2017 has been a great year by all standards and this is nowhere near cliche. The level of growth and wealth of experience I have garnered is comparable to no other.
I’ll share a few highlights of my year then talk about what I look forward to in 2018. Now, on to the post, shall we?
I did the 31- day Blogging Challenge in January.Remember? I think that was the most challenging bit of my writing career😂😂. ( Allow me!) It got me writing at early as 12am just so I could keep up with deadlines. But boy was it fun?! The feedback was a whole lot encouraging too.You, my dear reader, are the most amazing company ever. And I love you!😘😘
Don’t ask about February. I didn’t do any valentine tins. I’ve been gnashing since the 80s.😂
March was great! I got shortlisted for the MILEAD Fellowship for the most promising emerging female leader. Fam, I jumped up and down when I saw the mail. I was preparing for a pathology test too o but my mind all was ” How am I going to ace this interview?” because I dread interviews.😭😭 So I took the interview somewhere in April ( intentionally delayed😂) and the interviewer told me I was the youngest of the top 6 shortlisted ladies out of over 20,000 applications from all over Africa.They were impressed because I was young but was doing a lot so they wanted to encourage the little girl. Awwwwnn..
Honourary mention to Dr.( Mrs) Linda A. Fondjo(PhD). Me naa, after I read her recommendation letter, I wanted to choose myself. 😂😂
Man was hot papa. I was unnecessarily stressed. Going here, doing that, busybodying myself. Exams were impending and I felt so overwhelmed on every side like never before. I felt very empty and disconnected from God as well. It didn’t help that I had to keep pouring out of my emptiness. Looking back, I think this phase gave practical meaning to some sermons I had heard. A personal encounter is needful always. Had I not had my heart rooted in God’s love, I couldn’t have made it through. But we did!💃
May taught me that a leopard doesn’t change its spots and that the 70×7 rule for forgiveness is not applicable when your happiness, safety, confidence, self-esteem and money is at stake. A lesson I had to learn the hard way.
June was the month for paying back. I paid for all the wrong turns I had made. I made tough decisions. I cried in barrel-loads. In the end, I was proud of who I had become. I had become a stronger, more confident young lady who had learnt to be more responsible for her actions and inactions.
That’s my birth month. Enough said.😌
I bagged a BSc. in Human Biology! Whoop whoop!💃💃💃 Some skin-pain people say it’s no degree but what they don’t know is that one day when this KATH life becomes unbearable, I’ll just go and teach biology somewhere.
Oh I just mentioned KATH, didn’t I? Well, I got into KATH in September for the other half of my professional training. My first impression of the place was “This place is too quiet🤔”. After a few days it became, “This place is boring!😴” After some weeks, “Hunger will kill me here.😣” After a few more weeks, “Have you seen that patient at B2?” Priorities changed just like that! Funny and sad.😂😭 I didn’t even notice October pass me by.
Then there was Campus Christian Family Alumni homecoming. Best weekend of my life in a looong time. Too much fun in one weekend! And I joined my class choir to sing ( for the last time) at the School of Medical Sciences carols service. It was a very memorable time. 🤗Our carols service is a big deal, by the way. You can ask anybody in KNUST.😎
Let me just say this has been my beeeessst christmas yet and end it here. Details will be for another time.😉
I’m eagerly looking forward to what God brings my way in the coming year. God willing next year, I’m going rogue. I’ll be doing something I never thought of doing 5 years ago. I’ll tell you about it when I’m through. I intend to do more self-development exercises as well. I’ll keep you updated. I’m working on guest bloggers for Estrella too. Fresh air and fresh blood. “3b3y3 d3 roff”
This 2018 erh, I say my adventurous side shall arise!
And the church shall say , Amen?😂
Happy New Year everybody!!! Let’s make the most of every opportunity the year brings, yes?