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There is no Tomorrow(…and no “New Year, New Me” tbh.)

Misan Ogbe

A not so guided guide to New Year resolutions

Photo by Paul Gilmore on Unsplash

“Yesterday is history,

tomorrow is a mystery,

and today is a gift…

that’s why they call it present”

― Master Oogway

The afternoon was slightly chilly. It wasn’t like previous years when the harmattan would bath the earth in cold dry dust. If you overworked you’d find yourself quite sweaty around the armpits, but for today it was fine.

We were barely four days into the new year when the electricity still crackled in the air and people still dropped goals without fear, an acquaintance asked me, Guy, what are your plans for this year. And I remember answering, I want to shoot music videos with my phones, release a poetry album, and a music ep, while writing more steady.

If I am, to be honest, I have barely done all I spoke off. I even added a lot of weight and for the first time in my life, I have to put in work to curb my glutinous ways.

However, just when I was about to chock all my unfinished dreams into next year, I heard someone reminded me that this year isn’t over yet and that there are still things to be accomplished now. If only I am so inclined.

Why wait for next year for a change that can begin today.

I bet that we would be so much more productive if we saw the potential in the gift called the present, as opposed to what the future holds because while our future may seem bright, all we have to work with is today.

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” — Pablo Picasso

Original author: Misan Ogbe
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