Writer: Leah Oketcho

If you are reading it then you have almost made it through the year 2020. Yeeyii so exciting, right?

I guess the song playing in my mind now is “ I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack ” Indeed I hope that as we close 2020 and are looking forward to 2021.

That you never lose your sense of wonder…
Never take one single breath for granted…
When you get a choice to sit out or dance…
That you will dance like no one is watching..
That living you know living means taking chances but they’re worth taking
Loving may be a mistake but it’s worth making
And when you come close to selling out…
That you will reconsider and don’t let some hell bent heart leave you bitter.

I pray that whenever one door closes another will open so always give faith a fighting chance in 2021 no matter how hard it gets.

If you are looking to shake it up as 2020 comes to a close, then your wardrobe is a good place to start. Don’t buy or keep anything that does not fit hoping that you will lose weight and fit into it. As you may have noticed, that was a futile journey. Make sure you get yourself a pair of nude and black shoes. they go with almost any outfit. Do you already have a red sweater? Whatttt! Yes get one, you will not regret it.

Workout is only fun at the start when you are fired up with a new inspiration but gets harder as you go along so maybe for now stick to walking. I mean you do need to get to places so how about you walk to them, hit two birds with one stone. You want to stay healthy, look good and reduce the visits to the pharmacy.

Here’s some important stuff to remember:

Stop making decisions based on fear of missing out. If you are on a budget and cannot afford to participate in something just don’t do it. You will potentially reduce many of your financial problems.

Stop obsessing over your future. The truth is you cannot control what is to happen but I hope that you try and live through each day as life allows you. Sometimes laughing through pain makes the pain bearable.

Also stop taking things too personal. For God’s sake external attitudes and actions are not always targeted to you. Sometimes people are going about their businesses. Get over yourself. Let some things slide.

Instead of discussing the weather or superficial topics, go deeper. The deeper you go, the closer you get to another. This is the backbone of strong lasting relationships. allow yourself to be vulnerable even when it hurts. Superficial may look cool but often will leave you empty.

Finally two very important things to remember, stop staying in relationships with people you don’t like and avoiding tough conversations although uncomfortable only prolong the inevitable. You mostly hurt yourself and the problem never goes away.

I wish you a wonderful festive season even though you may not be with all the people you desired to because of the pandemic, may you choose to love the ones that you do meet.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Leah Grace Oketcho, is a highly talented Communication specialist, gifted in leadership with over 3 years of leadership and management experience at different levels. She is a team player and has demonstrated ability in mobilizing and organizing others to achieve desired goals. Oketcho is well vast in the art of creating alternatives for ways to get results. She has over the years grown in the art of corporate communications and also participated in the development of performance management materials for various professional institutions. Leah received training in research, scripting, international relations, and data analysis as well as public relations. She is passionate about solving public health related problems. She has offered training to youth in oral and written communication, people management and mentoring, editing and documentation skills, public speaking.


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