Yep! I had to start with my word of the year because well… in so many ways, this has been a word I have seen become a verb this year.
I got into this year with zero plans and so many hopes – my vision board had it all 😅. I however decided that I wasn’t going to be hard on myself for things I could not do. That helped a lot.
Before I even start talking about how my year was, I’d like to know….how was yours? What were your highs and even lows? Feel free to comment on the comment section 🙂.
Now, to how my year was…
If you read how my 2020 was, you remember I had talked about how I was on a pay cut because of the pandemic and its effects on businesses in general. Well, this year, my full salary was restored and a few months after, I got a pay raise! This came at just the right time because living alone will teach you that bills have to be paid regardless of whether you have a source of income or not.
One of the things on my 2021 vision board was to create and have genuine and intentional friendships. I have come to learn that a friendship, just like a relationship, requires not just love, but intentionality. With everyone on busy schedules, it is important to create time. This year has been a year for just that. I have formed beautiful bonds with those I call friends and can’t wait to see where life takes us 🙂.
Around mid-year, a friend approached me with a request to run her social media account. This is what began my side-hustle, social media management. For a long time, I always asked myself what I could do to make extra income and I couldn’t come up with anything. Then this happened and from there, I have been able to get business. I will definitely talk about this soon.
While in campus, I always wanted to work in a media house. No, not as a news anchor, but as a writer in the print department. Well, I gave up on that dream when jobs in the media houses became harder to find and I realized I didn’t really have to write for a media house. Anyway, all that aside, I got my first newspaper feature this year! I got a call requesting for my time for a feature the journalist was doing. The next thing I know, I was on the papers! This was one of my proudest moments this year, to be honest.
I have constantly talked about how my plans have been derailed. This year, I decided I wasn’t going to stress about what was out of my control and that is exactly what I did. I even became happier! Without the stress and anxiety I had last year, I have been able to see God working out things in ways that still leave me in awe. Even in the waiting, He has reminded me that He has my back.
Thanks to you, my online friends, this platform has grown a lot this year and I couldn’t be happier. When I chose the sector I thought I wanted to dominate (media), I did not think much about it. As the year comes to an end, I can truly say that this has been my year of dominating.
As I write this, I am so proud of myself and all that I was able to do. Thank you so much for rocking with me this year.
See you on the other side!