CELEBRATING FREEDOM IN FAREWELL

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 10

Songwriters and singers could express powerful emotions through their songs.

Can you remember Elton John’s Candle in The Wind as tribute to the late Princess Diana?

Did you recall Celine Dion’s idea of “Goodbye” being the saddest word? Can you remember her Immortality track where she said “we don’t say goodbye”?

Cast your mind to the Boyz II Men? Did they express any similar thought in their song? Yes they did. It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.

It’s so hard for me to say goodbye to the last 10 days. These 10 days evoke the reality of passage of time. It unexpectedly confronted me smiling stoically. I’m at an anti-climax leading to a particular denouement.

Flashing back, I signed up for Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge.

Yes, I wholeheartedly took the plunge immediately!

The challenge was measured in time and space. It was a fulfilling passage of time. Yes, it was 10 days of pure fun and activities. It was only 11 days ago that I vivaciously enthused by telling Natalie this:

The challenge is ending today. Today is Day 10.

I’m I sounding sadly melancholic? Well, I reluctantly affirm.

Why shouldn’t I be sadly melancholic? I certainly should be as I’m bidding farewell to 10 days of fun and excitement!

Well, let’s look at it from another point. I shouldn’t be only seen as sadly melancholic.

Farewells, although filled with emotions of loss, are at other times sadly joyous! The emotions could be double-breasted!

What do I mean?

Simply put, you may be sad seeing the person you love leave on a journey for greener pastures because you’ll miss the physical presence of him. Those much cherished moments evokes that sad aura. However, you’re quick to realize and embrace the fact that he’s leaving for good and to return with much anticipated success.

This is how I feel about the conclusion of this challenge. I’ve enjoyed 10 days of fun, anticipating what each day’s challenge will unleash! (Haha, certainly not Sisquo’s dragon).

Like a mother nearing the end of her gestation and expecting a baby, I look forward to reading the posts of others in the challenge. It creates inroads into viewing their ideas and how they are journeying on their path to freedom.

Days 1, 2 and 4 of the challenge stood out for me. My responses to Days 1 and 2 were perhaps the best from my perspective. They reflect that I can write by taking steps to come out of my writer’s hiatus!

Aha! Faith without works is certainly dead! Many are talented but only those who nurture their talents come to the limelight.

My response to Day 4’s challenge also stood out by complimenting Days 1 and 2. Day 4 saw me grappling with near success syndrome. I hardy conclude a challenge but to chicken out at the middle of it.

I also grappled with the never ending epileptic power supply and poor internet network bedeviling a developing country like Nigeria. I nearly threw in the towel using these situations as veritable excuses!

However, from these came my biggest take away. It’s very easy and comfortable to procrastinate by being overwhelmed with situations confronting us. We fail to realize that we only need to give ourselves that little needed nudge by using those seemingly stumbling blocks on our path as stepping stones to our freedom lifestyle. I had no choice but to take the plunge. Here I am responding to Day 10’s challenge!

As I say farewell to Day 10’s challenge, the last; I realized that keeping pace with this challenge was the immediate panacea to my writing procrastination. Continuously writing is the key. I must endeavor to write each day. I must WRITE, WRITE, and WRITE!

I must produce a well-researched blog post each week and as time passes by each week, I must make them 3 blog posts.

As I say farewell to this challenge, I welcome its exciting denouement by celebrating my freedom!

Hoorah! I’m a freedomist!