Hello, 40!

What a blessing, what an honour to turn 40. Forty years old! It’s a big number yet not even middle age (by God’s grace!). Even harder than believing that I’ve been on this earth for 40 years is believing that my parents have a 40-year-old—imagine! I feel much more like a child than my parents were at 40; maybe because they had four children by my age!

I thank God for keeping and sustaining me (and my family) for all these years. I thank Him for who I am, flaws and all, and who I’m becoming. Speaking of…

I had a picture of who I wanted to be by 40: someone who knows what she wants and lives in a way that’s congruent with those things (for example, wanting to be a full-time entrepreneur means working on my business every day, period, and for me, it means waking up earlier because evenings don’t work as well as they used to). I want to be the friend who brings out the best in others (I was better at this when I was younger) and I want to surround myself with friends who do the same for me. I want to be positive and not let fears, anxious thoughts, and a negative mindset hold me back. 

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Happy Birthday Jummy 2017 – Photo by Emmanuel Arowele

What an honour it is to celebrate another year on this earth! I am so thankful to God to be alive, and I’m thankful for my life.

The past year went by so quickly—as they tend to do these days—but it was also a very memorable year. I’m looking forward to the year that starts today because I have some big things planned that I’m praying will come to pass. I’ve spent parts of this past week reflecting on my life to this point and while it’s nice to be able to reflect and look back, as Ayodeji Megbope said in this inspiring King Women episode, the past is the past and you can’t do anything about it. As long as we’re alive our time is better spent looking forward and in my case, not only looking forward and dreaming of what I want in my future but taking action to make those dreams a reality. Continue reading



36 years ago, at 1:22pm EST, I entered the world and the world was never the same! That’s not conceit: I believe each of our arrivals on earth has changed the world forever! Happy Birthday to me! 

I had to take the last few minutes of my birthday to write something. I thank God for my life. I thank God that I’m still alive. We all know how fragile life is, how someone’s life can be Continue reading


Jummy turns 35Oh yes, it happened: I turned thirty-five years old at exactly 1:22pm EST yesterday! I thank my parents for deciding that they wanted to be parents! I can’t thank them without thanking God because He is the creator and sustainer of life. On the topic of sustaining, just think of the things you’ve done without problem while others who do the same thing or even play it safe end up suffering seriously for it! It sounds dramatic but I have examples: a local man did a handstand in his family’s swimming pool, fell awkwardly, and is now a quadriplegic. I think of all the times I’ve randomly done handstands or cartwheels while camping and fallen without hurting myself. How often do we cross the street improperly (jaywalk) without paying much attention while others who cross at the right place are mowed down by a careless driver? I don’t want to be morbid but we’re not alive because we’re doing anything special; it’s God. Continue reading