I don’t have a Plan

I don’t have a plan. I know I’m supposed to be that tech savvy guy who has it all figured out but sadly I don’t have stuff figured out. I just recently graduated from school and life has already been too daring. I thought I had seen it all and was ready but alas! I don’t know shit.
I hear people talk, and they give you their 10 year plan, some give you their lifetime plan, they tell you what they should be doing in the next 5 years and all that stuff.
I don’t even know the basic things like what I should do my M.Sc on, where I should do my M.Sc, which career path I should follow and all that stuff. Before y’all castigate real quick, let me give you some reasons for my dilemma.
For some reasons, I let my childhood slip away from me, my childhood was too serious, no cartoons, no TV, none of all those things that supposedly makes one’s childhood fun. Sadly, I’m slowly letting that happen to my adolescence too. I don’t know how I get this feeling that I don’t have time, so I’m trying to mumble plenty things into one calendar year in a bid to “save time”.
So, the first reason why I don’t have a plan is because I’m in a hurry. I have refused to enjoy life, indulge in some frivolities and just enjoy the moments. Maybe I should cool down knowing I have lots of time and somehow believe the plan will be all clear to me at some point later on.
Second reason why I don’t have a plan is because I’m everywhere and nowhere. In this little time I have spent on earth, I have managed to fit in too many things into my thinking faculty. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing to be versatile, but when that versatility is hindering your progress then there should be a caveat somewhere. I know too many things, like too many things, say too many things that basically, push has come to shove and I’m having a hard time knowing which of those “things” I should pursue.

The Third reason is definitely linked to the second. I’m basically torn between two passions, I love Physics, (I’m a trained Physicist by the way), I want to go into Medical Physics and focus on Resonance Imaging and Radiation and hopefully come up with a better cancer detection mechanism (because what we have now is fool’s gold) that will actually save Cancer patients and save them the rigours and trauma of chemotherapy.

That’s been my plan ever since that aunt of mine died in LUTH to cancer when I was young. But then, I’m a geek. I love IT, I love all that stuff about computers, coding, language and all the endless impossibilities that come with it. I’ve been into IT for almost all my life so I also want to go into that.

The fourth reason why I’m at a dilemma is because, I’ve been consulting “old heads”, I’ve been reading “career” books and I’ve tried to see if there’s a middle ground between the two. I had thought there were at two extremes but I think I’ve finally come up with a middle ground for both. It’s something called Medical Informatics. While I’m still exploring this new field, I really haven’t gotten to any conclusions.
I could give you countless reasons why I don’t have a plan and allow you have fun and laugh at my muddle but it won’t really get us anywhere. I’m going to desist from throwing this back at you so I’d let you read and come up with your own conclusons.
I also don’t have a plan because it’s not in my place to have a plan. I didn’t script my life; God did. So He’s got the plans for my life. I’m yet to download it, once I do, I’ll share with you all.
So, I don’t have a plan because it’s not my place to come up with a plan. Forget all these reasons.

Stay True!

Miracle Roch.


New Year or Another day?

Really, the atmosphere is obviously filled with jollification and while I’m still busy trying to decipher how a light weight mosquito can pierce my thick skin with its very very light proboscis, others are obviously not that concerned with minute things as such. People are basking in the euphoria of the yuletide and making plans – whether right or wrong. We all make a fuss about New Year and resolutions that we miss the point. Note that your brain doesn’t change its pattern of operation because you’ve entered some new year, the earth doesn’t even turn upside down. I hope I didn’t shock you by saying what you call “new year” is just like any other day. Resolutions ain’t going to change your life. Keep doing the same thing over and over again and you’d get the same result over again too. So don’t get lost on the euphoria; stand out and be maverick. Meanwhile; I’m not saying you should plan or do all that; far from it. Actually you should plan, to achieve success you MUST plan too but here’s the thing; your life isn’t structured according to the calendar year but according to your birth year. You don’t say “I bought my first car in 1987”, no! You simply say “I bought my first car when I was 25”. That’s because your life is structured around your birth. So all those “resolutions and plans” you make on the first day of a new year should actually be made on your birthday because that is what defines you. You new year starts once you enter a new age and not when you enter a new calendar year…note the difference. So don’t go around lost in the rigmaroles and razzmatazz of the new calendar year because the truth is; it doesn’t change anything about the structure of your life.
Make all those plans on your birthday instead…that’s where it matters the most. MR.

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Stay True!