Monday, 10 May 2010
I Am a Visionary
So much has been going on in my life, I’ve hardly had time to blog! I’ve been so busy preparing to head to school in Boston. I’ve talked about this before but it hadn’t really hit me…
Until the other day. I woke up thinking: what have I done? And myriads of negative thoughts started running through my mind, like: it would have been easier if you’d just studied literature; the music business is tough and your look is just not conducive to pop culture success; doing this means you’ve limited yourself to music; didn’t anybody ever tell you never to lay your eggs in one basket? And it went on and on, as negative thoughts do.
And if I said all those fears have now been alleviated, I’d be lying, but I have come this far and there can be no turning back. This is it. I just have to keep reminding myself that music the thing I am most passionate about. Truth be told, my entire life does not revolve around music. I love to write- fiction, poetry, and articles on just about anything! I also love to help people; I love to cook. In short, when it comes to my interests, I am a diversified individual. I want to do so much with this life of mine, like…
1. Be a successful producer/songwriter + recording/performing artist
2. Build a small orphanage. I love kids, and I hate to see kids suffer. There are some good orphanages here in Uganda, where I’m from, but I want to do something a little bit more small-scale. I want to actually give these kids a chance to live the life that they would have otherwise been deprived of.
3. Help young, single, pregnant women. I know, it sounds strange. But it just makes me sad that abortion is considered an option, by some, because they are alone, and do not have any financial, familial and mental/emotional support.
4. Start a college fund for kids in Uganda- not only for kids that want to be doctors and lawyers, that’s great, but also for those that want to seriously invest in their god-given talents/dreams…the many writers, artists, footballers, pilots, chefs, astronauts, and musicians out there. I really feel as if this is important, because for a country to move forward we must have useful citizens and useful citizens are fulfilled citizens, or those working toward achieving their dreams. But they cannot work toward achieving their dream if opportunities are not created for them.
5. Start a cupcake shop with my best friend back home (this might sound like a pocket-sized dream to some, but we don’t have that many, oh excuse me, ANY cupcake shops back home…and I think I could make this one a whopping success).
6. Be a successful writer. (I want to help people who have struggled with the same things I have struggled with and felt, at a young age, I could not even mention. I want to show them that there, really, is only one way to be free and that is through the Christ.)
So yes, I have a vision. I’ve had this vision since the age of 17.
I know maybe some of it looks disconnected. Like, how on earth can I be in the music industry and be, at the same time, a writer, and still manage to bring these plans to fruition. I don’t know the answer to that question. But I feel like music is the avenue that will open up the opportunity to do all these things. It is my gut feeling. I’m not saying that studying music is the prerequisite to achieving all these things, but I do feel like they are connected, in some odd way. I don’t even know whether I’m making much sense right now, but there you go…
A lot of people (including myself, might I add) may ask: where will the money to do all this come from? I don’t know, but I shall follow Solomon’s advice and commit my plans to the Lord…because according to Solomon, this is the window to success. And I know it’s a lot to hope for; I know it is a colossal dream but my God is a colossal God…why shouldn’t I dream big?
Speaking of God, I hope I don’t sound like God is my genie. I exist for Him, not the other way round. And my first priority in life is to serve him and to bring glory to his name. And if some of my desires and plans don’t fit into His plan then I pray that he would close those doors. Period.
In his heart a man plans his course, but the lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16.9
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the lord that will stand. Proverbs 19.21
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