It’s 03:55am and I just can’t sleep. I’m equally excited and nervous. In fact I can think but I just have to do this.
Three days ago while I was fast asleep, my brother woke me up around 12:30am to share me the good news that I’ve been posted to Rivers State for my National Youth Service (NYSC 2017 Stream 1, Batch B).
Rivers state has always been my desire state to serve. I’ve always wanted this three years prior to this year.
It’s like a prayer being answered.
So now, I’m excited because I’ve been finally deployed to my favorite state for my National Youth Service. And secondly, I’m nervous because I don’t know what’s going to happen during my 12 months of serving in this state.
The most terrifying part is that I would be traveling to Rivers State to today, because the orientation camp will be opened tomorrow (21st of November), where I’m going to spend the next 21 days. And the journey from Ibadan to Rivers State is around 8 to 10 hours.
Right now I have no idea of what to expect. And I’m so much happy about it. Because many life’s decisions are made up of uncertainty.
And making decisions when you’re uncertain is a sign of growth.
In his book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k,” Mark Mason said:
“Certainty is the enemy of growth. Nothing is for certain until it has already happened and even then, it’s still debatable.
That’s why accepting the inevitable imperfections of our values is necessary for any growth to take place.
Instead of striving for certainty, we should be in constant search of doubt: doubt about our own beliefs, doubt about our own feelings, doubt about what the future may hold for us unless we get out there and create it for ourselves.”
So I’m seeing this as a quest. An opportunity for me to grow and influence those whom we are into this together. And I’ve came up with plans, but I’m not going to tell you now – I love to show than to tell.
So watch out.
Wow! Mum’s already calling me. I guess it’s time.
Wish me safe journey.