My 'Jara' Space


By on December 20, 2017

There’s been a lot on my mind lately, especially seeing how people are already talking about the next year and how some are tidying up for the year.

Just like yesterday, I wrote my manifesto for 2017 inspired by GaryVee and I had to go back to it several times at different points in the year. I realized there were somethings I unconsciously did and some I had to constantly remind myself about. As much as I did a lot of things and a lot of nothings in 2017, I didn’t write the way I would have loved to. I celebrate my achievement on writing every month of the year but I wasn’t as expressive as I would have loved to be.

I seemed dissatisfied by the things I write about and that didn’t help at all. I end up leaving posts in my drafts and dropping nice ideas because along the way I stopped ‘feeling’ it. I can’t explain why but this happened a lot of times in the year. There was Vlogging too, there was quite an improvement but a lot of factors that deterred me from doing even better. I had data issues, editing issues and I was grateful that it has moved from lack of ideas and interest.

In 2017, I connected with quite a number of people. Great minds and beautiful souls which I’m grateful for. As I mentioned in my gratitude list on my Instastory, I really met great people that built me up and encouraged me.

God indeed stood out for me this year. I embraced Him more in my life even though I had crazy moments of weakness where I found it hard to even trust Him. God showed up for me and held me by the hand. Awesome things happened to me and through me this year. Some I feel sharing them would look like I’m showing myself off, I rather give him all the glory.

So much for action this year, I found myself doing and talking less. I could have done more but I didn’t. I learned to encourage myself this year but I got a lot of it from people I didn’t even expect it from. I feel so blessed right now.

I definitely got my relationships defined this year, I found myself in really awkward circumstances. I hard to take difficult decisions with the leading of God. Obedience is never easy, especially when you don’t have any logical explanations for what you’re about to do. The trial and error episode of my life is over and soon it would be official. Meditation worked, keeping my mind stayed on positive thoughts and God’s word helped my sanity.

So far so good, 2017 was beautiful. The spoken word episode of my life started in 2017, I did end up testing new waters. Losing some loved ones was crazy too but hey, life goes on. There were highs and lows but God is faithful.

Here is my 2017 review. Looking forward to 2018 eagerly. I will put out my manifesto for 2018, I’ll suggest you do the same.

Merry Christmas in advance.

Till I write to you again,

Lots of love,


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    December 27, 2017

    Oh Temi, I know 2018 will turn out greater than you ever imagine. Hope you had a good Christmas, wish you an amazing New Year in advance. I’m sure you have a lot planned out in the new year!

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      January 12, 2018

      Thank you Zinny! I did.

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    Gift Ogwa

    December 20, 2017

    Nice!! I should write a manifesto for 2018

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      December 20, 2017

      Yes you should! Thanks for reading Gift


Temitope Victoria Idowu
Lagos Nigeria

I decided that beyond my love for writing and teaching, I would love to help people become who they should be. So I’m learning all I can and doing all I can to be able to help you professionally. What I do every day???I show up because someone out there needs a touch of warmth and possibility. I speak to God (He is my inspiration), get ready, send words of encouragement out there via social media and work tirelessly on how to help you find your happy place.