Juggling Life-shaped Balls

Well, 2016 was an interesting year.

At the start of the year, I recall vowing firmly that it would be a meaningful one, I was particularly keen about achieving relevance.   I wanted to be able to properly account for the year on the last day and also be happy about doing both the things that I’d set out to do and the ones that I didn’t even expect to happen.

The most significant thing was launching the Nedoux Sewing Club.  The phrase “Do it afraid” sounds rather clichèd, but to be honest I was mostly terrified sometimes, still I kept going regardless, pausing wasn’t an option.  I found the courage to persevere and the wisdom to keep improving, by learning from mistakes.

Truthfully, I’m still learning to balance the new balls in my life, thus whilst the sewing workshop thrived,  writing and blogging were neglected towards the end of the year.

Here are some of the moments that made this year remarkable for me. I am very thankful to everyone who supported me.

Best wishes for the New Year!

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41 comments

    1. Nwanne’m daalu,

      You were one of those who really inspired me. Your drive and consistency are truly remarkable.

      Do forgive the late response, I was going through my dashboard and found your comment sitting pretty in pending.

      Have a happy weekend. 😊

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  1. wow! How did I miss this?

    Happy New Year Ma’am (better late than never they say)
    What you achieved last year was really inspirational for me, I was excited for you. I may not show it accordingly but truly I do.

    I pray you scale new and more major heights this Year in Jesus Name.
    Btw I love the video, you are really calm and down to earth. Judging by that you are really and interesting and happy personality. #respect

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    1. Hey Chief,

      Ah, it’s never too late to receive Happy New Year wishes. 😀

      Thank you for always being so supportive, thank you so much for designing my professional business logo, that was a great act of kindness, God bless the works of your hands always.

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      1. Lol @ ‘Hey Chief’…….. I have got no title to claim that though, Hahaha
        I guess the reply wasn’t late either too, the year is still new to me anyway.
        Amen, but let thank God for everything. Thank you too for being the Awesome You too by invading my posts, Lol. I really appreciate

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  2. Nedoux, your sewing club is so inspiring!
    Thanks for sharing the stories of all those sewistas.
    I love how you approach sewing.
    Phenomenal woman, you are.
    This is coming late but have a great year, my friend!

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    1. Hi Lara,

      I am so thankful that 2016 went the way it did.

      @ “stepping out of my comfort zone” I love the sound of that! Funny how fear isn’t always as bad as they make it seem. 😀

      Thank you so much for stopping by.

      Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  3. Good to know Sewing Club is here to stay and moving upward. Now, gotta say this – when you have big fashion shows all over Naija, Africa and the world, remember it ‘we, we’ with the price tag o.

    Talking about women empowering women, have you heard of SheLeadsAfrica? They do similar event to the one you spoke about. I attended one of their events at FB London, I am impressed as they pull women from all over Africa to share ideas and get inspired. Their next Lagos event is Jan 21 at Ebute-Meta. I don’t know anyone personally there but I love the vibe and the positive attitude of the org.

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    1. Hello Folake,

      Thank you so much for your kind wishes! Lol @ “we we with the price tag” 😄

      Yes o, I actually attended that SheLeadsAfrica event on the 21st of January, it was worthwhile. I’m really loving this positive movement of women supporting women.

      Have a productive week.

      PS: My sincere apologies for not responding sooner, I have not been as active on the blog, hopefully I’ll repent soon.

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  4. Happy New Year Nedu!! You have such dazzling smile and personality. Congratulations on all you have achieved in 2016. You will definitely shine even brighter in 2017. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Thank you for being such an inspiration. Sewing is definitely a skill that I am very happy to have.

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    1. Hey Rosemary!

      Happy New Year, thank you so much for your kind compliment.

      Your comment put a big smile on my face, I sincerely appreciate your support.

      I wish you a year full of accomplishments.

      We Sewistas rock! 😀

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    1. Hey Berry,

      Thank you so much for your support. 😀

      I agree with you, passion inspires drive!

      May your 2017 be filled with joy, peace and prosperity!

      Enjoy the rest of the week.

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    1. Hi Ekene,

      Happy New Year! Thank you so much.

      Yes, fear has certain benefits 😁

      I wish you a year filled with achievements and joy!

      Have a great weekend.

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  5. Wow Nedoux! I’ve been slow to sew and slow on the Internet and look at how much you have achieved since I was last here. Congratulations. Impressed by your achievements and wish you continued ahievements in 2017.

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    1. Hi Lady J,

      So good to see you here! Recently, I’ve been rather slow on the Internet too. 😁

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I wish you a year filled with success and joy.

      Have a lovely weekend.

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  6. Congratulations….you are a super star….you are following your calling and making a meaningful difference for so many….and, your video was a joy to behold…your radiant appreciation is infectious and I celebrated with you as you enjoyed so many magic moments and accomplishments. Thanks for sharing and Happy 2017 🙂

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    1. Hey Truly!

      Thank you so much for your very kind words, it means a lot to me. 🙂

      I wish you a Happy 2017 filled with joy, peace and answered prayers.

      Enjoy the rest of the week.

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    1. Ah! The 2.75 years spent in dental braces were worthwhile. 😄

      Thank you so much for your kind words, you’ve been very supportive and I sincerely appreciate that.

      May 2017 bring you enormous joy and fulfillment.

      Enjoy the rest of the week!

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