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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?

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

P.S:

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 💜.

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ENGLISH LESSON

Hello dear. How was your week? If you haven’t seen my previous post, you should do so. This past week, I fell in love with John Legend’s latest album, and here’s a screenshot of my top 4 songs in the album.

Update your playlist, dears.

Today, I’ve decided to remind you that it is common for us to make mistakes in our grammar, and most of the time, these words or phrases sound correct in our head. At times when we write them down, we don’t realize that they are wrong. People tend to make grammatical errors that ruin their sentences altogether especially on social media.

The importance of knowing when your sentence is grammatically incorrect cannot be overemphasized. This topic has been addressed severally but how does a person fix grammatical errors when he/she doesn’t even realize the mistake? This is why I’m here to point out these common mistakes to you. After today, there’s no way you’d be able to say that I’ve not done anything good for you because we’ll be looking at three popular errors people make in grammar, especially on social media.

Your English Lesson Has Commenced. Please be attentive. I’ll be looking at three common grammatical errors people make on social media.

I’M vs AM: ‘I’m’ is the contraction of I+am. This means that you use ‘I’m’ when you want to shorten ‘I am’. It is the informal way of saying ‘I am’ and that’s why it’s often used on social media.

you use ‘I’m’ when you want to shorten ‘I am’. It is the informal way of saying ‘I am’

On the other hand, ‘am’ is the verb and it is grammatically wrong to drop ‘am’ at the beginning of a sentence without a pronoun before it because proper English requires the pronoun before the verb. For clarity sake, I’ll be giving you examples:

If you’re asked ‘how are you’ and you respond with ‘Am fine’ or ‘Am so blessed’, you’re wrong.

As I said, you don’t throw the pronoun away.

Your reply should be ‘I am fine’ or ‘I’m fine’ or ‘I am so blessed’ or ‘I’m so blessed’.

Do you get me now?


THEY’RE vs THEIR vs THERE: I know how confusing this can get because to some people, they even sound alike but they are not the same. ‘They’re’ is a contraction for ‘they+are’, ‘Their’ refers to something that belongs to a group (theirs) while ‘There’ refers to a location. Now that you know the difference between the three, ensure that in the right instances you check that you are using the right ones in the right positions okay?

They’re’ is a contraction for ‘they+are’, ‘Their’ refers to something that belongs to a group (theirs) while ‘There’ refers to a location.


YOU’RE vs YOUR: The difference between these two is being something (you’re) versus owning something (your).

For example:

Ruona, you finished reading a 300-page book in two hours. You’re fast.

Vs

Ruona, are you not done with your novel yet?

In other words, You’re is the contraction of you+are while your is possessive.

If I say something on social media and you come to my dm and you’re like “haha, Ruona your funny”, you’re wrong.

We’ve come to the end of our English lesson and I hope you were able to learn something.

Until next time, dear.

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

P.S:

How are you really? Any gist from this past week?

What did you learn from this post?

Can you point out other grammatical errors that people make?

What are your plans for this coming week?

Please drop your comments in the comment box below. Engage me!! You know how much I love reading from you.