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Mistakes? Yes. Learning? Yes.

4:16 am: Currently listening to Promises by Maverick City Music.

Hi, I missed you. We’re in 2021, not much has changed but we give God the praise. Happy New Year.

As much as I started this year with hope, I didn’t start with much enthusiasm because I wish the year started under different circumstances but it is what it is.

How are you doing? Is this year treating you right? I’m alright if you’re asking. I came into this year with my sense of humor so that’s okay yeah? It seems like January will be a long one and I hope you’re prepared because how is today still the 8th? I mean, by this time last year, it was already my birthday!

Do you remember the guy who threw the cob of corn he was eating at me last year? If you didn’t read the gist or you’ve forgotten, you can read it right here. Well, he said he’s sorry. He didn’t even realize what he had done. He just wanted to know why I stopped talking to him. He had been trying to talk to me on numerous occasions since I got back home but I always ignored him. One day, he just shouted “it’s not fair o. What did I do?” so I stopped and reminded him and you should have seen the expression on his face. He apologized and kept asking for forgiveness for the next few days after that, using the famous “to err is human and to forgive is divine” line. He’s been forgiven but I don’t think I want the whole relationship to continue. It was annoying but I know people make mistakes and some of them deserve second chances.

Speaking of mistakes, is anyone really above making them? Who is that perfect? I know I’m not but I try, keyword being try. Most mistakes that people make are never intentional. I mean, it’s not like that girl plans to burn the pot of stew her mother asked her to warm because she’s engrossed in a series or she’s chatting with a man (Mummy, I’m sorry for all the food I burned. I was young and inexperienced 🤲) or it’s not like that person meant to lash out and say those horrible words to you (although, the person may have meant to because there’s nothing stopping people from being horrible these days). Let’s just leave the mistakes at surface level, shall we? I’m not putting an unwanted pregnancy as part of my list of mistakes because obviously, you knew what would happen when you were doing the do unprotected.

Anyways, the thing is that we have made and we will make mistakes, and even if we can’t do anything about our mother’s pots of food that we destroyed, we can make conscious decisions to pay attention in the kitchen so we don’t make the same mistakes again. The same goes for every other mistake, what effort are you making to make things right again?

Most times, it’s not even a person’s mistake that defines the individual. It’s what the person does after that does. In fact, why should your mistakes define you? If you fall, you get up again and keep moving. If you fail, you rise again and keep learning because in the end, mistakes might happen and you might not see them coming but it doesn’t have to define you.

Funny enough when I tweeted this, I didn’t know what I’d publish.

So like I said, mistakes are inevitable, and just in case they happen, it’s not the end of the world but if you can avoid them, please do in Jesus’ name. In case it’s too late, do not let it define you. Pick yourself up and move on.

5:08 am: Currently listening to Most Beautiful by Maverick City Music.

This year just started and nobody knows what the coming months will bring but this is just me reminding you that it’s okay to make mistakes. I might make some mistakes too but will I learn from them or let them define me? I have learned that life is a learning process so don’t stop trying because what is perfect really?


‘Ruona ❤️


How has your year been so far? Any good news? Please share!

Who else thinks that this year is moving too slowly?

Have you made mistakes? Yes or yes? How did you deal with them?

Do you think I should still be friendly towards that guy?

Do you believe that there are people that are perfect or above mistakes?

Have you listened to Maverick City Music?

Please tell a friend about Ruonaahsculture and leave your comments in the comment box below. You know how much I love hearing from you 💜.


I'm Oseruona Asak, popularly known as 'Ruona. I think it’s weird that I cannot describe myself perfectly but I’m passionate about those things that are close to my heart, including sharing my thoughts with you.

20 thoughts on “Mistakes? Yes. Learning? Yes.

  1. The year is really slow 😩. I believe nobody is above mistakes tho but what you do after making the mistake, how you handle it really matters. But some people will still hurt you intentionally sha🙄

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  2. Omo mistakes sha, mistakes aren’t all that bad, sometimes i look at the life I’m living currently and Thank God i made all the mistakes i made in the past, even some that i made twice 😅 ( yes i get coconut head), well mistakes are part of life and yeah i agree with you i don’t see the point of dwelling over mistakes you’ve already made except it’s to plan not to make them again.
    The pace at which the year is moving is good enough for me 🤔, seems slow sha 1st of January was like 2 weeks ago.
    Yes I listen to Maverick Music ( let everything that has breath Praise the Lord ✊🏾)

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    1. Ayeeee!!!!
      We shouldn’t dwell on our mistakes except we’re planning not to make them again.
      Only you would make mistakes twice 😂

      Your comments always make my day.


  3. The year hasn’t been too slow for me though… small enjoyment ear and dear.
    I think you should be be friendly with him sha… most people deserve a second chance. Nobody is above mistakes but everybody should at least try to avoid them.
    I haven’t listed to maverick city music but I’ll definitely look out for it.

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  4. Happy new year Ro.💜 This year, I’ve been occupied with school homework and project work🤧.
    I have made tons of mistakes and as a human, I know I’ll still make more, I just hope the gravity of such won’t be great.
    Really, nobody is above mistakes.
    Have a fruitful year ahead.♥️✨

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  5. This year is actually moving very slow. Well, it’s January. We have like 77 days to go. Mistakes are bound to happen no matter how perfect you are. It’s just how you handle it that matters. Like you said, we should learn from them and avoid making the same mistake.
    That guy. I feel you should just reduce the way you talk to him sha to avoid another disrespect.
    I listen to Maverick and i’m glad you do too 🥺🥺. They’re like my favorite Gospel band 😍❤️.
    Cheers to good things this year babe.

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