Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Personal: The big 30

Hey Lovelies
Another birthday is almost here and that means 30 is just around the corner Whoop Whoop!
I remember I have been counting down to 30 since I was 20 not kidding.



I call it 'the big 30'. Let me warn you tho, Don't try to guess how old I am except you know me personally, you will get it wrong, I promise. Anyway, just know that the big 30 is fast approaching. I will tell you when I get there. I want it to be a surprise :) 





Meanwhile, the last time I was home, I saw this list I wrote in one of my old notebooks and I cannot even remember when I wrote it.
I probably wrote it when I turned 20. It is very likely, or maybe even younger.
I usually put a date on most of my notes, stories and poems.. (Don't judge me)
Don't know why this one lacked one.
I probably did it at the spur of the moment that is why. I just typed it out here because it was in one of my notes. One of the pages somewhere in the notebook had a date and I was nineteen then, hence my wild guess. 

My 'to do before 30' list:
1. Own your own business
2. Learn another language 
3. Marry your soul mate
4. Improve on your first degree (get another - Masters? Specialize?) 
5. Publish your own book
6. Mentor/Train someone to achieve their own dreams
7. Travel to more parts of Africa, Europe, America, Asia
8. Travel to Paris with your soul mate 
9. Change a baby's diaper with a straight face 
10. Save! Save! Save!


Gosh I am tearing up right now 
I am usually very proud of my younger self
See the level of thoughts, not "marry" but "marry my soul mate"
Number 9 should have read 'have your own baby' 'cause it's just the solution ;) 


Thank God I can still put in some before we hit the big 30. 
I just wrote a new one for age 40. Who else does this?

I know most of you are ready to come around and say "happy 30th" on my birthday but y'all know I don't roll like that. That would be way too easy. I am even thinking of doing a giveaway with it. What y'all say? I'll see about that. Still thinking. I'll tell you guys about it, but that's going to be in a couple of months so be patient. Meanwhile, when shouldn't you use 'a couple'? 48? 24? 12? I was sure I couldn't use 'a few' but the former felt okay.

Meanwhile, I know this is already coming as a shock as people usually categorize me as a teenager or at most, early 20s. Stop eet!
I never look my age so I have given up on trying to explain to people. Most times, I prefer when people do not even ask me because it's like you tell them your age and they go "whoa. You're kidding right?" And then you have to go through that process of having to convince people that you really will not see any need to fake your age. Phew! Now life is easy. I do it like everyone. "A 20 something year old lady" *drops mic*
Seriously, the first time I read that somewhere, I was rolling on the floor laughing for real. If you want to tell your age , just say it. What is 'a 20 something..' If you don't want to, say something like 'a young lady in her early twenties, or mid twenties or late twenties.' You get the gist?
Not acting like you have something to hide. I used to say my age like 'what's your name?' 'Where are you from?' 'How old are you?'
Nothing there to hide Mehn, until people started stressing me out with it. Someone even said the confirmation he needed that I was lying was the fact that I say it freely and that was because it is a fake one. "Nigerian girls don't tell their age like that."
So you see now, I have joined the plenty Nigerian ladies that will hide their age as a dirty linen.

Don't worry, it's not that bad. I'll make a big reveal because ain't nobody got time for all of that. Nat me Mehn! (In my best American accent) LOL

Thanks everyone for all the love and support in 2014 (and over the years)
It's my birthday in a few hours. I need to get off before I start getting emotional on you guys.
I am so grateful to God for all his blessings.

I will see y'all in 2015! May the new year bring good tidings xx

Love Always
JB 

P.s. Everyone participating in the '14 for 14 challenge' should have 14 posts at the end of today and not 13. So far, we are doing fine, as one day is sufficient to throw in the last post for anyone still missing that. I will come back with the final details soon. 


13 comments:

  1. I said it... i said it... Janyl cant fit be 30... she is still a 20 something yah old geh... **In my Igbo Accent. Lmao... when i saw the Title on FB yeah, i was like "impossicant!!!..." Infact since i am a play play by nature, i choose to indulge :p... so my guess is Ms Janyl is 27... Yes nah, i am your son yeah, so i should know my Mamas age right?!... lmao... Happy Birthday in advance Mama, wishing you the very best if the coming year. Cheers... Turn up Turn up ladies and gentlemen, my Mama is plus 1...

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    1. LOL
      You're such a case
      Thanks JDB :)

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  2. Happy Birthday Janyl, keep being awesome:)
    xx

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    1. Thanks Hun
      Best wishes for the new year xx

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  3. Happy Birthday Janyl, God bless!
    Love, Clara X

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    1. Thanks Hun
      God bless
      Best wishes for the new year xo

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  4. If I had to guess I will give u 25 or less ,I actually dnt have issues with telling pple my age 2...so unNigerian
    Happy bday

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  5. Happy new year and Happy birthday.

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