And again, I waited over a month between posts....last year for me was EVENTFUL and I have to say it greatly affected how frequent I wrote posts. But anyway Happy New Year guys! And I pray 2016 brings much more for you than you ever desired.
So this post is 2-fold; first, and some of you already know this, I became a mom on the 16th of December, when after a short 8 hours of labour and intense contractions I pushed out a beautiful being we named Leandre! Yeah, the better part of 2015 was spent being pregnant - I told you it was an eventful year didn't I? Lol.
Blogging has been such an enjoyable hobby for me these past three years, particularly 2013 when I started and then 2014; I felt so connected to my readers, and it was such fun sharing stuff with you. There is something very rewarding and satisfying about sharing knowledge and this blog made me realize that. I also grew so much in the past three years and learned so much, made new friends, made new mistakes, learned more lessons and today I just feel blessed.
I feel like as I have entered into a totally new phase in my life- that is, being a newly-wed, being a new mom, and being a new resident in another country and continent, I would need to channel a lot of energy into adjusting to this, and I am most certain my readers would see even less posts compared to the first two years. I hate to do things half-assedly so I thought I would just have to take a break from the blog for a while- hopefully not for too long.
So I am taking time off Fola's Oasis and I will still miss blogging so much, but here's some advice I want to leave behind- you know, a very philosophical end to this post would be appropriate right?
1. Don't get tired of doing the right thing- in your job, relationships, whatever. No one is perfect, but we can do the right thing, improve on ourselves, and it will all pay off someday soon.
2. Expect weird criticism from people. People will have whatever perception they decide to have of you. Just don't let it get to you so much. Weeks ago a friend of mine was like "Oh you are secretive Fola". And I'm thinking OK I only talk to this person on the phone maybe once in 2 years...how am I secretive though? On the contrary I have even been trying to curb how much info I give people lately! Then I realized people just have to have something to tag you with- they just have to, whether it makes sense or not.
3. Be happy for others success. Honestly this one is MAJOR. I feel whenever that feeling of jealousy sets in, everyone can recognize it, and that is when people need to fight it as hard as possible. The happiest and most blessed people I know are those who have genuine interest in other people's success.
4. Trust God. It's that simple. He knows when you have really decided to let go and just trust Him. And that's when things turn around. I made this decision late 2014, and a few more times last year, and I did not regret that decision to just trust Him fully and relax.
So guys, again Happy New Year and I will be back!
Oh and here's a lovely video by Danny Gokey I find inspiring....heard it on the radio and Shazam'd it...hope you like it.