While I Was Away...

3:46:00 pm

*covers face* I knowww!! I totally abandoned my blog and amazing readers. I'm so sorry. Honestly, I lost track of time at a point. I had too much going on in my head. I remembered my blog every single day that I was away and it weighed on my conscience. At a time I started to question why I started a blog but along the line, my goals and vision became clearer. Wait a sec, how have you all been?? I really missed you guys. I missed sharing my thoughts and opinions with you and checking out your blogs(for those who have one). I have tons of things to write in this post and subsequent ones so strap up and let's go! :D

While I was away, a lot of things occurred and these things changed my outlook on life. First, I want to give a massive shout out to all the creative people(artists,writers,photographers,fashion bloggers,poets etc) who still find time to develop their talents and maintain a 9-5 job. The struggle isn't a joke I tell you.

In the first 2 weeks of my employment, I struggled with waking up early to resume work. It was always a drag. When you find yourself outside your field of interest, it's quite difficult to adjust but you have to anyway. I've always been good at adapting to new environments/situations but this one time was exceptionally different. I always looked forward to bedtime and I gradually became an early bird as opposed to my night crawler nature. As a result, I went offline because I needed to find myself and adapt to this new system. I needed to preserve my sanity and peace of mind. That explains why I stopped blogging for a while.

While I was away, it became clear to me why some people suddenly change. It's really easy to get lost in this rat race. I discovered that routines make people become robots and consequentially, they lose their creativity. Little wonder some individuals resign their jobs and focus on their talents in order to fulfill their dreams. But remember what they say about money? Money begets money. Money is still needed to develop your talent therefore, the 9-5 life has to continue till your savings starts smiling.

In essence, I've realized that something has to give. You have to strike a balance somewhere. Nobody has it easy especially at the beginning. It takes a whole lot of determination and focus to achieve your dreams. In this era of social media it's easy to get carried away and misled. If you feel overwhelmed and pressured in any way, take a breather. Take a break! Drop that phone. Pick up a book. Do something outside your routine and take a grasp of your life once more. There is no such thing as the perfect time or the right time. Procrastination is the thief of time. Get things done on the spot. One thing I've learned is to set reminders on my phone. Every minute is crucial.

Finally, to anyone who might be going through what I went through or even feeling worse than I did, BE STRONG. Find yourself once again and take charge of your life. Do things to improve yourself. There's no such thing as too much education. My dad always says, "Be open, read." I didn't quite understand what he meant but while I was away, it became crystal clear to me. I still found time to bury myself in books (I read 3 books in a month) and even watched my favourite TV series (Scandal). :D Expose yourself to cultures different from yours. Listen to the news, it can be pretty annoying and boring sometimes but you have to keep yourself informed. Keep in touch with friends. Save more and spend less. Delay gratification for the greater good. And most importantly, don't forget to smile. :)

Until my next post which is going to come up really soon :D, do take care of yourself and have a stress free week ahead.

xo, Evita.

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  1. Nice post. Glad to have you back. Looking forward to more post and soon. Thank you.

  2. awww was wondering what happened to this barbie it good to have you back ive missed your comments on my blog looking forward for more post take care


  3. @Miguel, its good to be back! :D

    @Yanes, I really missed seeing your blog posts as well. Thanks for checking while I was AWOL.

  4. Lol. So true. I was at home for months after NYSC and spent it crying and wailing to God to give me a job. He nudged me to start my blog and that gave me respite most times but I still had time in my hands. Then I started my masters and I regret why I didn't cherish the time I had. I barely have time for anything else but work. Academics and writing, it's not easy. But I shall not complain lol. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be productive.

    So I decided to write a long fiction, long story. Read, and share with friends. Hope you enjoy it.

    The lady watched the children closely and bid her time. She was not in a hurry; she was more interested in results. She knew enough about how people goofed when they weren’t patient enough. She wondered if nobody ever told them patience is a virtue. It was a good thing she had common sense. From her position behind the willow trees – which formed a hedge around the entrance of the park – she could see the children.
    Continue here: http://ayandola.blogspot.com.ng/2016/04/wrong-but-right.html?m=1


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