I’ve always been one to keep off eating the frog for as long as I can and I think of ‘Last-Minute’ as my middle name. Don’t get me wrong; this is not something I’m proud of. Even by my standards though, the time it has taken to get my writing here started is deserving of a coal medal.
Regardless, all’s well that ends well, yes? Or in this case, starts well 🙂
So here I was struggling to be productive, with my uncooperative spreadsheet, and then I had an “aha! moment”: Life is what we make of it. It sounds clichéd, but I (and we all) really ought to stop existing and start living. All the dreams you’ve had will not fulfil themselves. If you’re anything like me, you have that plan you’ve looked forward to, conveniently scheduled for that indefinite time when your life is a certain way, and now you’ve run out of excuses for procrastinating yet these remain undone. I recall being in a meeting once where a leader had admonished his team on execution (or rather, a lack of it), and I must have been a better person that year, because for the life of me I couldn’t fathom why anyone who had a plan and knew what needed to be done, didn’t just get the hell up and do it. A few years down the line now, and I see myself in the under-achieving character he painted that day.
It’s about time to make a few changes.
And it’s really in the little things. Go out there, make a life. If you want it, go get it. If you’ve dreamt all your life of gathering a bunch of friends and going on a camping trip to Ouagadougou, by all means apply for that leave, buy a backpack and get on the road. If you’ve wanted to go bald or sport red hair, join us. 🙂
My brother once told me, and I paraphrase: sometimes you want to do something, and feel like it will take a while and so you let it go. But guess what, the time is going to pass anyway, and when all’s said and done, you’re left alone with your unsatisfied self. It’s amazing how everything is the same from one moment to the next, yet you look back after a while and so much has changed. It’s really up to us to choose whether to engineer the changes in our lives, to be directors in our own plays, to create the memories we want to relive, or to just go with the wind and at the end of the day, wonder just where all the time has gone to.
This wasn’t meant to be a ‘heavy’ post, and don’t ask me how this became me chastising myself – and you- but there goes.
Lest I forget, welcome to my page, I’m glad you came. My universe will never be the same. (What’s the name of that song again?). Do come back again. And oh, just in case you didn’t notice, I’m now a cool kid seeing that I have a webpage. Hehe #JK