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#BN2018Epilogues: 2018 Was a Year of Almosts for Gen



Remember when we asked you to send in essays discussing how 2018 was for you? Because, you know, writing can be the best therapy. And sharing your joy and pain and all the emotions you’ve felt through the year can only be a good thing.

Gen skipped new year resolutions in 2018, because, you know, what’s the point, even? There was progress this year for her, but a lot of them ended in “almosts.” Read her story.


The year 2018 came with the usual expectations of hope, success and good tidings. I skipped the new year resolutions (whoever invented those anyway?).

Not much success has come but it has been so far a year of “almost.” Almost said yes to a marriage proposal (glad that’s over), almost finished my thesis (Alas! My topic was deemed too narrow after three months of work, starting a new topic), almost concluded my master’s degree (with the ASUU strike and thesis topic change, master’s still in view).

My most dreaded and loved month of the year, November. Love it for the many family birthdays, including mine. And dread it because my birthday arrives and I have no achievements (no masters, no job, no lottery winnings — it could happen, never say never — no hubby, ouch! just getting the greys here) to list for the year.

The best part of the year was having my family as an anchor, and since the year hasn’t ended, more achievements can still arrive. But if I don’t, there is always 2019 and its 365 days of wonder. Can’t wait!


Read up on previous editions of BN 2018 Epilogues here and send in your essays to features(at)bellanaija(dot)com. Let us know all the twists and turns and successes 2018 came with. Send your mail with the title “2018 Epilogues.”

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