In the history of birthdays, this is the first birthday I have zero plans for. This is contrary to how I intend to spend 2017.
For the longest, I have craved a Friday birthday because I thought it would be a grand opportunity to party hard and combust in happiness.
January 20, 2017 is a Friday and I have no plans.
2016 was for most of it that rebound relationship after a bad break- up for me. I spent most of it Happy-go-lucking. In the end, I hated that I treated that year that way, because I have faint memories of how most of it was spent. It was 366 days in 2016, one day extra than we normally have and I didn’t make it count. It feels sometimes like I was in a trance, so bad that I don’t even remember what country hosted the Olympics.
In 2017, I plan to be very intentional, conscious and purposeful. I plan on making everyday count. For this one reason, I am going to have Cake and Ice cream delivered to me at work, and I’m going to buy my Friends drinks after work, because #Birthday17 gats be memorable.
I am going to rediscover and relearn how to live my life (savour it).
My goals for this year are borderline frightening, I dream about them while I am asleep. I hear if your dreams do not frighten you, they are not good enough. So I’m making up for lost time and scaring the heck out of myself.
I plan to monitor them by monthly targets, and they are not mutually exclusive. So achieving next target is dependent on if the former is knocked off, so help me God.
In addition to all the exams I am looking forward to writing, I am going to do some more of my CIPM certification this year. I started in 2015 but because I do not have an idea of how I spent 2016, I didn’t do any of the exams. But 2017 is different, so we are going to smash some of these courses with our shirt on.
My sister and I are going to be moving apartments in a couple of days, and I’m pretty excited. We have lived in our current flat for over 6 years, and this move I choose to interpret as a move from my comfort zone.
I am going to pay better attention to my instincts. Experience has shown that I have an intuition at par with premonition (that’s pushing it a little but…) I know if I paid better attention to it, I’d be moon-walking out of a lot of unnecessary drama.
I am also praying for the fruits of the Holy Spirit, patience especially, because my lack of it makes me seem laissez-faire about important situations.
I reactivated my interest to learn again. And practice. And learn some more. Nobody ever starts out at anything an expert, but I have watched people start out at something new, put in consistent work, and proceed to stunt at it like gods. It is however important to note that timelines are important but not one size fits all.
Somewhere in my little head (its big really but…), I feel 2017 is going to be one helluva odd year, but regardless, it’s going to count for good.
I can’t possibly not give credits to the Grand Master of the Order of my Life, The Almighty God. He makes sure that I am ok all the time. In Him do I have my bragging rights. With Him on my team, 2017 is a confam lituation!