Yes, it’s that time again, so well, here I am with a goodbye to my 2013.
Wow. 2013 is one year that’s gonna leave a lasting impression on me. I have no individual recollection of my university years, in fact I’m gonna have to divide my university years into year 5 and all other years.
It was crazy this year, so many crazy things I’ve happened, things I’m definitely not gonna post on here (for reasons of my political ambitions and the like). But I have to say this year stretched me out. I reached my happiest and craziest this year. I should probably make an account like list the things that I remember and that I’m comfortable with, you know what?
That’s what I’m gonna do actually. It is my blog after all. I’d like to be able to look on this digital diary years down the line and smile at the things in my past.
Well, this year, I moved into the hostel for the first time, in case you didn’t know I’m the only child of an overprotective mother, so ‘living large’ has been sort of a struggle. So well, I moved into the hostel, for the first time, in my final year, in January 2013 and I was determined to go crazy and have fun, and that’s exactly what I did. Between January and August when I moved back home, I did all sorts of stuff and went to all sorts of places, I was single for most of the year so I really had nothing holding me down. I’m sure my mother would have woken up sometimes in the dead of the night breaking out in a sweat, and not have known why, it was because of me. I met crazy people, weird people, and downright creepy people. The limits of my mind have been stretched, and I sincerely doubt that I could get any more open minded.
I met Dimeji Belo this year, and that’s a relationship I’m yet to get over. Hilarious incidents, annoying ones, and those ones that put you in a red haze of anger. They were all there. Things that are so ridiculous that you can do nothing but become amused. The relationship was full of those.
My roommates in uni, S007 Fagunwa hall were amazing. Really. They were. I think the only folks that are up to par with them are my current roommates. You guys, Amaka, Tope, Efe and err Ada. They were amazing. Most of my adventures were with Efe tho, but more on that later. They were more than roomies, they were friends, sisters even. We slept together (err, on different beds), ate together, laughed together, prayed together and we were there for one another. I wouldn’t have chosen any other set of people to have lived those 8 months with. Efe Imiruaye, Amaka Ajanma, Tope Idowu, you guys are the bestest.
Then of course, the folks that put the crazy in my year, the Bermuda Triangle, Efe, Rotimi and Jide. You guys are the craziest. Had so much fun with you guys. Did so many crazy things. I look back now, and I’m just like mehn, how did that happen? There was no chill please. Too many adventures, tok many encounters. We met the weirdest people. Y’all remember a certain being with the Louis Vuitton name? Yeah. That was too live. It was fun guys. It was amazing. It was worth it knowing y’all.
With the Bermuda Triangle came many full stops in the middle. Jaiye, Deola, Kemi. You guys are awesome. It was amazing meeting y’all. Especially jaiye. You’re just an awesome person.
Wow, the last two people I’m gonna mention are people who are the real epitome of how a person who doesn’t mean so much you,a and then suddenly in the blink of eye, they’re practically your lifeline.
Tiwatope. We’ve been in the same class since year two, but it really wasn’t more than hey hey. This year, I don’t know what changed, when it changed or why it changed, what I just know is that I did. And now here we are, I don’t think two days pass where we don’t call one another or communicate somehow. More than a listening ear, a good friend. It’s true what they say, when you have the same experiences with a person it only serves to strengthen your relationship with that person. You’ve become so important to me this 2013 and I can only hope and wish that this thing that we have found, this relationship that has grown between us would take us into 2014 and beyond and would be the cornerstone for even greater things in our lives. Thank you babe.
Oladimeji Ojo. Author. Writer extraordinaire. We both started this year on the same page in different books. But today, the last day of the year, I think we’ve sorta compiled ourselves into one book. And that book is proving to be a very good read. They way we sorta crept into one another is amazing. It sorta reminds me of that story of the boiling frog, except ours has a better ending. You are an amazing person. The ultimate nice guy. The geek that should be a prototype for all geeks. You’re an island boy with the right mixture of smart and responsibility. I think you’re the scientific formula for husband material. We’d just keep that bit of information under wraps for a little while now. Won’t want to have a stampede now would we? You. Are. Amazing. I love you.
Of course, this isn’t gonna be complete without mentioning the regulars and all I can say is that I’m grateful that you’re in my life. The fact that you’re a regular in my life, that I know without batting an eyelash that you’re there for sure that you’re a phone call away is a testament to how much you hold sway in my life. Your importance to me cannot be underestimated. I sincerely hope you can say the same about me. Oluwamayowa Ajijola, Damilola Omoyeni, Obianuju Ayalogu. I love you guys. Thank you so much for being in my life.
Okay now I’m tired. This is why I specialise in series and poems abeg. I’m tired of typing and the inspiration ink has run dry. Good night y’all. See you in 2014.