The last week of 2014 found me on a hospital with an IV line attached to my wrist. While I was receiving treatment for my ailment I decided there and then to make the best use of 2015. In retrospect 2014 wasn’t an entirely bad year but it was mainly a year of learning and unlearning. I received a lot of counsel in 2014 mostly from Mrs Shade Ogunleye of Ice Cream Factory and a few others. The counsel I received was not always palatable but it was often the truth and I was smart enough to receive it graciously. I got a Social Media management certificate from Hootsuite University as well as a Writing for the Web certificate from Open2study and proceeded to work at a top consulting firm in Lekki for a while.
But as good as 2014 seemed to be, it had its low moments. I consistently failed to finish 3 writing projects, had numerous health challenges and struggled to pray or read my bible for a stretch. My mind blanks out for one reason or the other while praying so I have to resort to short prayers all through the day.
This year I will like to work on my writing. My first project is to rewrite my book and write at least one article per week. I’m also looking forward to taking one or two online courses. This year I will make a conscious effort to read my bible more and pray a little harder. I’d also like to attend some artsy event or concert. One thing I’d really like to do is attend Brook Academy of Arts and Culture for their script writing program.
I’ve always been a voracious reader and I read a total of 80 books in 2014. I’m hoping to top that in 2015. Having a kindle has opened me to more book genres and I’m spoilt for choice. This year will see me trying my hands at writing book reviews and policy/politics articles. I tried saving last year but it didn’t work out so I’m hoping to try and save some cash and put some in a money market fund.
On a lighter note, I’ve never had a birthday cake before and I’m hoping this is the year I finally get to have a cake. Most of all, I’m going to be a better person in 2015.