Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
From the onset, olugendo lwaffe (our journey) has been a bumpy ride, and still is perhaps.
Lots of thoughts had crawled and lurked in our minds, a blurry picture is all we could see from the pieces set before us then, but now it’s brightly clear…2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣
To those who had expectations, I don’t know if you were able to achieve:- If you didn’t, don’t give up yet, the strife never stops, it just keeps getting real, so do your efforts.
We all had dreams at the start, Some where shattered along the way but some kept us moving when we’d lost hope.
In a special way, before the fall of this year, we had people who endeavored to see us where we are today.
Over the past 365, we gladly made friends, kept friends and unexpectedly lost some (may their souls rest peacefully), these have been inspirational mortars to hold us up when we were slipping, light the way for us when we were in the dark, and shielded us (if not fall with us) when all hell had broke loose.
We all gladly learnt from each other, and I pray we keep on learning more, achieve more, and dream big together all the way.
In all this, we also had family standing by with us (I pray you did). These endlessly supported us without regard to our flaws. May be we had pulls and stretches with them, I don’t know… But what I’m certain of, we were able to keep it all together, to keep as one good big family, that is always there for each other.
Next year may be tougher than this one, that I guarantee you. We may lose those close to us (I pray we don’t), our projects and plans may not turn out as we may expect, but one thing shouldn’t fail us…
To live our lives, make memories of it, and dance to the melodies.
I gladly, and felicitously wish you the best of your new year.