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A Few 2018 Dos – Decline Of New Year Resolution? + French Girl -Style.

Hi loves.

Happy New Year to you and yours! From the part of my heart that’s filled with love and light; I wish you all the very best in your endeavors in the year 2018 and beyond. A lot of us love the idea of new beginnings, the feeling of hope, aspiration and renewed energy that comes with it. Perhaps, this is one of the reasons why New Year and

New Year resolution is popular and very well celebrated or at least that was what I thought before countless instagram, twitter, Pinterest and google post I’ve read and come across in the past few days made me double take. Is there a decline of New Year Resolutions? More on that below. lets gawk at these stylish French girl inspired outfit, while we gist a little about 2017 and ‘my not so personal’ to do for 2018. Shall we?

2017 was a year that I still can’t find words that adequately explain it..I just know that I lived as much I as I could, I experienced a lot of personal growth and self-awareness, which I’ll credit to the way I decided to respond to/and carry out change, the conscious efforts made at adding value to myself, being valuable to others and demanding some of that from others. It was an emotional year guys! I let myself feel and love like I’ve never done before and honestly, I have no regrets about this…just loads of memories and experience.

Some of the most interesting highlights from last year outside graduating university, conquering my fear of yoga, achieving a balanced fitness lifestyle, getting a better understanding of what I want my blog to represent and cultivating a personal relationship with God, was being the most vulnerable and aggressively truthful to myself.

I am a little strong-headed, very opinionated and super private. Before now, this sometimes made me a pain in the ass, as I hardly ever admitted to my flaws nor tried to see/understand things from other people’s point of view. As hard as it was to work on and as easy as you may think it is to openly tell you guys about it here.. truth is it took me a long way to get here. The first step into that positive direction took place in 2017. Oh, hurdles weren’t left out too, I got my fair share of anxiety and trials which I talked about here and here.

Those post came from a place of truth and vulnerability, I recommend. Not forgetting my Nysc 3 weeks orientation camp experience. Yes, you didn’t think I forgot that did you? I have an in-depth and detailed post that will answer all your question and give you a good view into my experience. Keep with this blog, love. Soon come!

Now, let me share with you guys a few of my 2018 dos.

– Engage, share and actively interact with contents of other creatives especially, those that resonate with me. I am a tad bit guilty of being reclusive, steady debating within myself if its OK to comment or show love to a post exactly as I feel it, not because I’m a snub or too cool for school. it’s just that I am an overly private person..remember?.

However, that is no excuse. I’ve come to realize that social media is about socializing and connecting with other people around the world, interacting with other people or their content does not threaten my privacy. Not only can I do both; I can keep up a balance. So, here is to a more social media active GIRL.

– Keep in touch. Another thing I want to do better this year is to keep in touch better with friends and loved ones. Sometimes, I get calls from friends and I do not have words out of shame for not reaching out to them in so long. i’ll do better.

– Consistent, relevant, fun contents and overall blog experience for you my lovely readers from me. I love and appreciate every one of you so much. Thank you for sticking with me. I’ve decided to have my first ever giveaway come February just in time for valentine and in the spirit of love. What do you suggest? let me know. Not forgetting that there will be more skin care, fitness, thrift tales and tips, out in the city post this year (it’s a lifestyle blog after all; my life style!).

– Spread my wings… sow my oats! yes, its time for me to write more for/on other blogs, magazines, website etc. It’s time to meet young creatives, mentors, read books, live life, fall in love, be that special person to my man, learn a foreign language, make short films, tell significant stories, work with brands and collaborate on unique ideas and projects. Cliché? I don’t care…its time.

– Financially savvy. I am not the most financially savvy person I know.. but, I know when I put my mind to something..I go hard till I get the results I need. That’s how I know I’m on my way to becoming badass at money management, that’s how I know I will make wise investments as well as get into profitable ventures that consist but is not limited to good saving and spending habit.

There guys… our first post for the year.

Lastly guys, does it seems like New Year Resolution is taking the back sit for “Plans”. Is plan the new it thing or just another name for New Year Resolution? Are you really going to stick to those plans better than you did your resolutions all of a sudden because, it’s now a plan or are you jumping into the band wagon? Then again, it just might be time to hand the resolution boots and actually start to list timing, steps and resources through which our aim(s) can be achieved. What’s your take on the seeming “Decline of New Year resolutions in 2018? do share!

bennymakachi blog, 5 of my 2018 Dos,

Love, Bennymakachi!

20 Comments

  1. Jolaade

    January 5, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Bennnnnyyyy, welcome baq. Ur pictures are so badass I LOVE DEM 😍😍😍😍😍 hope to get more posts soon o 😀 happy new year. I’m not big on resolutions, I just have THINGS I hope to do before d year ends.

    1. Benita Makachi

      January 5, 2018 at 12:56 pm

      Jolaade, my darling! Happy New Year to you. Thank you!Hahaha… you’ll get soon. I promise to be more consistent this year. Wishing you the best in all you do this year. Don’t forget to share. 💛

  2. Cassie Daves

    January 5, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Love these pictures! How do tou edit your pictures please? Pray, tell.

    And happy new year! This was a great read.

    http://www.cassiedaves.com

    1. Benita Makachi

      January 5, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you, Cassie. I use Lightroom to edit my pictures. I’d do a post on how I edit my pictures soon. But, the ones in this post were shot and edited by @Ajayabalaka on Instagram.

  3. COLLINS BADEWA

    January 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Girllll! These pictures are popping! And your shoes are so pretty. Enjoyed every bit of this post. Can’t wait for what you have for us this year.

    1. Benita Makachi

      January 5, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      As innnn! I’m swooning at them myself. I’m glad you did. I thrifted the shoes. 💁🏾‍♀️. I’m glad you did. Stay tuned!

  4. Vincent Desmond

    January 5, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    loved this post. I think Plans are more active and practical. I’ve honestly never done the whole new year new me thing TBH. I love your vibes baby girl!

    vincentdesmond.com

    1. Benita Makachi

      January 5, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      True. Very laid down and practical. New year… New what? Lol! Thanks darling!

  5. Kuyetasham

    January 5, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    My take would be that people have listened too much to people who say ‘oh it’s time for that new year new me bullshit’ well, it’s bullshit only if you always make the resolutions and don’t follow through. A lot of us are GUILTY of not following through, but if you make the resolutions and they work for you, why listen to the CROWD? ALSO, I have a suggestion about the GIVEAWAY, just declare me the winner already:)

    1. Benita Makachi

      January 9, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      I agree. I mean.. whatever name or term you want to call the arrangement one makes for a better year ahead…truth is most of us make these resolutions/plans/ arrangement. O just hope we get through with them. Lol! Wait for February.

  6. Ada

    January 5, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Love your pose girl, Its so coincidental that im putting out a post on beret and and ild be wearing that same shades but in red..i had the pictures since last week. http://www.adagirl.com.ng

    1. Benita Makachi

      January 5, 2018 at 10:27 pm

      Thank you, Ada! Can’t wait to see them and read your post. Happy New Year

  7. Katrinajeancarter

    January 8, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Your photos are always amazing, benny! You’re really great at modelling. Oh so fab!!! Sounds like you had a great year. It’s always a great feeling conquering limitations we had for ourselves.

    Wish you an incredible 2018

    Xo
    LAKATWOMAN

    1. Benita Makachi

      January 9, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      Thank you, Katrina. I was once a runway model. Good ol’ days!!! 😂😂😂

      Amen! I wish you an increase year! 😘

  8. Oreoluwa

    January 9, 2018 at 7:47 am

    hello benny! i am so glad that you are prepared for the new year and back to blogging. i have missed on this space and i hope to collaborate with you again.

    i wish you the very best this 2018.

    lifestyleoforeoluwa.com

    1. Benita Makachi

      January 9, 2018 at 8:31 pm

      Hi Ore, thank you for stopping by. I’m glad to be back. People like you make me sit up and do my best. I can’t wait!

      To 2018!!!

      Here’s wishing you a great year. 🥂

  9. Sarah Enuwa Audu

    January 9, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    I believe plans is just another way of saying new Years Resolutions. Now while people aren’t going over with the whole new year new me, RESOLUTIONS are still very much at work. I BELIEVE it’s important to stay accountable in this and o give ourselves times frames in achieving such goals but we must also understand that things don’t always go according to plans and that’s okay. Welcome back to blogging, i love these pictures and look forward to more CONSISTENT quality content from you this year. We should DEFINITELY do something TOGETHER.

    Princess Audu

    1. Benita Makachi

      January 9, 2018 at 8:35 pm

      Interesting take, Sarah. While it’s good to make plans and even better to achieve…it’s important for us to not go too hard on ourselves.. especially, our generation that’s so obsessed with doing it big and fast.

      Lol! I peep the shade. I’ll be more consistent this year. 😂

      Looking forward to doing something together too. I wish you an awesome 2018! 💕

  10. Cwayita :)

    January 12, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I can relate to every single think Benny, beautifully written. I’m insppired xx Stay golden

    1. Benita Makachi

      January 12, 2018 at 3:46 pm

      I’m glad you can. Thank you, doll. Xx

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