I feel like since I started blogging a few years ago, 2015 has been the hardest year out of all of them. For some reason I felt more pressure this year and I felt burdened by the whole process of running a blog. I hope 2016 is a completely new and exciting year for blogging and I hope all the ideas I have for the blog and the spontaneous write-ups that come my way are filled with creativity and inspiration for you all. I have a clearer picture of what I want for this blog and hopefully I get to fulfill it.
To be honest with you, at some point I got caught up in the numbers and stats on the blog and it’s SNS which got me feeling disappointed. I equated the value of my creativity to numbers and I started changing my uniqueness to succumb to the generic. This has been my biggest failure blog wise. Since then I have learnt to trust my abilities, have fun with this all and just enjoy every moment as it comes.
This year has been a very good year for me in my life. I was able to accomplish so many things I set out to do, I was able to tick a lot of things from my Bucket list some of which are enrolling on a Journalism degree, Travelling to Korea and taking Violin lessons. I feel accomplished in so many ways and I am glad that I pushed myself to overcome my fears and believe in myself more.
I went back to Oxford to take part in Oxford International Model United Nations again and it was a fun experience which cemented my love for the UN and I hope I get to work there someday. I won the Korean speech contest in Nigeria which led me to go to Korea and have the best experience I could have wished for. I learnt a lot from the trip and it has motivated me to work harder in my language journey.
I also am fortunate to have met a lot of wonderful people this year whom have become very good friends. I was also able to appreciate and spend a lot of time with old friends, sadly as it is with every year, as new friends come along, some old friends go. The good thing about our partings I suppose is that we just drifted apart, there was no bad blood or fights involved.
I hope 2016 comes with brighter and happier times and I also hope I get to grow more in my life, my religion and also be inspired and pursue the dreams I have.
I have always wanted to write for as long as I remember, unfortunately for me I have had no one who encouraged me when I was young. I was in boarding school so my parents didn’t realise I wrote until my mum found a short essay in my notebook like 4 years ago. She encouraged me to write more and now my parents are some of my biggest motivators.
2015 was the year I took the plunge to start writing my book, to be honest with you, I don’t have a complete idea how it will pan out but for now it is filled with words I put down every time I get inspiration. It comes to me at odd hours so I make sure I always write it down. I hope that I get to write more in 2016 and I am also able to have a clearer idea of it all.
Last year was filled with so much pain for me and I’m glad I moved past all that and had an overall great year in 2015. I am thankful to my family, they made it a whole lot better and easier with all their love, hugs and encouragement.
And to all my friends who listened to me and said kind words and also made me smile, Thank you. To all the people involved with my Korean trip from those who helped me prepare for it and those who made sure it was perfect and those I met on the trip, you are a big part of why 2015 was a great year.
I also want to say thank you to the team at Timabee designs for giving me the opportunity to work with them this year. It has given me a lot of ideas and motivation to brand my blog more and try to do a few more collaborations.
As Planetmeera grows, I hope you continue on this journey with me. If you have advice or suggestions on what kind of posts you like reading on here, or if you just want to say hello, don’t hesitate to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you all next year and I hope you have a happy new year.