I was chatting with a dear friend over the weekend and she mentioned that she hoped I was doing great. I wasn’t sure about the “great” part and so my answer was “well, I’m doing”. We laughed about my response and it was quickly forgotten. However, days later I realised that I had lied.
I am NOT doing. I’ve been thinking about doing, talking about doing, planning all that I would do and basically doing everything but doing!
I’m not sure if that made sense but well … yeah. That has been me over the past six months.
I have had bouts of inspiration and energy, particularly when my priorities were right. I’ve also had (long) periods of being completely lethargic. There were angels who sent me emails / messages and left comments on the blog to check on me and to ask about my writing (or should I say the lack thereof).
For the emails, comments and messages that went unanswered, I am truly sorry. I have no excuses. And I will make it a point to respond.
Allow me to say from the bottom of my heart, may God bless every one of you. y’all know yourselves. 🙂
Something particularly interesting happened on 6th November 2016.
Sometime in August I wrote an “about me” post on Tope’s blog. One of her blog readers, Bisola, commented that she would be coming to Botswana. We agreed to meet up during her visit. She came through in November and we decided to hang out over ice-cream. People, we just “clicked” instantly! We talked about so much – blogs and blogging, work, natural hair (but of course), relationships, family, you name it. Along the way she asked me, “wait, how old are you?”. I told her. She answered “Oh ok, me too”. Then I said “when’s your birthday? And she said “Oh mine’s in May”
Me: really? Me too. When in May?
Bisola: the 19th
Me: *laughs*Be serious joor, when’s your birthday?
Bisola: I’m serious, 19th May.
Me: *stares with grin on my face*
Bisola: wait …
Yep, you can guess what happened next.
I met my twin, guys! Hahaha. It was all very exciting, especially because she’s such a FUN person. She’s very wise too! I couldn’t have picked a better twin. LOL.
I’ve learnt so much this year. Some lessons were quite painful, the kind they say changes you. But that’s a story for another day. I’ll share one of my favourite lessons thus far.
I have realised that most of the instability in my christian walk and my life in general was due to my lack of attention. I have rededicated my life to Christ and decide to follow Him wholeheartedly and consciously and I’m seeing changes already. 🙂 Being intentional about praying, reading the Bible, meditating on it, reading christian literature and so on goes a long way in improving one’s relationship with God and in turn, the overall state of one’s life.
So friends, be intentional about life, why you’re here, what you want to have accomplished when your time’s up. Have an overriding purpose for your life and be conscious of it always. Decide to be intentional about everything you do. For example, if you’re going to talk to someone, don’t do it absent-mindedly, even if it’s a five-minute conversation. You never know who you will encourage with ‘just’ one well thought out sentence. This will help you to make the most out of every moment and cut out distractions. The quality of your relationships will improve too.
Thank me later.
What do you think of the blog’s new look? I like it better than the old one but I’m not completely sure if it’s The One. Hehehe. I’m still tweaking a few things and keeping an eye out for a theme I might like better. Please do make suggestions!
Happy happy new month, good people!! May this month be one of joy and victory for you and yours!