I don’t want to always sound like I’m complaining about my Youth or something. Infact I want to share all these days of my Youth series as a grateful millennial who is glad to have gone through whatever I did go through.
On any random day, I want to come by here and tell you how I was seated by the balcony and calmly reading my book as I slowly scooped away on my mixed berries flavored yogurt. I want to come and talk about how me and my friends were at Jinja Sailing Club the other day eating those dishes on the Kampala Restaurant Week Menu and how we documented everything on our social media channels with some much excitement.
However, sometimes life strikes you a little, It lays you down, humbles you and lashes some canes on your buttocks. Every morning you wake up and you’re subjected to a thorough lecture by life, see no one has to wake you up to remind you of the things you have to do, the bills you have to pay, the responsibilities you have to handle and just about anything that comes with adulting.
Today morning, I was slapped with one of those many realities. Once I cherished and loved to be an adult, a big man, an independent lad living and doing things by myself. In the morning, that was not the case. I woke up today and I didn’t want to work but it’s not like I had an option, I had to work, I had more work, pending work, future work and a little more work.
I woke up broke, lazy and exhausted and I still had to do what I had to do. I now have to run to myself for everything, I have to sit my ass down and advice myself about the things I want to be in life. I now have to know when to leave the bar without anyone telling me to. I now have to tell myself what is right for me and what is not. It’s Crazy!
Remember when we badly wanted to grow up, now it’s not funny anymore!
Don’t look at fellow Youth and judge them on the way they live their lives. Don’t judge them when they choose to be in relationships even when things are not working out. Don’t judge people when they choose to spend their money they way they have, it’s crazy when Adulting comes in the question.
Youth is a period of missed opportunities. ~ Cyril Connolly