2015 In Review.

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Hello everyone! Let me welcome you to my second favorite month of the year. The month is still fresh so I'm permitted to wish you all the best that December 2015 has to offer.

As we approach the end of this year, I'm quite sure most of us are checking if we accomplished some set goals and just basically reviewing 2015 as it gradually strolls away. Well, its been a personal tradition for some years now, to always review a passing year before the new one comes.

2015 started on a good note. It wasn't perfect but I was happy and my hopes were high. But along the line something happened. For the sake of my family's privacy I won't say, but it pretty much shook us but thank God for being God, we were able to recover from it. At first I was very sad and I was beginning to despair. Then I remembered God's promises to me and it kept me going. What's life without ups and downs anyway? It's part of our human existence.

So, I kept pushing till the middle of the year and something good happened to me. I completed my NYSC successful and moved on to a new phase of life. Before the service year ended, I had mixed feelings. My hopes were high on one end and I was engulfed in fear at the other side. Hopes that I would get a good job before the year ends(very high hopes indeed) and fear that I might have to stay at home for a while before the job comes. We all know the situation of the Nigerian labour market so you can relate with what I'm saying.

Although I had a backup plan in case things didn't go as planned in my head and I opened this blog in June but didn't start publishing anything immediately till August. I didn't start this blog with the intention of making money as most people thought at first. For those that don't know, it takes more than a year before a blogger can even earn $1. It's a very long process that requires patience but that's not my primary aim. I started this blog so I can develop my passion for writing. The money is a bonus.

Now, I'm not a business oriented person at all. I'm not thrilled by buying and selling(but I like money sha.lol! Who doesn't?) But the way things are in this country, you just have to acquire a skill/handwork that can make some money for you. I have plans for this and by God's grace, it'll be in full swing next year with the hope that I'll still get a job.

Despite all that's happened, I still thank God for life. That I'm able to breath and I recovered from all the illnesses that struck me this year, I'm thankful. I hardly fall ill but this year was a different story and I'm really grateful for life.





Most times we tend to focus on what's wrong in our lives and we become ungrateful unknowingly. In as much as you haven't been able to get that dream car, house, job or spouse yet, put on the attitude of thanksgiving. It's easy to say but when you make it a conscious effort, it becomes a part of you.

I'm also exceptionally grateful for the gift of family and good friends. I appreciate all of you for the encouragement and kind words. Thank you.

There you have it, that's my review of 2015. I await the new year with high hopes but not so high so I don't get disappointed if things don't go my way. God's ways aren't our ways, remember. So have you done your review yet? Did you achieve all your goals? We have just 23 days left to 2016 so let the countdown begin! I also have lined up a few exciting posts to share with you.

And to my awesome readers, thank you for always visiting, you're highly appreciated.

xo, Evita.

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15 comments

  1. 2015 was no doubt an eventful year for me. Looking forward to 2016 cuz I know it holds a lot of good news. Thanks for ur post, you are appreciated.😊

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    1. Very eventful I must say and I share your positive view about the new year. Fingers crossed!Thanks for appreciating me Michael :)

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  2. Evita o Evita, You have a way of putting a smile on my face each time I read your post. I thought your review for 2015 came early in the month, I hope to do a review too, but at the later part of the month... there is a lot to be thankful to God for, even as I eagerly look forward to 2016. I am happy for his faithfulness in your life, your writeup here tells the story.

    Cheers.

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    1. Ugo my blog bro! Lol. The review came early because I can't wait for the year to end. God has indeed been faithful. Thanks so much.

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  3. I absolutely love this blog.. Really love your blog..xoxox

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  4. 2015 has been a great year for me too and i'm thankful to God for everything
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    1. Yes o! All thanks go to Him. Thanks Wendee :)

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  5. Awwwn huni, you almost wrote my life story,well, sorta. The amt of calls I got with how much I was making is overwhelming, I have to explain it is just for fun and discipline and growth and you hear things like eh... Lol. I hope I write a review on my blog as well. As long as there is life, there is hope.

    Www.dleonalife.blogspot.com

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    1. Lol! Exactly, I had to explain no be small. You should write a review too. We thank God for life. Thanks for stopping by Oluchi :)

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  6. Lool this letter to Santa just too funny u are in my month actually my birthday in on the 15 so it will be our month
    PS that shoes is too gorgeous and the lipstick I will ask my Santa Claus for that also since I have already planned my wish list for Christmas way better for my birthday
    Yanikeur.blogspot.com

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  7. Sincerely, I did not enjoy feb to July due to personal issues but I thank God for his grace.
    Nice post!

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  8. Nice review, I like the part were you believed in God when things weren't good but all things came back better...

    Happy New Year From... leXHansplaCE

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