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#BN2015Epilogues: For Grace, It Wasn’t Just Another Year! It Was a Preparation for a Divine 2016



Happy new year to all our readers! As promised, we are continuing the 2015 Epilogues due to the volume of responses we got. We’d like to thank every one who sent an entry, and if you sent your story before the 15th of December 2015, you will see it published on BellaNaija.

If you’re reading this and wondering, ‘What on earth is the series about?’ please catch up HERE.

So, I have been reading the epilogues since the beginning of the month and I had felt like writing one too. I had been putting it off for two reasons. One reason was that I was writing exams and the other was because I was just too lazy.

2014 ended on a good note for me, I had ALMOST everything I wanted.. And so came 2015 with no new year resolution but a few things I wanted to achieve before the end of the year:
1. Getting closer to God
2.Increasing my CGPA and moving to a first class
3. Dating – not just anyone but a particular guy I have had a crush on since 100 Level
4. Making new friends
5. Rekindling lost friendships
6. Living everyday of my life like it’s the last. It’s basically having fun to the fullest

And then 2015 came and I tried to achieve everything. My relationship with God isn’t the best right now but I’m better than last year. I talk to him a lot now and I know I would get better come 2016.

My CGPA at the end of 2014 was 4.1 and at the end of this year it’s 4.3. I haven’t moved yet, and I only have just two semester results before I graduate.

I didn’t date my crush of over 3 years and I am not dating anyone else either; but we are great friends now.

I made new friends but very few, I’m not so great at making friends but I think I am a good friend and the few friends I could make was a great achievement for me.

I wasn’t able to connect with my old friends. I didn’t even make an attempt. I am sad about this because I lost one of them, I didn’t keep in touch before he died, I could have!

I actually didn’t go out of my way to have fun.. It was me living the same old was, My friends didn’t help matters either.
2015 wasn’t the year I wanted but it was a good year. God was with me, my family and friends all through and yeah I lost my paternal Grandma and I turned 19.
2015 made me realise the importance of keeping in touch.
2015 made me a bit confident.
2015 taught me to stop being lazy.
2015 taught me to smile and have faith in all situations.
2015 taught me to take risks.
2015 made me realise I had great friends.
2015 wasn’t just another year, it was a preparation for my divine 2016.

And even without all the things I wish I had achieved this year and with my final year project not moving, I am still grateful to God for life, family, and great friends. I know 2016 has a lot of great stuff in stock for me.

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  1. D

    January 19, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Lovely epilogue. You’re obviously a very mature and focused young lady, keep setting clear goals and working towards them and God will continue to bless your efforts. Have a wonderful and grace-filled 2016!

  2. Oreofe

    January 22, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Hi Grace, I think we had common goals we wanted to achieve last year but with everything God has been faithful, i wish you a divine 2016 and many more divine years, just try to know God better dear and u will see great things He will do. I wish you the best……. Life is YOU dear

  3. Oreofe

    January 22, 2016 at 2:13 am

    Hi Grace I think we had common goals we wanted to achieve but God has been faithful I wish you a divine 2016 and many more divine years may God see you through dear….. One advice, just try to know God better and He will do great things… Life is YOU dear

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