Heck, the first month is already gone. Gone in a blur. I feel like I spent the entire month waking up morning after morning, attending lectures and staying late in practical classes without getting any tangible thing done for myself apart from schoolwork. All resolutions I made at the start of the year suddenly seem like tall tales. Yeah, watch me writing this post on the 24th, at the very last minute, when I had over two weeks to get it sorted out. But then, it’s never too late to start over, never too late to strive to make this year worthwhile. To stop letting school lead me. To take charge of my days and make good use of my time. So, enough of the invalid excuses, it’s now time to remind myself of those earlier promises made and why realizing them is a necessity.
“I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful, engaged people? Are busy doing – Shonda Rhimes”.
This, exactly, is the story of my life. I spent 2015 dreaming. Every idea, wish, desire I have is left hanging due to my unwillingness to up and get it done. I hope to do more than dream. I hope to:
* Study my books when I ought to and avoid lazing around.
* Actively save most of my spare cash to get that study bible I need and some.
* Read more; I’ve done pretty well in this aspect so far. Many thanks to this twitter book club I joined @TheReadClub. They send these very interesting e-books to my mail every week. Free! I implore you to join if you haven’t already. Cool stuff.
* Write more; Yes, Chidinma, you need to stop waiting for time and make time.
* Pray more; Like real, serious prayer warrior levels.
* Make better decisions on my own.
* Quit procrastination
* Have a proper mentor
* Travel to a new Nigerian state/states
* Be a good daughter, sister, friend to all that matter
Generally, I want that Shonda Rhimes’ quote to form the core of my year. 2016 is my year of not willing, but doing. So help me God.
One more from Leonardo da Vinci – “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do”.
Sometimes, we must dream before we wake. So we know what we want to bring to reality. Looks like you’re awake, Chidinma.