Happy second Friday of January! It’s been the first one back to work for many people, so I hope you eased in nicely.
I looked at a calendar yesterday and was surprised to see there are still 21 days left in the month. That feels like an entire month in itself! But how are you doing? I hope you’re still hyped about the new year and smashing your goals!
I’m definitely working on mine, and that’s one reason this post is back. We love to share our favourite links with you, and hopefully, you enjoy them as much as we do.
I’ve also taken on the weekly gratitude jar challenge. The idea is that every Sunday, I will reflect on the past week, write all I’m thankful for, and pop it in the jar till the last week of the year. Our memories can really be short-term, so it’s always a good idea to write things down. There are only 52 weeks in a year, so that should be okay to manage; hope I keep up!
What are you up to at the weekend? I’ve finally booked an eye test and I’m looking forward to getting new glasses. It’s sad to admit my last eye test was over two years ago and the actual prescription lenses I wear now must be over five years old, as I lost the most recent one. I’m not the biggest fan of wearing glasses but I gotta say, my life is so much clearer with them on. So, it’s time to embrace it fully!
For the rest of the weekend, there’s nothing overly exciting planned. I’ll hopefully be creating some blog content and having a chill weekend. Oh and of course, getting things in motion for our vision board, goal setting and afternoon tea workshop! You’ll find more details in the link, so please have a look, get a ticket and share with someone who should totally attend.
Now on to some links from around the web to check out!
~ Afoma’s obsessed with the new cast of millennials on the Zikoko’s Nigerians Talk. Start with this episode on living in Lagos (sorry Lagosians, your city is a nightmare).
~ PSA for bloggers looking to up their game in 2019: Ijeoma Kola shares five things she did in 2018 to raise her blog revenue from 36k to over 100k.
~ We enjoyed reading Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie’s wistful essay on Christmas in the Nigeria of her Childhood.
~ How do you build a relationship with a father who spent 30 years in jail for rape? At 31, Ashley Ford is doing just that.
~ Have you seen Genevieve Nnaji’s new movie? We watched it and loved it. If you’re looking for something to cosy up to this Friday, try Lionheart. Genevieve shines in this family-centered drama-comedy.
~ No clothes shopping for a whole year? Why would anyone want to do that and how did it go?
~ What if your child told you they were your grandmother in their past life? Or that they remembered their previous life living with a family in another country?
~ After Dee hit her 50th country in ten years of travelling, she reflects on all the important lessons she’s learned. Definitely worth a read.
~ How many books do you own? This 79-year-old bookworm owns 10,000 from religious texts to books on quantum physics — and he loves them all.
~ Anyone seen Marie Kondo’s new show? We’re set to binge-watch it this weekend and maybe make actual changes in our lives?
…and that’s a wrap! Please, let us know if you enjoy these links, so we can keep them coming every other week.
P.S: In case you missed it, I’m actively trying to get to 10k followers on Instagram. And one way everyone has recommended is having people shout you out. I know your support is amazing here, and I’d appreciate it if you could shout me out on Instagram. Ask people to follow me @kacheetee. It doesn’t matter the number of followers you’ve got — every person counts!
What was the highlight of your week and what are you up to this weekend? Anything fun?