Good evening people.
The first ten days have come to an end, the year is barely 11 days old, a newly born baby. It's just been 11 days but so much has happened, too much even. Isn't 11 days too short a time to feel like things have gone awry?
So I'm asking about the journey so far and first I'll tell you mine.
It's only the 11th of January 2015 and already too many people have died this year. One of my former classmates from Queen's College and UNN who was very vibrant on social network around Christmas and new year suddenly died some hours into the new year... (Rest in peace A.I)
On the 22nd of December I got tricked into going for a party. I said "tricked" because I thought I was going for a party-party, unknown to me it was a family Christmas carol and it was very sleep-inducing. The only bright spot for me were these two adorable kids on my table. Their mama sat beside me and her little son of about 20 months kept on flirting with me. He was the most adorable tot I've seen in a while, extremely cute and very well mannered. He kept me entertained through the night and every opportunity I got I touched his face or played with his hair. He awoke that maternal need within me deep inside my womb and I think I've thought about him every day since then... Well up until Osayi called me two nights ago to tell me he just died.
He just started purging and then died. Just like that. How??? (Rest in peace little one. May God console the family you left behind.)
I've been with Ginika for a couple of days now and her friend just lost her mum earlier on in the year. They've been running around to get burial plans in motion and then her younger sister suddenly died yesterday.
I've been looking at blogs and the number of deaths I've heard reported this year, in just 11 days, is so alarming. And you know why it's particularly alarming? These deceased are mostly very young persons.
11 days is too short to feel this way, this feeling of despair and uncertainty. Yet it's apparently long enough to claim the vibrant lives of the young and hopeful.
But enough about the death toll and death talk.
The eleven days of 2015 in my personal life could be much better. My work life doesn't seem to have started on the right foot and relationship wise, things are neither here nor there. It really could be much better in my life and the lives of those around me.
It seems every other hour I'm getting calls from one person or the other to complain of one thing or the other. If it isn't work, it's failing or ailing relationships, if it's not that then it's irresponsible husbands or terrible finances. When it's not that it's ill health or ghastly motor accidents. What's up 2015? This wasn't the plan!
Yet it's still too soon, it's just 11 days and I still have so much faith in you.
How has your year been so far? I hope the unpleasantness I'm seeing around me isn't an epidemic and yours is much better... Let's talk about your 2015 so far, tell me about the good-the great-the amazing!, and I'm hoping there's no bad and ugly, but if there is, it's ok to share.