Looking at my life, I’ve been privileged that most of my childhood has been on the move. I was born in Calabar after three years we moved to Abuja, after some time again we moved to Abia, and now we’re in Lagos. And who knows for how long? Soon I’ll be off to school.
As kids we’ve always been excited about change. Well, it was more like a bittersweet feeling for us. We’d feel about the friends and family we’ll leave behind. But also excitement about the new places and friends we might discover. Oh and the possibility of a new lifestyle. when things become predictable they can be a bore.
Speaking of which, whenever a move was imminent, my sisters and I would fantasize about what we’d do differently in the new house. For some reason, we had no plans on starting it till we’d moved to the new house.
Funny though, when we’d be settled in our new place, no one would remember what it is we agreed to do! When anyone of my sisters or I now bring it up it’d be met with laughs. And just like that it’d be dismissed.
Lately, I’ve been working out you know😌. Trying to up my chest game you know what I’m saying?! Anyways it’s just been basic sit-ups and push ups. Nothing too serious. I’m not allowed to practice my favorite form of exercise, football, because of the tough guys who speak another language around here.
So anyways, even though my parents have gym equipments, I’ve always been like alright let me go to university first and I’ll start intense gyming! Deep down, I’m laughing at myself and I have a feeling if I don’t start now with what I have, this my gym plan might just end up like my childhood fantasies. Abandoned.
So why am I sharing this?
Well this is the season people decide to make resolutions. Aren’t some of these familiar to you?
“New year, new me.”
“With the new year, I’ll cut off all the people who don’t add anything to my life.”
“From next year, I won’t care anymore.”
“Starting next year, I’ll work harder at my goals.”
These are all great ideas really great. But the truth is, if you don’t do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow?
At least my childhood experiences should have proven that. If you keep saying when I get this thing or get to a certain place I would start doing this. If you don’t do it now, you might not be able to do it then.
Sure, there are certain things that would require you to be somewhere else for it to be better carried out. That’s true. But that notwithstanding, you have to do something now so when that time comes you just make use of the new location or things to improve on what you’ve already done.
So if you’re planning on making any big changes in the new year? The lesson is start now!!