Hey, there! HAPPY NEW YEAR & HAPPY NEW MONTH. This my first blog post for the year and I have a reason why I went MIA. If you want to know why then keep reading to find out
I have been pretty much silent on here for the last 7 months, so I wanted to take a little time today to give you a Life Update on what’s been going.
I’ve re-written this Life update more times than I’d like to admit in the last few months, but I think I just need to share with you as best as I can. This is going to be a long one, so please bear with me.
In my last update back in September (which you can find here) I filled you in on a little bit of the backstory of what’s been going on with me and my family. Today, I want to share a little bit more…
I’ve really been struggling with how to write this blog. I have always prided myself in being authentic and transparent with you, and I feel like I’ve been failing on that front so far this year. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to be transparent, it’s more that I have been struggling with how much to share because so much of it is very, very personal.
At the beginning of this year, I was very hopeful that a lot of things will go in the right direction (or maybe my own direction) but I guess God had other plans.
As some of you may know, my hubby left for his Masters late last year and the hope was to join him pretty soon, but unfortunately, that hasn’t happened yet because of unforeseen circumstances. And because of this, I lost every drive to get back to blogging (he was/still is my biggest motivation and cameraman ☺️).
I found myself in this really dark place and for a while, I struggled with finding my way out, because I just felt out of place and most times, if things aren’t going as planned it really affects my balance and I lose my sense of direction.
I felt so lost and with all the uncertainty as to what my future holds and I just wasn’t motivated to create any content (blog-wise). Some days the drive will come but I lose it so fast too…
If I’m being completely honest, It was and still is so hard to come to terms with the fact that this is my reality for now…The reality of being in an unplanned long-distance marriage. A hard as it is, I still try to be productive and continue working on my brand.
After looking for inspiration for a long time I finally got the idea to set up a mini home office in my room. Basically, I wanted to create an atmosphere that would make it easy to be creative and get my groove back.
Here are some Before & After Pictures
So I started doing some research to look for ideas on how to set up and decorate my office or work station, I found a bunch of items I would love to have but as I’m sure you can imagine, it was going to cost me a lot of money to get everything. Anyway, I decided to select what I can afford at the moment & DIY some of the other things. Now, I have my mini office set up (which is almost completed) and it feels really good, I guess I’m moving in the right direction.
If you follow me on Instagram you may notice that I still post there often even though I haven’t uploaded on my blog for a while. It’s not because I care less about my blog, it’s just that like I said, I really haven’t been inspired to do anything blog-wise but I still wanted to force myself to stay consistent. I tried to at least make sure that I create content for Instagram because it takes a lot less time and requires less effort and motivation(to an extent).
DEALING WITH COVID-19
Just as I’m trying to get my Inspiration back the Covid-19 virus comes into Nigeria. Now, I never really felt like this might affect me much because I don’t even go out that much, so It’s not like I’d miss anything if there were to be a lockdown (or so I thought). The funny thing is you never really realize all the reasons you have to go out until you find out you can’t anymore… That’s life I guess. There’s a lockdown in Rivers state, and not only can I not go to church anymore but I now remember all the things I really want to go out and buy, anyway I’m staying put!
If you’ve read my previous blog posts then you know my hubby is in Italy, and if you’ve been following the news closely then you know Italy is one of the most affected countries. It really is scary to know that he is in the middle of something like that, all I can do is pray for him to be safe every day. That is the reason why I’m not breaking this lockdown and going out because I realize that it’s a precaution to keep things from getting just as bad in Nigeria, and I wish more people will just take it more seriously, for all our sakes.
ON GETTING BACK TO BLOGGING
As you can see, I have a lot in my head keeping me from focusing but I’m trying to remind myself of why I started blogging in the first place. I really want to inspire people(especially females) to follow their dreams & go after what they truly want out of life, I want to share things that I’m learning in my journey so that I can help someone avoid some of my mistakes, just like others do for me on their own blog. This is why I’m sharing all this, because this is life, there are lots of ups and downs in our journeys, but we still need to find a way to push through, just like I’m trying to do right now.
I sincerely hope that this blog post will spark the creativity I need to get back to creating content and uploading here on my blog and social media channels. I also I hope I will be done with digital products I’ve been working on that I know will help a lot of content creators and entrepreneurs like myself become much more productive & Creative in their lives and their brands. And I’m hoping that I can be able to share with you in the nearest future what it is.
If you’ve read till this point just know that you are the reason I do this, you’re my inspiration. I’m truly sorry that I went off for so long, I don’t know what my schedule will be after this, but I will try not to stay this long before uploading my next blog post.
BTW, How have you been all this while? Also, what kind of content do you enjoy most on my blog? I’m doing this for you, so let me know in the comments please, I know it’ll motivate me to be more active.
PS: What do you think of these pictures? Took them myself and edited them on my phone 😁😊
Thank you so much for sticking around!! Stay Safe Fam