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11 Days. How's The Journey So Far?

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. 


  1. Well, i'll start with the bad/ugly,

    Reading about that 24yrs old Ex Queen Aso's death made me weep. I don't know her, just ff her on IG. It's sad. I have also heard about 6 deaths. It's really sad & too early.

    The Good:
    My Dad is recuperating just fine.
    My Mom is learning to be less worried, that makes me happy.
    I have more bible students early in the year.
    Emotionally I'm FINE.

    Meet Le The One.
    Get the Teaching job I applied for.
    Pass my catering exam!

  2. Erhm, I will just say 'RELAX, 2015 WILL MAKE SENSE'.... The year is still too young and am very hopeful.
    The cute baby though... May his soul and the souls oof the faithful departed through the mercies of God RIP... Amen

  3. It's been cold and dry, literally, and the hamattan's affecting my pockets as well (January Blues). 11 days and alot has happened...serious life changing decisions need to be made ASAP. But in all, I thank GOD.

    May the souls of those who have slept in The LORD rest in perfect peace. Amen.

  4. Well in this 11th day is my birthday yaaay,I don't know why I just have so much expecatations for this year which will be fulfilled in God's name.

    1. Happy birthday Chioma, your expectations will be met, by His grace. Amen. I hope you had a great one? And yes, the year will keep getting better for us all. God bless you sweets.

    2. Happy belated Birthday to you, Chioma. May God's favour shine upon your path and cause you to experience greatness this new year.

  5. I run into thee
    I run into thee
    Eternal Rock of Ages
    I run into thee!

  6. I hav heard of soo many deaths its alarming apart from that am soo hopeful with a lot of Faith

  7. Happy birthday chioma..
    Even though its my birthmonth,I have nothing else to celebrate except the gift of life..
    I have lost 4close friends and my aunt...
    Everywhere is dry and boring..
    I hope everything turns around soon cos am goin insane.

  8. Thanks so much guys really appreciate your well wishes.

    1. Happy birthday Chioma.

  9. Wow Thelma sorry to hear all this. May those people RIP and may God give their families the strength to carry on. My 2015 has been relatively safe at best. Nothing beyond exciting thus far.

    Somehow you actually crossed my mind that you took your make up business very seriously and got into the Shomya leagues.

  10. Thelma sorry for ur's unfortunate d year started ds way. May God continue to protect us all.
    Nna mehn.. With ds harmattan going on in naija..sorry o, but una even dey lucky. I'm still trying to imagine hw bad it is at home. Come to UK n experience our "deep-freezer" atmosphere called winter. It's well o..


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