DAY 13: Bickersteth David

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“No one can go back, but everyone can go forward. And tomorrow, when the sun rises, all you have to say to yourselves is: I am going to think of this day as the first day of my life” – Paulo Coelho.

That was my watch quote for 2014. If 2013 was a year of living off the edge, 2014 was more of a cautious approach to life and living.

Starting with the not-so-good, I had bouts of disappointments and betrayals in 2014. And of course I was a disappointment and traitor-ish in 2014. Everything that could go bad, went worse; life kicked me in the butt at every turn. Around August this year, I got some news so terrible I actually contemplated suicide.

I looked on to God, members of my family and friends with surprise and amazement, glad to discover that they were by my side, silently sharing that lightly understood thing called love.

2014 had many great experiences likewise. Strangers became friends, friends became family. I made strides, found purpose, built lifelong relationships, did a few things I never thought I’d do. And I met Rhodes, a friend like none I’ve ever known. She’s awesome.

I met Ayobami, Bimpe and Ope, the three most lovable rascals around. Adeoluwa, Tope, Adeyinka, Olaifa and Tomi too as always were  shoulders to hold on to.

I was really enthusiastic about my Industrial Training program last year, got started in the middle of the year. The experience of working in a finance institute hasn’t been without challenges but its been great, not to mention the networking and of course the pay. Sweet deal

Hoped for a couple of trophies for my beloved Arsenal F.C too. And 17th May, 2014 was the day 9 ‘barren’ years finally got fertile. I was ecstatic, almost nostalgic. Another couple this season would be highly welcome.

I have no concrete plans for 2015. I’ll be a graduate from the university, but then the end of every finish line is the beginning of a new race. I’m also taking ICAN tutorial classes, although I’ve always been a science student. A Bachelors degree in Statistics added with some sort of Accounting qualification might just be the start of my journey to Wall Street.

But I’ll smile without feeling guilty, because joy is not a sin. I’ll avoid whatever makes me suffer, because suffering is not a virtue.

I’ll live life like its my first, and while it lasts, I’ll discover things I did not know were there. I’ll know that loneliness is a lie, because the universe is there to keep me company.

In preview: I’ll  live, I’ll love, I’ll  learn, I’ll laugh, I’ll hope for tomorrow, I’ll chill and I’ll carry on.

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