#TWENTYNAUGHTY: THE REAL LIFE MOVIE OF 2020
I have made it a culture to do a recap of my life at some certain points I feel inclined to. Either around my birthday, the end of the year, quaterly, during my birth month or just whenever! Going over a couple of recaps or life reviews that I have shared on here, the pattern I take is always from a personal depth outwards your way of understanding. I love to connect from within by sharing my piece and expecting the least of a response from the other end too. That way, I know I am not alone and that is how we are going to do it in this era too. This way has never failed!
I feel bloated by what to pour out because there seems to be a lot I am trying to get a grip of. 2020 has been a crazy year, I am officially entering my last year in the ‘twenties’ phase and I have chosen the naughty way of significance to transit.
I will be 29 in three days, the thoughts of death and long life have both filled my mind. The life I have lived, currently living, LATER LIFE and after life are different phases. How ever the dice rolls for me, my thoughts are headed towards the choice to EVOLVE.
— Sa'eedah Imam (@saeedah30th) August 27, 2020
I can bet you also have so many things to say about the year and you can relate to my excitement about the new age. I will be joining the 30+ gang soon, mad oooo!!!
You can yank off your clothes too and frolick with me on this:
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The year kicked off for me with a to-do list which had migration as the top item. There was a huge need for me to make a move, to shift from where I’ve been to another place. I was overwhelmed with the urge to make that progression. It had all my hopes filled in it, I looked forward to a lot of possibilities from it but I totally blanked my mind to its challenges till it hit me like a dagger chunking out a gory piece of reality to rub in my face.
The first shocker of the century was the Corona Virus lockdown. This period revealed too much anomalies than I have ever seen to me. It also came with a wind of paranoia and depression.
I went down the path of basics through prayers and I also had to make a physical shift towards a more welcoming tent. I made a couple of significant shifts till I could feel alive again.
In 2020 so far, I have:
▪︎ Learnt never to settle for less.
▪︎ Become more Patient with people and in any situation.
▪︎ Experienced how spiritual we can be as humans.
After all said and done, this is the gaiety side I recently just channelled from within. The months preceding this moment costed me so much energy that I am just replenishing. This happens because I usually give myself into the hands of some tough events, I feel every turn, twist, pinch and ache. I do this to pay all it incurs to come out finer and to be able to give this in-depth account of my experience which could prevent or help anybody else going through the same.
Now I have chosen to express the ease I have gained especially in my birth month. I am putting the bits I have grabbed to work and emitting as much possitivity as possible. I embrace all my reasons to be thankful in this pandemic period.
My multiple jobs have been going on smoothly even with the slash in renumeration, I have my head in one place and I make sure:
My Mental Health is in check.
▪︎ I am NOT sleeping on myself
▪︎ I Feel Good at all times.
▪︎ I am learning to explore my pulse, instincts and solitude.
…..and above all not hiding from my true self.
Who is with me??? Let me hear from you.
Wish me happy birthday.
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