Skip to main content

2021 - My Year In Review

collage picture of a Nigerian girl

I used the last strength in me to write this post. Before the holidays I promised I was going to do a lot of upskilling, reading, learning, and writing but none of that is happening and I really feel guilty for doing nothing productive; however, I realize it's the holidays and I am doing what I should be doing - REST. As much as we would want to be productive at any given opportunity we find ourselves, it is important to note that there is no pride in suffering from burnout and stress. So, if you find yourself feeling bad for not doing anything during this festive season, forgive yourself and give your body what it really needs - to rest. 

2021 has been a lot of things to a lot of people, for me it was scary and crazy, I had lots of self-doubts and I felt unaccomplished but things took a beautiful turn for me and I am so thankful for that.

January: It was raining rejection mails, at some point, I stopped keeping count because some of these companies never got back to me but I was still hopeful. 

February: I used to be scared of posting my designs because of negative criticisms but I made up my mind to be more intentional with them and post regardless. I also joined a good living church and my spiritual life has improved since then.

March: I made my first income as a designer and also got the opportunity to become a co-founder of a product that is still in production and will be launching very soon so watch out for this space. I never got to celebrate my birthday like I planned to, hopefully, I will do that next year.

April to July: Was mostly about getting better in design, working on my design portfolio, applying for jobs, making wonderful friends, giving and receiving love.

August: I got my first full-time remote job. Working with my colleagues has been a wonderful experience, and I really enjoy the work culture.

September to November: Was about getting used to my new job, working on projects from different industries, made new and meaningful acquaintances.

December: I got to meet my colleagues at work for the first time at our end of the year hangout which was very exciting. I also got to meet my fellow co-founders in person, I had a great time with them. The year ended most beautifully and I couldn’t ask for a better experience, to be honest.

For next year, I’ve decided not to put myself under the immense pressure of achieving numerous goals so I have decided to just stick with getting better at my career and making better financial decisions and investments.

I’m really glad that I am sharing this part of my life with you. If you had an unproductive year, I promise you that next year will be better and you will do more with your time and skills, and for those who had a great year; here is to more wins next year.

See you all on the other side of happiness and fulfillment. Cheers 🥂

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Review: Virony Sanitary Pad

I used Virony for the first time yesterday and I ain't looking back. Few weeks ago, my friends told me about Virony pad which I was scared to get at first because of my fear of switching sanitary pads but the reviews and praises I got about it made me change my mind. Well, here I am too, dropping my praises about Virony.  Product Name: Virony Smart Lady Pad Company Promises Absorbs 60% faster Extended wings to prevent leak My Experiences  I love the feminine look and packaging, the fact that the pack can be reused as a makeup or storage bag makes me love it even more. Comes with 30 pieces in a pack (18 days, 7 nights and 5 pant liners) you will notice the difference in sizes.  It has a light and dry feel, no bulge or feels heavy when being worn and there is this minty feeling you experience down there ☻ It is perfect for heavy and light flows and does not leak or tear. My friends who experiences rashes with previous sanitary products swore that they did

Beginner Steps to Becoming a UI/UX Designer With Zero Experience

So you want to be a UI/UX Designer but do not know how to go about it? then this post is for you.  Before we delve into steps to becoming a UI/UX designer in 2021, let's talk about what a user interface design is, who a UI/UX designer is, and their roles in the industry. User Interface design  refers to the interface design of mobile and web applications. User Interface Designer (UI Designer)  works on the visual part of websites and mobile applications, they select the right elements like fonts, colors, text fields, icons, etc. They are also responsible for creating wireframes, mood boards, and mockups.  User Experience Designer (UX Designer)  is responsible for user satisfaction and experiences. UX designers identify and point out user problems, conducts intensive user research, creates user personas, usability testing, and prototyping to know which designs will most effectively help users meet their goals. You can also check detailed differences between a UI/UX Designer from Des

How To Make Carrot Oil

Carrot oil can be used for the skin or hair and getting a good one can be nerve-racking sometimes, it’s either expensive or you fear getting a fake one. I learned how to make my own carrot oil and the transformation was so beautiful; the use of carrot oil brightened my skin and made it really soft, the key is to apply it when your skin is still wet before applying your lotion 🌚 I have never gone back to buying from a store ever since. Keep reading as I walk you through how to make your own carrot oil. Supplies • Hand Grater  • Pot • Mesh Strainer or Cheese Cloth • Jar Carrot Oil Ingredient • Carrots • Essential or Carrier Oils of your choice (In my case I use Vitamin E Oil and Johnson’s Baby Oil)  Preparation   1. Wash carrots and peel the skin off. Grate carrots with the use of a hand grater. 2. Place the grated carrot in a pot and pour the oil of your choice to cover the carrot. 3. Heat very slowly until color changes from yellow to orange 4. Allow