Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Fresh Start

Happy new year my loves. 

May this year typify God's grace in our lives. 

As you all can see, I did not manage to finish my 30 days posting. I got tired after a while. I read somewhere that if you blog about yourself mainly, it's a sure fire way to burn out the blog quickly...unless you are an extremely interesting person. Unfortunately, I blog about myself and my personal experiences mainly AND I am in no way extremely interesting. 

What is one to do? 

Anyways, to avoid the burnout, I will return to the original template of this blog and post once a week unless it is a heck of a week and I have plenty gist. 

I feel very strongly about this year being a fresh start for me. It's not palpable but that phrase has just resonated with me. Last year was bleh...for lack of a better word. I literally coasted through in a haze of self pity, sadness and tears. I did not stop to smell the roses. I tried many times to snap out of it but, though I put on a brave face for all around me, it was tough. But in that year, God was faithful. He did amazing things for my family and I (even though my self pity made me completely ungrateful) He surrounded me with amazing people. I began my professional certification course. And I was in great health for most of the year. Only God can reward unfaithfulness with maximum faithfulness. 

"To have fun in [my] journey through life and
learn from [my] mistakes"
So this year, I am excited to announce that I have a new lease on life.
I want to do things completely differently from how I did them last year. I coasted from month to month last year. How I managed to do the few things I did was down to God and the encouragement of family and friends. So this year, I've made a little to do list of things I want to do in 2017. Some of them are projects and some of them are behavioural aspirations for the new year. In coming up with my to dos, I started thinking that I need a mission statement for my life in 2017; something that guides my actions and embodies my purpose. So I looked up personal mission statements. I found that a few CEOs had shared their mission statements and when you look at those statements, you literally see the people. 

"To be a teacher and to be known for inspiring
my students to be more than they thought
 they could be" 

So I decided to do mine as a budding CEO and as a person generally. This took some introspection. Not a lot. But a fair bit. I asked myself who I am and what I like to do. I found that a lot of my efforts and talents have been channelled towards making people happy. I like to give gifts, help, make people laugh, do things for people from time to time, gist etc. My business interests are centred around helping, adding colour and adding value. So as a person, first and foremost, and as a budding CEO, my mission statement (not just for 2017, but for life, (subject to more modifications at the appropriate times)) is

"To love God and bring joy to others through the gifts He has placed in me". 

I'm happy with that. I think it somewhat describes who I am and who I will be going forward. 

I think it is worthwhile to consider a personal ethos that will guide ones future actions. 

So I have shared mine. What's yours? Do you think personal MS are necessary or I am being too optimistic for life and too emosh? What are your thoughts? 


  1. Too optimistic kwa? Please go forth and flourish baby girl

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