Day 14: Annie

I started writing this post on the 4th of January due to my increasing concern that, although I really really wanted to do this, I just couldn’t. You see, I fear that I’ve forgotten how to write. And as I write this, I remember that writing actually made me happy… and yet I can’t seem to make those words flow like I used to.

2016: My year of learning
How to write again
How to speak French
How to swim
How to travel (alone, if need be)

How to make true friends and nurture them to lasting
How to make consistently smart financial decisions

How to truly forgive myself and move on from my many regrets

I figure there are some things on my to-do list that are way overdue and there is no time like the present to get them done. After all, I’m not getting any younger. 😦

2016: My year of ticking off overdue goals.
Finally get my full UK drivers license
Finally qualify as a solicitor (I qualified as barrister/solicitor in Nigeria in  2006. I feel like a decade later is kind of a befitting time to become properly dual qualified, no?)
Finally actively get involved with volunteering/charity work (see it’s always been one of my dreams to own an NGO/run a soup-kitchen, how I have never actually actively done ANY charity work is beyond me. And this must change this year!)

2016: My year of getting it together
This is the year that I stop mucking about and finally get serious with Abba and my faith. Call me Jacob, cos I ain’t letting go till He blesses me. If I can’t trust my Abba then seriously WHO can I trust?! I have GOT to finally let go and just let Him.

You will seek me, and you will find me when you seek for me with all your heart – I’m taking massive liberties with the paraphrasing but yeah, this is how my soul remembers the verse so we’re all good.

This is also the year that I start attracting the right people into my life (I have a history of attracting emotionally/geographically unavailable men. Don’t ask. We could be here for weeks.) It ends now. When we know better, we (oughta) do better. N’est-ce pas?

And speaking of doing better, I gotta get my health and fitness back into gear. This is the year. Y’all gotta keep me accountable. We’ll work on specific goals later but a girl’s gotta drop at least 10kg by December. (Size 0 here we come, the runway will yet see my strut!!! Aluta continua!!!… I kid, I kid) But seriously, I gotta load that summer body by December peeps.

So there you have it, my hopes (and dreams) for two thousand and sixteen…
*And now I realise I’ve even forgotten how to wrap a post up nicely…sigh. This one needs prayer and fasting iz laik. :(*

Annie and I met offline for the first time last year after being online friends for a long while. We would get closer after that and I would then discover her amazing blog. Yeah, I just put her on blast there. Lemme add to the pressure to get her writing again. Tee hee hee.

10 comments on “Day 14: Annie

  1. 4evaphoenix says:

    Say it ain’t so Toks, talk about pressure!!! Thanks for outing me…*sigh* Looool. I guess I better get to writing those blog posts then eh? *massive side-eye at you for that addendum*

    Thanks for the lovely words though. 🙂

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  2. Temitoria says:

    I hope this works out pretty well for you Annie. 👊

    I hope you got my mails @Olatoxic?😀

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  3. […] It’s appalling!!! (Haha, maybe not THAT excessive) But yesterday, I wrote a thing. It’s here, and now the pressure is […]


  4. JD Rambler says:

    Quite a few big rocks you’re trying to put in place. Fingers crossed/ good luck/ God speed on your behalf..


  5. How nicely said! About volunteering for an NGO, the NGO I work for organizes soup kitchens every December for impoverished communities in Lagos. You can look us up on if you’re interested and live in Lagos!

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  6. […] had (have) this looooong list of goals to accomplish which I detailed here so let’s have a look see how the girl’s doing, shall […]


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