Today, I turn 23. The euphoria, the excitement, the shots spreading through my veins seemed to lose all potency as the clock went 5 minutes past midnight. I guess for a minute or two, it was time for somber reflection.
I remember being 16, wondering what my life would be like past 20. Am I were I thought I’d be? No. Nevertheless I am proud o what I am today! Unfortunately(personally I don’t think it’s that deep hehe) I always imagined that upon graduation, I’d secure a high flying job in a top city commercial law firm but Lo and behold the reality is different. Different but sweet and packed with reasons to be thankful.
At 23 I hold a second class upper division (2.1) in LLB Law with politics from the University of Hull. In addition to this, I hold a certificate for a special mention as a delegate for Cote D’ivoire in the 2011 Nottingham Model United Nations. I also have served as President of a University Society, taken part in 2 Pro Bono Schemes working with people who need legal aid the most. I’ve been privileged to have my work on display in the British Library, present a case in front of a respectable judge (who commended my skill) and study for a Masters of Law in the Best University for maritime law; The University of Southampton.
I’ve lost some friends (most I wish I didn’t have to lose) but I’ve made better friends! I’ve shed tears but have had a million more reasons to smile
I’ve experienced heartbreak, but have broken fewer hearts. Brought laughter on many faces and can be a shoulder to cry on.
I have the most amazing family in the world. I am blessed with the most fantastic people as friends and most of all I serve a God who remains ever merciful to me!!
For these things, I am content. I am pleased and I remain ever thankful. So here’s one to Ngozi Obiageli Chloe Bernadette Anwuli Medani!!!
Happy Birthday Me! May the day remain as blessed as always!