DAY 7: David

I present to you a great friend…Enjoy!!!

Hello, my name is David Bicks and it’s really a great honour to be chosen as an entrant into this program. The year 2013 has been an eventful one in every aspect. It has had it’s ups and downs, moments of joy and not so pleasant ones, eventful moments as well as fateful ones.

A wise man once said ‘Those whose most prized possessions were bought by money are actually the poorest set of people’. That was quite paradoxical but I’m leaning towards that school of thought. 2013 hasn’t been the year where I got a mansion, or a Burgatti; it certainly hasn’t been the year I made my first million. But this year, I’ve developed as an individual, as a friend, and as a family. I’ve grown to stand up and be counted, to take responsibility for my life and ultimately to know when to let go. As it’s said those who refuse to take responsibility always end up as liabilities, and those who leave life to chance never stand a chance. 2013 has seen me take more deliberate steps to achieving God’s plans, purposes and pursuits for me. I clocked 20 this year which is great news and I believe I finally have a firm grasp of what I want to do with my life. I’ve learned that sometimes, you loose value to people and people loose value to you. The most important thing is to know when to let to go: be it your favorite pair of shoes, your high school love or a dad who just doesn’t care. Certainly, major highlights of 2013 was clocking 20yrs of age, getting a green light from a girl who’s perfect in her imperfections and burying the ghosts of things that just weren’t meant to be.

The not so pleasant moments of 2013 have been few and far in-between. Not doing particularly well in a couple of examinations due to various factors, staying home for God-knows-how-long due to a lingering strike which now seems to be doing more harm than good on a short term and maybe the long term, couple of relationships gone sour and friends enstrangled, family ties broken and friends and family going to the great beyond
Few days of ill health and depression, but then I’ve had no cause to weep over anyone. So has it’s said ‘I’m Chilling’.

In review: I lived, I’ve loved, I’ve learned, I’ve lost, I’ve hurt, I’ve been hurt, I’m alive, I hopeful for tomorrow, I’m chilling.

Now 2014: As it’s said that those who fail to plan, plan to fail. I’d like to emphasize on the need to live for the present, even though an eye should be on the future. I don’t know what tomorrow holds, let alone 2014 which is still some weeks about. But I’m really optimistic about it. My IT program is coming up, I’d be turning 21 which is a sort of a huge thing. There’s this little program of mine I’m working on, just need to overcome the inertia and there’s no telling what might come to be. I’m really looking forward to those. And if I may, I’m an Arsenal freak and this season’s started really well for us, seeing us lift a trophy or two come May 2014 would be ecstatic. I’ve been waiting 8years for that. I haven’t given next year much thought, but I know it would be awesome.

On a final note, I appreciate what you doing up here. You have a lot going for you and I’m glad and honored to be a part of it. Cheers!!! 😀

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  1. Maybe you should go into motivational speaking too in the coming year. I picked up some beautiful quotes on life from this piece. Have a blessed 2014

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