I’m that kind of person that often doesn’t know what date it is until something prompts me to check.
So, it’s no surprise that I didn’t even realise it was April fool’s day till I recieved a prank message from my classmate! 😅
It’s been a loooong while since I last wrote a monthly wrap-up blog post. I’ve wanted to get around to writing one, but the thought of sitting and reflecting on my past month seemed like a chore.
Bad, bad habit to me.
That’s also one of the reasons why I haven’t gotten around to having a reflection for the first quarter of 2023, and even a reflection of last year!
At this point, it’s okay to say I’m layzeee.
All the same, though, here I am once again with my wrap-up post for March 2023. Feel free to check out my wrap-up post for March 2022. 😊
I didn’t really do much as a blogger in March, except read other blogs and drop a few likes and comments.
I did just about all of the writing on my social media pages. 😅🙈
My Personal Life.
This year has actually been quite hard for me, because I experienced a major shift in the roles I have to play in my family, so it’s often that I take on more responsibilities that I’m meant to handle normally.
This threatened to make me a sad, depressed person when the shift first came, but I overcame and am still overcoming it, because I’m looking at the bigger picture.
From the endeavours I’m making in my career, to my network and few real friends, to the steps I’m taking for my personal and professional growth. These are things that helped and are helping me see past the kind of overwhelming present.
This month, I also ended a relationship of mine. ☹️
One piece of advice from this experience is: You never really know somebody, so the safest thing is to guide the way you give yourself to that person.
I’m not necessarily talking about getting physical, I’m mostly referring to the emotional commitments and how much of the vulnerable part of yourself you let the person see.
What I have to say about it is plenty, sha. But I think one paragraph sums it up just fine.
My Spiritual Life.
You know that feeling you get when you’re with someone you know you can just be yourself around, or someone who’s always there to give help here and there whenever you need it?
That’s how I feel with God.
Although I can’t say I was following through with God’s will 100% of the time, but whenever I realized I was wrong, I always went back to God to forgive me.
And that’s the beautiful, refreshing part of having God as your constant companion.
Okay, so remember this post of mine I wrote when I was preparing for JAMB and WAEC? Well, I’m done with both JAMB and WAEC, and guess what? I’ve been admitted into the university!!! 🥳🥳🥳
I’ll be starting school by July, by God’s grace, and it’s exciting to think of life as a uni student away from home.
Although, I’m kind of okay with how my life’s going now: On weekdays I go to work as a grade school teacher, and after work hours from about 7:30pm to about 9pm (or later on nights when there’s power supply till the early hours of the morning), I work on our team’s app for the 2023 Technovation Girls Challenge. On weekends, I do chores, rest and spend more time on our app.
I’m already making plans to develop my Python for machine learning skills after Technovation, so uni life is all of a sudden looking less attractive. And my friends already schooling there aren’t helping matters by saying that uni is stressful!
So, I guess I’ll just enjoy life as it is till I start experiencing the foretold ‘stress’. 💀😫
This is a new heading of my monthly wrap-ups, because since November 2022, 3 months after I had graduated secondary school, I began making intentional efforts towards my career as a software engineer.
Beginning from my participation in the November 2022 Writing Creativity Challenge organised by CWIN Africa, to my taking part in the Hashnode Dev Retro 2022 campaign contest, to my signing up for this year’s Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, to my participation in the Technovation Girls Challenge for this year, to my connecting with notable young people in tech, to more other exploits still to come. 🚀😌
But my current activity and the one I’m most proud of is my role as the developer of our team’s app for the Technovation Girls Challenge. Our mentor for the Challenge, Maryam Bello, founder of ITIS 4 Dev Global, is truly amazing. She’s so supportive and she always encourages us directly and indirectly through her own endeavours and achievements.
Honestly, I’m very optimistic about my career this year. I’m already smashing my goals for this year (even goals I don’t have in my goals list!), and I really hope and pray that I’ll have something tangible to hold on to by the end of the year.
Let me just put this out there: As I said in my Academics heading, after the Technovation Girls Challenge, with it’s submission deadline by April 18th, I am going into Python (to refresh my memory) and then Python for machine learning. I will also continue with the AI-themed project I’m working on with a friend of mine.
And by this year’s end, I’ll be able to confidently add ‘Proficience in Python for machine learning’ to my resume. 🙏🏾😌
And that’s that.
I love monthly wrap-ups, actually, even though I procrastinate a lot before writing them!
Cheers to an awesome remaining 19 days of April.
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Happy Easter season. ✨️