Sooo much has happened since my last post, guys!
I threw my first ever birthday party/house warming... none of it would have been possible without my boo 😘😘😘 he went over and beyond and played a huge role in making it perfect. It was flawless in every way and I enjoyed every minute of it even though I really dislike being centre of attention! I won't be throwing another one for a minute but it's always great to be surrounded by people who celebrate you genuinely.
My pictures were (and still) all over my IG so I won't bother posting them on here.
Shortly before I had my party, I made the (actually pretty easy) decision to quit my job. I'd been feeling extremely dissatisfied and quite disillusioned with my department and the different issues that had been creeping up over the last 3-4 months. I definitely feel like it's a luxury to be able to make such a decision - but it's well deserved. Lord knows I have worked my little butt off the last 12 months!! To the point where I've had countless stress induced health issues and scares, mental and physical fatigue etc - it's been pretty insane. But I'm still grateful for all the opportunities and experiences I've had but it's definitely time for a new challenge and growth. I'm really optimistic for 2022 and how my career and side hustles will flourish and in the words of Ms Minaj - I took a couple, you know, I took some time off to rest and now it's game time bitches!" - Except, I haven't actually taken the time off to rest just yet, but I plan to!
While I feel as though I've achieved a LOT this year, as always, there's room for improvements. As much as I've pushed myself and cultivated ways to obtain the life I truly want to live - I've also failed in many areas and that's not to put myself down or beat myself up. It's important for me to be honest when reflecting and practice self awareness whenever I can. My lack of consistency with many things - obviously including this blog, has been very disappointing and ironically, is something I consistently think about. The last few weekends I guess I finally got sick and tired of being sick and tired lol so decided to stop making excuses and work on all the changes you now see on here. Still tweaking some things but for the most part it's done and I feel so much better. God knows why I haven't been using Wix this whole time - it's perfect for where I'm trying to take this site. Speaking of making excuses - that's another thing I'm unlearning and really really dislike about myself. It's really time to get some accountability partners because I see it visibly halting my progress in every single area of my life - at my big age, it's embarrassing at this point.
As always, I'm very hopeful for all 2022 has in store but I'm more hopeful that I'll put in all the required work in to unlock all the greatness and success to come.
Lastly, I'm really really hoping that my Dad will keep to his word and come to visit before the end of the year so that I can make peace with that whole situation. When I say whole situation, I mean everything that happened after he moved back to Sierra Leone in 2001 - trust me, it's worth it's own post but I feel as though it will do me and my siblings good to (for the first time ever) get all the feelings towards him off our chests and then maybe we finally finally finallllyyyyy genuinely start to process, heal and progress.