It was a cold Saturday night, sitting in the pew, listening to scriptures, with interludes in music, looking forward to the year 2017. From the pockets of my black winter coat, I reached out for my phone. What time is it? I asked myself. As my phone lit, my screensaver reminded me that I am fortunate despite the odds. As I continued to stare at my screensaver, I heard voices, in jubilation, the congregants screamed, “Happy New Year 2017”. Oh snap! I need a screenshot of this hour. It was 00:00 January 1st 2017. Wishes were made, goals set, fingers crossed, coat zipped up, hood up, keys in hand, I dashed to the door. Shuuuut! It’s cold! Ignoring the cold and windy morning, looked up to the sky, jumped as high as I could, and I shouted Bonne Année!
Did my wishes become realities? What about my goals? Are my fingers still crossed? Hahaha, Funny right? Oh Yes! Another Yes!
So many things have happened in 365 days, and I owe the glory to God and my determination to be the best. Being able to read from me is one of my achievements among others. Some were shared with the world, some stayed within my four walls. Some attained a 100% completion rate; some had a lil above 60%, others at 10% but am still a work in progress. For sure i know, 2017 marked the beginning of a lifetime filled with happiness and love.
As I match on to 2018, I am confident to be a better me, to share with the world more of me, to put a smile on the faces of others, to love more and be loved, to say Thank You or Am Sorry.
On this note, i say Adieu to the moments I lived, to the smiles I wore, the moments the shoes were kicked off to grace the dance floor, to that champagne I was coerced into drinking while holding on to the graces it brought.