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Wow! I know this is quite late but better late than never right? I knew I had to do a ‘New Year’s’ post and I had composed so many versions of this in my head but somehow I had been unable to sit and put ‘pen to paper’…well more like ‘fingers to laptop’ but you get the point.

2008 was a divine and totally blessed year for me. I find it hard to believe that all that happened last year actually happened TO ME. So much happened; from the successes at work, to exploring the world, to moving back to Nigeria to Bella Naija growing to really special moments in my personal life. It was really an amazing year! There were loads of challenging moments when I was totally lost and confused then just had to get on my knees and pray. Ask God to guide me through and load my steps and of course, HE did it! I’m so grateful!

Everyone’s experiences last year were different. For some it was a difficult year. Maybe you lost your job. Some lost someone close to them. Perhaps you feel that you did not achieve the goals that you set for yourself (Although I am grateful that I made progress, I felt this too). Maybe you experienced a bad breakup.

Whatever the case, I just feel that 2009 is a year of renewal. A new and revived YOU & me. Whether last year was good or bad, its all in the PAST! Let us let it go and face the future. For 2009, I am working on setting specific goals and milestone for when I want to achieve them this year. I am also trying to break some bad habits: the 2 major ones for me are procrastination and taking on commitments that I cannot handle then not doing them. I’ll let you know as I make progress.

Thanks so much for being a part of Bella Naija. I know it sounds cheesy when i say this but I feel like we are a family.

Don’t be afraid of the unknown, try, take a chance. Whether it works out or not, at least you gave it a try!

Yes you can.

Have a blessed year!!!



  1. miani

    January 4, 2009 at 4:16 pm


  2. jo

    January 4, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Happy New year to you Bella -Wishing you the best in 2009.

  3. Taxman

    January 4, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Nice words Bella, wishing you the very best of God’s blessings.

  4. funmie

    January 5, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    wow miani, calling u IGNORANT would be an understatement…..
    bella my dear, great job o jare…. it’s a brand new year and we rebuke “haters” in Jehovah’s name…. ( AMEN)

  5. Lamide

    January 5, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I love your site.

  6. Sister Confused

    January 5, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    You know, just as I concluded reading your message, the next words that came into my head were ‘I love you Bella’. I guess I do. Have a blessed year and I’m pretty certain I’ll meet you this year.

  7. FT

    January 5, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Nice site, very informative, Wishing you a happy new year too!

  8. eggo

    January 5, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    funmie easy now. i think mianie was just stating how he/she felt and not hating. mianie actually pointed out that s/he preffered her blog and likewise me. i do find the website boring even tho bella is trying her best. you can’t please everyone. the blog was far more interesting and entertaining.

  9. Zaine

    January 6, 2009 at 10:23 am

    agree with sister confused. . that was the same thought that popped into my head. . .ur doing a rily great job Bella. . . .i wish u all d best in ur endeavors.. . .


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