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Life Update: 2018 Birthday Post

I was unsure about the idea of writing a birthday post this year because it's not very timely till I checked the posts of the last 2 years - 2016 and 2017- and I realized they both went up on the 17th of March, 3 days after my birthday so why not continue the trend?


Unlike the previous years, this was quite uneventful as I was in transit for some time, traveling to school to get stuff submitted and then rounding everything off pretty late so that I was unable to travel back home that same day. I had no extra clothing or toiletries so that was annoying but I pulled through nevertheless.


I have a ritual of getting myself something but so far, I've not really seen what I'm interested in. A God sent person got me a book I've been looking to get my hands on for quite some time now and I was too happyyy! I'm definitely going to update this post with pictures of it later on. I'm really excited and looking forward to all what God has in store for me this new year.


This is hands down the shortest post I've ever written and I'm wondering why I'm even bothering seeing as I didn't do anything to celebrate it and as I'm reading this draft, I'm tempted to just delete it and call off the whole obligatory birthday post ritual. If you're reading this, it means I decided to not overthink the publishing this post.

One thing I'm learning from life in recent times is that even though some times I make plans and they never come to fruition, better things would still come my way because I am God's child!
 I've been sleeping and reading and coming up with post ideas that I hope I'm not too lazy to complete and post. I want to intentionally enjoy this my free time before school resumes making me not to have control over most of my activities.
What have you been up to?
What life lessons have you learnt recently? 
I always want to hear from you. Thanks for reading and kindly leave me your thoughts. xxx

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  1. Why am I just seeing this post? Happy belated (really belated LOL) birthday Laitan! xx
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