Archive - January 2017

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I don’t know what to say the monkey won’t do
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January in review
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I resolve to…

January in review

At the end of each week, the Sky News Network airs a segment in their news broadcast titled Week in Review. An anchor (Jayne Secker/Anna Jones/Gillian Joseph) with two guests (the ever entertaining and engaging, Kevin Maguire and Andrew Pierce) dissect the biggest stories of the current week, highlighting their personal best and worst pieces of news. Borrowing a leaf from them, here is my month of January in review. Since it’s just me, please don’t expect much of a debate on the issues to be mentioned hereafter. These are just highlights and the pilot of this monthly update. There will be eleven others to sink my teeth into and give an in depth personal, technical or social analysis on. 2017 This month brought in the new year. Yay! I’m thrilled to see it. Epic gratitude.Thank you, Lord! Lax in writing, reading I’m hoping this would be the first and last time I lament about the above sub – topic. After completing Robert Greene’s Mastery earlier in the month, I”m yet to pick up another book. Or rather, start off 2017’s reading. Perhaps it would be wise to mention here that the delay is due to my reading list going through a major overhaul; this breath of fresh air is long overdue. In the meantime, loads of random articles are filling up the intellectual gap created. But truth be told, there’s nothing like a good book to take you places (especially unfamiliar, exotic locations). Related to this is my scribbling skills. No meaningful writing takes place if no meaningful reading has been indulged in. They both feed off each other. So my prompts have suffered a major setback as well as this blog’s entries. Sometimes though, I try to write past the block of blank in my mind by penning too many things at the same time but I almost always come up short, unsatisfied. Consulting jobs A week into the new year saw three jobs come my way on a lazy, blazing Sunday afternoon. And I asked God for just one! How disarming can His answer be?! Only two”more

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I resolve to…

Happy New Year! 12 days into 2017, I don’t suppose it’s too late to say that; after all, this is the first post of the year. Like bread and spread, day and night, a new year almost always goes hand-in-hand with resolutions. And for the better part of my lifetime, I was part of the crowd who made…and consequently broke them even before the second month of the year rolled on. Then one year,not too long ago, I remembered a statement made by a family friend on January 1st many, many years ago: “My new year resolution is never to make any new year resolution ever again.” My resolutions changed to a to do list; like the things I needed to accomplish before the end of a working day, week, month or year. Did it work? Did it alter anything? To an extent. I stuck to them longer and tackled them more ferociously; because it was a victory to tick off an accomplished item. At the end of the year, I wasn’t as pleased as I would have liked to be but I had made tremendous progress in my attitude, developing certain habits and reaching achievements as contained in my list. And that’s how it has been ever since, I tick more off my to do list than I’ve ever done with my resolutions. This year, however, I have just one item on my to do list. Dance. Through the fire, through my epic fails…I’ll dance. Through my tears, trials, triumphs…I’ll dance. Through speechless moments, and defining moments…I’ll dance. Through whatever come what may in 2017… I resolve to dance. It’s just the second week of the year and I’m already dancing. What about you?

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