DANG! DANG!! DANG!!! That’s all that was banging about in my head.
My phone is ringing, it’s Iya Damola. “Happy New Year, may this new year be the……” she is praying *sigh* my head is killing me, another hangover. “AMEN! AMEN!!” I chant right back at her as I look for Panadol.
The woman loves me as DANG, and she’s really proud of me, but she’s still low-key disappointed. She thinks (and I agree) that I should be doing better than I am, for instance, I should have been in church casting and binding for the new year…..well, that didn’t happened. I mean, it was mad fun, there was lots and lots of drink, good conversation, and hot girls, whatever….. it was cool.
But really, is this all there is to life? It’s another year; I should not mess stuff up and have the boilerplate “I am just a bouncing baby boy” excuse at the ready. I should not spend all my salary on my beer and turn up and be like “why I come dey work, if I no fit turn up”. I mean, I really should get my shit together. I don’t know about you, but I live in a world of excess “TURN DOWN FOR WHAT?” is the motto. Too much alcohol, too much food, too much women, too much drugs.
It’s about time I ask myself questions like,
- If I don’t drink 6 bottles of beer, will I die? Like really, will I?
- I see #TeamLightSkin babe on twitter, must i slide into DM? DMs that the most I can expect from it is meaningless sex that might just land you on @subdeliveryman timeline
- GTBank retweeted some Shawarma Ad, must I call? I just had pizza delivered?
January 1st 2016 really had me thinking of how to minimize my excess.
It had me thinking like, all i should be working towards.
- A better life for myself and my family
- My relationship with God
- Being as physically healthy as possible
- Have a good relationship with my friends and family
- Being happy
Hell, those are all I need!! Man. Those are the BASICS!!!! The main things I should strive and hustle.
DANG turn up, time to get back to the basics.
Written by Adedoja Adedamola.
Damola Adedoja is a web and graphic designer who works and schools in South Africa. An introvert with so many unpublished articles, loves art and is a very analytical critic.