At the mention of the word school, excitement is not an emotion I would express instantly. Not because school is a bad place to be in fact, it’s a wonderful place to widen your knowledge base.
Its just that sometimes, actually most of the time the struggles of a student are many and they tend to drain all your strength.
Growing up, I loved school not because I was a book worm but for some reason I always looked forward to seeing all my friends.
And in our times then, phones were a luxury so, the only time and chance you got to play or chat with friends was during lunch break at school.
Weirdly though, I went to six schools my entire primary level (don’t judge me).
I guess its because I really sucked at maths and science…explains why ended up in journalism class and not medicine hahaha.
Anyway, each time I went to a new school, I hated it because of the friends I had left behind and the thought of making new ones was such a dread.
Luckily for me, I somehow always found a way to sail through and for some strange reason I made friends so quickly.
Maybe that is why I know so many people of whom majority I can confidently call my good friends.
However, i lost touch with some along the way and with others, we kind of outgrew the phase.
Aside from the rosy bits of school….I hated homework because it was usually too much and you couldn’t watch power rangersrangers or any t.v programme until it was all done.
But, I always had a strategy of doing it at school as I waited to be picked up.
Enough about primary school because apart from making friends,I don’t think i achieved much from it seeing as,I did not make it to my dream school-Gayaza High School (that’s a story for another day)
High school on the other hand was so draining academically but I think it’s a phase i enjoyed most in my school years.
I made so many friends, became speech prefect at some point and enjoyed both my social and academic life. Too bad the end of this journey was not a good one because alot happened and again, I did not make it to my dream school-GAYAZA (same bullet twice)
Nevetheless, I made it to a good school but it turned out to be one of my worst experiences. Being A*Level, books were so tight and making friends was extremely hard since people seemed to be proud. I can not forget this one time after Form five first time when i was read among the worst performers in class….it was not only humiliating but also heart breaking. It had never happened to me and since i was still nursing wounds of not making it to my dream school, the experience was nerve wreaking.
But, as always, i had to find a way to pick myself up and move on, which i successfully did.
Sadly, those two years of school passed me by like the wind…so much happened and so many things changed. My bestfriend swaped school and this had its toll on me but it also marked the beginning of a new journey that i had to take despite the multitude of things that were going on.
Gladly, this phase too ended although i did not to make it Law school (another bullet right there)
In short, my journey through school hasn’t been all glamourous but for some miraculous reason, my time at Campus has been a blessing. God just took the events of my life through a 360 degree turn….Sometimes I can’t even explain it but am truly grateful.
I know I might not have started my journey on a good note but i will certainly finish well-SO HELP ME GOD!!!

Still writing my story as I pursue journalism at UCU

Published by: Dee Gash

My story...your story...our stories make up our history that will live on long even after our journey on earth ends! Let’s keep it written! I am all about this Writing Life...I believe we all have a story to tell and this is my version! I’m humbled that you get to read it. Take a seat and let’s hear from each other.

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