Day 17: Yinka

Yinka is an interesting individual. Here’s what he has to say about 2014…

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Let the past be a book of stories never thrown away
Let it show me the roads that led me astray
Let it come and go like the problems that will inevitably arrive
And let them help me find my way, let them help me survive…

I was privileged enough to be a part of this last year and to be a part of it again really is a testament to the fact that God is still the playmaker of all the good things in my life. 2013 was a really splendid year because I got to experience more things which made me learn more about myself and they “grew me up” a lot more than I predicted. During these experiences I was tired, frustrated, and at times I became an insomniac, but this Christmas couldn’t have come at a better time, and thinking through the year that passed, I felt like I was wrapped around some long towel of stress, but I came out better for it.

He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.

-Jose Rizal

Enter 2014…

This is the year I finally say goodbye to AUN. On the 11th of May 2013, I plan on wearing a red robe while I collect my diploma to certify my graduation from university. It has been a long, hard, fun, & cool ride, and I’ve met people that would really change the world if they were more passionate about it, but I feel this year is the right time to end my academics on a high. I plan on getting awesome grades this year, just to put the icing on the cake that is my transcript. I also plan on making a bucket list of things to do for my very last semester. Suggestions are most welcome.

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

-Jim Rohn

This year is also like my take-it-or-leave-it year. The initial plan after university was to do masters, but as the end of 2013 showed me, I really cannot motivate myself to do more academic work than I feel is necessary. So therefore, I plan to do service at a finance firm where I can see myself working in after the one year of white and green uniforms (and that cap…*sigh*). I would really like to take complete control of my shit this year. I’m tired of things being done for me and asking around for favours – I prefer to be self-dependent in everything I do until it’s completely necessary to ask for help. Nothing is more annoying than asking and you get less than what you want, or nothing at all. This year, I feel this is the year that I step out of my parent’s shadows to GET THINGS DONE MYSELF.

I have a lot to look forward to this year. I don’t know what God plans for me but the year is looking good already. I don’t really want to plan much but as they say, “failure to plan is planning to fail”, so I’ve predicted plenty plans once time fast-forwards to June 2014, and while I can’t prophecy what will happen, I hope God tailors them to suit the success that I plan to achieve in the future.

I’ve proposed. I hope God disposes…

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