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Weather Forecast: A Change is Coming

Sometimes a day does not end well. Sometimes a week is filled with innumerable trials. Sometimes an entire year can be labeled one giant test or one immense challenge. Sometimes you don’t have glowing testimonials and amazing accomplishments to post on your social media or share round the dinner table as the clock counts down. Sometimes you are silent while others speak on what a wonderful life changing year it has been. Maybe it was not wonderful for you at all. Or maybe your life simply did not change for the better. Perhaps it even changed in ways you wish it hadn’t. Maybe 2017 pales in comparison to both your expectations for the year and the reality that was 2016 before it. That is okay.


Take a deep breath because the forecast is in and it says a change is coming! The next season is here. It is now:   * t w e n t y – e i g h t e e n *


Last year may have drained you. It may have taken what felt like all you had – but the good news is you survived! You made it through. You are here to experience 2018 and all it holds. Last year was a very hard year for some. They lost loved ones. They lost income. They lost friends. They lost passion. They lost jobs. They lost motivation. They lost what seemed like previous gains they had made. I am here to tell you it is okay. There can be a purpose to your pain – if you decide there will be. There can be lessons learned from the losses – if you decide there can be. There can be an entirely different and better experience out ahead of you – if you decide there should be.


We cannot control what happens to us, what we experience and how we go through it most of the time. However we can control how we react, the mindset we maintain and how we grow through it. I do not speak from my comfort zone, I speak from the land of the unknown. From a place where losses were incurred and storms were weathered to say this:


Take a deep breath because the forecast is in and it says a change is coming! The next season is here. It is now:   * t w e n t y – e i g h t e e n *


If you’ve been through a period where your life drastically changed and it was seemingly not for the better, do not let the baggage of the past keep you bound. No matter how hard, how long, how trying 2017 was, it is over. And with a new year comes new magic, new opportunities and new energy. Even if you feel worn out, beat down and done, revel in the fact that with a new year comes new magic, new opportunities and a new energy. Say it till you feel it, say it till you believe it, say it till you receive it.


New Magic. New Opportunities. New Energy.


Take that new magic and use it to pursue old opportunities. If there is something you really believe in and expect to achieve – try again. Take that new magic and let if make you bold to pursue new opportunities. Seize those new opportunities. Do those things you have always wanted to do. Start those projects that upon completion will allow you to become those things you’ve tried so hard to speak into existence. Use that new energy to get rid of that old lazy. Do the things you pray will happen, do the things you say will happen, do them – so that they will happen.


Put pen to paper and plot out how the new year will actually be new. Turning the page on your calendar and scratching off the number ‘seven’ in place of an ‘eight’ does not make the year new. The cheery greetings of “happy new year!” and “you too!” do not make the year new either. The year is made new by the same old you realizing how you have grown, how you have changed, what remains and what should and should not stay the same. The year is made new by the choices you make and the actual decisions you take. It is not about an exhaustive list of resolutions starting with gym ending with water, it is more about positivity, actual resolve, action, self control, self discipline and sunshine.


Shake off that feeling that you were buried and it’s over and done. You are alive, so if it was hot and it was dark that means you were simply planted. If you’re still here that means you are a seed and not a goner. Stretch further, push harder, give more and allow yourself to grow. Break through the surface and see the sunshine – new energy, new opportunities, new magic. Reevaluate what last year was, do not write it off but rather write in what worked, what taught, what strengthened and what produced good. Take the good, leave the bad, take the happy, leave the sad, count your blessings and get motivated enough to do your part to attract, ensure and enjoy what will be the best year of your life so far…if you let it.


Enjoy every moment as it comes so as not to look back with regrets. The weather forecast has changed – it is a new season. Allow the same old beautiful and blessed alive-and-about-to-thrive-YOU enjoy the new energy, new opportunities and new magic.


Take a deep breath because the forecast is in and it says a change has come! The next season is here. It is now:   * t w e n t y – e i g h t e e n *


Zeni St. John

  • Ngozi williams

    The new magic is really inspiring I have learnt a lot

    January 3, 2018 at 8:29 pm Reply
  • Nkiru

    This post was amazing Zen. What a way to start the New Year. I believe God spoke to me through you.
    Here’s to New oportunities. New Energy. New Magic.

    Happy New Year.

    January 4, 2018 at 6:20 am Reply
  • Fiyinfoluwa

    Insightful and encouraging.
    New energy, new opportunity

    January 5, 2018 at 12:54 pm Reply
  • Marta

    This piece right here blessed me! Indeed the next season is here.

    January 8, 2018 at 5:43 pm Reply

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