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20160819-dsc_0040Lessons from 2009
I recently stumbled on my 2009 diary where I wrote a few lessons I had learnt in 2009. 2009 is a year I remember very well as it was the year  turned down two job offers to start my company with two friends of mine. I was broke but very fulfilled. I guess I thought being broke and fulfilled were mutually exclusive up until then; That was the very first lesson I learnt that year. Interestingly  I  have only  just realized this now writing this introduction. Here are a few other lessons that hold true today.
1. Character is a bundle of traits that occurs and only shows itself when situation or circumstances triggers it; Mostly situations beyond our control and when we are under a lot of pressure. Hence, character fabricated is only as consistent as your ability to control the environment.
2. Always talk to the boss, if you want the best service. He unlike the zombies that work for him can take initiative even in seemingly impossible situation.
3. When running your business, holidays aren’t as favourable to you as they were when you were employed.
4. Know your limit and exceed it, except it involves your finances.
5. There is always more than one solution to every problem’ sit down and evaluate the problem before you start administering solutions.
6.  You don’t have to look around to find yourself , you just have to look within. it is a lot easier and it ensures your chart a path that is totally unique.
7. Remember that the mind is like a sponge. It is in the business of absorbing content, so be careful what you expose your mind to.
8. Don’t ever try to understand the way of a man with a woman, even the greatest minds the world ever knew, could not figure it out.
9. Tread carefully when a man’s ego is at stake he will go any length it takes to keep it intact.
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The Journey:Distractions

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The Journey- DistractionOne day, while I was driving and I was carrying some food items covered by a foil on the passenger’s seat next to me, suddenly a heavy wind blew into the car and it blew the foil cover off the food, I tried to grab  the cover, before I knew it my car had swayed to the other side and I had to return it to lane but thankfully there was no car close to me, I was grateful to God that I went safe but after everything one thing that kept ringing in my mind was ‘I almost got involved in an accident just because of something as irrelevant as food cover’, the moment of distraction almost cost me my life and my car

Thinking deep makes me pen this down about how some young people have ruined their lives because of some ‘little distractions’. There are people who…

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On Ubuntu and the ghost of my forefathers.

20140401-dsc_0168Over the last week, I have made a few changes to my use of applications on my mobile phone.

I took snapchat and Instagram off my mobile phone,installing WordPress and kindle.

The intention is the time I spent on those platform can be used for other things, like reading and writing.

The last time I took time off social media was Twitter and I can’t say I went back to it.

Last night I was watching a video while having dinner, it was one of the series of  This is New Africa, a tv show by Ndanitv presented by Foluke I believe that’s her name.

Don’t even get me started with the presenter she has an amazing smile and her complexion is amazing, dark chocolate with orange undertone giving her an amazing shine, totally crushing on the girl, plus she loves travel my type of woman. I digress.

The show was about her trip to Cape town , I particularly enjoyed this episode because I have been to Capetown myself even though my experience in Cape Town was different from hers. I will share my Capetown experience with you real soon, I promise.

The part that got me about the show was an interview with Sonabile Ndamase where he speaks about the sense of Ubuntu (Ubuntu short for Nguni Bantu which roughly translate to human kindness or humanity towards others. )   he goes on to explain it between 17:00 -19:00 for those of you too busy to watch the entire video. Find the link below.

https://youtu.be/WXu80iL51t4

I recalled a conversation with my friend just before my birthday about the dynamics between individualism and depression ( I won’t be sharing the dynamics here but I promise to write about it soon) and how the western world promote individualism which is different from our upbringing which is community based, so when I heard Sonabile describing Ubuntu I was reminded yet again and even more of my great grandparents as I started thinking of my clan.

Each time my mum or my uncles spoke about my maternal great grandfather they always spoke about his contribution to society, after watching the video I searched his name on google and an article was written about him just last month, find link below.                           Great grandfather article

That’s just my maternal great grandfather, my paternal great grandfather was so involved in the growth of his community that he was crowned king of two towns simultaneously so the legend says, a feat that never happened before him and never did after him. Needless to say the ghost of this men keep me up at night constantly asking me what are you doing to make your community a better place.

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On turning 29

DCIM100GOPROSaturday the 27th was the day

Excited about the day i was. Homeless i remained. now carless as my car failed MoT on the day, talk about a birthday gift.

Even more interesting, my friend i was to move in with called me to tell me he has an alternative and he wont be taking the property as though i didn’t have enough issues to battle with already.

The truth be told i got an alternative myself but decided against going for it because i felt it will be better to stay with a friend than a stranger,  another reason i  didn’t go for it even though it was a cheaper option was because the distance of the property to my place of work wasn’t  worth the savings it provided.

However i am coming into a new appreciation for friends and family, the support i have enjoyed this year has been immense. i am constantly stretching myself and this leaves me overwhelmed a lot of the time, however i have amazing friends and family that give me the support to carry on.

Last year has been a blessing, my relationships have been strengthened, i have renewed zeal to live, my purpose has grown stronger. The future has never been clearer.