finish school by God’s grace and turning 21. For the first time in a while I’m getting excited! I’m thankful for this year although I would’ve loved to make some changes but God knows best.
To an awesometastic 2015!
Sister K, may God comfort you. I respect your deliberate decision to remain single instead of adopting the trial by error approach. You are the original baby girl. Plus! You made me laugh a lot in our conversations this year. Thank you very much.