I used to be very optimistic about life.
And then life happened.
Back in the day, I will have conversations with my friends and I was positive I was going to take over the world. All I needed at the time was to graduate and things will fall in place. I had a good education and I was very passionate. Plus, motivational speakers and life coaches had inspired me and dropped Success Nuggets.
I was good to go.
A lot has happened since my graduation from University in 2010. I have had great experiences I won’t deny; still, everything just sucks. Everything I had hoped for and everything I struggle for seems like a pipe dream. My mother used to tell me that there is light at the end of the tunnel but it seems like I am lost in a cave. See Dear University Graduate to get some perspective.
I don’t know if anyone can relate but times are hard. I am not greedy. I have been actively working for 5 years now and it is not as if I am hoping to be living in a mansion and taking monthly trips to Dubai. I just expect that after 5 years of consistent hard work, there will be something to show. But here we are, 5 years after and it seems everything is crappier than 5 years ago. All the plans that have been made are just there in my head and can’t be executed.
So what can be done? To be honest, I have no idea. To think that the boy with the head full of dreams is just living in an endless cycle of BS. Is there anything to be optimistic about? The Nigerian economy is shit and jobs are hard to get. I am not even motivated anymore.
There has to be a way out.
People say stop talking about the problems. Look for solutions. Well, I spend every day of my life trying to find a solution and the search has become exhausting. Hope that was a motivating factor is now nothing but a distant memory.
If you have any ideas or solutions, I am happy to read them in the comment section. For now, I am here buying time; hoping for change that might not come.