DAVID BICKS

Hello, my name is David Bicks and it’s really a great honour to be chosen as an entrant into this program. The year 2016 has been an eventful one in every aspect. It has had it’s ups and downs, moments of joy and not so pleasant ones, eventful moments as well as fateful ones. A wise man once said ‘Those whose most prized possessions were bought by money are actually the poorest set of people’. That was quite paradoxical but I’m leaning towards that school of thought. 
2016 hasn’t been the year where I got a mansion, or a Burgatti; it certainly hasn’t been the year I made my first million. But this year, I’ve developed as an individual, as a friend, and as a family. I’ve grown to stand up and be counted, to take responsibility for my life and ultimately to know when to let go. As it’s said those who refuse to take responsibility always end up as liabilities, and those who leave life to chance never stand a chance. The year has seen me take more deliberate steps to achieving God’s plans, purposes and pursuits for me. I believe I finally have a firm grasp of what I want to do with my life. I’ve learned that sometimes, you loose value to people and people loose value to you. The most important thing is to know when to let to go: be it your favourite pair of shoes, your high school love or a dad who just doesn’t care. People I’ve said I speak well and write quite well, I’ve not totally bought the idea. It could be worth checking out though. So 2017, I’ve decided to horn my speaking and writing skills. I’ve also decided to start eating really healthy and to join a fitness club. And if I may, I’m an Arsenal freak and this season’s started really well for us, seeing us lift a major trophy or two come May 2017 would be ecstatic. I’ve been waiting years for that.

I haven’t given next year much thought, but I know it would be awesome. On a final note, I appreciate what you doing up here. You have a lot going for you and I’m glad and honoured to be a part of it. Cheers!!Certainly, major highlights of 2016 was completing my university education. I majored in Statistics, but have always seen myself in the finance sector. I also started taking ICAN refresher courses, Wall Street better watch out for me. Plus getting a green light from a girl who’s perfect in her imperfections and burying the ghosts of things that just weren’t meant to be. The not so pleasant moments of 2016 have been few and far in-between. Couple of relationships gone sour and friends estranged, family ties broken and friends and family going to the great beyond. Few days of ill health and depression, but then I’ve had no cause to weep over anyone. So has it’s said ‘I’m Chilling’.In review: I lived, I’ve loved, I’ve learned, I’ve lost, I’ve hurt, I’ve been hurt, I’m alive, I hopeful for tomorrow, I’m chilling.
Now 2017: As it’s said that those who fail to plan, plan to fail. I’d like to emphasise on the need to live for the present, even though an eye should be on the future. I don’t know what tomorrow holds, let alone 2017 which is still some weeks about. But I’m really optimistic about it. There’s this little program of mine I’m working on, just need to overcome the inertia and there’s no telling what might come to be.

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