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Happy New Year || Life Lessons From 2017

Hi everyone!

Happy 2018. I know it's already the 10th but in my defense, this year has been quite slow to kick off. I honestly feel like I'm still in 2017.

Maybe it's because nothing really has changed. The harmattan is still trying to kill me or make my nose bigger than it already is, Nigeria is still you know, "Nigeriaing" and I'm still as skinny as the letter I.

However, we're in 2018 and I'm glad to have seen the last of 2017. It wasn't a bad year in all entirety but it was a pretty tough one.

Top of my resolutions as shared here was to make a conscious effort to take things easy, be less anxious, worry less, complain less and just breathe. I did try! This year, we try again.

I definitely did not "fall for any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobics, people with girlfriends or wives, misogynists, megalomaniacs, chauvinists, emotional fuckwits or perverts and freeloaders" Thank you Bridget Jones!

I eased into the year reading Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind. It's one of those books I have always wanted to read and then see the movie. In that order.

What are you currently reading?

I didn't do so well with my blog plans for 2017. I did no collaborations and I struggled to diversify my content and bring you travel posts like I promised. This year, we try again! Consistency has been a tough nut to crack too because life keeps getting in the way but thank you guys for staying with me!

I didn't go through my usual ritual of penning down my resolutions for this year but I do have some lessons I learnt in retrospect from last year. I hope you find them useful.

  • God is faithful. Even in little. You'll be surprised at the seemingly mundane things that he cares about. Nothing is too big to go to him with and nothing is too small.
  • Save! Among other methods, I use and everyday, I regret not starting sooner. I would have been able to do last Christmas like the baby girl that I am.
  • Give! Consciously give. Especially if you've been given  a lot in life, please pay it forward
  • Pull your heart off of your sleeves and put it back where it should be. Darn it!
  • Talk about your problems. Not on social media oh! Talk to people who actually care. They might be able to help you or at least comfort you.
  • People will hurt you. Nothing you can do about that. What you can do however is heal or not. 
  • Read! For knowledge or for leisure, just read! At the very least you'll learn your tenses.
  • The opportunities you have diligently prayed for will come but will you be ready enough to step up to the plate? Stay prepared! Stay woke!
  • Appreciate your loved ones. Life is fickle. Trust me, it is hard enough to mourn the death of a loved one without the burden of regret. You do not want to live with that.
  • Set measurable goals and doggedly work towards achieving them.
  • Plan! But at some point, stop planning and start doing.
  • Start that business. It might fail but then you would have gotten the first fail out of the way
  • If you want something, then go get it! Well, except it's someone's husband, then you probably shouldn't
So there guys! I have an interesting line up of posts this year an I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

Did you make any new resolutions? Did you learn any lessons from 2017? Share with us in the comment section!

Cheers to an amazing 2018,
It's Tee


  1. Better late than never Tee. I actually forgot about that excerpt from the Bridget Jones book. I still want that book BTW, can I get it via email? If yes, - ✉
    We pardon you for the inconsistencies, at least you made up for it by serving hot looks on the 'gram and keeping us on our toes via Twitter. I should jump on this Piggy bank NG saving scheme there's been so many nice reviews.
    Thanks for sharing these life lessons and love the dress 😍

    1. I know right? Thanks Ebun. Unfortunately, I don't have the book anymore. I have had to change phones a couple of times since then so I lost it in the process. I'll look around. If I find one, I will holler!

  2. This is such a beautiful dress! Up for sale maybe?
    This year will be great for you, watch and see

    1. Thank you Lade! No, not yet up for sale but we will have pieces soon. I'll holler once that is underway.

      Amen B!

  3. You look good.
    I'll find that Bridget Jones book.
    I'll start the business soon


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