Thanks to Dr Ajayi for this opportunity.
2017 has been one heck of a year.
It was supposed to be the year my life came together (the year of the glow up and blah blah blah) and everything made sense.
I attacked this year with so much vigor, religiously joining in my Church’s 40 day fasting and prayer( I even lost weight in the process).
Then along came February. I did Ponzi schemes, I just must admit at this point. Because denying that is tantamount to lack of honesty. In a flash I had lost 360k and was officially broke for the first time since 2011.
Fast forward to May, I called up one of my scholarship schemes as to why I wasn’t called and they told me there was a mix up and they thought I had graduated. Another 100k gone!
In May, I wrote my first Long Case examination in Final year and I had the worst kind of case any medical student(MS) would want and not just that I presented the case to a consultant in that exact field. I found myself being asked 6 differentials for hiccups among other things. The exam ended with the comment ‘You don’t come to school’ and if you know medical school all too well, that is one phrase you don’t want to hear. I left the examination ward with tears welled up in my eyes.
Along Came July. July 9 to be exact (5 days to my birthday), I was robbed in what remains the most tragic event of my adult life if not my life as a whole and I lost another 220k and my phone.
2017 seemed poised to ruin me.
I won’t make it seem like 2017 was a totally horrible year, in February I had the opportunity to attend a life changing training on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Abuja and I learnt a lot of skills that have remained useful and will remain useful in the future.
One particular thing that I also found fulfilling in 2017 was that my siblings had the opportunity to move up in their respective endeavors and I am very, very thankful for that.
2017 is starting to look up though and despite the fact that I didn’t achieve a substantial part of the big goals I set aside to achieve for the year, I am truly grateful and thankful for all the good and bad things that has happened this year.
And I have chosen to realise that Life is a home of good and bad. And when the bad does come we should learn to take it in stride and hope and pray the good times come soon and make us amnesic about the bad.
I am super hopeful for 2018. I will finally get my MBBS degree after a 12 year journey.
My prayer is that I will be here next year to share this good news (and so much more) and that you will be here to read it (in fullness of life and health).
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance.
Season’s Greetings from Perry’s Tots.🎄🎁
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