It’s a wrap for me on AML for 2013. Bring on 2014 and Happy New Year folks! Thank you for sticking with me the entire year. If you all recall, I took off during the summer to accomplish three important personal/career goals I set for myself. I am happy to report I accomplished two out of the three and for the third one that I did not quite achieve, I am extremely proud of myself for attempting. My family chuckles that I, for the first time, actually did not meet all three of my goals. LOL! In any event, no wahala. Next time sha.
2013 has been good. Good health, clothes on our backs, food in our stomachs, roof over our heads, people who genuinely care and love us (friends, family). Really, in the final analysis, what more could we possibly want? I am grateful for a 2013 well spent and the lessons learnt. I felt myself grow even more and I look forward to what 2014 brings.
AML people, I appreciate each and everyone of you. May God bless and keep you this holiday season. May you all live to see 2014 and may all the great things your hearts desire be granted to you. Be kind and patient with those around you. Everybody on some level have issues and their own stories to deal with. A kind word or gesture makes a difference.
Listen to the wonderful birthday gift two AML readers made for me for my birthday, while I was away this summer. How AMAZING are you guys?!! Totally shy smile. Blushing. Thanks a million! Teary eyed right now. THANK YOU! Eshe gan. Ami, ami, ami.[audio:https://www.africamusiclaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/@UDUAKS-BDAY.mp3]
A few of the sound tracks that I will be grooving to, to usher in 2014:
Donna DIVA’s ‘Prayer’
Obiora Obiwon’s ‘Hail My King’
Catch you all second week of January 2014!!
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