I have eloped, escaped, trekked, traveled, wondered, wandered, meandered and each farther step has brought me closer.
In each moment of my days I have learned, hoped, cried, prayed, believed, sunk, sung, danced.
Taken risks, set paces, joined band wagons, made life changing choices, been indecisive.
Made friends and lost some along the way.
I have aspired, achieved, and I have become.
All in all, I am on my way.
Me: "Work's downtown, school's in Buckhead and the rapid transit makes life so much easier for me. Commuting with the train is a whole new experience for me tho. I missed my route on the first day and ended up in Doraville. Haha! I even missed my bus this morning."
Friend: "Wow! So what did you do?"
Me: "Someone gave me a ride to Lindbergh. He saw me try and miss, and he pulled up."
Friend: "What?! And you got in the car? Were you not afraid?"
Me: "I was running late. There was no time to be afraid."
Barely a week into the 2014, the days sneaked out, weeks crept in and in fractions of seconds, finals are drawing too close for comfort. Amidst new year resolutions, prayers, celebrations, fastings and indecent icy, windy winter temperatures, the semester took off in a hurry. Was it not only yesterday that we were counting down and ringing in the New Year vicariously from Times Square?
For one reason, job, circumstance or the other, I had postponed my postgraduate move for a long time, and resorted to taking short courses, certifications and my recent favorite, MOOCs. But finally time and chance showed up with an opportunity for graduate business school, and I snatched it gracefully. From all indication, this year's timeline of events will be like no other, I need to keep logs for this even though my schedule just got ten times busier and blogging is the least of my worries.
Speaking of busy schedules, I need to learn the art of time management (which is #1 on the list, with money management following closely behind, and saying NO to projects coming in third place) as soon as last year, to avoid burning out and ageing before I hit my 30s. In another post, I will worry muse about being closer to 30 than 20.
So here's to 2014, I am taking my chances and putting my best face forward!
I don't know what you did this weekend, but mine was probably the laziest weekend I've had in a while. Staying up till late, playing Scramble with Friends, eating Ofada or 'designer stew' with white bread, yeah, whole grain took over my diet for two years now, drinking wine and dancing my body and soul away in front my TV to Michael Jackson's hits.