December: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

December: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello!

Welcome to December! If you’re like me you’re probably thinking “Wow! this year went by really quick!” But then again, I think I have that thought every December! LOL!

So as you all know this will be the last instalment of the 2015 Monthly Calendar Project! OMG!! I have mixed feelings about this.

On one hand I’m happy I was able to set myself a goal and keep to it consistently through some of the most difficult periods of my life like family drama, work pressure and battling health issues (Oh yeah, apart from overcoming and having a successful treatment for a long drawn out health problem earlier this year, I also recently had my 1st and hopefully last severe allergic reaction! Might blog on that later).

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November: 2015 Calendar Project

November: 2015 Calendar Project

Hello and welcome to November!

Where has the year gone?! It seems just like yesterday I that I made my first paper cut in this series. Yet so much has happened this year too. I can only be thankful for how the year has gone, both the good and the bad because it all works together to shape me as a person.

So the quote for this month is

Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded

I think the quote speaks for itself. Why settle for average and blend in when with just a little extra effort you can be exceptional and stand out?

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July: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

July: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello and welcome to July!

We’re seven months into the year and I must admit I almost didn’t get this done at all! If you follow me on social media i.e facebook, instagram or twitter, you’d have seen my post about a private commission which I completed over the weekend. I will be putting up a blog post on that soon. Anyway, that commission took up more time and energy than I had anticipated and coupled with a few other personal obligations in my private life I was really tempted to post getting this July project done. But the show must go on and I’m glad I decided to stick to my guns and force this post out by hook or by crook! Continue reading

June 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

June 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello and welcome to June!

I find it amazing that we’re already half way through the year. So much has happened and there’s still so much more to come.

So going straight into this month’s quote, it’s a proverb from the shores of Japan

Fall seven times and stand up eight

In other words, stay resilient regardless of what life throws at you. Have that determination to never give up and to keep on going despite any setbacks you may face.

Thinking on this, my mind went to my country Nigeria. As a people we face several challenges across board. Yet there’s a dogged determination and resilience in most, if not all Nigerians, to find a way through, around, over and under our issues and keep on striving. This is the ‘Naija Spirit’* (*Naija is a colloquial term for Nigeria/Nigerian)  Continue reading

May: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

May: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello and Welcome to the month of MAY!

It’s also worker’s day which is an added bonus 🙂 I hope you guys are making the most of your day off.

So straight into today’s order of business. I promise this post won’t be as long as last month’s (hehehe). The quote for this month is

Always be kinder than you feel

This quote actually made me think about my interactions with people. There is a saying that when you are gone from this earth people don’t remember what you owned but they remember how you made them feel. I believe everyone wants to leave a positive mark on the world so my interpretation of this quote was therefore to be quite cheerful with bright colours. I also included gift boxes in the quote because kindness is indeed giving the gift of your good self to another person.

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April: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

April: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello & Welcome to the month of April!

Don’t worry I’ve not got any April fools prank in this post I promise 🙂

This month’s quote if from the book titled ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’ by children’s author Dr Seuss. Though I was familiar with his other books like ‘Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’, prior to picking this quote, I’d never read this particular book and only read it after I’d designed this April page. The words of the book are really inspiring and motivating so I’ve decided to reproduce them here to give more meaning to this month’s quote, which is;

You’re off to Great Places. Today is Your Day

I hope the words of the book truly inspire you to find your inner greatness and to give yourself permission to go live your dreams. This post is dedicated to everyone who dreams of achieving more and also to my country Nigeria. Congratulations to all Nigerians who took part in the just concluded Presidential elections. As we take new historic strides towards a better democracy I pray we realise our collective power as a people who have the capacity to work together peacefully and move Nigeria towards greater achievements.

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March 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

March 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello

Welcome to the new month of March. Can’t believe it’s March already, how time flies. I hope 2015 has been good to you so far and I also hope that the rest of the year shall be truly awesome for everyone.

So on to today’s order of business, this month’s quote is

Start each day with a grateful heart

I’ve been trying hard to put this into practice ever since I decided this would be the quote for March, every morning as I open my eyes I try and say a little thank you prayer. I know it can sometimes be hard to find something to grateful for especially when you feel life isn’t being fair or you’re stressed out. Life can be really hard and it’s easy to get depressed, bitter or even angry about it but I choose to believe that the fact that we are still here, with blood flowing through our veins, means that life isn’t through with us yet and there’s still something left within us that the world is waiting to experience. Isn’t that one good enough reason to be grateful?

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