Monday, September 1, 2008

New Month, New Ideas

Happy new month! I can't believe I've been away from my blog for two whole weeks. And I can't believe the month of August is already over. It's like the year is almost gone once you get to the "-ber" months: September, October, November and December. Before you know it, 2008 will be over and we will be ushering in the year 2009. Scary!

I've been quite busy in the last two weeks. Since leaving my job, I've been working on the book and taking small steps to reach my target before the end of the year. Check out my writing blog to read some chapters and short stories. I will be putting up more short stories as I go along. Then my little sis came round, and we had lots of fun! It was really nice to see her again even though it was quite a short trip. The bubbly girl helped herself to my clothes and stuff sha, before boarding her plane back. But it's all good, that's what little sisters are for.

My cousin also had her engagement and wedding ceremonies which was a great time. Weddings generate so much excitement in the family as you can imagine. Lots of people flew in, people staying over and such like. It was cool though - I got two new aso-ebi outfits, I got to see family and friends that I hadn't seen in ages, got to dance and take loads of photos. She's off on honeymoon now as the new Mrs and my life is slowly getting back to normal.

I've got a few new ideas up my sleeve, about making the most of my time outside the 9 - 5 routine. It's like there are so many things that you don't notice when you are busy working and working for someone else. Or you are too inflexible to take advantage of an opportunity when it presents itself. I was talking to a friend of mine who is absolutely fed up with her job and ready to quit any day now. She's thinking of business ideas to go into. I told her that once you have the ideas in your mind, take the plunge. It may seem scary at first, but really, what's the worst that could happen? You might fail once, but if you are determined, you will rise up again and learn from your mistakes. And then be better prepared to succeed. For me, I'm trying to build up my tough skin and be ready to face rejections from agents and publishers time and time again when I finish writing my book. I know from the experience of many other writers, success doesn't just land in the letter box. So I'm preparing for the worst.

Anyway, recently I had been thinking about that age-old question, "Why am I here?" that most of us have to ask ourselves at some point in our lives. I read the book "40 Days of Purpose" in 2006 and it did change my life. Maybe I need to read it again because I still have some questions I need answers to. But really I guess I'm just a bit impatient. I know I can only find my true purpose in God, but sometimes waiting is so hard. I want to know so many things right now and God is taking His time to reveal things slowly. Maybe I need to work on becoming more patient. Anyway while I was pondering these things I got a few things in my mind and I decided to write them down:

I am not here just to be a statistic - I am not an accident or mistake - I am not here just to live and die quietly - I wasn't born just to add to the population on this planet - I am not here to live a miserable existence - God had a good plan for me when He sent me to earth - I have gifts and talents that God has blessed me with - I can become whatever I dream of - There are goals to achieve and awards to win - I should make every single day count!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.


  1. I wonder if anyone prepares for the best... just a thought... can there be such a thing? hmmmm

    off to check out your other blog

  2. wish u luck on ur ideas and ur book. happy new month to you too.

  3. Favored gal, keep me posted on your writing. Lemme know how finding a publisher et al goes. I'm so scared, you have no idea.

  4. Gal I'm proud of you!
    and know the sky will not be your limited(cos you're unlimited!).
    Wow it takes a lot of courage to hang in there and I know that god will see you through...take care

  5. Oooo by the way I totally forgot to add that your other blog is brilliant! you will do well 'cos you've got what it takes!

  6. Happy New Month. I'm doing a little blog-hopping at the moment, but I've bookmarked your writing blog and will drop by later.

  7. all the best girl with your writing...

    Yes o as per is scary but God dey...

    God will continue to lead u and all of us into his purpose for our lives in Jesus name...

    how's your hubby??

  8. newly wed, how na? Hope life is good for you and yours.

    Best of luck with everything and please keep us posted with what will undoubtedly be your success.

  9. this is ma 1st tym here n I mst say i luv here n I'm comfortable here...finally I find a blogger not bloggin bout parties n sexcapades but godly lifestyle....anywwais,about purpose I guess dats a big one but definitely God will answer u in due time if u take d matter2him in persistent prayers...a word of advice,d fact that u r talented in a thing does not mean God has planned ur purpose in that thing e.g u can sing does not mean God has destined you an artiste...David was a born artiste,he wrote poetry(psalm) sang songs,acts(danced madly b4 d lord n pretended2b an imbecile when he was brought b4 d king of Gad4execution) but his destiny was2b a king n lead d isrealites!

  10. I dont think you are as impatient as me but I'm praying to God to help me too. I like that confession of yours. Reminds me of the confessions our Pastor made us confess to ourselves last sunday. Its always good to stay positive.

    Good luck with the novel

  11. @Diamondhawk: Thanks for your email darl! And trust me, I'm preparing for the best too.... that mostly comprises of learning to stay humble and acknowledging God after achieving success.

    @Uzezi: Thanks so much, hope you enjoyed reading!

    @Vera: I'll keep you posted definitely. Or in fact, why don't we keep each other posted with our progress? I'm doing that with Writefreak. She's in the publishing process too.

    @No Limit: Thanks so much for the faith! And thanks for your comments on my writing. I do appreciate it.

    @Azuka: Welcome back, it's been a while! Happy new month to you too. I'll love to read your comments on my other blog.

    @Aloted: Thank you my friend and amen to all your prayers. Hubby is doing great, I'll tell him you said hi.

    Solomonsydelle: I'm tickled that you called me a newlywed - ha ha! Life is great, thanks. And yes, I will keep you posted....

    @Wellsbaba: Thanks for dropping by! And thanks for the insight. I am definitely waiting on God to lead me along His desired path for my life.

    @Parakeet: Thanks girl! Patience patience.... I think we both need to make friends with patience ;)

  12. i had to cme back and read this again

    thank u

  13. every once n a while, everyone asks themselves dat question a few pple r blessed n dat they know & r working out their life's purpose. right now, am not sure wot n particular am here for. actually, i've stopped bugging my head abt it. am just taking each day as it comes & making d most of my time. who knows, maybe n dis somewhatly insignificant way, am actually fulfilling my destiny

  14. am no longer interested n being d next best thing since sliced bread. if by knowing me, or being married 2 me, or having a mother as me or an employee someone's life is made better, den daz d kind of destiny i seek. we all won't b bill gates, or joyce meyer or Barrack Obama. some of us r going 2 b those who will make d famous pple of our time happen. & am very comfortable being d man behind d scene. yeah! daz exactly d destiny i seek!


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