Afternoon: Victor

For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?

This year I set a lot of goals for myself. Incredible goals I might add. So many things I wanted to change or improve on. Learn a new language, start a new business, save more, spend more time with family, write more, play the guitar more, the list was extensive.
Sadly I didn’t accomplish all of my goals but they weren’t one year goals to begin with. I’m not too bothered though, I made a lot of progress on most of the goals (except the writing, learning a new language and guitar playing). I lost about 50 pounds, I’m in the process of starting a new business, started chasing my dream of being a cinematographer by interning with one. I did a lot. I’ve laid the foundations so I just have to build on it next year and the year after and the year after, lol. I’ll make new plans and go after them with all I’ve got. If I fall short I’ll just try again.
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
My friends are my family. I don’t say this lightly. On most days they can be annoying but I’d take a bullet for them any day of the week (jokes, I ain’t dying for noooobody). You get the picture though, they’re my support system. I share my goals, plans, ideas, fun moments, sad times, I share my life with them really. They share theirs with me too. As a family we had a lot of good stuff happen for us, we also had our individual challenges but we pulled through. I love those guys.

“A loving doe, a graceful deer– may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love…”

I learnt a lot about my lover this year, learnt a lot about myself too. The little things that make her tick, the little things that tick her off. We’re pretty different in a lot of ways. We don’t always agree but that’s okay. She’s crazy, can’t always be agreeing with a crazy person. She’s pretty awesome and somehow the lows in 2014 weren’t so low. She makes everything a little better, a little easier. I’m still terribly in love with her, still bubbly.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
This time last year I was bad place, like “seedy strip club in Ikeja” type bad. I was scared, worried about everything. About life, faith, my career, love…everything. Fear can be so crippling. It will pretty much rule your life if you let it. I fought it, fought hard. I’m here now, back to being bold and hopeful. I don’t know what next year will bring but I know I’ll beat whatever comes my way because God’s got me, always.
Love how concise and heavy your review is. Thank you for sharing Victor. Glad you’re not in that same dark place. And I hope your plans pan out. 


I love to learn. I love to teach. For me the two are the same.

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