How I Lost One Year Of My Life, & The Way Forward

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If you had the opportunity to hit ‘RESET’ and wipe away the past year, would you take it?

Last year, like most years, was bittersweet, blessing many of us with unequal doses of magic and madness. While it is normal to have regrets and wish we did some things differently over the past year, the truth is that most of us wouldn’t want to reset the entire year – at least not unless something irrevocably bad happened.

So, when I realized that the last year of my blog had been wiped away with no traces off the internet, I wasn’t sure how to feel – I’m still not. I apparently wasn’t backing up the right way, so when my web hosting was renewed and it was time to restore, the last content available was from 2017. It went along with some new sections I had created, a lot of views, and a lot of comments I would never get back. I barely remember what it looked like.

Since it occurred, I have considered everything:

Delete this blog and start a new one; unsubscribe everybody that’s signed up to receive email newsletters and post everything at once; change the theme and concept of the blog – maybe turn this into a daily memoir blog thingy or something, try an experimental writing style with a different voice, or just continue like nothing happened. While I am still not entirely sure how to move on (ideas are welcome), I’m all for growth.

For now, I’ll put up a few of my best articles from 2018 intermittently, while I continue with the core content areas. Also… maybe more pictures of me? Maybe shorter posts?

It has been an awesome ride so far and I can only be hopeful for what lies ahead. Thank you for coming on this journey with me.

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Lawretta Egba is a professional writer, ghostwriter, editor, and poet. She is the founder of Cyno Group, a boutique content creation/content marketing firm meeting the varying content needs of individuals and businesses towards effective storytelling, problem-solving and economic growth. The company offers in-house ghostwriting, editing, and content writing services for large corporations, businesspeople and economic leaders. Lawretta’s articles have been featured on a plethora of platforms within Nigeria and the diaspora. Some of these include the Premier Pan-African media group reporting on African affairs – Face2Face Africa, Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, Exquisite Magazine, YNaija, and a host of others. She runs two blogs: lawrettawrites.com, where she reviews books, writes on mythology, peeks into transformational African topics, and analyzes matters of the human psyche; and newcommas.com, a brainchild created towards documenting everyday African stories. For info and inquiries, contact via: lawretta@cynogroup.com

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