Iam hardly aware of how I got here. Not on my phone typing but through the last two months of school..I have done exactly one thing which is work on my brief for a moot competition while trying really hard not to kill my teamate who isn’t so bad actually ( I can’t be too generous with the compliments he tends to use them against me) and yet finishing the brief is not even half the work.
Throughout the process I kept wondering what I got myself into choosing to pursue mock trial competitions as if Jurisprudence & Equity ( course units they need to remove from the law school syllabus ASAP- tusaba Law Council etuyambe) were not enough work for the semester.
The reason I chose to moot this semester is the closer I get to my milestone birthday( I will be making a lot of years on 15th April which am not at liberty to disclose),the more I realize I have hardly done anything except sail through life-I have not done much to challenge myself. So this process has & still is a challenge alright!! Not as close as dealing with a terminal illness or living in a war-zone but enough to make me skip meals and lots of sleep( just so you know I cherish those two things dearly).
I also momentarily skipped my morning prayer meetings with Mercy & Hope and its so kind of them not to write me off as consistently inconsistent though am not sure Mercy takes me seriously anymore, strategically skipped a few lectures, spent 48hrs without seeing my all round sanity pill Chicky Counsel and this blog accumulated a few cobwebs.So ya I challenged myself okay?
That being said, the minute we sent that brief I teared up,not because It was over but because I realized for the first time in my life something had actually challenged me ( not that its the most normal thing to cry over such thing)and that was me celebrating.
Anyway thats about as boring as the last two months have been and they got me thinking about how important it is to just allow yourselves to experience life.
Its commonplace to just do the things we are supposed to do and go about life in total oblivion of how much we really can do.
Am not talking about joining the red cross and saving lives or distributing food and clothes to street children ( wouldn’t that be nice) am talking about simple things that give life meaning so that you don’t go to your bed feeling empty..
Am talking about overcoming comfort-zone syndrome,taking on a challenge that doesnt exactly fit the schedule,that when its all said and done,you may not get all wide-eyed teary like me but you know you would never trade the experience for anything.
I have been a christian for a minute now (which is a euphemism for all my life) and I have learnt that God most definitely did not intend for humanity to be ordinary.
That’s why He gave man dominion, to control,rule,co-create & not just fill but subdue the earth.I fail to see how that is possible when all we are looking for is to attain the ordinary things in life.
Nothing wrong with wanting good grades,then a good job,then a car then a great family in that order or not but after you get those things all I can think of is so what?
For every life there is a purpose, its important to know what it is,because none of us is an oops,an oh My God that happened or an accident.We are meant to be here to do something about our lives and other people’s lives.
I have had the opportunity to have a best laid plan taken away.If you met me a few years ago & right now you would know that am exactly where I did not think I would be.I prefer to call it a former life.I really thought I had it all figured out but then here we are not any where close but am honestly happier.That just means plans do change, the purpose however not so much.Actually not ever because Numbers 23:11 is to the effect that God doesn’t change His mind. (First time am quoting scripture in a post-this is either very serious or I have unconsciously been inspired by Hope).
Being three months into 2015 means the slate is still pretty clean so we can still take up a few challenges & be done before 31st December fireworks!
My March resolution is to get rid of the familiar & add a few challenges to my resume.. Feel free to jump on this ship God says its not sailed yet and I believe Him and like I always say,for all the help you need & even what you don’t need He’s your guy!
Happy New Month.
Not so random quote
“you can,you should and if your brave enough to start you will”-Stephen King