Dusk: Nnenna

At the beginning of 2017, I probably could not have imagined the world of possibilities sprawled out in front of me. I am grateful for the roads taken, those not taken, those in between and everything that got me here.

One might mistake this to mean that my year was perfect, or that I am in a perfect place. I really am not, but I grew this year. I went through pain and despondence and came out better.

A lot of things are suddenly in perspective. I think 2017 was my year of learning everything. And yet it wasn’t perfect, I didn’t even learn everything!

I worked, I fought, I tried, I failed, I succeeded, I was frustrated, I smiled, and I grew. I learnt to survive all over again.

Went on a vacation, took up new challenges.

Met new people, became brand new.

Went to Asa’s concert, fell in love.

Took on new roles at work, did amazing

Unapologetically unlocked a new level of woman.

I found out about Vitamin C serum and it changed my face!

I couldn’t keep up with working out, trying a passive diet lifestyle.

Work came with its own challenges through the year though, until I discovered, hey, I am not a robot.

It’s ok to ask for help. It’s OK not to do everything. It’s OK to delegate, OK to query. Its work, nothing personal.

Writing short poems is one of my favorite things.

I started a journey to financial discipline, I’m loving and hating it at the same time. Lies. I love it!

I gave myself the best investments for Christmas and it’s amazing how grown up I feel about this. I hope I continue along this path.

I started learning about the blockchain technology.

I started a course on project management, I thought I’d be done by now, alas.

Again, I met Great people this year. I am not sure I can say that enough.

My best read for the year was Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.

I worry about Nigeria. I worry about the distance between the governance we currently have and good governance – which is quite a lot.

I started getting a lot of offers for life changing opportunities this quarter and I cannot wait for the right one. I am excited, because I know it will come.

My 2018 is going to be very different from 2017. I already know this. It is basically going to be… fuller, and I am loving it already.

I hope to speak out more against sexual harassment and abuse.

I hope to be better at communicating by the end of the year.

I hope to be a certified Project Manager.

I hope to attend a data science boot camp, or at least take courses on data science.

I look forward to working on a project that enables me share my journey to financial discipline with other ladies whilst encouraging them to also partake, starting in January.

Listen, I am still here. Peace.

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