It’s literally two days to the end of 2019, somehow I can’t believe this is happening, the year went on fast and the first of January 2019 seems only a couple of days ago.

While a lot of things happened this year for me,

  • I turned twenty only nine days ago
  • my blog growth superseded my expectations, and my blog’s social media views is in the millions (Its crazy, I know!)
  • I finished my freshman year in collage this year, after spending two years at home from when I graduated high school. I was so hell bent on quitting school and it was a rather annoying struggle with my parents back then.
  • this year, I finally settled down on a vocation. Blogging my thoughts and findings helped tremendously with that, you see there is this clarity you receive when you journal your thoughts, it lets you tap into your deepest self, giving flesh to your opinions and feelings.

These to me are one of my most significant accomplishments this year. I would have added finally figuring out myself to the list, but that would be highly delusional. Why is that?

Well for starters, you can never truly figure out or understand yourself completely, people are just too much of a complex being for that to happen. Additionally, I had realized that what seems smart, and justifiable is highly subjected to your age, current emotion, new experiences, and circumstances. Why?

Well from experience I can look back on the days where I felt like I’ve finally figured it out, I’ve finally”known it”, that I am “woke”, only for me to realize only a couple of years later how stupid and naive I had been. Sometimes, it only takes just a couple of minutes later after the “high” has worn out for me to see that.

Ironically, stupid things will always seem smart when you’re doing it.

Bottom line is, there is never a stage in life when you will reach full mastery of any craft, field or art, including yourself. Reaching full enlightenment is also an elusive quest, rather futile I might say.

You fail, you learn, you grow. It is a continuous cycle. Never be too hung up on any idea or beliefs, as time may prove it despicable.

So what do you need the cleanup woman for?

Most homes have this tradition of cleaning out the clutter in their homes and giving away stuff that they no longer need either to charity or in a garage sale. I know my family did. well, sorta.

My parents, my mom specifically. finds it difficult to get rid of the thing that is no longer in use. We would often bicker on her disposing old clothes, I would often tell her the same way I’m telling you now that if you’ve got stuff, especially clothes, that you haven’t used in a year, get rid of it! you probably don’t need them anyway. If you did, it wouldn’t be catching dust in wherever the hell you left it to rot.

The significance of getting rid of things that are no longer in use no matter the sentiments, justification or convenience attached to it goes way beyond just creating more space in your house or being generous or entrepreneurial.

It has a lot to do with your ability to let go, to come to terms with your current reality or fact, it is coming to terms with accepting the things that you really need In your life, and ridding the ones that are just mere fillers.

It is opening yourself up to new possibilities, with faith. You’ve got to get rid of the old things which take-up space in your life in order to create the proper environment that allows you to receive, newer better ones.

My mom would often complain either that she has no clothes to wear, or that her clothes are historical. Often I would reply by saying that even if she had new ones, she has got no place to put them!

Taking out the “trash”, whatever form it is; old newspapers, magazines, clothes, souvenirs, trinkets, beliefs, or even people, Perhaps may be the most significant thing you do in 2019.

Maybe the blog post should have gone up sooner, you may be reading this on the 30th or 31st of December, hell, maybe even 17th of May in 2020. Nevertheless, whatever day you decide to bring about the actions that are necessary, it is never too late, at least in most cases. It won’t hurt, however, to be optimistic!

To get ready for the new year, the new season of your life, you need to let go of whatever is taking up your space in order for you to able to receive all the good tidings the new year has to offer.

If the horse’s dead, say your eulogy and let it rot in peace.✌

Happy New Year! 🍾

Published by 11th House

Very little can be done to 'change' the world, especially if 80% of the stakes required for any degree of change to occur depends on other people's willingness to do so. I am not interested in "changing" the world, I'm only interested in changing myself and my 'world'. For, in the end, that's where the true change occurs.

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