Day 28: Tiki

To be honest, I forgot that I signed up for this project. That is, until Toxic sent me a reminder. This does not bode well for my 2015 resolutions already, but *blows kiss* thanks Ola darling.

I chose the 28th because it has a special significance for me – on the 28th of whatever-month-that-was, I met a kindred spirit. One of only three i’ve met in my almost-three decades on earth. The first turned out to be a colossal mistake, the second is as close to me as a married male can be, and this one…after a long time, I finally feel excited by someone other than myself. (lol, no pun intended I promise)

2014 was an amazing year for me. I bought my first car (allow me a minute to gloat…a Benz Kompressor! Sadly, it is currently at the mechanic’s, lol). I took a leap of faith by leaving my first job ever, to a new company with a much bigger role, in spite of soooo many people trying to hold me back by telling me I wasn’t ready, couldn’t cope, and my new boss had a reputation of being a monster. I attended my first #TNC meetup, became an avid follower of #HumansOfNewYork (you really should check them out on FB and IG and the blog too!). I took control of my Christian life, instead of letting the spiritual affiliations of people I respect sway me. I reorganized my priorities, redefined my goals…and walked into 2015 debt-free.

Please if I owe you and you are reading this, I haven’t forgotten you. Month-end abeg. Lol.

I’m really looking forward to 2015. I have a few very concise resolutions up on my blog www.tiki2a.wordpress.com, but that isn’t all I wanna do with my life. I’ve got soo many other plans, like

I want to build a house. You heard me right. It’s not about wanting to measure up to anything. It’s about wanting to take up a mammoth challenge, one I know I have a good chance at winning. It’s ok if I don’t finish, but I have to start. That’s the plan.

I want to travel more. I already travel a lot, but I want to up the ante. There is so much to discover out there, and I want to see it. I’m going to hit a never-before continent this year.

If I can only save the money. *sigh*<

I want to pray more. Recently I feel like I'm too busy to pray, really pour my heart out to God you know? It gives a peace like no other, and I need that. I'm getting a few books on that.

I want to be part of something life-changing. I want to do something important for someone in need. I don't mean give a few notes to a hungry person. I mean empower someone who has no hope. Inspire some one who needs guidance. Be about more than me. Believe it or not, you'd think that with the plethora of orphanages out there this would be easy, but it isn't. I want to be more than a line in a balance sheet which says 'Donation received from…'. I want to do good that will last. *cue in HONY and #Vidal #Brownsville*

Oooh, one I'm very excited about… I want to reacquaint myself with African literature! Currently I've got a 75-book strong list which I'm goin to put up on my blog soon!, and i'm looking to acquire all (hard copy please, electronics are not as much fun are they? There's something about the smell of ink…). I don't know where to look though. Someone pointed me in the direction of Latana but I haven't been there yet.

I want to learn patience. And trust. And hope. And develop my spirit of discernment. The need for these ones has already made itself felt in 2015, but it's looking good. Psalm 46:10 is becoming my mantra.

I want to be outstanding at my job. It's very gratifying that after just a few months I'm getting all these solicitations, but somehow some of the time I still feel like there's so much I need to know. Need to do. Need to be good at. I'm working on that though. More exposure, more training, more school. Yeuch.

And finally, the one thing I KNOW I'm gonna do this year. This year, I'm going to love with abandon. I'm going to throw caution to the wind, take a leap of faith and lose myself in the feeling of seeing someone as the person who completes me into being a better version of myself. I'm going to remind myself of how beautiful life is when you share it with the right someone. It doesn't matter what happens at the end, but in 2015, I'm going to love with every fibre of my being.

Cheers to 2015!

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