Can I just say “Hey there, long time no see” and we pick up from where we left off almost three months (read: centuries) ago? I’m sure the answer would be a resounding No!
I am so sorry, and I mean it. Though I never planned any of the circumstances that led to the blog break, I could have left an update on the blog or a be-right-back note. As it is with every relationship, you can’t just wake up one morning and go on a 3-month hiatus without explanation.
The past three months have been a flurry of activities. First it was Shenonyms and all the planning that went into it (by the way, we had a great time). Then it was leaving my old job and starting at a new one. Then moving to a new home on Christmas eve!
Sometimes I try to pause and take everything in, and then I realise how really good God is to me. 2018 was a good year for me, but I feel that I had spent most part of the year waiting, just waiting for one particular thing to happen. And though it finally did happen, I wish I had quit worrying and focused more on enriching my life.
In 2019, things are coming together. I feel a lot more purposeful and intentional about my life. Just today, I was able to provide a “younger” friend with counsel for the next phase of her life. It feels like I was born for this- to encourage, to push, to take your hand so you’re not afraid to step into all that God calls you to be.
And this is what this blog will be about. For a while, I was unsure about what Faenomenal should be- a lifestyle blog? A how-to blog? Or just a random mix? Though the details are a bit unclear, I want to shift the focus off myself and to you. How can I help you grow and become? How can I share my life with you so you’re encouraged to keep pushing? How can I be your friend? These questions will be topmost on my mind as I work to create content you’ll love in 2019.
As an update, I left Facebook(deleted the app, not my account) because late last year, I got overwhelmed with social media and honestly considered deleting all my accounts to “focus on my life”. But like my partner told me, social media can also be a force for good.
So I’m embracing Instagram for it’s microblogging features plus all the extras like skits and vendors. This is me signing up to show up some more on Instagram, grow my following so more people can be part of our community here at Faenomenal. Please follow me @faenmnl if you haven’t done so yet.
And so, that sums it up from my end. This year will be a really great year for you and me. Do you have any expectations for the year? Goals? Plans? I could be your accountability partner, you know. Please leave a comment if you can. I’m always thrilled to hear from you.
PS: Can someone explain to me where Netflix has been all my life? Hehehehehe. Currently bingeing on the Merlin series and praying I don’t forget to unsubscribe by month’s end.
PS II: The feature photo was taken during Shenonyms, don’t you love those smiles?