Sunday, 30 December 2012

Its New Years Eve!!!

New Years Eve. Its finally here. Bring out the beer, pop the champagne, take a shot of something really expensive and bitter. you deserve it. You made it through it all: the adversity, the criticism, bad relationships...i could go on and on. 

2012 is really over. Today, when I spoke to my barber while I got a haircut, I said: "Welcome to 2013". And he said: "Am not exactly there yet. If I died today, my obituary would state clearly "2012". That got me thinking...A new year doesn't exactly mean everything is going to change, that your debts are cancelled, that your enemies forgive you. It doesn't mean you get a blank slate. Nope! Everything is still going to be pretty much the same. For me, A New Year symbolizes HOPE. That we can dream again. For me, it means I can change my game plan. The headmaster at a school I went to once said, "If you do business today the same way you did it yesterday, you'll never catch a big break. I don't want to run through life in 2013 the exact same way I did it in 2012. I want to change a few things. All I know is that I am a work-in-progress. I have a lot of potential. I just have to learn from 2012 and do things a little differently. 

Five Highlights from 2012
  1. Restarting my yogurt production range. It was hectic. It was a nightmare. I had to shut it down again eventually. I did learn form it though. A lot!
  2. My first real job. Pseudo-job maybe. But it was real enough and honestly I enjoyed every minute of it. Working at NDI on that U-Speak program was good job training.
  3. Meeting a very important person who shaped my life for the better. Viola. She is a good friend and am thankful to God for people like her.
  4. Its not everyone that gets accepted at Makerere University. I did. I also got to do a course I wanted. Actuarial Science. Its been a nightmare too but am still pushing forward and hoping for the best. Life at Campus has been so much fun. I can't wait for next semester.
  5. I am not a virgin anymore. Whoop. Whoop. Whoop. Thanks to some random girl. I don't remember her name. I did get tested though. I am positive...or negative. I never could tell between the two. Positive means Good news, no?
If I had pictures, this post would look so much better. But some guy who thought he deserved my phone a lot more than I did took it. I don't know If he plans on returning it. I doubt it though. If you are out there, there's still hope for your kleptomaniac ass.

Anyway,  If 2013 is going to be the year where I catch my big break then i need a plan. Resolutions. New Year Resolutions a.k.a Dos-and-Donts. Mine's going to be different this time around. Its going to be a "Guide". That means I am going to follow it to the tee. What does that even mean? Anyhow, that's the plan.

My Resolutions for 2013
  1. Get a job. Anything to do with real estate, insurance, capital assets or finance. Preferably before next semester starts.
  2. Stop biting my finger nails. That was last year's resolution...and yet here it is again. God help me.
  3. Learn everything there is to know about currency trading and make a fortune investing in it.
  4. Ace all my classes and up my GPA. Nope, am not dumb, just really ambitious.
  5. Try a serious relationships. God forbid one of my relationships survives two months. What's wrong with me???
  6. Buy a car and leave the hall am living in for a real apartment.
  7. Play a sport. Probably Lawn Tennis or Swimming
  8. Learn a musical instrument. A guitar or piano would do just fine.
  9. Keep working out. Yep, I already started and I am not about to stop. 
  10. ........................................................................
My guide is in no order whatsoever. I just believe everything on that list will go down like I said it will. Also, the list is far from finished. It shall be updated as I see fit. 

That'll be all for now. See Y'all in 2013

Happy New Year.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

The Perfect Damsel

I took time off my busy schedule(watching movies, tweeting and eating) today to blog about a special person. Her name is Linda. She's the strongest, most amazing person I know and nobody I have met has a bigger heart than she does. The first time I met Linda was about five years ago or so. Sometime in the third form. It was an Interact function, or "func" as the blokes preferred to call them. It was only my first time in Trinity College, Nabbingo and I was scared for the greater part of the morning session. But the real reason I had come was to meet someone, a girl. Michelle. After long, when we had all had our lunch, all the tables and chairs were cleared to make room for the most awaited event of the day---The Dance----

Somehow, in between switching girls, I chanced upon this beauty. Linda. We danced and it was exhilarating. We could not let go of each other. Everybody else was switching dance partners. I guess somehow, we both knew if we let go, we wouldn't find each other again. Not in that fray, no. Somehow, in the corner of my eye, I saw her, Michelle. She was laughing with her friends. Obviously I fell out of step with Linda and had to excuse myself. I walked up to Michelle and said Hello. We talked and laughed and strolled through the school compound. It was nice. Before long, we had to leave. I sat there with my friends, with two beautiful girls looking at me and I was spoiled for choice. I did not know what to do.

Well people, long story short, Me and Michelle broke up before we could even begin. Apparently we weren't on the same page---or even in the same book.
Linda and I on the other-hand, we've never really dated per se. We are just really close friends that get confused sometimes. One minute, we could be out, drinking, "catching up" and the next, we could be fooling around. Its crazy like that.  You can't exactly put a label on that. Linda is a really spontaneous girl. She's had her fair share of mistakes like everybody else. But somehow, she makes some things seem really normal and easy. I don't know how she does it. But am glad I met her five years ago. Linda has taught me so much whether she knows it or not. 
Honestly, am not good with relationships. I could go through five relationships in a year and thats not normal at my age. Its not even right. But if its not her advice, Its her experience I learn from. She's made a difference in my life. 

Linda is going to change the world and she doesn't even know it yet.