I’ve wanted to do this review for sometime now.I got occupied due to school and exams so I actually just got to it.This is going to be my longest post yet and bare with me, it’s not in any order, more like a general summary of the year. A recap of what has happened so far isn’t quite bad. It has a refreshing feel to it: to remember the moments and the experiences, both good and bad alike.I wanted to do this without having to say too much but yet still say enough.
2019 began just like any other year full of exuberance and positive energy from people. Renewed hopes, new plans and the usual new year resolutions.I made my own few plans as well.But generally it’s been an odd year, I really do not know how to call it. It’s been all sort of emotions.I dealt with bouts of anxiety here and there; which was a huge struggle in the early parts of the year.This year has really been filled with some trying moments.It was a journey of self discovery for me.If anything, I believe I know myself a little better than I did last year and better in dealing with my emotions. I deliberately made attempts to get to know myself better and to improve myself.
One thing I really wanted to do this year was to invest in and make time for books and which I’m glad to say wasn’t quite bad and that was how I discovered John C Maxwell (I absolutely adore him and I’ve only just completed one of his books titled NO LIMITS and moving to the next).Mostly, the books I read were christian literature.I didn’t do much fictional reading. Unfortunately, I started some few books I couldn’t complete.
Blog-wise, It was part of my plans to have a certain number of posts this year. It seems like peanuts compared to others but I definitely achieved that goal alongside gaining additional followers. I’m really grateful for the support and encouragements from my readers and followers, It did keep me on my toes. I do hope we can do this again in 2020 .
My three favourite posts this year are (not so easy having to pick favourites out of your works,I do love them all):
Uncut: this post was more like an anniversary post.I wrote this right before my birthday.Its a reflective piece of how far i have come and how I believe there’s been growth despite everything. It was more like a note to myself and also the first prose I attempted on my blog.
The remnants of the past: a piece on how our past can sometimes hold us back,especially in moments when we think we’re over them. I had the opportunity to read this piece in church as well during a youth program.
Mama: a tribute for mama in memory of her 10 year death anniversary.
Also,today happens to be my two year blogoversary😆🎉🎊
This year came with a very painful and heartbreaking loss. A period that left me in a state of disbelief. There were still some great moments, little adventures and new stuffs. I made a super cool friend this year (now that’s a long story) and this friend has been super amazing, Encouraging and inspiring in every aspects. He got me through some really tough moments this year. I’d like to call him the “Gentle Giant”.
I also had my white coat ceremony in September and it was such a joyous and reflective moment for me.
There’s too much to say and too much in mind. Most importantly, I’m grateful to God for every event that has happened this year. It’s the end of another year and it’s no casual thing that I’m here at this very moment. Now more than ever, I truly understand the gift of life, to wake up to a new day each day. It’s no casual thing. I’m grateful for everyone that came my way and both the losses and gains. See you in 2020 😊
One song that accurately summarized the year is Memories by Maroon 5.