Happy new month!
Wow. I’ve begun to see how much work and attention a blog needs. I personally love writing, but etching out time to write blog posts and publishing them at regular intervals is really a lot of work.
But dats bye da wei.
The tittle: ‘January Wrap-Up’ sounds so foreign. Being a semi-new blogger, this is my third wrap-up. My previous wrap-ups sounded like: ‘November Wrap-Up’, ‘December Wrap-Up’, and now comes ‘January’.
Jeh-nu-ah-ree (as most of us Nigerians would pronounce it.)
It’s a four-syllable word that sounds foreign as is used in the tittle – to me.
That’s just what I wanted to say – in essence.
Now that I’m done wasting your time – if you noticed.
Let’s get into my jeh-nu-ah-ree.
Y’know, only a few readers will notice that was just trying to be amusing and/or funny.
Hope it worked.😜
Well, my blogging escapades this month were very few. School just started for second term, and the rush of assignments and study deadlines kinda made me keep blogging aside for a bit. And I could only get out one post for all of January😭:
I also have a bit of good news to share: my blog reached 100+ all-time views, and now as 20 followers! An improvement when compared to the developments of last month.
It’s amazing how WordPress helps foster community. I find new blogs all the time. And the ones I found this month that most interested me are:
In the same light, from the blogs I already follow, I enjoyed reading the posts of the following bloggers this month:
- 5 Blogging Hacks You Need – Evin @ A Curly Sue’s Ramblings.
- Reflecting on 2021 – Zainab @ Zainab Chats.
- #Tatouage & piercing : quand le corps devient un #accessoire de mode… – Anita @ Blog Femme & Infos. (For non-French-speakers, you can translate the post).
- A Few Words of Encouragement ft My Snapshots – IB @ It’s IB!
Soooo, that’s ‘bout it for this. Keep scrolling, please. 👇🏾
My Spiritual Life.
This month, God and I basically worked together. As always, there was a time my faith made a sharp plummet, but God, the more capable, stronger and wiser ‘Colleague’, raised me up and kept me going.
I did something really kinda stupid this month. It hurt someone very dear to me, and I prayed that God would touch his heart to forgive me… and God did! I’m more than thankful for what God is doing in my life, and how He’s using my relationship to make me a better person.
And quite amazingly, after the whole incident and I was forgiven, I found a verse in Proverbs 17:
That was so true in my case. It was because of love that I was forgiven. 💕
My Personal Life.
The stupid thing I did this month made me begin to ask myself questions about who I really am and what it is that I believe in.
I messed up… bad.
But the thing that happened made me realise the amazing people I have in my life, it made me realise that it is important to hold on to the people who look out for you, reprimand you, care for you and make you smile every day.
Before this, I was ungrateful and selfish – as I came to realise.
But it surprised me, because I try my best to be near God, so why did God still let these still be part of my personality?
Simple answer: He wanted me realise it and decide to change all on my own. And then He wanted me to ask for His help to finish the work of changing.
So, my personal life this month was one of ‘broken-heartedness’, followed by an epiphany, and now strong-willed efforts (and prayers) to redefine my person and get rid of my ungrateful and selfish sides.
Like I said in my wrap-up for last month, I’m shooting for the moon for my exams. This means reading a lot and stuff like that. Well, I’m not reading a lot.. I’m hardly even keeping up with assignments.😥
I really want to be done with secondary school and pull of my school uniform and school bag for good, but it’s a long, long way between now and the end of it.
I’m really trying to regain my footing. The best remedy for this is another definition of my priorities, and the setting of some short-term goals.
Wish me luck!🌷
So, that’s my January in three headings. I hope you liked it!
Is it just me, or did January go by so quickly?!🤔❄🌞☘🌳🌺🍀