Friday 30 December 2016

Taking stock of 2016

It's looking like this harmattan is blessing my skin. My skin is popping. The skin of my face is all yummy like caramel. You can def lick it. Who wants to try loool. I'm so ready for 2017. I'm super duper excited *inserts the butterfly dance step*

First things first, I lost my entire bloglist so now I only have those I followed via friend-connect. Please leave me your blog links in the comment section so I can recoup. I'm so pained cos it's difficult keep track of awesome blogs. Thank you.

So I'm taking stock of 2016. I got this idea from Cassie Daves. I really like it. Check out her blog here. I'm not going to bore you with the details so I'll keep it short and simple (KISS). 

Knowing and Realizing: That the more I know, the more I need to know. Gosh! Nobody warned me about this! Adulthood is hard yo! Major scam. I love the learning though. I have been discovering more things about myself, other people and the world. 2016 was an amazing year for reality checks. People will always be human. I am human and fallible too. Know people and accept them for who they are. The best thing I did for myself was not really have expectations from people. People will always be people. They'll be amazing at times and they'll be disappointing at times and that's okay. Even family and friends will disappoint you sometimes, but you'll move past it.
Reading: I had to read a lot this year. It doesn't help that I read for pleasure too. I was able to read some amazing and funny books this year. I found a list on Mackenzie's blog here and I have not been disappointed yet.  Jojo Moyes's Me Before You (read the book before you judge the movie please) and After you, The Rosie project and the Rosie Effect, The Secret (this you should read again and again), Gary Chapman's The Five Love Languages (I can't believe it took me this long to read it) etc. Hoping to read even more in 2017.
Needing: Purposeful networking is something that I need to actively engage in. I can be horrible at following up on friendships. I seriously need to do better.
Eating: I have consciously started eating better. I drink more water (I can't believe my love for Berryblast is over) and eat more fruits. I think I've gained a little bit of weight too. Fingers crossed on sticking with this.
Creating: A clear and workable plan to effectively reach some of my goals.
Making: I think I made a little more impact. Not as much as I would like, but well, #WeMove.
Wasting: I need to stop wasting time and letting opportunities go. Procrastination is the devil, you guys. I need to learn to live more in the moment.
Slacking Off: I really slacked off on my blog this year. I felt so bad, like a mom that abandoned her baby. I'm definitely doing better in 2017. I also slacked a little on my reading goals, but I at least read a book a month.

I have decided to make a thankful journal for those times when I get overwhelmed. I tend to forget how far I have come/achieved sometimes and that is such a joy-stealer. So when these periods come, I can just flip through and be reminded of how totally blessed I am. I'm not even kidding, I think I'm God's Special Project and I cannot be more grateful. I hope to take more risks next year. I'm weirdly excited for 2017. It's definitely going to be a year of  adventure.

Wishing you all the best of 2017.

Kisses xoxo
See you next year

Monday 14 November 2016

You Triieeeddd It

So you remember how I said I've basically been mad busy, yeah? Well, when  need to breathe, I overdose on some shows. Well The real is one of them. The hosts of the show are everything. Those girls are the realest with very different personalities, just like Night and Day! They laugh, they cry and talk about Everything! Tamera is so sweet, Adrienne is the sexy one, Loni is so funny and Jeanie Mai is the fashionista with mom-tales for dayyyss! I was bummed when Tamar Braxton got the boot, but I guess it is what it is. I mean, I get that she can be a little razz but I thought razz is the new cool (ask Jenifa fans). Anyway, I miss all her catch phrases like: You trrriiieeed it! Won't he do it! Get your life! And the way she smacks her lips when talking? Too funny. She is definitely something.

Their Take On Settling In Relationships

Jeannie’s Biggest Fear


Crazy Things They've Done For Love


Who You Vent To

How Often Do You Wash Your Bras (how often do you guys wash your bras?)

The Hardest Part of Being Married

PMS Is Real

Tamar's You Trrrieeed It

Now that I've loaded you with some juice, lets move on.

You know when you stumble on a show you detest, watch for a while, promise yourself "never again" then go back to over and over again? No? Y'all wana play that game?  Fine, it's just me then. I started watching the Jojo Fletcher season of Bachelorette and as much as I complained incessantly about this show, I didn't stop watching. My excuse for watching was my 2016 crush, Wells Adams even though I didn't stop watching after he was evicted. Oh the pain when he was evicted from the show. *sniff* I mean, have you seen Wells? Plus, he has dimples! How can my poor heart say "no"? How? I mean look at him

The show was so chaotic though. I will not even waste time on how dramatic and vile Hurricane Chad was on the show. Waste of breath really. I have already judged myself for watching so it's okay if you judge me too. I even saw Bachelors in Paradise where some of the evictees on Bachelors/Bachelorette from various seasons were put together. It was crazy. I even went as far as watching After Paradise. Yeah, colour me crazy. I really like the host of After Paradise, comedienne, Michelle Collins. She's so funny. Wells was the best part of this boring season and nope, I will not watch any more seasons. (Amen!)

En en, lets talk about a real problem I have. I started watching Greys Anatomy a long time ago, got bored after the plane crash that killed little Grey and McSteamy and stopped watching. Then I heard McDreamy died and wanted to have a fit so I went back to watching. Now I'm on season 13 and can't seem to stop. Epp me please. Someone needs to stop me. I need help honestly. I can't seem to help myself.

I sometimes binge-watch TV series too. Listen, anything that runs for 20mins max, is extremely silly, makes me laugh and snot is bae. I really like Life in Pieces. I don't mind Big Bang Theory (I'd like to meet a real Sheldon Cooper. He was my mental picture of Don TIllman in the Rosie Project and the Rosie Effect books). I was, however tricked into watching Banshee (side eyes @singlenigerian), Stranger Things (I really loved the kids in this), and The Night of. I'm enjoying Power though (I really love the theme song).

What are you guys watching?
Kisses xoxo

Wednesday 2 November 2016

OK, Fine!

I blame Cherrywine for this recent hiatus. She was supposed to be my ginger for the 30days challenge, but seeing as she's awol herself, feel free to bite her.

When I posted the 30days challenge, I wasn't specific about how it was going to unfold, I mean I posted the first one on the 5th of October. I figured that clued you in about how unconventional this would be. Anyway, I didn't take a really good look at that list of prompts and when I posted it but when I actually went through the list, some of them were quite shallow. I mean, do you seriously want to know 5 ways you could win my heart or 5 guys I find attractive? I don't think you are interested in that (or are you? Please let me know). If you've been reading this space for a while, you probably have an idea of d kinda guys I like anyway. Check here and here. And just listing 10 things that make me happy would be too ordinary. We should try to strive for amazing, no?

Ultimately, I think I've kind grown and evolved (OMG I'm getting old!) and I like to write with a little more depth anyway. Don't be fooled though, I'm still goofy. Interestingly, I have been writing a whole lot more, I'm just not uploading them yet. I still have gist for days (You know how drama seems to follow me around). I apparently haven't lost my writing mojo, life has just gotten a little busy is all and I also struggle a with how much to share with you my lovelies without giving too much away yet (Peering (mostly) at all you monitoring spirits over the top of my imaginary glasses. I see you).

I have been working on a project or two which are proving to be, of course interesting, but stressful as well and they have basically been taking most of my time. I'm legit exhausted from chasing resources up and down, but I'm still kicking. My life is also changing and I envisage even more change within the next couple of years. I'm looking forward to all of it, although I'm a little scared. Good scared though. Trusting God for them all. *in Tamar's voice* Won't He do it!

Before I forget, I have picked up some gems from Online Learning. If you're a fan of free online courses, check out Allison, Cousera and Futurelearn. They have some amazing courses and you can learn stuff at your own pace. Futurelearn doesn't shut down even after the course is over so you can always go back for refreshers, interact with other learners and download materials.

On to more important stuff *tongue in cheek* I have been thirsting after wedges recently. I'm usually a flats girl, but for some reason, wedges have been giving me sleepless nights. I'm serious! Check out these beautiful babies. 

Belated birthday gifts are definitely a Yes Yes!

By the way, I love to sleep between two pillows, you know, sandwiched typa stuff. Does that make me uhm, never mind. Moving on. I missed you all and I'll always be back. Maybe I should take Lara's advice and post once a month, then go from there. *tongue out to Atilola and Funmi Reese*

Anyways, I'M BACK! *kisses*