I decided to share this amazing blog post by Allan Munyao, it’s inspiring! Read on =)
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Mine is a story of a 15 year old boy in 2006, who was literally day dreaming in a history class one fine afternoon. A dream whose reality has come to pass, and a dream whose future can only be brighter. Deep in the Lukenya Hills, was the harbor of a teenage boy by the name Allan Munyao. A boy whose journey was a long and treacherous one. But that’s a story for another day. Nevertheless, in 2006, the dream to be a lawyer was born. How? I’m still to make the substance of it up to date. This was a dream so rooted in my soul that only a few people knew, not even my father knew about it. I remember day dreaming that I would one day become a lawyer. To, me the future could only be brighter and my limit could only be stars, not even the sky as the old English adage alludes to. Many assumed and believed that I’d become a doctor like my father as is tradition in homes where the father is a doctor. Others assumed that I’d be a journalist due to my exploits in the journalism club, both in written word and in oratory skills as well. But only I knew and beloved the beauty of my dreams and Jeremiah 29:11 in the Bible was the anchor on which I based my unwavering faith in relation to my law dream. Fast forward to 2008, the year when I was finishing my secondary education and I told my father I wanted to be a lawyer hence study law in university. The only way to describe his reaction is by alluding to cartoons, where their jaws literally fall to the ground. Same as my grandfather and my father’s friends and sisters as well, they all thought I would be going to medicine school. This prompted a bet between me and my father. Should I get below 72 points I’d do medicine, should I get 72 points and above I’ll do law. Again I repeat Jeremiah 29:11… In February 2009, I received my results and I had scored above 72 points. My happiness knew no bounds since this was a staggering confirmation of my dream to do law. October 2009, marked my entry into University of Nairobi, school of law. A journey that has been an interesting one. From studying with a broken leg for a whole year; representing Kenya in Netherlands in an MUN; engaging myself in diplomacy stuff… The story is endless… The very dream that was born in 2006 is being realized in 2013. The journey isn’t over yet, but this is a milestone. Finishing law school and finishing on a high isn’t an easy feat. Law school isn’t for the faint hearted… It requires hard-work, great dedication and commitment. Any lawyer can testify to that. The road is a long and unwinding one, but I’m enjoying and I do plan to enjoy every bit of this journey. Diplomacy and public international law are the areas that have become dear to me in law. These are the areas that I seek on grounding my law career on. It’s a tough one, but the beauty of my dream is one that makes me believe in it and once again the promise in Jeremiah 29:11. In conclusion, the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. My future is now as I dreamed of it in 2006. I now dream of a bigger future for myself. God has seen me through since the birth of this dream of being a lawyer and He will indeed bring it unto completion at His own appointed time. My father has ensured that I have indeed gone through law school without any fees balance and he’s supported me all through together with my sisters. The other 5 members of B6 Incorporated, since 2nd year of law school, we’ve built each other and encouraged each other despite our diverse dreams. And many others of whom I’ve not mentioned here since your numerous of you for me to mention all of you here. Many of you have built me and continue walking with me in this journey. If you’re reading this you’re one of the key pillars to me as well. This isn’t the end of a journey, but the beginning of a great journey ahead of me… 🙂 Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans that I have for you, declares The Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” God bless!