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Life Diary || January

Even though I know you've read about how January took so long and probably whined about it too a thousand and one times, I'm sorry you'd have to read about it here again. New years' day feels like 6 months ago to me and I'm not even exaggerating. Despite the fact that I didn't really have much fun last month, I wasn't really waiting for February to come so that I'd start living the way I wanted to. It's all part of the process and it has to be enjoyed no matter how hard it may seem.
I think I experienced literally every emotion there is to experience last month because my tired was just tired and there were a whole lot of things to learn, accept and realize.

- Whatever is yours will always come back to you : When this hit me, I realized that I've always looked at it from the relationship angle because well, that's where I always come across it 80% of the time till I almost lost my subscribers. Long story, how that happened. Scratch that almost. I actually lost them but God came through for me and we're one happy family again. Feel free to join the fam by subscribing HERE. Anger and confusion can't really explain how terrible I felt, really.

- You know when you find a really good book and you don't want to ever finish it? That's my current situation with 'Enjoying where you are on the way to where you're going' just as it was with The Confident Woman . Trying to come to terms with the fact that there's basically two ways to be fulfilled : By working to acquire more, or by learning to desire less. Those words aren't mine but I couldn't agree more. Either you work hard to get more or you just cut down on the wants.
Also, joy is in your heart, and if you won't fill your head with the problem, joy will bubble out. When it does, it will minister to you.

- I just realized how old school I might be. If I'm trying to draft a post on my phone and I'm in a fix, all I need to do is get anything paper and pen and more ideas would come. There's just this magic that comes with holding a pen. Wait, does that count as old school? Feels like it.

- Although, I've always detested the "Where do you see yourself in x years time" question, these boring days have started making the picture clearer and clearer but I still really find that question disturbing when it comes from others. Am I alone?

February is here and I'm just looking forward to all that it would bring. It's the second day already and I had to mention to someone how it seems everyone was given birth to today which is obviously a huge exaggeration but I personally know many people who are celebrating their birthday today.
Are you February born? What date?

This blog is going to be a year this month as per when I published my First Post (which I always feel like editing the life out of but can't because it'd take the fun out of how I really felt at that time) but I'm seriously considering celebrating it also in July which was when I finally realized that I really wanted to do this, had a convenient posting schedule, stayed true to it and also when I decided to start bearing this blogger tag. I honestly don't regret not being consistent from the very beginning probably because I even forgot about this space during the almost 5 months hiatus and there was little or nothing to remind me about how other people have been churning out posts. It's an individual process, I mean.

How was January for you? What was your favorite thing about it? Judging from tweets, it's either it seemed extremely long or went by pretty fast, no in betweens. So, which was it for you? You already know mine.

What are you looking forward to and anticipating in February? The first day of the month already brought a miracle and I'm hoping for lots more. I really want to read more fiction books even though I've been on one for almost two weeks - it's quite bulky tho. I enjoy finding out the almost hidden lessons in them.  The last one I read is The Alchemist. That book is hands down the deepest fiction I've ever read. I'm not kidding, it took me a while to get over how deep it is and I occasionally still go back to check out the parts I highlighted. If you want me to send you the e-book, just drop your mail address.

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Have a pleasant February. xxx


  1. Congrats on your sorta bloggiversary!!! I still don't understand oo, to me January was very short. But I guess it's because I had so much to do that I didn't pay attention to the time sha. And send me the e-book poo (

    1. You're one of the
      few that had
      January fast.
      I'm not sure
      if I should be
      jealous. Lol

  2. January went by quickly for me, maybe because I was busier than I expected. I'm not really looking forward to anything this month, I just want to workout more and eat clean. I also need to reorganize my time better because I feel like I'm neglecting my blog a lot :/
    I hope you have a great February dear :)
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

    1. I'm not sure I
      eat as clean as I
      should now that
      I'm reading this.
      Hope you have
      a great one as
      well. xx

  3. January went by too quickly for me. I realise I have less than 5 months to my exams. Fear is catching me. My sister's birthday is tomorrow. My aunt's is today. My friend's was yesterday. I have a cousin's birthday coming up. I hope February goes much better than January did.

    1. So many birthdays.
      Whoop. Your exams
      will be fab.

  4. The first though that came my mind this month we those of people born on the 29th of february. I know its something everyone is used to but why it kept staying in mind this time is funny.

    Just like that a month is gone. I think January is always fast because most people thinking its a fresh year and still in the euphoria of celebration. Its not my birth month but its my best month.

    1. Lol, I'm sure they'd
      be fine.
      That makes sense but
      it was toooo long
      over here

  5. No, ur mail wasn't in my spam box �� happy new month dear, january just went by, i don't even know if it was fast or slow cos i paid no attention but den, i think it was a free trial month, february z d month to start afresh nd get things togeda for d year i think, at least it z for me cos I've bin doin nd acting lyk feb z d first month of d year lol.

    1. Lool. Yaay.
      I think not paying
      attention means you
      were busy and
      productive. Sweet

  6. I dunno... sometimes I feel January went by so quickly, sometimes I think it took so long. ��. On...'where would you like to be in X years?' I share same view as you. We all have plans but let life flow biko don't ask me. Happy 1year anniversary on your blog and No! Pen and paper can never be old school.
    I love your style of writing BTW, so relatable.

    1. Lol. Yes, let life
      flow. It really
      freaks me out
      Thank you

  7. I actually posted a comment before but I guess it didn't send. Congrats on your upcoming bloggervesary Laitan! Here's to many more blogging years. January felt like ages for me , it was quite a weird month but I'm glad I'm back to normal self. In February I want to eat healthily and go to the gym more. I barely went in January, just wasting my money smh. Great post and thank you for stopping by my blog. xx

    1. Ahn, this one
      everyone wants
      to eat clean
      and I'm just
      here craving
      icecream and
      eating cake
      earlier in the
      day. Sigh
      All the best
      with gyming dear
      and thank you
      too. xx

  8. I love the structure of the post, writing about how was the month and what do you expect for the next one, I'm also an old-school person and I prefer to write in paper instead of a laptop, ideas are better! ♥

  9. I love reading this kind of post, I also prefer to write in paper instead of a digital structure!
    Neslihan x

  10. I thought your blog was over a year old! Well done Olaa. You're doing just great. I'm old school when it comes to writing too. I'd rather use a pen and paper than my phone or laptop. There's just something so fulfilling about it. January went by soooo fast for me. I'm beginning to get a bit scared coz the year is going by so quickly already. I just feel I have so much to do and I'm starting to feel overwhelmed...but one day at a time right? Thanks for sharing with us. I like how personal your posts are.

    Evita In Progress

    1. Aww, really? I'm
      hoping that's a
      good thing. Lol
      Thank youu dear.
      Gosh, I thought I
      was alone. Good to
      know you feel
      the same way about
      it too.
      Yess, one-day at
      a time. Thank you
      for reading boo

  11. I'am a February (Pisces) born and to be honest I just want to have a good Birthday this month. January was a fast month and also a chilled month after I was done with exams. I also hope to continue reading more this month.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    1. Aww, I'm March
      Pisces! Your
      birthday is
      going to be
      just fine, I'm

  12. Oh. I am March too. When's yours? Mine is 15th.
    There's something about pen and paper. I agree that ideas just flow. I now try to write now my best ideas for posts down because if I don't, I may not remember the thought process that I had at that exact moment.
    January! So so long. February seems to be leaping ahead. kilode? Lol. But I like if sha.
    Happy Anniversary. Bearing that blogger tag for a year is not beans oh.
    Sharing thoughts in a presentable and logical manner often looks easy until you have to do it consistently.

  13. I totally enjoyed reading this.
    That feeling of holding a pen - unbeatable!
    Congrats in advance on one year of blogging!
    Now I want to read that book.
    Enjoy the rest of the month, sweetie.


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