let me first start by saying merry christmas! can you imagine 2009 is done already? God is indeed great. This was definitely an interesting year for me. if i had to pick a word that best described my 2009, it would be growth. i was being John 15:2ed in pretty much every area of my life.
Me and Jesus had an interesting ride this year. i cheated on Him a couple of times, realized can't nobody really do me like HIm, broke off the crazy affairs and went back to my first Love.All in all, i would say this year really showed me how much He loves me and I am determined to do better becuase i now have a clearer understanding of our Relationship.
This was a good year for family, i didnt get to spend as much time as i would like because of all the stuff going on( see career/education section) but i can definitely say there was no shortage of love in this area. My mum and I are actually getting along better these days, i think she has finally realized i am grown and THAT is no small feat for a nigerian parent, can i get an amen?
I started out the year sooo lonely friiendshipwise, all the people i wanted to be around lived in other states. For the first time in my life, i prayed that God would bring awesome people my way and He did. I think i lost touch with some people but the ones that matter are still here so thats good. Let's not forget the friends i made on blogville. shout out to Original Mgbeke, Taynement and Simeone!!!
No doubt,, this was my most expensive year ever . i did a lot of spending. moved out on my own with no roomates for the first time. had to buy furniture, pay fo rmy CPA exams. Even though I didnt save as much i would like because there was always something to be bought. i could definitely see God's hand in my finances. I somehow mananged to get a good deal on everything that i needed to buy, even in this year of layoffs i managed to quit a job i hated for one i liked. i believe i am a living proof that tithing works...
There was considerable progress made in this area. i got a clearer vision of what i want to do which made me change my area of study for my masters. Almost done with my professional exams and I am excited for 2010 because it is the year i will finally be done with all things studying,
i was going to start by saying i had my first "heartbreak" this year but in all honesty, it was God taking me out of a crappy situation i did not even know i was in. i matured a lot. realized that if i dont know myself and figure out what i want how am i going to recognize it? oh and i adopted the mantra "no mo' drama" which led to a bunch of numbers being deleted. that felt great.
HEALTH/GENERAL WELL BEING
i had a lot of health scares this year. from hearth attack, to gall bladder surgery to pulmonary embolism all was speculated. I spent more time in hospitals than ever in my life but I am glad to say i am fine. EVERY test that was run came out negative. i started actually watching what i eat, i ate better and exercised more. i am not where i want to be but i am making progress.
ADDICTIONS/BAD HABITS/SOCIAL LIFE
i think i developed an addiction to food or maybe i just recognized it? i managed to kick my addiction to facebook. i spend cosiderably less time on it now. i dont know about bad habits, i didnt travel as much as i wanted to this year but i visited a few new states so thats not bad. as for social life, i went more except for days when i was buried in my books. i plan on doing a lot more next year.
So in general, i believe i made progress in every aspect of my life in 2009 and that makes me very very happy. i am soo excited about 2010, i know God has awesome things planned for me.
P.S does anybody else feel like they have to spend the last hours of the year at church or am i just weird? my friend wants to go downtown and i am like naah mehn i will be at church.