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30th of December is my birthday and I am so happy about the uniqueness of this day. I wrote this poem to celebrate myself and also to inspire someone out there to keep the fire of hope, and resilience burning. It doesn’t matter where you are now, fix your gaze on where you are going to. Regardless of the roughness, you will surely get there.

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I’m 30 on the 30th of December

My teacher asked me about my two favourite numbers.
I said three (3) and zero (0).
My teacher was shocked;
Although, three (3) is understandable by all,
But couldn’t understand why a student would choose zero (0).
So, I was asked why I choose zero (0),
But I gave a dumb response.
Then, I didn’t understand the uniqueness of zero (0).
Of course, my teacher tried to convince me to change my choice.
I was told if you choose zero (0), it means you will have nothing.
But the stubborn me won’t let go of zero (0).
And for years, I was stuck with zero (0).


Sailing through the reality of life,
I recalled what I was told about choosing zero (0).
Maybe I shouldn’t have been so stubborn with my choice.
I tried to change my choice but it was too late.
Because I kept ending up with zero (0),
I told myself it’s pointless to change my choices.
So, I stopped questioning my life choices.
And I decided to stay faithful with zero (0).
I stay glued with my zero (0) since it has always been by my side.
I made time to spend with zero (0); we went hiking and sightseeing.
I embraced my zero (0) wholeheartedly because it is mine.
It is an important part of my story; the story to tell.


starting with nothing


Soon enough, I got to understand zero (0) more than anyone else.
I was able to understand the uniqueness of zero (0).
Yes, zero (0) is nothing; but isn’t everything nothing?
Didn’t something start with nothing?
Wasn’t the world created from nothing?
The more time I spent with my zero (0),
The more I realized that nothing is everything.
And then I channelled my strength to unleashing the power of zero (0).
Never could I forget those days of struggles;
The days of tears and immense pain.
The times my heart aches non-stop and sunk like titanic.
That, I marked as my zero (0).


I’m 30 on the 30th of December.
For 30 years of my life, I learned how to start from nothing.
I learned how to embrace nothing (zero) and transform it into something.
For 30 years of my life, I learned the importance of having nothing.
Gradually, I grew from and with nothing.
From nothing, I took the first step into something.
Everything has a starting point.
Going from nothing to something starts with me embracing my zero (0).
And then transforming my zero (0) to three (3), which is perfection.
But how can one reach perfection;
Without having something that started with nothing?
Nothing is actually the starting point.


I’m 30 on the 30th of December.
I am happy I have something;
Not just something,
But something built from nothing.
Something deeply rooted in hard work and sleepless nights.
Something watered with a strong belief in self, and dream.
Something groomed with confidence that the future is bright.
I experienced something coming out of nothing,
And it unleashed the power of creativity in me.
I learned patience and how to activate my resilience.
Today, I’m 30 on the 30th of December.
Its 30 years; and I’m celebrating my journey into perfection.


30th of december


I’m 30 on the 30th of December.
For 30 years, I was learning how to grow from zero (0) to three (3).
I was learning how to transform nothing into perfection.
Growing up, I remembered how desperately I wished to have a bike.
I didn’t know how to ride a bike until I relocated to a bike country.
In my 30th year, I learned how to ride.
Haha, it sounds crazy, but it reminded me of my zero (0) story.
I also remembered how much I desired to relocate and being heartbroken about it.
But in my 30th year, I did it and started afresh.
Again, it sounds crazy, but it reminded me of my journey.
In short, my life’s summary is 0 and 3;
Starting from nothing and driving to perfection.


There is nothing that cannot be achieved with time.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Fast and strong wins the race.
Time is available for all to utilize.
Believe in your dream and your future.
Embrace your zero (0) and fall in love with it.
Grow your zero (0) with patience, resilience, determination and focus.
So that you can transform your zero (0) into three (3).
Believe me, three (3) is always around the corner;
Waiting for your Uber.
Don’t be in a hurry to move;
So that you don’t miss your direction.


celebrating myself- my choice

I’m 30 on the 30th of December.
Today, I am grateful for my zero (0).
I am thankful for my three (3).
What a great time to celebrate my two favourite numbers in the world.
Oh, what a historical day for me to have my two favourite numbers together.
They said, if it appeared once, it is just mere luck.
Alas, it appeared twice.
It’s a new year; the start of a new perfection for me.
Happy birthday to me.
Happy birthday to my sweet Capricorn spirit that taught me;
Resilience and determination.
Happy 30th birthday, Ayobami.


Also see:
Top 10 Behaviours That Will Hinder Your Progress In Life
Are You Feeling Hopeless And Depressed? 7 Things To Do


Copyright by Ayobami Abiodun

34 Responses

  1. You have been there for me no matter what and I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart. Your birthday is going to be truly special. I love you and I am so excited to share your special day with you. Let this day be full of joy and celebration. Happy birthday! That’s a lovely poem.

  2. I am so happy and I am grateful for this day you were given to us as a gift. May God shower you with blessings today and always. Thank you for being my life coaching, helping me to get through hard times. I really can’t thank you enough. Wishing you a truly fabulous day.

  3. Wow, happy 30th birthday! I hope you have a great day today and the year ahead is full of many blessings. You are awesome and you deserve the best. Thanks for being an inspiration to us all.

  4. To someone who touches each life you enter, spreading joy to everyone you meet: may the love and happiness you share with others return to you tenfold. I want your birthday to be celebrated as a national holiday because then I’ll get a day off. Happy birthday, I wish you many more happiest of birthdays!

  5. Thank you for writing such a beautiful poem on your birthday. Happy 30th birthday, Ayobami. I really love you and I wish the best for you.

  6. You have given me such great advice over the years, Ayobami. I want to take this special day and use it as an opportunity to thank you for all that you do. Wishing you a wonderful day today, and looking forward to seeing you soon.

  7. I love reading your articles because they inspire and motivate me to pursue my dream. Since today is your birthday, it means today is the day we celebrate the number of years you’ve brought happiness to our lives. Happy birthday, Ayobami Abiodun

  8. From my heart to yours, you deserve the best on your birthday. Wishing you a blessed day today and I am sending you a bouquet of warm wishes of happiness, long life and prosperity. Enjoy your very special day.

  9. You bring joy to the world and happiness to my heart. May you receive double the blessing on your birthday. Have a good one! Sending you our love and good wishes all the way from California

  10. I can search for a lifetime and never find a life coach as decent ,smart, funny, hard working, intelligent as you. Have a wonderful birthday, my dear coach! I pray that your birthday brings you ultimate comfort and happiness.

  11. I totally appreciate all the inspiration you bring into my life. Having someone like you in my life is more than a blessing to me. Happy 30th Birthday, on a special day like this.

  12. Many happy returns! May God keep blessing you abundantly and uplifting your life to amazing heights. I wish you good health in abundance and happiness beyond the comprehension of mankind. Love you!

  13. Happy happy birthday, Ayobami. I am filled with gratitude and I pray that may this day draw you closer to living the life you have always imagined for yourself. Have a phenomenally fantastic birthday.

  14. Thank you for believing in me. As you brighten the day for everyone with your personality and words of encouragement, so also do I wish you many years of smiles and happiness. Happy 30th birthday

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