So another year goes by in a jiffy . As soon as the schools ended , all the expats left Lagos for their winter break. It almost seemed like a crime not to. People catching the same or next day flights as if their houses were fumigated and they would suffocate if they even spend a second longer. But that is how expat lives are like. You wait for these breaks to meet your family and friends or treat yourself to a holiday.
We visited Dubai. For us it was like going home. Or rather a home away from home. Not too long ago I had bid farewell to this amazing city and now here I am, returning back as a tourist. As expected Dubai greeted me with a warm perfume filled hug . Looking immaculate as always. I noticed it had become even more attractive while I was away but I was not sure whether it was all in my head. After all the distance does make the heart grow fonder.
Lets have a moment of silence for all the fresh and beautiful fruits and vegetables I saw in Dubai, the shops bursting with all kind of things you possibly want to buy and all the food you ever wish to eat, because I will not be experiencing that anytime soon while I am here in Lagos. So it is no surprise I come back with an extra chin and an extra roll of fat .
Can you guess what my new resolutions might be ? Yes, lose weight, get fit and healthy. This has been on my list for a DECADE , but yet I copy paste it every single year . You do have to admire my persistence. Also I REALLY REALLY need to use my time productively. Write, learn and focus. Life was much simpler before Netflix and WhatsApp. You hear and read such brave stories of people and their accomplishments against all odds, and here I am , struggling not to binge on Netflix! How sad is that, right!
So what are your resolutions this year and what helps you stick to them? Do let me know.