Behold, I will do a new thing
Shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
– Isaiah 43:19
2017. The year everything came together. When I wrote my review last year, I had no idea that the events that followed would be the stuff fairy tales are made of. If I had any inkling, I probably would have been more audacious in my faith.
I knew I didn’t want to practice law. The stint I did during my NYSC confirmed it. I wasn’t sure of what I wanted to do but I knew I didn’t want to stay at home for long after service. In fact, I was very specific. 3 weeks. Brethren, I shit you not when I say that a week after my POP, I got a call from a headhunter asking to meet with me. Apparently, someone recommended me to the company. 2 weeks later, I got my contract. A week after I made the move to Lagos.
This move is significant for me because not only did I move locations, I also made a career move. Moving from law to business operations and management was a little challenging and it took me 3 months to find my bearing but as 2 Corinthians 12:9 says, God’s grace is sufficient.
You know how when everything is going well, the devil starts to get mischievous? I’m guessing he was so upset at my review last year that he struck my mom with blindness in one eye. I have never been so scared in my life like I was the moment I heard the news. Urebekee was walking into walls and shit. However, the enemy came like a flood but trust our Lord to raise a standard against him. My mom sees now. Thanks to God because he created science.
2018. The year of development.
I had a lot of things I wanted to write as my hopes and dreams for this year. You know the usual stuff. But then my friend, Chiedu, a great man, died. Everything changed the moment I heard the news. You see, Chiedu was a good one. He was a very decent man. He lived a life worthy of emulation. We quarreled a lot because he felt I was too reckless and I thought there was something wrong with him. He was (“was”. Sigh) a light to everyone who came across him and it intrigued me. He stood tall during his lifetime, literally and figuratively.
My 2018 is dedicated to Chiedu Jonathan Eze. Dogo, the lesson you tried to teach me during your lifetime, I’m finally learning it. I hope you’re proud of me.
2018. The year I do right by myself and the people around me.
2018. The year I do better in this career path I have chosen.
2018. The year I try to be a better elder sister to my siblings.
2018. The year I meet and make sister friends.
2018. The year I strategically position myself.
2018. The year I stop hoeing around and find one penis to call mine.
2018. The year I finally take care of myself.
2018. The year I manage my finances through savings and investment.
2018. The year I live my very best life.
Let’s raise a toast to 2018. May all our hopes and dreams come true/through.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever
– Psalm 18:33