So today is the official launch of the blog!! Hurray!!!
If you’ve already been here prior to today, thank you for all your support and encouragement! If today is your first time stopping by, thank you and welcome to what I hope will be a bookmarked site on your computer or phone! At the start of 2016, one of my goals for the year was to start a blog writing about the different things I’m passionate about; Christ, beauty, the Afropolitan identity, hair, books etc. I longed to create a well-rounded space I would call my own where I could express myself and connect with others that had such similar interests.
However, I can honestly say that I probably would not have gone through with publishing this blog. I would have convinced myself of all the reasons why this space was not needed and scrap this idea. I’m sure of this because I had slowly become this person that was complacent, afraid and full of ideas that never saw the light of the day. As frustrated and dissatisfied as I was with this behavior, I had my 9-5 life to distract me and occupy my time. Then of course in February, my life as I knew it was turned upside down with all my safety blankets ripped away from me.
One day I was at work and the next day I was packing up the last five and a half years of my life with just a dull voice in my head saying “this can’t be happening now”. The empty apartment couldn’t possibly be mine and the going away dinners had to be for someone else. It was almost like watching somebody else go through this life upheaval because I had never expected that I wouldn’t obtain the work permit in process which I had been steadfastly praying about. It wasn’t until on my flight to London which I got on mere minutes before it took off (I kid you not, airport problems) that everything just hit me at once. I broke down crying as my sweet sister friend (hey girl hey!) who I had no idea when I would see again prayed for me.
Fast forward to today almost 4 months later and I have to say that the Lord knew exactly what He was doing and I’m so grateful for it. Don’t get me wrong, these months have been some of the hardest I’ve gone through spiritually, mentally, emotionally etc. But with no job or anything else to occupy my self with, I had no other option but to take a hard long look at myself in the mirror and I didn’t like what I saw. I could see this person full of unsubstantiated fears and a crippling hesitancy that I could hardly recognize so I set out to change it and that is what this blog symbolizes for me.
All Things Nana is a representation of the change and growth I’ve undergone these past few months as well my decision to just launch forward in making my ideas and dreams a reality. I hope that this inspires anyone that was in my position months ago to take that small step towards making that change as well. I’m so happy to have you all along for the ride and I look forward to the community that we will build here.