I was with my boss; ‘Bode Ojoniyi (Phd) at the National Arts Theatre for the Festival of Unity hosted by Prof. Sunday Ododo; GMD.
It was an amazing time trust me, those moments sent chills down my spine and I really want to visit the Theatre again.
Can I make a little confession here, it was my first time at the National Theatre, so much for a Lagos based disciple of literature. I barely knew there was life inside those walls, I had drive pass a thousand times and over but never stopped to see what was happening.
One of the thought I nursed seeing that massive space and the glory of the greens was; Imagine what it would mean for a creative to live right in this Theatre…trust me, that’s too much muse for one person.
By the way, that place needs a lot of government attention, the government should…You know what! Story for another day.
… to the meat of today’s post.
As I walked round the building in the company of my boss and another friend, he inquired about my progress and the plans I had as regards academics(he is my biggest cheerleader in academics by the way) he spoke about how he wanted me to make quick moves and how time was of the essence. As I made to reply him, he cuts in again and said to me; kò sígbà ta dáso táa rílè fiwó.
I paused to think about what he had said and just let in sink.
Truth is, it’s very easy to get lost in the journey towards becoming and forget those things that really matter.
Quick to compare your journey, struggles, pain, happiness, progress, growth with that of others and forget that every journey is uniquely designed before time.
Yes, time is of the essence, but walk your journey with all sense of self. Own it and pride in it, it’s yours.
Interpretation fails me now, but literally, that proverb means “It’s never too late to do/achieve a thing”.
2020 might have gone south for you but it’s not the end. It’s never really late to do anything. Walk your journey with pride, you’ll be glad you did.
Peace, Love and Cold Zobo