The following post is from the journal entry that I wrote on the 5th of February this year
Happy New Year in this journal. Last time I wrote in this book was about 5 months ago, and a lot has happened in between that time. I have been able to help my father and grandmother with a bunch of projects of which in some cases, I am still helping them with. I have finally decided to follow the path of a music composer and have enjoyed every experience in learning about it.
I have continued to learn more about my past, which hasn’t been the easiest thing…Nevertheless, through learning about my past, I am more and more grateful to God for his mercies and how he has worked his way through my life. As I am now writing, I stand awed at how I have hands that can write and play the piano, feet that have a normal range of motion, as well as a heart that is beating inside me and keeping me alive. Against many odds, I am alive.
I am also happy that I have not had to brave this big and sometimes scary journey alone. I have had God by my side as well as many people that I have had tremendous and many meaningful experiences with. Teachers and friends who I have told the darker side of my story to and have given me valuable advice that has helped me through many tricky situations. Thank you for allowing me to be able to talk to you even though you probably had a lot on your plates already. Thank you for helping me lower my defensive walls. I am extremely grateful.
This gap year has taught me many things, some being:
- Enjoy every single day despite its challenges
- Look for the silver lining in every cloud, no matter how dark it may seem
- Sing harmonies that go with a melody and if needed, make it up as you go along. Just don’t stop singing your song.