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Happy New Year! A lot of people usually wait until a new year to set New Year’s Resolutions or to turn a new leaf in their personal or professional lives. According to an Igbo proverb, however, your morning is when you (decide to) wake up.
Mgbe onye ji tete bu ụtụtụ ya (Whenever a man wakes up is his morning). — Igbo Proverb
Perhaps 2019 came upon you suddenly and a lot of the things you had hoped to accomplish in 2018 weren’t actualized. So you’re coming into the New Year a little jaded and discouraged from the drudgery. Remember that everyone has their own race to run and that your morning begins when you decide. Don’t be discouraged this year. Happy New Year, Solider.

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This article was first published on 1st January 2019


Ibiene loves poetry and good books. She is the author of a collection of poems and short stories, 'Loving Gladys' (2020).

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