Three accounts of the journey through my life: my thoughts, photos, and footage.
SAN DIEGOOO, I Have Arrived.
December 15th, 2017 - December 17th, 2017
"The SAN to my DIEGO... the DIEGO to my SAN... I am here." This was exactly what I needed: a BREAK from classes, grades, and sleepless nights in the library. Honestly, the trip to San Diego was extremely entertaining for me and the best way to enter into the winter break. Beverly, Buchi, and I, had to somehow keep up with Chikodili and her immense amount of energy, went on a mini expedition through Buffalo Exchange & Fashion Valley Mall, and listened to Chimezie rant on about Beverly's expenses at the MAC store.
Our trip to San Diego was filled with spontaneous moves and activities, but overall was one of the best memories I've ever had with my friends.
Bowling Is NOT My Thing... LOL.
December 23rd, 2017
It's always a must to catch up with childhood friends whenever coming back into town. We catch up on all the things we've missed while being away at our different universities. Usually, we'll go out for a simple dinner (or spice it up and include the movies, too), but this time bowling was our bonding activity. You see, the way "bowling" and I match up... let's just say bowling is NOT my thing... LOL. Rolled a few gutter balls and landed a couple spares here and there, but in my defense, I hadn't bowled in quite some time prior to this. I really tried my hardest to come through with that W, but instead I finished with that L. I tried, shaaa. In the midst of my atrocious playing, I was happy to be sharing moments of laughter and love with my friends. Any time is a good time when we're all together.
'Tis the Season to Be Jolly.
December 24th, 2017 - December 25th, 2017
Can you guess what my favorite holiday is? It's CHRISTMAS! My family and I start to get into the "Christmas spirit" as soon as it hits 12AM that next morning after Thanksgiving: My mom will keep the radio set on 103.5FM for 24/7 Christmas music; my dad will pull out the Christmas lights; and my uncle and I will scream Christmas carols all around the house. Christmas is a family affair. It's our time to come together thanking God for the miracle of His son and treasuring the family time we have together while I'm not away at school.
"Family" for me consists of much more than just my immediate family members. It includes my mom, dad, family friends, the whole Igbo Catholic Church Community of Los Angeles, the cousins I call my cousins that actually aren't my cousins, and the list goes on and on. Anyone who has impacted my life and/or brought joy to my life is family and I am so blessed to have each and every one of these individuals in my life.
(P.S. Please, let me explain that interesting photo of me. While my aunt was taking the first picture of me, she lost grip of my camera, fumbled it a bit, and almost dropped it... but we thank God my camera was unharmed in the process.)
January 1st, 2018
2017 was the year of self discovery. God revealed to me a piece to the puzzle of the leader He has called me to be. It was a lot to take in at first (and still is a lot), but I have come to terms with it. He wouldn't have declared it upon my life if it couldn't be accomplished. Plus, I'm not doing it alone because He will guide and protect me along the way. From that discovery, I decided to officially brand myself personally and professionally, debut my website, create quality content, and confidently push towards my career goals, all in 2017.
Now, 2018 is the year of opportunity, intentionality, and obedience. God will exceed my expectations and provide me with an abundance of opportunities that will continue to form and shape into the light He has called me to be. With all these opportunities, I must be intentional and obedient in seeking Him in everything that I do because after all, I am living this life for His glory.
I honestly have no clue as to what 2018 may entail but I am handing this year over to God and trusting that He will get me through it.