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#BN2015Epilogues: Morountodun’s Year of Becoming a Woman



Last year BellaNaija Features put together an inspiring feature series to round off the year. The 2014 Epilogues featured 10 real people who took an introspective look at their year and wrote about it. This year, we decided to make the call public to our readers. {Click here if you missed it} It is our hope and desire that we will have enough entries to have a story up every day from the 1st to the 31st of December. We have received an impressive number of entries and we hope that you will share yours with us.

We kicked off the series with the entry by Jennifer G! {Click here if you missed it} Today, BellaNaijarian, Morontodun shares her year’s lessons with us. We hope you reading it as much as we enjoyed sharing it with you.


2015. The year I quit my job to pursue further studies. I was a hardworking 24-year old working with much older people, yet my boss would only accept reports from me because he thought no one could do it as well as I would. Then I walked into his office on a February morning to say I wanted to leave. My colleagues, my boss, my boss’s boss…everyone thought I was crazy. I was doing so well, why would I want to leave? Because I knew I was destined for so much more!

2015. The year my boyfriend decided he was tired of me being just a girlfriend. After over 3 years, he popped the question in March. At his birthday party. Which was meant to be all about him. But became about me. About us.
2015. The year I became a wife. Mrs. I’m not even going to lie—it does feel good, this change of status that happened in my life in August. However, that is not the end to my achievements in life. I see it as a mere beginning of greater things ahead of us, my husband and I.

2015. The year I clocked 25. Three days after my wedding and there was yet another reason to rejoice—God added another year unto my life! I woke up that day, the first in September, overwhelmed with blessings.

2015. The year I travelled out of Africa for the first time. I had been trying to start my Masters program for about two years, but each time there seemed to be one issue or another. First, I got the admission but no visa. I tried again, still no visa. Then I changed direction, decided to explore more of Africa. To my greatest shock and embarrassment, this time no admission at all. It felt like the universe was against me. I was going to try one last time before accepting that I was never meant to see the world, but then it finally worked out—somewhere I had never considered. And it’s so beautiful! I never hesperred it!

2015. The year the girl became a woman. I am thankful for each day, with its little challenges and great victories. I would mention them all if I could. I am confident that He who has brought me this far will complete his marvelous work in my life. And I am just excited to see what the New Year brings!

Photo Credit: Dreamstime | Tommyandone


  1. Glowing Sapphire

    December 2, 2015 at 12:28 pm


  2. divea

    December 2, 2015 at 1:17 pm


  3. Shandi

    December 2, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Awwww Congratulations Sweetie! God bless you and your home.

  4. Ehiwarior

    December 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Congratulations dear, more blessings in 2016 and your testimonies will not end.
    2016, you shall say, the year God added a beautiful baby to our young family…

  5. Morountodun

    December 2, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you all for the kind words! 🙂

  6. jugo

    December 2, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    You are and have always been a wonderful woman and you deserve every single beautiful thing that has happened in your life so far… it’s only gon get better!!!

  7. Olaronke

    December 3, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Morountosweet dearie this is beautiful, and u r going places, God bless the woman u have become.

  8. oluwatoyin

    December 3, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Beautifully shared.

  9. Tayo

    December 3, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Your attitude toward life and persistence is one I’ve always appreciated Todun. More to come in the next year sweetie!

  10. Adesewa

    December 3, 2015 at 8:46 am

    wish you more blessings darling.

  11. adeola

    December 3, 2015 at 10:43 am

    More blessings in 2016.

  12. Tunmise

    December 3, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Keep up d gud work.
    Stay positive.

  13. TheSophiaBello

    December 4, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Aww! This is really beautiful. Congratulations again Todun, may God bless your home.

  14. TA

    December 4, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Congrats Todun! God bless the woman you’ve become

  15. D

    December 31, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Congrats dear…am so happy for ur strives. Hopful to get ur point someday

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