Many times, we all think that an advice is meant to come in a subtle environment. The advisor sits you down and tells you slowly about the way out or what you should do. I beg to disagree, one of the best piece of advice I got this year was never said to me.
I know you must be thinking so how did you get it? This girl has come again with a new one! Patience, please stay with me. So 2018 started, as usual I had written down my prayer requests on a sheet of paper and prayed over it and that was it. (Don’t get me wrong please, it is most important to pray about your desires.) No plans, no nothing. I was just going to go through the year and let it roll away. You know, living each day as it comes to me. On this faithful day, something happened. I do not really remember the details. I think it was a phone call, a friend and I were having a conversation and she mentioned something about getting a year planner.
I do not think I have really heard that before, perhaps I have but I never really thought about it. The most ridiculous part of everything was the amount she had spent to get a year planner. I decided to go to her room to see for myself. So I went there and was like where is that your planner? I was dazed, I wondered why a human being would spend over 10,000 naira on something that looks like a jotter. It made me think deep, then I said to myself: this must be really important then, maybe I should get mine.
Oops! merry Christmas in advance
Quickly like most other decisions I make, I ran off to Instagram to see if I could get something cheaper, there’s no way I’m gonna spend that amount on “just” a jotter you know. Laughs, FAM that was like the cheapest. I was quite sad but I never really give up once I want something, so I carried myself to booksellers. This was in February, I went to the booksellers exactly 6th of February. On getting there, they said all their 2018 planners had finished. I still wasn’t going to give up so I searched for an alternative. Alas! I found a big diary and I bought it.
From being clueless and confused, I finally had something to articulate my thoughts with. It wasn’t just scribbling stuff anywhere, I could track my progress. Looking back now, every huge step I had to take I wrote them down in this planner and now looking at how many things I could tick off the list gives me joy. It was way more than a jotter. There were days I did not touch my planner, but those days went unaccounted for.
what do you think of a year planner? let me know your thoughts in the comment section.
Overall, my year was more organised because of an advice I saw. Thank you T
Till next time,