In a few days, 2019 will be history.

Honestly, it was a very tough year, I can't even lie about that.

I started 2019 in high spirit and on a very wonderful note.

As at 1st of January, 2019, it seemed like I had everything under control and life was semi-perfect for me and my family but then did the rosy days last?

Not at all.

I had a good teaching job that I had gradually mastered.

Yes the pay was relatively above what teachers are being paid so it was very encouraging and I became very comfortable with the steady source of income and financial security.

Irrespective of the fact that I don't have a background in education I had, over the years, diligently and consistently grown to a level of being a member of management in my school.

That was a huge one I must tell you, it seemed like I had gotten to the peak of my teaching career but then the sudden desire for more was eating me up.

And so I quit my job.

Yes you heard me. Ridiculous right? I know.

Especially since I didn't have an alternative.

The period of joblessness was one of the most trying times of my life.

Surprisingly, I was at this stage longer than I expected.

Though there were a good number of job offers but none was appealing to me.

At a point, I finally took an offer which I regretted after a month and quit immediately.

It was indeed a tough journey.

This wasn't how I envisaged my 2019 but there was more to come.

I knew I had failed. In every aspect of my life, I felt like a failure.

I was in pain emotionally, mentally and psychologically.

My sanity and marriage were both on the line too.

There were lots of regrets but somehow I was surrounded by too many supportive people who wouldn't let me fail peacefully.

They pushed me to be more.

Their words, support and encouragement kept me pressing on.

I, through their help and counsel, learnt from my mistakes and began to build myself from the scratch to become a better me.

I channeled all my emotions into what I love doing most and somehow it began to pay off gradually.

By the 11th month, I would say I finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel.

Yes, I got two outstanding job offers which were both in line with my passion and I had to choose one.

And here I am today.

A living proof that failure is never the end of a person.

Yes, you can rise again.

If I could, then you can.

I'm sharing this to encourage you to stay strong no matter what you're going through.

Soon you'll overcome!

When I gave up on me, God didn't, and he reached out to me through my lovely family and friends in ways I least expected.

Today I have a job I love so much with the best set of colleagues and Boss anyone could ever ask for.

I think they were actually hand picked specifically for me. Lolz.

So I can confidently say, in spite of everything that went wrong and all the mistakes and wrong choices I made, 2019 was a good year.

I don't need a prophet to tell me that 2020 will be a blast and I'm ready to smash it!

Please feel free to share your thoughts.

How was your 2019?

© Onyinye Udeh.


  1. Thanks for sharing with us....
    U just saved lives and you have no idea
    God bless you and believe me your storm is over and 2020 would be a super blast for you 😍 😍

    1. Awww!😍
      Thanks Darling.
      I'm grateful that I can be a blessing to as many as possible.
      See you in 2020.
      Love you plenty!😘

  2. Awesome!!!!! My 2019 was wonderful till towards the end of the year, when it appears that all financial doors were locked. However, fresh ideas kept streaming inn.

    I am proud to tell you that my 2020 January will experience a pet project that is under incubation during this my limited financial end of the year days of 2019.

    We shall all win in 2020.

    1. Wow!
      That's the winning spirit speaking.
      I'm glad we're wrapping up 2019 with so much positivity in spite of the challenge we encountered.
      Let's smash 2020 with a big bang!


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