Monday, December 31

Enter the New


I don't know about you, but in the last few weeks,  my thoughts have not dwelled  in the literal terms of one year ending, and another beginning. Why? Because I do not want to be wrapped up in the anxiety of 'time is running out and there is still so much left unachieved.' I believe that whatever changes needs to made be made, or at least be put in motion ASAP. After all, God himself dwells in timelessness. So the future, the new year, begins exactly when you propose for it to begin.

In taking stock of the last several months therefore, I realize that my year was indeed a funny one, and not in a hysterical-laughter sense, oh no, more in a I-have-learnt-several-hard-lessons funny. It was a tough several months, one that required, in the majority of time, that I open myself up to shame, and it was in doing that that I found my freedom. Selah!
During the course of the year, some friendships were redefined, others were birthed, some were broken, and not in an I-can't-forgive-you sort of way, but the things-cannot-be-the-same-anymore sort. I learnt that I needed to make hard changes, one that showed me that there is nothing, and no one we cannot live without.  I am also learning to break habits. Yes, habits! Difficult, but doable. I have my eyes on the 21- day mark and I am counting each day almost by the hour; eyes on the prize. Freedom from encumbrances.

Facing forward to the 'new', I wish for the strength to continue to implement the lessons I have learnt, to be better at the things I already have going, to dream some more. To realize that I am the least perfect, to become like a child; innocent in all things, more, have and maintain a positive attitude at all times and give no room, especially, to regret.
All in all, it hasn't been a bad few months; I am still standing after all. And in the words of Stevie Wonder, 'today is the tomorrow you were so worried about.' 

I wish you all the best of whatever you wish yourselves, and for those who write, I challenge you to do so daily! Note I didn't say 'post,' I said, write. 

Have a great 2013.

Be free oh.

I muse on twitter too, you  know! @ZainabTalatu. 

Thursday, December 13

Merry Christmas - Re Blogged

The post I am re-blogging  was written last year December; where did the time go?!
I had decided to read all my posts from the birth of this blog, and I shall be re-blogging quite a number as we tag on. Though I am seriously loath to make changes and edit, I know I shall be sorely tempted to; however, in case you are reading the very first post for instance and something causes you to wince, remember: we have come a long way since then o! Just let things remain in their 'original state' *grin* (I am sure I will change my mind in the future though).

Now, this Merry Christmas post is apt, even if I say so myself, and I don't know if there is anything else to add...a lot of things did happen and they are still happening but what has changed in one year, less a few days, is that I am still breathing, and I have chosen not to take that breath for granted.

So,  I am lining up movies to watch: Grease, Pretty Woman, Maid in Manhattan, I'll Take Manhattan, Enchanted and (who has seen it??) Lace, amongst others. Just imagine me ensconced in my great big bean bag, christmas hat on, smack in front of the TV.

I look forward to hearing your plans for the day/season

Be free oh as you click below...


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Friday, December 7

Email From Sam Adeyemi

I did not set out to blog anything today; my mind is ‘empty.' But then, Sam Adeyemi emailed me and gbam, it couldn’t have been more relevant! The fact is, the year is ending, and you would remember Zouzousmuses started it by talking about New Year Resolutions? Click here.. I thought this was relevant then, especially as the year draws to an end, and the time to have a look at the score card approaches…err, not sure I am going to go there...water drinking...aaarrrggg.

I hope you something here that speaks to you. I did.

Read on....