Well well well, here we are and another year has gone by so so quickly! It’s weird to think that i’ve graduated from university for almost two years now and up until now I am still finding where my true passion and meaning to life is. However,this 2018 I am sure that I will finally get things sorted out together and i’ll be on my own way to living out what God has planned me to do in this world. To reflect on how things went the past year 2017, I must say that it has been a roller coaster ride with so many unexpected things that happened.
First of all I opened the year 2017 with an early visit to Hawaii to visit my family there. I went so that we could celebrate both my 22nd birthday and my graduation the past year with family who could not make the trip to summer of 2016 in London for my graduation. My whole family in Hawaii especially both my grandparents were so stoked to see me and them getting to congratulate me personally on finally finishing education. I got there and everyone showed how proud they really were of me and it gave me a boost to work even smarter when the time comes that I finally find the work that I will be doing for the rest of my life. Anyways, when I went they threw me a party at my auntie’s house both celebrating my birthday and graduation celebrations.
Above is a picture of me and my grandparents. They made me feel loved and cared for whilst I was there and showed the same support they were giving me all throughout my university days. Last year when I went to Hawaii, I was supposed to stay there for only 3 weeks but little did I know I would be staying there for 2 months.
In my supposed last few days in Hawaii, what turned into a celebratory holiday turned into a nightmare for the whole family. On the 9th of March 2017, I witnessed my grandfather pass away in front of me along with our family members at the hospital. He was 78. It really was a tough pill to swallow and even now it is still very difficult to get over the loss of someone who was so prominent in your life ever since. After the tragic demise of my grandfather I couldn’t help but thank God to have given me the opportunity to spend some quality time with him in those last three weeks of his life. Since then, I have been trying to uplift and always try to think positive whatever the situation I find myself in because at the end of the day, looking forward and always thinking positive about the future will enable me to gradually move on with life after such a shocking period in my life in 2017.
The year 2017 was not only filled with some of the lows in life but it also had its highs! When I got back from Hawaii, me and my older sister went to see Bruno Mars live at the O2 Arena in London. It was my first ever concert and to be honest with you, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Little did I know, I felt as if I was inside a club dancing and singing along with Bruno Mars and everyone inside the arena. It was probably the highest point of 2017 for me since it was all a new experience and of course, it was BRUNO MARS we were watching! 😉
The year 2017 has taught me many lessons with life and how to tackle different situations. I expect 2018 to be a more colourful and blessed year with many opportunities for all of us and I wish everyone a happy new year!