2019 was a very productive year for me. When I first thought of starting Amir Writes, I was not in a very good place emotionally. I had experienced a very challenging ordeal in my personal life and was looking for a way to forget my pain. Writing was something I enjoyed and I hadn’t been doing enough of it. I also had an interest in personal productivity. I decided to start a personal productivity blog.
This was the first time I had decided to take blogging seriously. I set up a website and committed to a weekly schedule. I learnt on the go and had an awesome support network. Friends like Lammy (Hexal Queen) supported me. If you ever need bulk sms services, please check out her awesome platform. Looking back at all that has happened in 2019, I am not sure I would have come so far without encouragement.
2019 will soon be over. I know the end of the year can be a time of nostalgia and regrets. A few weeks ago, a friend told me they were unhappy with what they had been able to achieve this year. I told them to write down a gratitude list of all the things they were thankful for that happened this year. Rather than end the year on a sour note, write down a list of all the things that went right and all the achievements for the year. Writing it all down makes you realise how far you have come since the year began. I will go first:
- I am grateful for never having missed a Thursday post since I began Amir Writes this year. I was not sure I could do it. I did not believe I could find enough personal productivity topics to keep doing it but I persevered and I kept finding new topics to write about.
- I am grateful for having sat for and passed my PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner exams this year. Both certifications provided a real boost to my career.
- I am grateful for hosting two project management workshops this year. When I first said I wanted to teach professional development skills in Kano, someone told me it couldn’t be done because no one would be interested. I hope they are reading this.
- I am grateful for having the courage to make a very important career decision. I had to step outside my comfort zone but the rewards have really been worth it.
- I am grateful for starting a capacity building business this year. If you have not checked out Aspire Training Services, be sure to follow our social media profiles on facebook and twitter. I plan to host more trainings next year.
- I am grateful to be alive and in perfect health. None of all I have done would have been possible without those.
I will continue publishing weekly posts in 2020. As you spend the end of the year with your families and make plans, I wish you: