Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I sure did. I’m normally not a last minute gal but I have been so engrossed in finishing the first draft of my upcoming novel Amarachi and promoting The Christmas Ultimatum that I totally just let the stuf pile up.
Gifts were wrapped on the 22nd, Christmas dinner was not planned till the 23rd. The we went shopping, got the ranch dressing forgot the salad, also forgot the flour for homemade gravy… I thought people were going to go hungry. But it all came together in the end. Largely due to my hubby and mom who is visiting with my dad from Nigeria. I would never forget this Christmas…it was fab. Even my birthday which is on the 24th was memorable. Didn’t do much. I never do, just a lot of reflection but to have my parents here was the icing on the cake. Oh yes I did… my mom, my daughter and I baked cookies.
Christmas Day: Everyone was gathered round the tree to open presents while watching the Disney Parks Parade, my kids were ecstatic…but I’m nervous, will I like my gift, but then thwe thought is what counts( yeah right 🙂 I ripped mine open and my hubby got me a Kindle Fire HD 8.9. aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh perfect!! I’m so stuck in my ways with paperbacks that he says I need to get in with the ‘new’.In my opinion, nothing can compare to the smell of paper and flipping pages but I’m willing to give this a try.
In all the hoopla and celebration I know I have been bad. I haven’t written a lick. Not a letter, or a word or constructed a sentence since the 20th… I feel awful. Even though I’m my own boss I have deadlines and goals, not writing for 7 days is gonna put me way behind unless I burn the midnight oil for a couple of days.
But oh well its the holidays 🙂
How was your Christmas? Do tell.
It’s the first day of March, where has the year gone? Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were all saying happy New Year to one another? Now we are three months in. That’s the thing about time; it doesn’t stop and wait for no one. I consider it the most valuable thing we have but often misuse. Once we lose it, it can’t be regained. Reality check: What have you spent the last two months doing? Has it pushed you any further towards your goals or has it taken you away from them. Ephesians 5:16-17 Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is
You are the gatekeeper of you own time, do you allow people that can’t add or subtract from you in anyway occupy your time? I’m not saying we can’t have those days when we just need a lazy day, our body needs them sometimes. Marthe Curtain said “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time” But we need to be mindful that we don’t allow those days to turn into extended days of procrastination and idleness. You know what they say and idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Proverbs 12: 24The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor
As for me I have been very bust but my body recently reminded me that I needed to slow down. My debut novel which will be independently published is set for release next month. I have been re writing, approving cover designs, doing press and writing a couple of short stories in between. Phew! That was a mouthful (or ‘typeful’) and that just for my brand. I also run operations at KevStel Group so I have been busy there as well then add being a mom, wife and having a full time job. Don’t ask how I do it because I have no earthly idea. What I do know is that the joy of the Lord is my strength. That’s all I can say. But my body wasn’t having it yesterday, it literally gave out and I crashed in the bed from 5.30 pm till this morning with a slight fever. With the mindset that I’m healed in His name, I’m back on the grid.
For March, I will carry on the motto I set for the beginning year; the only people that will occupy my time are those that add positively, the only thoughts that will occupy my time are those full of faith, love and hope. I refuse to entertain doubt about anything because if God put it in my heart. He will provide a way for it to work out. I will hug on the family a little tighter and just enjoy any process I find myself in.
Happy New Month Y’all. My prayer is that God moves us FURTHER, FASTER