In 2016, I learnt how to fail, I learnt that my lowest points were the only way I could strive for and appreciate my high points. Now, I am no longer scared of failure, I am ready for 2017 risks because fail/win I will definitely learn something new.
Writing this post is one of my 2017 risks, I have been following #30DaysofHope for a while but this is the first time I am ever participating. I even almost chickened out and ended up sending in a late post (Thank you for the reminder and follow-up, Toxic)
I am quite the job hopper, I don’t believe in staying in a job where I am not learning and I’m unappreciated (maybe linked to my love for school…lol) and God has been faithful to me with my job whims.
I started a new job with the new year, so far so good it seems like my dream job cos for the first time in a very long time, I am working where I know I am contributing to the company’s growth and gaining knowledge on a daily basis. In less than 3 weeks, I am more confident of my programming skills and I overall feel like this is the year that my career gets on MY right track.
By the end of the year, I hope to have matured into a badass software developer and contribute to various development communities by putting up a couple of side projects (the goal is 3). I hope to be able to mentor young girls on a career in IT; yes, everyone says this but speaking from my experience *in Skepta’s voice* We need some more girls in here!
If you know anything about me, you will know I love to travel. I like to visit at least two new places every year, I like to create a new experience, I like to explore both local and international attractions and I can use my last money to plan a trip because “WTF not?”. With enabling friends like Simi, there is no way tempting travel opportunities will not show up. She’s my wanderlust trigger!!! You can read some of our travel experiences at EatTechTravel.
My 2017 Travel Goals
- Yankari Game Reserve
- Ake Festival – Take 2!!!
You can send me a message if you are interested in any of these trips cos group travels reduces travel cost.
Since 2011, I have been building a support community for people with Breast Cancer focusing on Abuja. I have met a lot of amazing people over the years and I am so grateful for my support system especially Dolapo. She will drop everything to get on my projects even when things get frustrating, she’s been there to guide me through it.
At beginning of the year, I got some bad news that our first BCAN patient passed away after 3 years of battling with breast cancer. I refused to let the news kill my spirit and instead, I got more reenergized to take bigger steps in 2017, I plan to collaborate with more medical communities and individuals to provide impactful support to Breast Cancer patients.
If you need more information on how you can get involved, just send me an email via firstname.lastname@example.org or reach me through twitter (@bcanawareness or @tayomadein)
I have to expand my physical activities cos my job is not a very active one, so this year I am conquering swimming in the first quarter. I am taking swimming lessons with my baby sister, that way, giving up will trigger my Agbaya senses…lol!
The biggest risk I am taking in my personal life is taking a chance to fall in love again. I have had my walls up for the longest and I finally met someone who makes it easy not to have walls. I cannot believe these words I am typing, I never saw myself as someone that would ever take love shenanigans serious but so far so good, it has been worth it.
I am at the point where I do not mind if it lasts forever or just for a short while, I plan to enjoy these feelings to the fullest and not limit my emotional and physical experiences because of fear of failing.
I am thankful for the opportunity to write all these down at the beginning of the year and sharing it on here will have me accountable to you guys and myself by the end of the year!!!