I must love you guys so much… I must really love all my blog readers sooo much. Enough to fight through trying to publish this post since 11am, enough to write in Uduaghan park and in the bus while travelling, enough to fight through no light since morning and to currently sit in my neighbour’s house to charge my laptop and phone just to tell you guys the matter at hand…
And here’s the story…
That fateful day began like almost any day but I still remember that day so vividly.
I remember my excitement and fear; excitement at starting up something I saw to be REALLY HUGE… and fear at the imaginary impending failure I could see with my mind’s eye.
I remember my dad talking to me about it when he came back from work… He said “keep at it, you are going places”… And he proceeded to back up that belief by getting involved in every single stuff I churned out-be it good, bad or ugly… hah! The things our personal cheerleaders do…
A year ago, the blog that birthed this blog was born and on that September 21st 2013, I did not think even for a minute that I had started anything worthwhile, I only knew that I had words that refused to stay in me and those words wanted to be shared with the world and share with the world I did.
I got kind of misty eyed while re-reading my first post from a year ago… Who would have thought that I’ll still be here a year down the line? With some few lives that have been touched for good with God’s words in me?
I also remember a particular conversation from a year ago…
My “good intentioned” friend said..”You dey go law school, you go tire to write/blog very soon, time nor go dey”
(side note, do not let anything, any fear, any so-called busyness stop you from doing what you are meant to do. DONT!)
Well, Law School didn’t stop us, we are still here and I am grateful.
I am grateful for readers like you, I am grateful for the blog family I’ve met here, I am grateful for family like my dad that do not comment but read every single one of your posts. (At least I know I have one reader even if all the others disappear. Lol.)
I am truly grateful for that silent support from you dad.
And I am grateful for posts like “first blog post ever” that tell you how far you’ve gone.
Today I chose to see howfar I have come and not what I have left to go.
(click here to see my first post on the blog)
The vision is still to share what God has deposited in me with the world but I know better than I did last year. What God has deposited in me is not little, it’s big, it’s larger than me, it’s greater than me.
Today marks the one year milestone since I started this blog, and I thought it awesome to close one milestone and open the next on the same day. Which is to close up imperfectlyperfect92 and officially open up imperfectly perfect lives today.
The vision like I said, is pretty much the same. It is to influence others to be the best they can be in Christ and specifically, to let Christ turn all our imperfections to perfection.
The mission? It’s simple,opening my life to others to cause them to open up with God
“Now that Iâve put you there on a hilltop, on a light standâshine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, youâll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.”
I know now that God will turn other imperfect lives around through my own life. And I am ready to go all out with that.
For all my older followers who thought that I was open with my life on my former blog, that was just me being scared.. this blog is me going all out with what I know God wants me to do.
You will see a lot of my own imperfections here, both past and present, in character and even in personal relationships. And you will also see a lot of what God has done with my imperfections all in a bid to inspire you to live forth your best life-your perfection in Jesus Christ.
I’ve written as much as I can about the purpose of this blog on my about blog page.you can click here to read.
Monday’s inspirational drive will still be on here. The goal? To inspire you to not think like the world thinks..
To help you walk like the faith filled Christian you are and not to live in fear…
To let you know that we do not fear what they fear… We do not think as the world thinks.
To help you look inwards each monday, make changes where necessary and be a better you.
Two new categories will also be introduced here too…
Wednesdays Rhema For Today and you remember Friday’s Love letters on the other blog? Yes, we still have that here. We just cannot scrap getting a christian girl’s perspective on love and relationships can we?
I will be shifting the friday slotted for it to saturday though.
Yes, I will be writing letters every saturday on relationships, marriages, love… all with a godly flavour.
There will be letters to God, letters to the ladies, letters to the men and even letters to myself. Expect to see a lot of my own personal struggles and issues I have in my own relationships… Yes, I will be brutally honest with you in all my letters. Why? Not for me to show off or run my big mouth, but just for you to know that even all those love and relationships issues in my life and yours have/can be dealt with God’s way.
Posts may come in on the blog on days outside these days but be rest assured that you will get a post notification from Imperfectly perfect lives every monday, wednesday and saturday by God’s grace.
I will explain more on what Rhema for today is meant for on the blog next wednesday…
But for now, here’s saying Happy Blogoversary to this blog and welcome to Imperfectly perfect lives.
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And just a few things before I go…
I am social media savvy oh, just click here to connect with me on all the stuffs I am on online or you can simply click here to like my page on facebook, follow me on twitter @FrancesOkoro and search for Imperfectlyperfectlives (C003FD95A) on BBM to subscribe to my BBM channel. I share things on my channel that don’t find a way to my blog sometimes so do add it up…
Also, Ayo of 1+the oneÂ asked me to do a post on my post birthday things.
Well, as my birthday wishes post Â clearly spelt out, I did nothing on my birthday except pray and edit an article and the article I wrote was published on Bella Naija on Friday. You can click on the link below to see it, I think all women should read it—> Frances okoro on Bella Naija-Imperfectly Perfect
And as for the cake I wanted to eat, I have been home for two weeks without eating the cake but popsi finally gave me my money recently (yay!) and I baked a cake last night.
Yipee me! It’s chocolate cake(my favourite), it’s not as dark as I would like it to be though but you can come have some if you want.lol
And that’s it.
Remember, click here to subscribe to get notifications of new posts and tilll I come your way tomorrow, stay awesome!
And oh, by the way, I am still in my neighbour’s house at 9:35pm in the night just because I want to get this post up..It’s obvious that I love you guys, so show me some love too by dropping your comments will you please? Yes.
LizzieebunoluwaSeptember 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm
Yaaaaay You!!! You go girl!!!
The unabashed life you lead is exemplary. While the rest of us live vicariously through you 🙂 keep at it darling!
A gazillion cheers on occasion of this milestone!!!
Here’s to many more rich, impactful, super-duper blogging years Frances! Enjoy immense greatness in your metamorphosis imperfectly-perfect walk.
I’m still cheering you in that fan club.Never doubt it.*hugs*
#okbye #almosttearingup #Toomuchmushiness #Hormonesonoverdrive #Lol.
Frances OkoroSeptember 21, 2014 at 10:18 pm
You set out to elicit the same mushy feelings in me right? Yes, I think so…
Well, in the spirit of spilling it all out, I must say that I appreciate you.. you’ve been there, through the early days, October 2013-your comments always put a smile on my face and they still do and I know they will continue to make me smile broadly even on days that seem dark(yes, i’ve had those kind of days with your comments before)
So thank you, thank you and welcome even as you port along with moi.
CatherineSeptember 22, 2014 at 1:12 am
Wow! I can’t believe it! Just one year, and all these achievements? Hats off to you girl! Keep the flag flying. Congratulations!
Frances OkoroSeptember 24, 2014 at 8:16 pm
Thank youuu katherine…onto better years with you too, amen!
MaggielolaSeptember 22, 2014 at 1:38 am
Hey milady! I’m excited to hear about all this wonderful things. I’d like to welcome you to greater heights!
Oh, could you please make a bullet point list of your blog schedule and put it somewhere on your blog (side bar) or social media? I really don’t wanna miss your posts but I can’t guarantee that school won’t wipe it off my mind. Ha ha!
Frances OkoroSeptember 22, 2014 at 7:52 am
Ohhh, thank you Maggie… and thanks so much for the suggestion..will get to it. I wouldn’t want anything to keep you away from here would I? Nope!
And yes,you are back to being a student.hehe! Wish you the best(est)!
The Beautiful EagleSeptember 22, 2014 at 12:01 pm
There is no stopping you…..i’ll stop by for my share of the cake:)
EstherSeptember 24, 2014 at 9:42 am
Glad to have you back. Looking forward to inspiring posts.
Frances OkoroSeptember 24, 2014 at 10:32 am
Thank you Ugo…cake haff finish sha oh.
And Esther..*big hugs* thanks dear, welcome back on here
glowingscenesSeptember 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm
Clap* Clap* Clap* And thus far have you come 🙂 Well done girl!
Frances OkoroSeptember 29, 2014 at 10:05 pm
Thank you Babes!
Frances OkoroSeptember 29, 2014 at 10:05 pm
Thank you Babes!