Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.Cicely Tyson.
It’s a new week guys and I’m so excited to be back again. Yippee!!! So let’s get to the main talk for the day.
Writing again after a while is an exciting thing to me. It is what I’m passionate about. I have made plans towards giving better and more exciting contents which I believe will be successful at the end.
I chose to start with this topic because I wanted to reflect on my intentions, I needed to become clearer about myself and the way I think as well as to let you know more about me.
I have been a blogger for almost 10months now and I have always felt the need for my audience to know me more, the need to build that blogger to reader relationship, the need to become aware of myself, the need for you to understand me and at the same time view my perspective as a reader, the need to build confidence, all which I find very important. How do I know this?
I am a blogger as well as a reader too. As a reader, I’m very much interested in knowing who my writer is, what he is trying to pass across, what would have inspired him to give such contents, what reason and much more questions that would pop up… This is me, in the position of a reader.
As a reader, you don’t also have to expect a blogger or writer to reveal to you everything about themselves. It’s Okay and might be due to some personal or general reasons.
Let’s begin with the 25 inspiring questions on ” Get to know me “ challenge with me.
1. Who are you?
I’m Hilary-Ugeh Chidinma. I’m a blogger and currently studying Economics at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. I’m passionate about inspiring people through my blog, the fashion industry, finances and exploring the world.
2. Where do you want to be in a year from now?
A year from now on, I want to see myself surrounded with positive energy and greater achievements.
3. What will you do to get there?
I’m going to make an effective plan, put more effort and consistency, work hard, keep believing, taking away negative energy and pray.
4. What are you grateful for?
First, I’m grateful for been alive to work towards my dreams. Also, the fact that I was able to discover more about myself during the pandemic which has further developed into passion.
Secondly, I’m grateful for my family, friends and YOU(my readers)
5. What can you do to strengthen your important relationships?
Just being the best I can be to others. I’m not perfect neither do I have all you need. I just want to do what I would be most remembered for positively.
6. How do you want people to remember you?
I have known myself to be a beautiful young lady with an amazing personality, great talents, being kind, showing love,an inspiration and a role model. These I what I want to be remembered for and lots more positive features that describes who exactly I am.
7. What were your biggest mistakes?
I guess I would say not making good use of some opportunities I had and me doing the right thing at the wrong time.
8. What makes you happy and what makes you unhappy?
What makes me happy are; God, myself, family and friends. You all are my family as well.
What makes me unhappy are; injustice, being with wrong people, stress, failure, anger, probably anything that seems to be negative.
9. What do you want to do more of and what do you want to do less of? How do you want to achieve it?
I want to do more of building my self confidence, being consistent with my works as a blogger, timing and balancing of my daily activities, doing better at academics, and self-care.
I want to do less of spending and more of saving, taking out what isn’t necessary for me. I could only achieve this through hardwork, consistency, effective timing and setting the right priorities.
As a young economist, I’m going to use the theory of opportunity cost in making my list according to their importance and forgoing the unimportant ones.
10. What are the three biggest lessons you learned from the past year?
I learnt to show love. Knowing the important of what exactly it means to show love and care to people has helped me today.
I learnt to be patience. When I started blogging, I didn’t put myself in a hurry all because I wanted to achieve something within a particular range. It wouldn’t work out that way. Bit by bit I kept on writing believing that one day I would make a total of 1000views on my blog, which was my initial goal as a beginner. Guess what? I did get more than 1000views in 3months which was an achievement and a motivation to me.
I also learnt the important of savings and investment.
11. What’s your biggest regret this year?
I think it would be that I didn’t start saving early.
12. What are the three biggest accomplishments you’re proud of this year?
1. Growth 2. Growth 3.Growth. It’s really a success.
13. What do you want to learn in this year and upcoming year and who’s going to be your teacher and idol?
I love learning new things, but most especially being a better blogger, a model and an influencer. These are the basic things I’m looking forward to. The same way I inspire YOU, YOU should also inspire me too. So, YOU are my idol, as well as those better than I am. I’m willing to learn from them all.
14. What books do you want to read?
Speaking of the important of reading books; it widens my knowledge, it inspires me, I learn while it teaches , its also fun. I would share the books I read during the pandemic but I’m focusing on fashion and business books this year.
15. What are the little things that makes your day better?
Writing, reading books, music, chatting up friends, movies at home, meditation, natural hair care, taking# pictures.
16. Which of your assumptions about the world have turned out to be untrue?
Being smart, attractive and having good grades, you can fulfill your dreams.
If you’re beautiful, you can find a real man.
Everything is money and lots more.
17. What would you do if you weren’t afraid of anything?
Lol, I think I would fight for the truth were justice wasn’t served. I would serve justice to those who didn’t get justice and to those who deserve justice.
18. Who are the friends and people you missed the most?
I do miss my family and closest Friends.
19. Which of your strengths have served you the most?
I would say my art of writing (creativity)
20. Which weaknesses have made your life hard?
Procastination, which I’m dealing with now.
21. Do you do something you care about?
Yes I do. When I do it, I do with happiness, strength and intrinsic motivation because I deeply and passionately love what I do.
22. How has this year made you stronger?
Building my self confidence to take up challenges is something I have never done before. For real, I never knew I was going to go through an amazing journey like this regardless of the tough times. I wouldn’t allow myself to be pulled down so easily. I have learnt so much about myself. Most times, I would say to myself; ” Shoot your best shot, keep on doing it, the best time is coming soon”. This is the kind of strong person I want YOU to be.
23. Which five adjectives describe last year best and what would you like them to be this year?
For 2020, beneficial, social, creative, natural, scary. For 2021, achievable, Independent, free spirited, beauty, successful.
24. In which areas do you want to grow and how do you want to do it?
I would love to get better with writing, modelling, speaking up,finance and influence. I would do this by could do this by planning, reading more books, doing more research and learning from experts, managing time, networking.
25. Again, Who are you?
I call myself a BOSS, a BRAND. Like I do say; “Be your own kind of Boss”
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Taking the challenge
These 25 questions are inspiring questions for YOU. If you don’t know where you’re going or where you’re at or where to start or continue from or end, you should take up this challenge for yourself.
Very importantly, this is a challenge. There’s no need judging anyone, because we are all different people from different cultures and societies. In all spheres of life we are different. All we need to do is show love and care by acknowledging others for who they are.
So I ask you today, to take up 25 questions on “Get to know me”challenge. Have fun with it and learn from the responses of others. You should also answer at least one question in the comment section. Like, share and comment. TOGETHER WE INSPIRE
Begin with yourself now.