A year ago, I got so bored staying at home while in search of my next job that I decided to start a blog. It’s not the best decision I’ve ever made (not the worse either) but it’s one of the boldest and I’m glad I went ahead with it.
I started this blog with the aim of using it as an outlet for my thoughts and adventures (whenever they happened, which is usually like twice a year! horrible i know) and push myself to try new things.
In a way, the blog has helped me achieve this but there is still much left to do. My list of 250 things I want to do before I’m 40 is still there and so far I have only been able to cross out 1 thing; about 3 of the others are work in progress and I can only cross them out when I’m truly done.
It’s been fun and even though I have not been able to travel as much as I hoped I would, my books have taken me to places I’ve never been to before. The White Tiger took me to India, The hundred year old man to Sweden and I had a taste of Russia with the Kreutzer Sonata. I have managed to read just over 10 books and occasionally stumble upon a book I think should be on my list of 250 books. This part of my blog adventure I have enjoyed and it’s the part that has progressed the most.
My adventurous side is still well hidden and like you, I am waiting for the day it’ll be bold enough to come out. The only adventurous thing I was able to do all year was to climb the O2, a feat I am proud of accomplishing. I might not be so scared of heights but I never thought I’d be able to climb the roof of a massive dome tent! I’ve got Dark Chocolate to thank for that ‘cos he bought the tickets.
My HHJ (Healthy Hair Journey) has been a very quiet one; my hair has grown a few good inches since I did the big chop in January this year. For those of you that don’t know what the ‘Big Chop’ is, I cut off all of the relaxed bits of my hair and started growing my natural hair from scratch, hence the name big chop. My hair is a good 4 inches long now and the bald patches that were in the middle of my hair have now slowly been covered with new growth,, although i still have alot of work to do on them. I would have put up pictures but will deter from doing so until I have a full head of hair I am proud to display. In the meantime, I have given the little hints of the things I’ve learnt so far in this post. So there is progress on that front.
My food adventures have suffered. The only adventure I’ve done with cooking is try to cook everyday meals in a different way. So my task of cooking 40 meals from 40 different countries has been left undone. Babe I blame you for this; you’re so fussy with food and you end up not eating new stuff hence discouraging me from putting time/effort in cooking new dishes. Be the lovely Dark Chocolate I know you are and try new things. Please?
On a last note, there is one very big milestone which I have managed to accomplish but cannot talk about now. I will give updates about it much later, it’s something new to me and in every right an adventure. Infact, it is a lifelong adventure.
So that’s how one year of blogging went. Here’s to many more years of successful blogging and more adventures.
Thanks for reading.