If I had the time


There is this song by the Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffer called “Knee Deep” and it goes like this
Gonna put the world away for a minute
Pretend I don’t live in it
Sunshine gonna wash my blues away
…….
Wishing I was knee deep in the water somewhere
Got the blue sky breeze and it don’t seem fair
Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair
………
It is sad song, the poor guy was dumped by his girl (the song’s storyline) but for me it is always a happy song full of nostalgia. It reminds me of the coast, such a beautiful place.

Our beautiful coast line (Image courtesy of Magical Kenya)

Our beautiful coast line (Image courtesy of Magical Kenya)

Now that I have started work I have realized how important the freedom I had as a student was. I could wake up and decide not to go for class the whole day. Woe unto me if I was to wake one day and decide to skip work the whole week. As a student I could end the week on Thursday and travel somewhere nice. Given a chance now I would take a one month and spend all that time at the coast enjoying the sandy beaches.
But for now I know I can’t. I am a web developer at Verviant Consulting Services. So why can’t I take that break?The main reason is that I am too broke to afford that now. I tried freelancing but clients delay so much with payments and sometimes jobs are hard to come by. I am hoping that will change in the foreseeable future. The main reason most people work is the salary, I am not an exception. But besides the salary there are so many other reasons I am working. For one I really enjoy what I am doing. At times it is really challenging but the satisfaction of cracking a certain algorithm is worth the pain. The company also helps a lot;sometime back we went to Naivasha from Friday to Sunday for a team building exercise.

Hanging out with colleagues at Hell's Gate during the company retreat

Hanging out with colleagues at Hell's Gate during the company retreat

It was mad fun and I got a chance to know more about my colleagues. So for the time being I will be around and just let things flow naturally and see where it leads me to. A bonus is that I was hired along with two of my classmates who are also my very close friends.
This year is therefore going to be all about fun; I hope to go to Masai Mara then the coast and tie up the year by climbing Mount Kenya. I recently realized that I am still young so I might as well have fun. I wanna bungee jump someday, go kayaking at Sagana or any other place and sharpen my skating skills. For now let me hustle for the cash and all the plans will pan out. Now back to my song and some code!

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2 thoughts on “If I had the time

  1. The is time for everything buddy. Time to sow and time to reap. Time to skive class and time to dedicate all for the betterment of life… Good luck yoh.. 🙂

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