“Femi, your feet shall find stable ground. You shall not grow weary and your peace shall not remain far from you”
I went into this year with this at the back of my mind and even though I tried to deliberately prove it wrong, I always found stable ground; I was at peace with myself for the first time in eons; and I dug deep and pushed myself more than I could ever have imagined.
It began with me making a vow to not work for someone aimlessly and I needed to figure out what I, Adebule Oluwafemi Olufolahanmi Mosepefoluwa Michael wanted to do (yeah, I love my names, I think they are beautiful).
I went about it the wrong way as I almost quit my job twice, drafted my notice and resignation letters to good effect too.
“He that finds a wife, finds a good thing and obtaineth favor from the Lord”
Well, I’m not married..yet.. but I’ve got a very good thing as my rock. She talked me out of resigning and quitting both times and I am grateful because after the second event, my job has become amazing. Many of the issues I had have been largely dealt with and in the course of that, I figured I didn’t have to leave to do what I wanted to do.
I started my own company in July 2014, I don’t want to say it’s been tough because we haven’t started operations but when I talk with my fellow directors ( I love you Ken, Toni and Tosin) we all are relaxed because we know 2015 will be splendid.
I sit on the board of another company with one of the best things God brought to my life; Yes Toni, you are simply God’s blessing to ME and I appreciate you and love. I feel like crying when I think of how much you care for me and how far you are willing to go to make sure I’m okay. Our baby project is almost ready is headed for dazzling heights and my insides want to burst because we haven’t even started.
All this is not me bragging or anything. Rather,it means a lot to me because someone once told me that I won’t amount to anything. And for a few weeks back in that dark month of September 2004, I believed her.
Someone who was being paid to guide me in life, gave up on me and basically told me not to bother.
I am definitely not there yet but I’m thankful for people like that. If you haven’t tasted failure and been down there, you won’t enjoy or appreciate the ride to the top.
I can’t review this year without mentioning the TPL. I’m a clumsy guy, I could be very disconnected and have had trouble seeing things through so for me to have taken TPL from that idea being bantered on the TL to a well run organisation that is def going places is testament to what God is doing in my life. I didn’t do it on my own, don’t get me wrong but every task I have taken to heart, I’ve seen it through and I have loved every minute of it.
I’ve become those people that I used to detest who wake up at 5am and send out like 15 work mails. Then I realised that it was almost a rite of passage for successful people.
My brother, my sisters, my parents make me happy every day simply because, I know where we all began and where we are now. It’s unbelievable how far along we’ve come and to think that it can only get better makes me even more at peace that we will be alright.
Lington, you know how we’ve faced things we shouldn’t have, dealt with things we weren’t ready for? I have come to see it as a rapid curve of learning because of the huge responsibilities you are going to have to deal with. You are an amazing woman who drives me mad a lot but guess what? I won’t have it any other way.
Tokunbo, you are special. You’re Toxic but with only special non harmful stuff. Only you and I know why I am saying this but everything I’ve been successful in doing this year, you’ve been there for me. A brother when I need one.
The year that started with nothing is ending with my barn filled. And God’s word in Malachi 3:10 rings true.
I took God more seriously this year and made sure to remove any forced relationship. I was going to smile and love my God and he’s loved me back a million times more. You’ve set my feet upon the rock and have shown me vast lands flowing with milk and honey and told me I will have my pick of the land. For that, I’m grateful.
To Him who is able to do exceedingly more than I could ever ask or imagine, this is your favorite son saying thank you.
Thank you very much project manager. Oga CEO, your boys are loya. Thank you for sharing. We’re watching out for a great 2015. May God surpass your expectations as you trust in him. Amen.