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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Year, New HD? Let's See

Happy New Year people. I hope it has been amazing for you so far? While I am not a “resolutions” kind of person, I’d like to share some of the precepts I am aiming to live by in 2014.

Truly let go and let God: As I have said in one of my earlier posts, I have the tendency to want to cover ALL bases.  I am constantly making Plans B, C, D, E, F, G, H………..ZA, ZB…, I try to anticipate all possible scenarios in order to minimize my shock/disappointment in outcomes. It is crazy and nerve-wrecking. Just imagine making plans for 100 ways a situation can turn out…..at the end of the day, only one happens. What then happens to the remaining 99 possible scenarios fully thought out and developed? WASTE!!!! Or worst still, out of the 100 well-thought-out possibilities, none happens. WASTE!!!! The past 5-6 years of my life have had me rethinking this behavior of mine. Almost EVERY major plan I have made was brought to nought.  God came through and through and through again! I’d have made plans based on the little I could see….and out of nowhere, something that would cast away all those plans for the better would happen. I reminisced concerning this with my sisters sometime over Christmas and taking stock of that which I could remember, which were visible to me, was quite amazing. It was humbling! Hence, I am resolving to just kukuma hand over to the Omniscient. What’s the point of working myself up to the point of frustration, only for Him to wade in, pat my head and do it His way anyway? Abeg, I have learnt, I am learning….I am leaning back and letting Him direct me. It will save me a lot of time and heart ache. I am going to attempt applying this to ALL aspects of my life.

Punctuality: I realized with a lot of alarm that I may have a little problem with my timing. This is particularly so, when I have to physically be at places. It doesn’t really come to play with my deliverables. But, when it comes to getting to the office, meeting people etc, I find myself almost always struggling for time……It’s gotta go!

Health:  Apart from sometime last year when I got a double whammy of Typhoid and Malaria, I have been blessed with relatively wonderful health. I intend to make more conscious effort to keep it that way this year.
I don’t like the Iya Ijebu that I am becoming. Hence, I am also all out for “Operation Get My Edges Back” (OGMEB).
For the longest time, I had resigned that I just could not have full edges. However, during my stay in China, which saw me constantly feeding my hair with coconut oil and shea butter, this notion died a natural death! I left China with significantly (relative to what used to be ) lush edges and hair generally. Now, I don’t know why they seem to want to recede into my neck, but whatever the reason, I am planning on FIGHTING it!
 In the same vein, do you remember what I said about biting my nails? I have resolved that I have bitten my nails enough to last me a lifetime. It is about time I became a proper lady and constantly gnawing on my nails definitely isn’t a step in the right direction. Lastly for health, all these lovely outfits I have in size 12 will not wear themselves. I need to walk, literally, into the direction of size 12. Gym ahoy! Healthy eating ahoy!

Get some attitude: Last year, I got better at taking less crap from people. I hate confrontations and as a result, I find myself being pushed over a lot of times as I’d rather suffer in silence than engage in a seeming confrontational conversation. I am increasingly realizing that I cannot always run away from confrontation.  So there, *shrug*

L.I.V.E:  This is self explanatory.

These are the major ones that came to mind so blatantly. I may or may not share more as time goes on.
Truly, I am excited about the year because I know it will lead me to lots of self discoveries.

By the way, @ilola, you are one amazing woman. Courtesy you, I met 2 amazing bloggers and courtesy you, I am more determined to shed the cloak of sloth on this blog and exercise some more discipline in typing and posting. Thank you!

What have you guys been up to? I am launching a “Finding Caro” campaign for Single Nigerian Man. I will tell you all about it soon enough.

37 comments:

  1. Lmaooo@ Hair receding into your neck. Biko, Atilola will sort you out. Better still, restart the coconut oil and shea butter regimen. As for confrontations, you will be alright. I was actually going to harass you about your nails but i totally forgot.
    Kisses for Atilola

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  2. Welcome back! I havent made any personal resolutions 'cos they'll only make me feel all panicky as soon as I derail LOL
    I've chosen to jot down some Personal and Professional Goals instead - they'll keep me focused despite distractions
    Take care

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    1. NIL, Please take up blogging again, please!

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  3. All I can see is this...

    1. She has a sister
    2. She has another sister
    3. There is possibly another sister.

    Dear HD,

    There is a reason you are you. Plans, biting nails, caring nature et al.  See how I left punctuality out? :)
    God still has you in his smithy. He is working. 
    We will still love you as you are kolo notwithstanding. 

    I think I am yarning too much. 

    What's this I see about Caro biko?

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    1. LMAOOOOOOOO....Why do I feel the sudden urge to smother you in a huge bear hug and recite the rosary over your head?!

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  4. Happy new year!
    Ha! Resolutions! I don't make any.
    Confrontation.........I don't either...*tongue in cheek*........ahahahaha..truly sha, I don't out of this virtual world......I simply keep quiet because NEMESIS always makes me to have the last laugh!

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  5. I am a planner to my core lol. I too tend to have a plan A-Z for most things i want to do. I don't think thats something i can shake lol

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    1. Even me, I can only try....I am only trying

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  6. Happy new year. These are great resolutions too. I haven't made any yet but I have set out to live an intentional life, no more just going with the flow.

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    1. Hmmmmmmm......interesting, since I am trying to do otherwise. Happy new year Okeoghene

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  7. Please don't tell me you are also jumping on the 'diet' bandwagon *sigh*.
    Ehen...by the way Speaking of meeting bloggers -...you are on my (long) list of bloggers (I want) to meet o... It'd be good to match the personality to a face! Was kinda close last summer - remember I told you about the 'shoprite gist'.....anyway random!

    Chao!

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    1. Hiaaaan!!!1 and you let it slide?!!!!!! major side eye!!! When next you are in town, let's meet up joo!
      Ahahahaha, biko, let me "diet", my thighs will thank me for it

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  8. Happy New year HD! I like your Operation Get My Edges Back” (OGMEB), coconut oil and shea butter does good to the hair, continue this regime and see what happens...

    Here's to an amazing 2014 and lots more blogposts

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    1. *clinks glass* Happy new year to you too Dayor,

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  9. HD, we are two peas in one nail biting, over-planning, habitually late pod...well, I'm only late to social events. It is easier to seriously let God handle your life and not restrict His access to certain areas. I hope you work that out this year. Nail biting is a shaming technique of the devil!!!!!I bit my nails so much that I wasn't able to wave holy hands in church. But I'm proud to say that they are now indeed beautiful, so much so, my mother is advocating a public holiday in honour of them. Confrontations: don't particularly love them but conflict is a necessary part of life, is how I look at it when dishing out some 'act right'. I hope OGMEB goes according to plan. Lol @ edges all the way down to your neck. Crazy someborri. Btw, HNY fam!

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    1. hahahahahahaha!!! tell me this isnt true!!!!! Remember I have established our "two-peas-ness" before, a la the schools you attended?
      LMAOOO.....I typically dont wave holy hands either, unless, Iya Fatimah has hooked me up with them acrylics! LMAOOOO
      Crazy someborri? Me?! Hi Pot!

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  10. Happy New Year dear!!! Even me I want to add punctuality to my list and I want to make sure I LIVE! As in LIVE and EAT and work out of course. LOL I wish you the very best this year!

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    1. Sisi! Your rejuvenated blog is such an inspiration, a point of contact sef!
      Here's to Living, Eating and Working Out!

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  11. Kai. See my head is swelling o. I am feeling like a celeb. I get mentioned on almost everyone's blog these days, just because of a post.

    If it pleases you to know, it was actually your comment on my guess the blogger round up post that inspired me to write the wake up call post. So I should be thanking you.

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    1. Awwwwwwww....*slobbers kisses all over your "poetic" face*

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  12. Lol honey dame happy new year and long time no see/hear. I love your goals ANSI love operation finding caro. Looking forward to it. Www.secretlilies.com

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    1. Happy New Year ma! I dont know why you dont show up on my blog roll....:(
      I will rectify it

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  13. Nice.The things you want to work on are very important and i wish you goodluck.I'm not a fan of resolutions and s i didn't make any.All i want is to be a better man than i am and i am working towards that.

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  14. Happy New Year! Wish you the best with your resolutions :)

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  15. happy new year..not much of a resolutions kind of person but i need to also let God do his thing in my life and stop worrying too cos me i can worry for state. anyway gud luck with your list and wish you all the best this new year..have you visited my blog lately? am back oh :)

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    1. Thanks hon! U are back?! That;'s great news!

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  16. Your posts no longer show up on my dashboard :( I don't know what's wrong with my blogger. I had to manually type in your addy to see if you've updated.

    Happy new year love!!!

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    1. Awwwww!!!!maybe my long hiatus made it disappear! Good to see you here. Happy new year to you too, Beautiful...:*

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  17. I'm with you on that planning for all the entire world's outcomes!!! And Z, to ZA, do I see an excel geek creeping out?!! Lol!
    Happy new year HD.

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    1. HAHAHAHA, not quite. Unless a mental spreadsheet counts. Happy new year Sir

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