So after God-fearing and ashewo vibes, what else do you want in a spouse? From what I heard, the sex is one of the first things you will get tired of. What next?
The press needs to stop this need to make politics exciting. To help people keep an eye on the government, politics needs to remain “boring”. The politician might be an orator or performer, that is not a license for the press to enable him to play to the gallery.
As much as they are happy that they are being paid to do what they love, they will appreciate it if they are allowed to do it with their sanity in place. Will you be kind enough to stop asking them to do it again?
Being a writer is being god-like. You have the power of life and death. Just by putting pen to paper, you create a character that has never existed. As the writer, you are the origin of their life.
From 2021 and beyond, may our peak period, our productive days, and our best years not be wasted away through no fault of ours. I pray we find teammates that will bring out the best in us, spur us on to excellence, and may we be that teammate to others too.
If iron sharpeneth iron, then I need only the best of the best around me. If that makes me elitist, then it is likely those around me (my accusers inclusive) are elitist too.
The brain is indeed stronger than we ever imagined. Don’t stress over things. Even the subconscious part of you is working to fix things that matter (and do not matter) to you.
The inquisitive part of me can’t help but wonder, did the wives start calling their husbands Daddy, because he called her Mummy, or did the husbands start calling their wives Mummy because she started calling him Daddy?
With or without an early IV, I am expected to be at the wedding. Matter of factly, without a wedding IV at all, I am still supposed to be there.
If I’m valued, you will enjoy me. And if not, I will excuse myself. My time is too valuable to be wasted on fortuitous gambles, led by incompetent glory hunters.
Late last year, I was in conversation with an acquaintance and he asked me, “where is your money? Why aren’t you wealthy?” The person in question can be categorized as rich. And I know him well enough to know that he didn’t ask the question as an insult.
Another crazy thing about heartbreak is that even if you can see it from a mile away, it doesn’t hurt any less. Both times I’ve experienced heartbreak, I had envisaged it, but that doesn’t ease the impact. As a matter of fact, it hurt more.
It felt good seeing friends after a long time. That feeling is priceless. Those are moments we’ll remember with smiles as we get older.
Happy birthday, mummy. I pray you live long in health and wealth to celebrate more of this, and more with your children.
Watch yourself. Before you mention that the other person is getting emotional or sentimental, ask yourself, am I being emotional right now?
A running theme in my journal this year has been the distance between knowing and doing. Looking around me, I realized I am not the only person who fails in closing that gap. Truth is I am a voracious consumer of knowledge.
To conclude the introductory part of Josh Journal, I want to wish you a Happy-Happy New Year. Seriously. This year, I sincerely want you to be happy.
This year though, I am stepping it up a notch and actually getting active. More exercise, more movement, more fitness. The six-packs might not show, but we must stay healthy.
I should preface this by stating that my financial life has been a big mess. So when I wish you a happy financial new year, you would do well by wishing me the same.
If someone wishes you a happy spiritual new year, what are you supposed to reply? Same to you? Amen? Whatever the right answer might be, I do wish you a happy spiritual new year. I don’t know if that phrase makes sense, but I hope you understand my sentiment.
Some of us have stopped studying since we left school. There are even some people who only read when preparing for exams. What a pity. How are you supposed to grow in life if you have stopped learning?
Happy New Year is the salutation we are used to when we flip the calendar to start a new year, but I need to switch that to a Happy Creative New Year.