7 Days to Christmas 🎅. 7 Reasons to be thankful.
Christmas this year would hold for me a potpourri of mixed feelings – an assortment of nostalgia and euphoria.
The anticipation of Christmas has not been this exciting for me in the past decade and the reason for this is because the past few years of my life have been dedicated to attainment of academic and professional goals which leaves no room for “mundane” and “unproductive” activities like Xmas celebrations and its attendant conviviality.
The Journey to Self-Actualization is still work-in-progress but I feel this sense of fulfillment to be in the threshold of the fourth rung of Abraham Maslow’s Pyramidal Hierarchy of Needs.
The period of prime adulthood has robbed me of the joy and merriment of this beautiful season, but no more as I feel so young again – just like in my preteen and teenage years and Jay-Z’s “Forever Young” is calling encore in my head.
There’s a lot to be thankful for and for that I’ve taken cue from my bestie, Ikpe Kelechi Cindy to countdown to Christmas with a grateful heart.
7th Reason to be Thankful: A Lovely Apartment.
One of the checklist towards Manhood is Independence. Chief of which is Financial and Spatial (Housing). By privilege I have spaces I could call my own, but the element of Independence was still lacking; hence the challenge to get a space of my own.
I was able to achieve that with the encouragement and support of my amiable partner and January 2016 got me a lovely apartment of my own.
#JustGrace #7DaysToChristmas #FeelingGrateful