Hello hello hello everyone.
It’s officially winter time.
Before I start off the post, I want to say thank you to everyone who has sent me messages and left comments about my Nan’s passing. I thank you and appreciate all your messages.
On the 11th, we had her funeral in Manor Park which is in East London. Before we went, we were to see her hearse for the final time and it was heavy and emotional. There was one time where I actually broke down in tears by making sure everyone is fine especially my Mum and my Uncle as well who was so close to her growing up and even to the day she passed. He was so close to her. It’s going to be tough knowing that I’m hurting inside and trying to be strong knowing that she is no longer here. I know whoever is reading this will be touched and can relate. It’s still tough to this day.
Later this month, I went to my sister’s graduation at the London ExCeL. She graduated in Social Care. It was so worth coming especially for my nephews being able to witness her achieving her degree and showing them if you work hard in this life, you can achieve anything you put your mind to.
As I’m sure you all know, we have recently had a election. I’m not one for politics but who is these days….
Though it may not have been the result we wanted, we shouldn’t give up or let it define us. Racism and homophobia will never win.
As we come to the end of this last post of 2019, this year been a mixture of ups, downs, unexpected. I’m thankful for the births of Jubril and my nephew Lorenzo, the two family weddings, my mum’s big birthday, my 29th, seeing Westlife for the first time in 21 years, my sister’s graduation and for the fact that Kelvin and Oti have won Strictly.
Let’s just talk about that…..
Me and Mum were watching and couldn’t believe our eyes when it came to the result. I knew they would win since the start. I know I’ll say this for the millionth time but Strictly is one of those feel good shows you can just watch and it brings out so many happy emotions. What is really inspiring is hearing those who have mental health and depression saying how the show brings out so much positivity for them. It’s powerful and incredible how a show can do that for someone who is vulnerable and looking for something good in their life to smile about. That’s the reason why I believe that the show is doing so well 17 series later. Speaking from experience, I remember being so down but when I watched Strictly, it lifted up my moods and actually made me smile like my cheeks would hurt when you smile too much but exactly like that.
This is the moment where they won.
Very well deserved indeed. I could just smile a billion times.
As we come to the end of the last post of 2019, what can I say? I started the year with full of hope. It hasn’t been easy, I can tell you. This year was just one of those years filled with unexpected moments though there have been good moments. All I can do is just be thankful as always for the lessons I’ve learnt along the way. As always, it’s good to be thankful and absolutely learn and also with the fact that life is too short and we all have to do stuff that makes us happy.
I know 2020 will be even better, I’m looking forward to starting the new year with happiness and celebrating my 30th, I’m very excited about that.
I wish all of you who are reading right now a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Here’s to 2020……