By Rogers Wanambwa
#UgBloc #DayTwelve #AugustRush
We still have four full months so I’ll start off by saying, there’s still room for more achievements!
That said, here’s some of the things I’ve been able to achieve:
First of all, I’m an avid reader and writer so many of my achievements this year have revolved around that since we did not move a lot through the year. As a matter of fact, the country is thinking of another lockdown seeing as we have been five times the number of COVID-19 cases recorded daily than during the first four months.
At the beginning of the year, I completed my 100 days – 100 blogs challenge which so me become an established writer in many ways.
As the year continued, I managed to secure a Masters Scholarship at Kampala International University in April, again because of my writing. This has however been put on hold until school resumes in the country, which is very likely to be next year.
I also joined the writing team of the university website where by I have written over 200 articles on the site in the last four months.
Again during this year, I got a job at a Public Relations and Communications firm called NileValley Communications where I am in charge of two clients’ accounts and I’ve been doing that too.
Basically, I am a Social Media manager, Writer, Communications and Public Relations person, and I also dub into Branding.
I was supposed to graduate this month from my second course but unfortunately, due to the above Corona guy, I did not. Apparently, I may or may not graduate in November, so prayers only.
I also made a quarter century on Earth this year!!! Yes, I’m 25 and all those blood pumping questions do across my mind.
Those who made these or are past them know what I’m talking about, haha.
Anyway, I’ve successfully participated in two writing challenges, one from AfroBloggers and another from the UgBloc(this one actually) and through them I got great friends, collaborated with some on articles, became a better writer which helps a lot in my work, and also, I love writing so I have enjoyed the experience.
Now, I’ll tell you one thing, you have to be very open minded, quick to learn and willing to put in tremendous amounts of time to do all these things. For example, I write up to five or six articles a day, check on how our client’s accounts are, read books and articles for research and also monitor other companies for inspiration and ideas.
Another thing is that, you should be willing to sacrifice. Most young people will not do work for free(read volunteer) which is basically where most work starts from. Something to think about.
So yeah, within this period of being home, I’ve somehow managed to do and get all that. Or only that, whichever way you see it.