Do you ever sit back and wonder how things would have been if you were someone else? Or where you would be in your life today if certain situations in your life had never happened? Well, that is the line of thought I was having on Thursday when I had the great honor of meeting a young lady who made me change my perspective of this life we live. She is a young woman, in her late twenties but when she narrates her story to you, you will be forgiven for thinking she’s lived for a century.
When I was growing up, I used to say I’d be a veterinary doctor, simple because I loved animals so much that seeing them in pain would make me shed tears. As I grew up into adulthood I realized that there is a difference between doing something because you like it and doing something because you have a passion for it. I discovered I really did not have a passion for the practice, though I was passionate about the animals. In the end, though I never became a veterinary doctor, my love for animals is still intact.
I've been thinking of writing this post for the longest but I didn't have the right introduction for it until last evening. I love music and despite the fact that I have thousands of different genres of songs on different portable storage devices, I enjoy the element of surprise provided by the radio. There's nothing like tuning in to your favorite FM dial only to find one of my favorite songs playing.....I don't know about you but to me, it's close to orgasmic!
When I was growing up, among the many things I wanted to be was a pilot. Why, because I used to find planes fascinating. I still do and I'm not ashamed to admit it. This therefore means that I get overly excited any time I board a plane, and for me, the bigger the bird and longer the journey, the greater the enjoyment. I know by now those who suffer from aerophobia (the fear of flying) must be thinking I'm crazy, but then again, when don’t they ever think I am?
If you were on Twitter on Wednesday, 9th January 2013, then I am sure you must have seen some very "dark" (no pun intended) tweets from Kenyans On Twitter, aka #KOT, targeted towards one Brian Mbunde. Prior to this date, I didn't know such a person existed until I checked my Twitter timeline (TL) and found it awash with tweets about him. Waaah!
If you are reading this then it means you definitely made it to the New Year. From me to you, I wish you a Happy 2013.
The festivities are over but for some reason the festive feeling still lingers on. Well, maybe because we still have colorful shops and malls, Christmas trees all around and generally, a celebratory mood all around. Besides, it is still hard to write “2013” on documents; somehow the fact that 2012 is history is still hard to believe.