Today I am writing my 100th blog post. One hundred! A hundred posts of self-generated content! Even I find it hard to believe. It’s been about two years since I started this journey of pursuing my dream of taking up writing as a career path. From that unsure, tentative voice to a bolder one, I have to say that it has been an interesting journey. It seems just like yesterday when I published my first article on this platform. I was nervous about sharing it, I wasn’t certain how people would receive me. I had many doubts and worried about how I would sustain putting out original content every single week, while also holding a day job. I wasn’t sure I would last three months, but here I am two whole years later with a reasonable following for a blog that doesn’t post gossip.
Coincidentally, yesterday was International Women’s Day, and so, in that spirit, I am taking a break from posting my regular articles. Today, I just want to celebrate myself. I am thankful. I am grateful for the awesome people I have met on this journey of mine. I am happy when I meet or receive messages from strangers who tell me how much they appreciate what I do here. I am immensely thankful for the tremendous goodwill I have received and continue to receive from people from different walks of life because of what I am privileged to do. I am super grateful for family, friends and well-wishers who keep encouraging me when I doubt myself. I am thankful for those who never allow to be complacent and keep pushing me to do better. It’s been interesting. It’s been a roller coaster ride. It’s been frustrating and exhilarating at the same time. It’s been plenty of hard, sleep depriving work. Writing is NOT easy, but I have loved every bit of it.
I have discovered myself more through my pieces. It has brought me peace and comfort in times of despair. It has given me a medium of expression. I absolutely love the fact that I have something to look forward to beyond the often mechanical motions of every day life. It has shown me that I can achieve anything I desire to as long as I believe in God and I’m ready to put in the work required. I am not much of a big planner, so I cannot really say what will happen next. I would rather take each day as it comes, while definitely striving to improve myself as each day passes.
I will be giving out some call credit to a few of my readers as a token of my appreciation for all the support. I was informed that I didn’t do it right the first time, so this time around I will make it fairer by omitting a number in each of the cards, so one person doesn’t get to load them all in a flash.
Thank you all so much for all the love, support and even criticisms. May you find and fulfill purpose.
P.S: As some of you already know, I was invited to participate and handle a workshop on essay writing by the Reflector Team at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife last weekend. It was a new experience for me, and I was quite shy and nervous. But, I decided to face my fears like I always try to do, and it went much better than I had imagined. Below are some of the pictures from the event;
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