ochanilele (ochanilele) wrote,
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ochanilele

Welcome to my New Year

I’ve been ignoring blogging for a few days now, and you’ll have to forgive me for that. I’ve been very busy.

I’m just over two weeks into the New Year, and this has been a period of massive adjustment and goal-seeking.

Already, I’ve set the following major goals and resolutions in motion:

1. I’m putting myself first, and in all things. For the past few years, I’ve put myself at the beck-and-call of friends and spiritual family first. I’ve used divination, ebó, witchcraft, and all sundry of things to help others achieve their mundane and spiritual goals. At the end of it all, I have very little to show for myself. Perhaps the last straw was when I put off college for yet another semester because a godchild insisted he wanted to do ocha. I turned down a scholarship worth $20,000 over four years just to do his ocha. And when he backed out, I was the villain because I had the nerve to complain . . . about my losses . . . for once. It was an expensive wake-up call, but at the end of it all, it’s one I’m glad I was given.

2. I’m back in college. That’s right – I took the plunge, and I’m a part-time student this semester. Next semester (summer term), I’ll be full-time. As always I’m torn between two loves: English and Nursing. So, I’m taking the hard road and double majoring. Wish me luck; and, please note, I’m doing this with no help from anyone’s purse but my own.

3. Four Seasons: The litdotorg magazine is almost a reality. I’ve edited all the submissions, and we have a wonderfully talented graphic designer on board – Katelan Foisey. God willing, the premier edition (Winter) will be on the market on or about February 1st.

4. Odu – A Journal of the Lucumí Faith: It’s a go for the new quarterly. Again, Katelan Foisey is graphic designer, and we’re planning and working together to bring this to life on or around June.

There are many more things going on behind the scenes in my life, but these are the most important. 2010 is going to be my best year. Ever.

Ócháni Lele

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