Holiday is over. Holiday is over. Holiday is over 💃🏽.
Do you remember this nursery rhyme?
In not less than 450 words, write an essay on your last holiday. In secondary school I had a lot to write on this topic even when I didn’t have the best holiday.
My Parent’s 25th Wedding Anniversary was the highlight of my last holiday. This I enjoyed so much and wrote about in my previous blog posts. It started off with a surprise for my parent’s silver jubilee, with the main celebration being on 26 December, 2021 alongside a church thanksgiving. It brought immense joy to everyone and the cake was very tasty. One of the best moments was when my uncle sprayed me money. That’s the energy I love! 😌. I can’t stop talking about my parent’s silver jubilee because 25 years of marriage is no child’s play! I’ve always wondered how people live with one person or agree to live with a person forever? wow!
The annoying part of my holiday was when I was always falling sick. It was wrong of me to stay in a cold room with the fan switched on to the highest, but I did it anyway. The harmattan did not help either. I began taking malaria and typhoid drugs everyday, I was that ill
This holiday was worth it. I enjoyed it to the fullest! I was always doing what I love which are; eating, watching movies/TV series, sleeping, writing and blogging, laughing and being with my loved ones. Not only that, but I ate different delicacies ranging from Ekpang, Pounded Yam and Pepper Soup, Afang soup, white soup, formulated okro soup 😂 to Fried Rice, chicken and salad.
I finally opened up to my parents about my 200 level 2nd semester result. My mother was not pleased at all but my father was encouraging. Afterwards, we discussed the way forward as regards my education and thankfully, my parents had a change of mind.
Guess what? I set a goal of having thousands of views in 2021 and during the holiday, I had 2,005 views! I’m literally screaming! The few hours when my blog views kept increasing was literally the best moment of my blogging career! My blogging journey as well as my growth in life has been nothing short of amazing, beautiful and blessed.
I know I used to say that one of my biggest fears in life is when someone I care about and love so much changes terribly. Well, this happened to me during my last holiday and I was strong enough to conquer it. It was so sad losing one of my closest friends but then I can’t let anyone determine my happiness. As much as I was hurt, I had to let go and move on.
On 31st December 2021, I lost my dearest aunt to the cold hands of death. It feels so unreal. I still can’t believe it! I heard this sad news on 1st January 2022 and I fell sick. I could not process it. I wished I had my night prayers before working on my blog growth the previous night, maybe she would still be alive. Who will I call and gist with about my life and university experiences? The little times we talked on the phone was relieving, she was always so happy to hear my voice and thankful for my calls. God, I miss my aunt terribly.
My aunt battled with her health for so long, from one sickness to another. Life was so hard on my aunt. I’m pained that she didn’t get to enjoy and live life to the fullest. I could feel the frustration, pain, sadness in her voice whenever we spoke on the phone. I remember when we were very close while I was a little girl, people would call me her “favorite person”. She was kind. I used to tell her what I aim to achieve and there was never a time she gave a negative response. I will make you proud, aunt ❤. I used to follow her to the market to help her sell her goods. She was a hustler and strong woman. She began selling waist beads because she knew I liked them and so that I could always get from her when I needed more.
I’m so grateful that I experienced life with my dearest aunt because life was more beautiful with her. My aunt will always have a special place in my heart. I included her in my prayers seeing how tough life was for her; I really wanted to see her happy. I love you forever dearest aunt. Rest in perfect peace 🕊🖤, till we meet again 😭. It was a silent period in my family, life felt different and void. We found joy in the littlest moments. Whatever you do in life, choose your happiness!
Days later, I returned to school to write my exams, tests and complete my 300 level first semester. I cried the morning I was leaving for school because I didn’t want to experience school stress, the same academic setback of the previous years and I missed my aunt so much. Then, God’s reassurance to me that my problems are over was all the comfort and peace I needed at the time. I serve a living God! I thank God for healing and growth so far. It’s been God all the way.