Taking Stock: November 2016

Hi guys, how is everyone doing?

I’ve been on the hunt for more blogs to read so I joined a few blogging communities on Facebook groups. I came across a post on a really cool blog, Me Today You Tomorrow, called Taking Stock. The idea is that you write down your thoughts and feelings at that moment in your life. As much as my blog is for my readers, I thought this would be a nice post to look back on in months or even years time. Generally it’s also good to be introspective. I might not do Taking Stock every month, but here’s my first try…

Today is the 3rd November 2016 and I am:

Making: My CV better… I’m really trying. You need a great CV to get career experiences right? But you need experience to build your CV. Catch22.

Cooking Eating: I’m supposed to be forcing myself to cook more so that I can hone my skills and be a better daughter (and wife too, someday). But I haven’t had the motivation to do this recently to be honest. I think I need to do a massive food shop for inspiration soon. FYI I am eating McVities Hobnobs at the moment.

Drinking: I’ve been drinking a lot of flavoured green teas which is a shock because I distinctively remember tweeting once “green tea tastes like grass” (don’t ask me how I supposedly knew that). Anyway, my favourite brand for green tea is Twinings. I love their salted caramel and caramelised apple green teas… any time of day.

Reading: Before I started to take stock, I was reading my friend The Han Aesthetic‘s new blog post on why she changed the name of her blog/brand. I’m so happy she is going to be regularly blogging again! In the world of literature, I’ve just finished reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for the second time for a book club that I recently attended (you can read about that experience here if you like). Now I’m trying to read Purple Hibiscus also by Adichie. I say “trying” because I’ve been faffing about with this book since September. I can’t seem to get into it but I’m going to persist because I’ve heard from two people now that it’s a good read.


Wanting: A job.

Looking: For a job LOL!

Deciding: What to wear for the OOTD (outfit of the day) post I’m planning to shoot next week with my friend.

Wishing: My friends Asher and Shameka a happy 22nd birthday! I’m also wishing for it not to snow this year. I feel like the whole country just shuts down when even the tiniest layer of snow touches the ground and I can’t afford that. I have so much to accomplish before 2017.

Enjoying: My freedom as a graduate. Of course, I do want a CAREER job sooner rather than later. But I’m actually really enjoying being the boss of my own time. Planning my days, spending time on hobbies I genuinely have a passion for such as the upkeep of this website.

Read: My University Experience/6 Lessons from my Law Degree

Waiting: To find out if I’m going to be doing a winter vacation scheme this year (that’s a paid internship in a law firm which has the potential to lead to the “career job” that I mentioned earlier). I have a few applications in the pipeline and firms that I’m waiting to hear back from.

Liking: This whole introspection thing. I should do it more often because it’s really therapeutic.

Wondering: What’s for dinner (yes, the dinner that I should have cooked myself lol – see Cooking point above).

Loving: My boyfriend Tomiwa. He’s pretty great, I don’t say it enough. As well as my family and friends of course. I’m very blessed in this regard.

Pondering: [I just looked up the definition of wondering versus pondering. Something else you should know about me is that I like acquiring knowledge… even if it’s little things like this]. I’m pondering what I should ask my loved ones for when they ask the routine question What do you want for Christmas, Wunmi?

Considering: Whether I should take my laptop with me tomorrow. I’m going to pick up my Nigerian passport from the dreaded Nigerian High Commission in London. If you’ve ever been there, you might understand why I’m considering taking something to do work with/pass the time.

Watching: Nothing. I was about to watch The Apprentice but it’s now 9:40pm and taking stock distracted me from tuning in on time.

Hoping: That I’ll have a super massive testimony to shout about and give thanks for by the end of this year. God knows I’m trying.

Cringing: At the photo that Facebook reminded me I posted on this day 7 years ago! It’s of me and my girls in Year 9 I think. I literally haven’t seen these girls in years, wow.

Questioning: Whether anyone will really be interested to know my innermost thoughts…

Wearing: My burgundy Psalm 51:17 hoodie that I got from an event organised by King’s Gospel Music Society back in December 2014. I love this hoodie. Psalm 51:17 is about the sincerity of your sacrifice for God:

16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.

Following: The sequence of events in How to Get Away with Murder so closely! Season 3 is really gripping, I’m going to watch it after I finish taking stock. WHY IS ANNALISE KEATING SO SELF-DESTRUCTIVE?!

Noticing: How much I’ve grown since I started university but how much more I still have to grow before I’m ready to leave home again.

Knowing: That God is still sovereign no matter how much rejection I have to go through to get to where I’m supposed to be in my life.

Marvelling: At how much I’ve accomplished this year! I turned 21, I graduated Law with a 2:1 and got a first in my dissertation, I started this blog, I faced a lot of fears.

Thinking: About the future constantly.

Admiring: All of my smart and super accomplished friends – go team! I recently interviewed one of my friends, you should definitely read that blog post if you haven’t already.

Sorting: Out my life.

Getting: Ready for tomorrow.

Bookmarking: Purple Hibiscus. I’m embarrassed to say what page I’m on considering how long I’ve been trying to read this book for.

Coveting: Nothing to be honest. I mean I want a job but I’ve talked about that already. I try not to “covet” anything too much, it’s not healthy.

Disliking: My work rate at the moment. I wish I had the drive to churn out like ten stellar applications everyday…

Giggling: At the facial expressions Tomiwa is currently pulling on Skype.

Feeling: Positive! I feel really positive about the road ahead.

Snacking: On the Hobnobs I mentioned earlier.

Hearing: My family members chatter outside my bedroom door.

Feel free to take stock and tag me in your posts too. I’m not the sort of person that reflects on my thoughts and feelings in any great detail on a regular basis, so if you’re like me, you might find this a useful exercise. That’s all from me for now.

God bless you!



48 thoughts on “Taking Stock: November 2016

  1. I have to definitely steal this idea when I suffering from writers block. Good read!

    I’m approximately 6 years older than you and I’ve already learnt so much your blog – thank you and well done!

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    1. That’s such a huge compliment to me, thank you so much 🙂

      (And lol definitely use it! It’s really interesting to read back on in months time too. I’m going to do another one soon, thanks for reminding me!)

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  2. Glad to see you also love the idea of taking stock. I started taking stock on my blog a year ago yesterday. I occasionally go back and read them and see exactly how I was feeling at every stage of my life

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  3. I love that you do this. It’s so cool that you’re able to be so reflective on your current day and even those that have passed. I really like that even though you want to get your career, you’re appreciative of where you are right now. That kind of gratitude will take you very far!

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  4. LOVE this! Such a lovely reflective post. Really nice to get to know you a bit more too 🙂 Good luck with the job search, it can be so draining but I am sure you will land the most amazing job soon! I’m with ya on the Twinings too, I’ve actually been collecting all the different flavours, so good! Immy x


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  5. I really enjoyed reading this! You’d be amazed at the number of people who don’t mind knowing what’s going on in your mind – I’m one of them! 🙂

    Purple Hibiscus is one of my favourite books! Please stick with it and let me know what you think when you’re finished. I enjoyed Americanah too but felt the end let it down.

    Congrats on graduating this year. I pray that God exceeds the desires of your heart in line with His will. Amen x

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    1. Haha! You’re so right. I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive responses to this. Good to know 😉

      I will stick with Purple Hibiscus! I’m hoping to post a little book review or something on here once I’m finally done 🙂

      I agree – the ending of Americanah frustrates me. It was too happily-ever-after/cliche for my liking. (See: http://wp.me/p7CRvl-165).

      & Thank you very much – Amen!! ❤️

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