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Celebrating another year of birth: Is it a Transition period or a time for Reflection?

07 May

Ah finally! Welcome to my precious birth month of MAY. Chances are, you have pleasantly encountered with some of the most beautiful, highly motivated, strong personalities and dramatic people!

In preparation for my 15,330 days of birth and counting, I engaged myself in a deep conversation at lunch time with some colleagues, and was amazed to know that, some of them around that splendid age, had experienced some kind of “un-questionable act of in-balance” also known as midlife crisis, dilemma, pressure, crossroads or disaster.

Mid Life Crisis is: Un-expected Change or Fear of un-accomplishment. Mid-life Blessing is our breakthrough, our passion to excel, our hope to fulfill.
It is casually called the time in life when you do outrageous, impractical things like quit a job impulsively, buy a red sports car, or travel around the world. For years, midlife crisis conjured those images. But these days, the old midlife crisis is more likely to be called a midlife transition and it’s not all bad.

Now, it is like nursing a bruised knee with a wet feather – even though you know there’s no remedy in it to cure, you kind of enjoy the caress and smooth silky feeling – that’s how it feels when you approach another birth year you begin to reflect on the things of the past, your gainful records is spread right in front of you, while at the same time, your aspirations yet achieved is right there – starring right at you, and sometimes even mocking you! –

Ah! Our ego is altered, all because we feel it’s another year and we still haven’t reached that targeted goal that we would have loved to! So, when you approach a new birthday, do you feel overwhelmed that you still haven’t scored that goal?

Today, I am encouraging someone to graciously decline the appeal of “mid-life crisis’ and reflect on the great achievements they have made over the years, boost your self-worth by empowering and impacting people around you with a memorial. Build a legacy that defines your worth, even when you are long gone. Turn that “mid-life challenges into Mid-life blessings. Our past performance is only a tutorial ladder into our future of victory, disregard that age-number stamp, embrace change, live life to the fullest – we only get better with age. I am certainly much better with age.

May God help us all.
Yinka

 

23 responses to “Celebrating another year of birth: Is it a Transition period or a time for Reflection?

  1. star

    May 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Yinka Happy Birthday.. I like you post. it makes one think that life is precious. I know you enjoyed you’re day. Just hope you saved me some barbecue ribs. You are so loved! Many more to come NJN my sister LOL

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    • Anthonia

      May 14, 2014 at 12:32 am

      Thank you my fav. big sister! Oh yes I did! trust me! ‘will make some BBQ for you soon, lol!!
      ‘much love,
      Yinka.

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  2. Abigail

    May 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I’m happy for you Antonia!!!

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  3. Abigail

    May 12, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Way to Go Antonia!!!

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    • Anthonia

      May 13, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks Abigail!

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  4. Ken & Dolapo Anikulapo-Kuti

    May 11, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Happy birthday Yinka Gansallo.

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    • Anthonia

      May 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks!

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  5. Ken & Dolapo Anikulapo-Kuti

    May 11, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Yinka Gansallo!! Long time! ! Good to see you doing what you love best, keep it up. Couldn’t find you on Facebook? Nice one, very nice one.
    DAK. Lagos.

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    • Anthonia

      May 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      Hey lovebirds, Not on FB! call when you get to Manchester so we can hangout.

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  6. F. Okoya-Thomas

    May 10, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Happy birthday Yinka! Celebrating with you.
    Have fun girl, miss you.
    FOT. UK.

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    • Anthonia

      May 13, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks love, regards to the family.

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  7. Nnamdi N.

    May 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    AIESECER msgansy! Saluting you from France. I can see that Prof. Aniebo literature class and Dr. Gayanki phonetic 4pm class worked well for you. Lol. Good job, Yinka. Keep it up. Age is just a number.
    Nnamdi – AIESEC EUROPE networks.

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    • Anthonia

      May 7, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      The Nnmadi! – Aiesecer Total recal! good to hear from you. Wow!! long time, those evening classes at Offrima finally paid off right! lol. Thank you. regards to the family.

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  8. Kemisola G.

    May 7, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Yinka, ok, am reading this and thinking out loud… you trying to make me feel comfortable with my age status? Loool! Good one sis, now I have every reason to throw that ‘splendid age’ party in Dubai, loool. Miss you sis, hope to see you soon.
    Love you always. ..
    Kemmy.

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    • Anthonia

      May 7, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      Kemmy, who says? lool! Anytime my dear, just fix a date! and I will buy the dress, loool. Remember age is just a Stamp! you still look good at “21”!! loool. Love you!

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  9. toyinletstalkabout

    May 7, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Great post! I have not reached that age yet, but I am looking forward to that period when I turn 60, not earlier than that..lol. Happy birthday to you. Make sure you have fun.

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    • Anthonia

      May 7, 2014 at 11:30 pm

      Thanks Toyin, Trust me, I will surely have fun and dance all through it, like its 197… lol

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  10. Friday Etokimoh

    May 7, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Excellent piece! Happy birthday and more of God’s blessings.

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    • Anthonia

      May 7, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      Amen and thank you, My Presido!!

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  11. Ibiene Wokoma-Jack

    May 7, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Yinkaaaaa! One and only miss Gansyyyy! Happy birthday in advance girl! I love your write up, so proud of you. We all miss you in PH.
    Ibiene Wokoma-Jack.

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    • Anthonia

      May 7, 2014 at 11:37 pm

      Ib, thank you my dear.

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  12. Danielle Patterson

    May 7, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Anthonia, you rock! Very nice one. You definitely Got It!

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    • Yinka

      May 7, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      Thanks D! 🙂

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