Day 9: Hammed

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.

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6 comments on “Day 9: Hammed

  1. Consigliere says:

    May all your dreams come true . Amen.

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  2. Bolaji. says:

    God likes simple prayers too and He answers them.

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  3. misscanary says:

    When’s your birthday?

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  4. Akpevwe says:

    Hammed. I don’t know you but I can totally relate. Seems we struggled with the same things in 2014 and have the same goals for 2015. Here’s to meeting our goals in 2014.

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  5. yevandy says:

    Just googled hootsuite and open2study..
    Im constantly looking for sites like these…
    thanks. 🙂

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  6. Hammed, dear Hammed! It is always refreshing to read you because I always learn new things. This is a beautiful gift, God bless you. I look forward to reading an article from you each week, and I pray you boost your savings too.

    As for prayer, I have a few tips that can help, and it all comes down to writing. Try opening a prayer journal where you write down your prayers and read them out loud. Use prayers written by others (Psalms, the Pauline prayers, etc). Pray The Lord’s Prayer. It is important to “pray without ceasing” and you don’t have to be at it for long stretches to do so. Being in constant communication with God is what we need. Enjoy your year!

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