It has now been a week since I completed the A to Z blogging challenge. It was indeed a tough and inspiring challenge. I use the word tough because I had to write a new post for 26 days in a role.
My motivation and zeal came from other participants. It was encouraging and challenging to see people contributing and sharing their blogs, knowledge and expertise all
over the world. I learned that knowledge is power and with the right knowledge, we could change the world.
Yes, we should all look forward to changing the world through our experience, community service and public service. For instance, we no longer ought to seek knowledge for our self interest, but rather for the public good. How can we use the knowledge and experience we have to make the world a better place?
The better place will eventually exist. I still believe in Utopia. There is hope because the desire for change lives in each one of us.
Therefore go forth and play your part.
A better place is what we all seek. I therefore call on each one to be part of the change.
This is my last post for the 2016 A to Z blogging challenge. Although I am late, I am glad I succeeded in completing the challenge.
My Z word is ‘Zeal’
How zealous are you about your everyday life?
Zeal often refers to great energy or enthusiasm in the pursuit of a cause or an objective.
By talking about zeal, it’s an encouragement to myself. With zeal I am motivated to pursue more. Despite the numerous constraints placed by life, I am able to accomplish most of my dreams and life goals.
We all know that it’s easier said than done, but we have to keep pressing on. In addition to zeal, we need the resources and a network to help us move forward.
For example, I needed zeal to be able to complete this A to Z blogging challenge. It wasn’t easy but I can give myself a pat on the back with ‘I made it’ .
So, What have you been waiting for?
Get some zeal and get going with life.
There will be rough days but the good days tend to exceed the bad ones.
Cheers to being zealous about life.
Till next time as we get back to my regular posting schedule😁.
I always ponder about the behavior of those who are constantly late.
Are they born to be naturally late or just making a point to be late?
Over the years I have realized that some people are late only on specific occasions. They are never late when they have job interviews or have to meet with people who are superior to them. By superior, I am referring to people who have power or authority over them.
Why do we behave the opposite way when we have to meet with others?
Do we undermine those who aren’t superior to us?
Lateness, clearly explains the level of commitment, trust and respect we have towards our network and community of friends and family.
We ought to do unto others what we would like them to do unto us. We should demonstrate love, respect and be loyalty to all people in our lives. Respect comes with us avoiding lateness in all we do.
By not undermining the role played by certain people in our lives, we are able to establish and construct Loyal relationships and connections within our networks.
These networks often become our support system to whom we showcase respect and love.
So, how loyal are you to your network and community?
I have been thinking recently of how faithful I am as an individual.
I asked myself the following questions:
– Am I faithful to God?
– Am I faithful to myself?
– Am I faithful to others (parents, siblings, friends) ?
– Am I faithful to my employer?
– Am faithful to my communities?
By faithfulness, i mean being true to oneself and accomplishing what we say we will do.
Sometimes we all fail to fulfill our promises, which results to unfaithfulness. That’s one of the reasons why I rarely make promises. Often times I tell people that I will be of assistance to them without necessarily promising to accomplish the task. Some of them will then say: you promise me right? I often reply and say ‘I will do my best by Gods grace’. Some of them get surprised and even upset. Lol! That being said, I have learned over the years that I can’t do things on my own. It’s not by my power. I need Gods grace to accomplish all the tasks on my plate.
The Bible says in Zachariah 4:6 It’s not by power, nor by might, but by the Spirit of God’.
You know what, God has been faithful over the years and has always helped me pull through every situation stronger than before. This is the reason why I am even writing this post and have my blog. Yes, I have developed a new passion for writing and story telling. By Gods grace, I aim to be faithful to God, myself, my blog, people in my life, my employer and my community.
If I haven’t been faithful to any one of you, please find it in your heart to forgive and release me. I am a human being just like you and we often fall.
If you encounter me, you will soon notice that I love Banana. I live for a banana every single day(lol) I am exaggerating, but you do get the point. Until last year, I Will feel a void in my system if I didn’t have my daily dose of banana.
I once visited a neighbor and at a point in time I decided to leave. My friend asked me why I was leaving… I told her that I was craving banana and had to go get one. She laughed and immediately told me to go get the banana from her kitchen.
Hahaha it also got to the point where my roommate will make sure there is always banana at home, just to make me happy.
As a little girl, my parents always ensured that there was banana at home and I will always eat most of it. To the point where I was nicknamed the ‘monkey girl’. Monkeys love banana.
I eat ripe banana as a fruit, make smoothie and also bake goodies such as beignet and Banana bread.
I cook un-ripe banana into one of my favorite meal known as banane malaxé. I entice you to taste it or you are welcome to visit me.
Yes, just like plantain , I am in love with banana.
On Feb 11th Cameroonians across the globe will be celebrating Cameroon’s National youth day. As the day approaches I can’t help but ponder over my life.
As a youth, what am I doing to effect change?
I constantly think of possible strategies to bring about change in our society.
As a young Cameroonian who moved to Canada over 8 years ago, I still struggle daily with the notion of change, as well as my impact in today’s beautiful (but not so beautiful anymore due to war) world of ours. By looking at myself as a victor not a victim, I have decided to encourage myself and everyone else around me to make the most out of every situation. Although I currently reside in Canada, my heart constantly yearns to partake in Africa’s (Cameroon in particular) wave of change. We, the youths often console ourselves by saying “we are the hope / leaders of tomorrow”, forgetting that we are living in today’s world. How do we aim to be leaders of tomorrow without willing to be different today? That’s where the problem lies.
As a friend of mine named Ricky recently posted on Facebook: that “Africa is the present and not the future”. I loved and memorized his phrase, mainly because we live in the present and we have to work towards being the change we would love to see (now). Change must start from within. Hence by living in the present we should be working hard to make a difference.
As a result, I am appealing and calling all youths and young adults to change their mindsets and lifestyles, with the goal of working towards the change we will love to see. The change we fight for today will be very much beneficial to us, our children and all future generations.