“I’m too old to do things I don’t enjoy.” Margaret Atwood discusses genre, parental approval and the place of realistic fiction in the digital age.
Source: “I’m too old to do things I don’t enjoy” — An Interview with Margaret Atwood
What I would say to a 22year old me
Having been a Vice Chairperson of the Makerere Christian Union in the year 2012/2013, am glad I had such a great opportunity to see life through such a venture. I was only 22 and had taken on leadership in a well recognised university in Uganda. I was as well a Mechanical Engineering third year student. It’s one of my memorable times in life. Its now 2016, I look back and I can afford to say this to the 22year old me.
- It’s a treasure to always keep the elders’ your advice.
- Treasure your family. It is first priority in life.
- Also treasure your relationships. They bring a lot more joy to life.
- Always be bold, loud and bloom. There is only one life to live. Be happy.
- It’s okay to switch off your phone or put it in silence as long as your are comfortable with it. If it’s a call that is inevitable , one can always call back.
- Always follow and say your heart. Keep your esteem high.
- You are not the savior.You are simply a servant.
- Find your life. There is a lot more to life than leadership.
- Reading is a cheaper way of experiencing life.
- Be a little hard. The world you live in is quite aggressive.
- Take chances and risks. You can still do away with them.
- Your intuition/consciousness is always right.
- You are right not to date any of those guys around. You are worth more. Wait for the right person.
- ”Me” time is a necessity. Do not trade any appointment for it.
- Learn to say a bigger no.
- Venture into your sense of style.., it makes you happier.
- Delegation is key.
- Associate with those wiser than you.
- Every penny counts. Greatly treasure it.
I am grateful I had that golden opportunity at a way young age and I do not regret it. Probably this can be a little helpful and encouraging to other young university student leaders, that may find leadership a little bit overwhelming or a doldrum.