goodbye 2018

Hey guys, to start with I hope you are all doing fine, and ready for the new year that’s to come. I know that I haven’t been able to post a lot lately and, I think it’s very unfortunate. However, I have hope that 2019 is going to be the year of consistency and many blog posts.

While sitting in my apartment with friends and family, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the amazing year that was 2018. For me personally, 2018 was a year of great opportunities and amazing encounters. It is the year in which I finally got the chance to go back to Guinea, after 11 years and, it was a dream coming true. I will never forget, the feeling of joy I experienced once I got out of the airplane and when I finally got to meet my family members and old friends. It was just magical.

Also, during this year I had the opportunity to travel with friends, I went to London and Barcelona and had an unforgettable time. Moreover, I received my first-year diploma, which I really wanted and by doing so accomplished one of my resolutions for the year 2018. 2018 was an insightful year, a year of rekindling old friendships and making new ones, finding love and letting it go. It was a year of finding new passions and developing old ones.

In 2018 I once again got the opportunity to be in service to others. On my 21st birthday, I decided to start doing an action for the organization War Child, to help children in war get an education, psycho-social help, and the opportunity be a child. I was committed to raise 500 euros by August 2019 and, it’s with great joy that I can say that I have raised 266.50 euros so far. I haven’t done this alone, I had a great team of volunteers helping me and it felt so good doing something for the good cause. Knowing that the little effort I have made will benefit one child, somewhere in the world in a way I can’t even imagine. I hope that in 2019 I will be able to raise the rest of the money I aimed for.

Another important decision that I made this year was to start wearing the turban hijab. Since September 2018 I stopped doing braids, I went natural and decided not to show my hair anymore. This was a religiously inspired choice, and I am happy that I have been able to stay consistent. Even though, some days I found myself contemplating about doing my hair again. I think the reason I continued wearing the turban is that deep down I knew that it was and is, the right thing to do for me at this moment. I don’t know what the future holds, but I have hope to continue on this path I have chosen.

In less than 5 hours 2019 will make its entrance, and this year will be nothing more but a recollection. For 2019 I have written down some resolutions. Among them is that I want to me blogging more; at least twice a month. Also, I want to read more books and improve my communication skills. I hope I will be able to achieve all that I want in 2019 and, hope that all of you will achieve all your dreams.

If there is one thing that I can take away from 2018, then it is that: if one is truly committed to something, there will always be a way to do it. Desire and consistency is all you need to achieve whatever you want. And sometimes one just needs to act as if they know what they are doing because it is through confidence that one can develop competence.

With that been said I want to thank all who have taken their time this year, to read my blog post and wish you all the best in 2019. May it be the best of years.

Peace be upon you all,

Hadia

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