2015 is probably the most eventful year of my life. A lot happened. I gained, i lost, i grew, and most importantly learned soo much personally and from people around me. I got to write a short comedy skit and it has over 50,000 views on YouTube ( i don’t mean to gloat), I got to work with four different magazine’s, and Yawa got nominated for the AMVCA’s (African Magic Viewers Choice Awards). A lot happened and Here are the top 15 lessons i learned this year.
THE POWER OF DUA
The only place and time i felt genuine comfort whenever i felt down was on a prayer mat while i had a heart to heart with Almighty Allah. Putting my trust and the mystery of what the future holds in his hands, has made me live life differently and helped me be a better person
FOREVER IS EQUIVALENT TO 3 MONTHS.
whenever a person say’s forever, they might mean a week or two, a month or half a year or in some rare occasions, forever might actually mean forever.
IT’S OKAY TO PUT YOUR SELF FIRST.
It is very okay to put your happiness first in almost everything you do.
MAN PROPOSES, GOD DISPOSES.
Every failure is a blessing in disguise. Never question what Allah has planned for you.
DON’T WASTE 3 YEARS OF YOUR LIFE WAITING ON SOMEONE WHO AIN’T SH**T.
SELF LOVE IS EVERYTHING.
It all begins with loving yourself, seeing you for the beautiful masterpiece you are will take you far.
MY SOUP GAME TOO STRONG.
Thanks to everyone who shared their recipe’s and helped increase my wife material to 1000 yards.
IT’S “JALABIYA” NOT “JALAMIYA”
I recently discovered I’ve been saying it all wrong my whole life. It took loosing a bet to get the pronunciation right.
YOU CAN LOVE SOMEONE BUT NOT BE IN LOVE WITH THEM
Until two days ago, this sentence made absolutely no sense. Then leemah took it upon herself to explain.
WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE AROUND FOREVER.
I mean, I’ve always known this part of life, loosing someone is very inevitable in our individual journey. But i never really thought about it from this angle. Something as trivial as flu can take the person you love the most away forever, leaving you with so many unsaid words.
I CAN SUCCESSFULLY MAKE A LUMP FREE PAP
Yeah! That’s right, i can make a lump free Kunu Tsamiya.
THE ART OF FORGIVING
It’s actually easier than you think. Stay positive, remember how imperfect we all are, remember no one is above mistakes, turn the table’s and judge as if it were you in the particular circumstance.
JOHANNES WOJUOLA TOBI IS FOREVER MY DAY ONE.
Lord knows how many times I’ve let him down, but he keeps pushing and encouraging me to be a better leader and a better person at heart. P.s you remain the smartest person your age i know and you are also the biggest pain in the ass.
GETTING WITH YOUR BESTFRIEND IS A TERRIBLE IDEA.
It’s all fun and bliss until thing’s go south and the awkwardness goes 100 and you become stranger’s with someone you considered family.
IT’S OKAY TO LOOSE
I never really understood what it meant to loose and still be a winner at the same time. Up until this year i thought loosing was the criteria for a failure. But i was totally wrong. My Team and i got this job exactly a year ago, our delivery was rather discouraging and our client was disappointed, We went back 9 month’s later. This time, we were stronger and better, the same client took us back, gave us another opportunity and we slayed. They are looking forward to working with us in 2016.
2015 has been an amazing year for me. I’m very grateful to everyone who made this year what it is. I appreciate everyone and respect the individual roles they played. Thanks to those who supported me, believed in me, sent prayers, Trusted me, made me laugh, lied to me, and to everyone who helped share my work, thanks for helping me grow.
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